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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Announced for 'Information Operations in the Pacific,' October 22-24 in Honolulu
This symposium examines the contested and congested information environment across the Pacific Region and discusses how multinational information operations can help shape conditions for continued stability and peace within the region. The conference will provide a venue for increased awareness of Asia-Pacific issues and an opportunity for networking, a multinational exchange of ideas and partnership building within the region.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
LtGen Terry G. Robling
, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific
MAJGEN (AUS) Richard Burr, Deputy Commanding General, USARPAC
MajGen Gregg Sturdevant, USMC, J5, USPACOM (Invited)

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NEW AOC VIRTUAL SERIES: Overview of EW Modeling and Simulation, October 10
Thursday, October 10, 2:00-2:45 p.m. EDT
This is an overview discussion of Electronic Warfare Modeling and Simulation. It explains the purposes of Modeling and Simulation and the basic approaches. It also discusses the steps in developing a model and the required fidelity for two simulation missions: training and test & evaluation (T&E). Among the concepts covered are the roles of spherical trigonometry, propagation models, the gaming area, and dynamic scenarios. This webinar is complimentary.
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NEXT THURSDAY: Free Webinar: Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) Radar and What to Do About It
Thursday, September 26, 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. EDT
This 45-minute presentation explores LPI radar from the interceptor's point of view. Starting from fundamental concepts that illustrate the constraints on LPI radar design and also on the design of intercept receivers, various strategies to intercept LPI signals at greater range are explored and examples are provided. The participant comes away with a cursory understanding of LPI radar and what to do about it from the ESM/ELINT viewpoint. Speaker: Dr. Richard Wiley.

This webinar is free to attend and all participants are welcome.
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SUPPORT EW ON THE HILL: Register for Capitol Hill Awareness Day, October 31

Please join the Association of Old Crows (AOC) for Capitol Hill Awareness Day (CHAD) 2013.  CHAD is an important opportunity for U.S. AOC members to visit the nation’s capital, experience first hand how Congress works, and represent the AOC and Electronic Warfare (EW) in meetings with congressional representatives and senators. The event is free, but you must be a U.S. resident to attend.

HOW IT WORKS
RSVP for CHAD by downloading this registration form. (Registration deadline is October 10.) Email the completed form to Brock Sheets or fax it to (703) 549-2589. Once we receive your registration, we will place you in a small team and work to schedule meetings with your congressional representative and senators based upon the information you provide. Upon check-in, you can pick up your participant information packet and view your team’s meeting schedule. Check-in is available during AOC Central hours at the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention and prior to the Advocacy Training Seminar.

On Monday, October 28, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., there will be an Advocacy Training Seminar. CHAD registrants are strongly encouraged to attend. At the training seminar, AOC staff will provide you helpful information on:
  • An Introduction to the AOC Advocacy Program
  • The AOC Advocacy Message to Congress
  • How to Communicate Effectively to Congress
  • Roles and Responsibilities for Team Meetings
  • Congressional Meeting Do’s and Don’ts
On Thursday, October 31, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., CHAD participants will congregate on Capitol Hill (location TBD) for a brief organizational breakfast meeting. Members and staff from the congressional EW Working Group (EWWG) will be invited to attend.

At 9:30 a.m., CHAD teams will disperse for scheduled meetings. Teams will also be asked to drop off AOC material to select congressional offices that do not have meetings with the AOC. Upon completion of team meetings, participants are welcome to meet at the Longworth House Office Building Cafeteria for a no-host lunch.

Registration Deadline is October 10.
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IN TWO WEEKS: STRATCOM’s Perspective on: The Future of Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Control

Thursday, October 3, 1400-1445 EDT
Freedom of maneuver in the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) is inherently critical to conduct operations in and across all domains and joint functions. Our ability to prioritize, integrate and de-conflict EMS operations must adapt to meet the demands of an increasingly contested and congested EMS. Therefore, the warfighter needs to be agile and dynamic in the planning and execution of operations in this evolving environment. The power of the EMS is being unleashed globally and joint-force access to the EMS is increasingly threatened as a result. Col. Stephen T. Ling, director, Joint Electronic Warfare Center (JEWC), Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, will discuss USSTRATCOM's efforts to move the joint force towards sustainable Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (JEMSO) now and in the future.
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DON'T MISS AN AOC MILESTONE
– Register Now for the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
For 49 consecutive years, the AOC International Symposium and Convention has been the leading annual event for Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO) and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) professionals from around the world. This legacy is self-evident as we approach the 50th anniversary of the AOC Symposium and the AOC as a whole. The theme for this year's event is "Proud Legacy, Strong Future." The strength, passion and vision of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Warfare community is strong today, and swiftly propelling the AOC into its next 50 years.

In today’s fiscal environment, it is imperative to consider all avenues for professional development, and this Symposium promotes the Spectrum Warfare community in a dynamic environment available nowhere else. This year features more than 27 hours of focused discussions and passionate practitioner perspectives from the leading military and industry experts. It's the best financial investment you can make in yourself this year.

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EDUCATION TO PROPEL YOUR CAREER IN EW: Take Advantage of Great Courses Coming to You in the D.C. Area!

October 22-25
Electronic Warfare Update
Instructor: Dave Adamy
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 26
PRI Analysis and Deinterleaving Course

Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 26-27
Survey of Electronic Warfare Battle Management (EWBM) Concepts
Instructor: Lynn Berg
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 27
Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) Radar and What to do About it
Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 31-November 1
Survey of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) EW Applications and Payloads
Instructor: Lynn Berg
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 31-November 1
Using Technical CONOPS to Save (Even GROW) Your Project/Program During Declining Budgets
Instructor: Mack McKinney
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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November 12-15
ELINT and Modern Signals Course

Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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December 3-6
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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JOIN US THIS DECEMBER for the AOC 2013 Land EW Conference: Innovation and Demonstration, December 10-11

Due to protracted acquisitions and traditional doctrinal warfare solutions there is a lack of exposure or appreciation for the cutting-edge innovation and technological development, resulting in missed opportunities to provide warfighters the most up-to-date spectrum and information-related capabilities.

The 2013 Land EW Conference: Innovation and Demonstration will be held December 10-11 in Quantico, VA, to provide a forum for government and commercial attendees to both appreciate the latest innovations and/or witness how these tactics may be implemented.

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS! 43rd Collaborative EW Conference, January 2014 in Pt. Mugu

The 43rd Annual Pt. Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of collaborative electronic warfare (EW). Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the military, government, academia and industry will come together to address current electronic warfare gaps and emerging technologies in collaborative electronic warfare required to address these gaps. The symposium will be a three-day Classified SECRET event held at Naval Base Ventura County Pt. Mugu Station Theater, January 38-30, 2014.

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As EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and interdependency, it is clear that future EW systems must work collaboratively with other air, ground, surface and space systems, such as cyber, intel, kinetic and spectrum management. The 43rd Annual Point Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of collaborative electronic warfare. Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the military, government, academia, and industry will come together to address current electronic warfare gaps and emerging technologies in collaborative electronic warfare required to address these gaps.
Papers are due December 4.
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PLEASE NOTE: This conference is tentatively planned and subject to approval. Confirmation will be announced by the AOC sometime in the future.



 

REVERSING SEQUESTRATION REMAINS CRITICAL: Urge Your Representatives to Take Action Today!

Because of the White House and Congress’s inability to reach a deal to reverse mandatory across-the-board sequestration budget cuts, the initial round of multibillion-dollar cuts to defense and non-defense federal agencies has begun. Unless reversed, sequestration will cut defense and non-defense programs by $1 trillion over nine years. Sequestration will put at risk more than a million American jobs, including hundreds of thousands of small business jobs, and threatens to stall the economic recovery.

The public is now waking up to the consequences of sequestration. You can make a difference. Write your elected officials and urge them to reverse this bad policy.

The AOC remains committed to stopping sequestration!



 
The AOC India Chapter has announced EWCI 2014, the Third Annual International EW Conference in Bangalore, India. This conference, now scheduled for February 17-20, 2014, follows the other two successful events and is supported by the Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDO), Government of India and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. The conference will address the technical and commercial needs of operational users, planners, developers, procurers, testers and trainers of the latest EW technologies and systems. The theme for this year is "EW: Share to Succeed."
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The Center for Cryptologic History hosts a biennial international symposium in October during odd-numbered years. The speakers and audience are a mix of outside scholars, current practitioners, retired veterans and interested members of the public. Past symposia have had presenters from more than a dozen countries.
 
The theme for the 2013 symposium, to be held on October 17-18 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Conference Center (just west of Laurel, MD), is "Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges." The conference will include sessions on "A Tribute to Alan Turing," a "Roundtable on Cyber History," "Bletchley Park," "COMINT and the Civil War," "The Cryptologic Legacy of the Great War Era," "SIGINT and the Vietnam War Era" and "A Technological Advantage: Historical Perspectives on Cryptologic Research and Development."
 
In all, there will be 21 separate sessions and more than 70 presentations. Speakers will include scholars, such as David Kahn, and cryptologic pioneers, such as Whitfield Diffie.
 
All symposium sessions are unclassified and open to the registered public. A complete agenda and registration information will be available at the website or by contacting the Center for Cryptologic History at (301) 688-2336 or via email at history@nsa.gov.

In addition, the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation has an excellent program the day before ours at the same venue. Click HERE for more information.
 

 
The threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) has been a defining feature of modern military operations. Indeed, IEDs have killed and injured more military personnel in the 21st century than any other weapon. A technological approach to defeating IEDs is still in demand, and companies exhibiting at the Defence Systems and Equipment International event here this week are not lacking in innovative approaches that can be also applied to the civilian world. (Aviation Week)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Electronic Warfare: The Cat-and-Mouse Game Continues
Electronic warfare is one of the least known or understood areas of military combat. Far older than most, even in the military, realize, far more widespread and complex than most civilians imagine, it has become one of the most important offensive and defensive capabilities of any nation- or non-state organization, from drug cartels to terrorist groups. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
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The Air Force's first female chief scientist sees a future where satellites are at risk of falling under attack, cyber attacks are common place, and precision lasers mounted to aircraft are a primary weapon. Many of these concerns were mapped out in a recently published Air Force Science and Technology report called "Global Horizons, United States Air Force Global Science and Technology Vision," Air Force Chief Scientist Mica Endsley told Military.com in an interview. (Military.com)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Japan Quietly Builds Limited Counter-A2/AD Capabilities
Although the Japanese military does not have a stated strategy for countering Chinese anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) threats, analysts say its decades-long buildup of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities means it is increasingly able to play such a role. (Defense News)
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Ask a futurist to describe a major battle circa 2050, and you’ll hear about a lot of robotics. There will be unmanned drones providing aerial cover, sensors and satellite feeds providing intel, and soldiers plugged into it all through wireless heads-up displays. The chain of command is digital now, and automatic. But there’s one weak spot the futurists tend to overlook: the radios. Without working comms, the drones shift into standby mode, the soldiers hold for orders, and the satellite surveillance is left to watch from the sidelines. It’s led to a surprising and controversial idea: the battles of the future could be won and lost on radio waves. (The Verge)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Canada Aims To Counter Laser-Based Coastal Threats
Shore-based laser-guided missiles of increasing range are being deployed by potentially hostile nations to limit the ability of warships to operate in coastal waters. To counter the growing laser threat, Canada’s Department of National Defence and a European firm are joining forces to develop a system that would enable ships to quickly detect and defeat such area-denial weapons. (Defense News)
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To engage specific enemy warships from beyond the reach of counter-fire systems, warfighters may require launching multiple missiles or employing overhead targeting assets such as radar-equipped planes or Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites – resources that may not always be available. To help address these challenges, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) are collaborating on the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) program, which successfully launched its first prototype. (Armed With Science)
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Four years after entering squadron service, the U.S. Navy's EA-18G "Growler" electronic warfare aircraft is being upgraded with a communications technology that allows the EA-18G to share data instantly with other EA-18Gs and other types of aircraft (combat and support, like E-2 and E-3 AWACS). The new capability is JTIDS (Joint Tactical Information Data System). Development (by the U.S. Air Force) of this system began 30 years ago and mature examples of the technology only began showing up in the last decade. (Strategy Page)
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It is illuminating that the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the organization that oversees America’s elite special forces, is quietly searching for equipment that will effectively give it control over every FM and AM radio station in an area. The short, innocuous-sounding announcement on the Federal Business Opportunities site states that SOCOM seeks vendors to provide "a radio broadcast system capable of searching for and acquiring every AM and FM radio station in a specific area and then broadcasting a message(s) in the target area on all acquired AM and FM radio station frequencies." (Forbes)
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