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TIME IS RUNNING OUT: Plan Now to Attend '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:
Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling
, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific
Maj. Gen. (AUS) Richard Burr, Deputy Commanding General, USARPAC


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LESS THAN A MONTH TO GO
– 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 are 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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DON'T MISS TOMORROW'S WEBINAR: 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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REGISTER FOR NEXT WEEK'S AOC WEBINAR: Overview of EW Modeling and Simulation, October 10
Thursday, October 10, 2 p.m.-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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REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 10 for the AOC's 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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GET THE MOST FROM CONVENTION: Register Now to Take Advantage of Great Courses On-Site at the Marriott!

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: Tell Your Representatives About the Impacts and Urge Them 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!



 
AOC Members: Please Take the AOC Membership Survey
In an effort to evaluate member satisfaction and identify future needs, the AOC would like your input. This information will be used to determine how well we are meeting the needs of our members, as well as how we can improve the types of services we provide.

Your participation in this survey is very important to us. We understand your busy schedule, so we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. The survey consists of 11 questions and should not take longer than 5-10 minutes to complete.
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DIXIE CROW ICON John Wayne Carter Passes
Long-time Dixie Crow member John Wayne Carter passed away in September. John was a member of the Association of Old Crows for many years during his Air Force career and a member of the Dixie Crows since he moved to Warner Robins from Omaha, NE, in 1980. John Wayne was considered our president emeritus, having held almost every office in the Dixie Crows from president on down. John Wayne, for many years was the chair of the Dixie Crow Social Committee until resigning a few years ago due to his health. John Wayne always noted that if "having fun" was involved, then he was in charge!
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AOC is mourning Bjorn M. Fjallstam, Swedish-born engineer and Crow who passed away in September. Bjorn may be most famous for his architectural design contributions to the development of the DV Mk III, the first RWR processor to be based on the use of Large Scale Integration technology for the microprocessor-based miniaturized signal analysis computer that was to become the basis for the AN/APR-39A Radar Warning System, arguably the largest and longest production run in the history of the art.
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The Aardvark Roost held its 3rd biennial EW Conference in Pretoria, South Africa, on September 4-5, 2013. More than 130 delegates were in attendance for the 19 presentations that were given during the two days.

The Day 1 keynote address was given by Rear Admiral Wiesner, Director Maritime Warfare, South African Navy, and the Day 2 keynote presentation was given by Bob Andrews, International 1 Region Director.



 
Intelligent RF Solutions (iRF) of Sparks, MD, has joined the AOC as a group member. iRF offers Microwave Receiver System Design, Open Architecture Solutions, embedded controllers with custom digital/FPGA designs, PC/Workstation control and display (GUI) application software and more.
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UK Electronic Warfare Symposium 2013: The Electromagnetic Environment – An Operational Manoeuvre Space, December 4-5
This year’s EW Symposium is jointly sponsored by the Association of Old Crows, the AOC UK Chapter, Cranfield Defence and Security and the Defence Academy College of Management and Technology at Shrivenham. This event, which is in its ninth year, is organized and run by Symposia at Shrivenham and will follow a well-proven format of presentations and discussions in a relaxed atmosphere within secure surroundings with lunches and refreshments included. An inclusive formal Symposium Dinner will be held in the award-winning STEAM museum in Swindon.
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The Pentagon will continue to award hundreds of millions of dollars in acquisition, services and other types of contracts despite a government-wide shutdown, but don’t expect to hear about them. The U.S. Defense Department will not publicly announce contracts during the shutdown, Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen, a Pentagon spokesman, wrote in an email. (Defense News)
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With across-the-board U.S. budget cuts becoming the new norm, and as the largest equipment category inside the Pentagon's budget, entire types of aircraft now are being weighed for their military value faster than in living memory. (Subscription required) (Aviation Week)
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When it comes to timing, navigation, targeting and weapons systems, GPS has become an integral part of the daily operations of the U.S. Air Force. But what happens when GPS becomes denied, degraded or unavailable? It's an important question, and increasingly relevant as dependence on GPS grows. (Edwards Air Force Base)
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Northrop Grumman’s latest infrared countermeasures system prototype, based on quantum cascade laser (QCL) sources developed by Daylight Solutions, has completed flight safety testing with the U.S. Army. (Optics)
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Defence and security company Saab has received two orders from Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL), India, for serial production of an integrated electronic warfare self-protection system for installation on the Indian Army's and Air force's Advanced Light Helicopter. (Hispanic Business)
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Communications & Power Industries LLC acquired Radant Technologies Inc., adding composite radomes and reflector antennas to its product portfolio. The terms of the cash transaction Tuesday were not disclosed. (UPI)
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Britain will recruit hundreds of computer experts to defend its vital networks against cyber attacks and launch high-tech assaults of its own, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday. (Reuters)
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South Korea's decision to reopen bidding for a fighter-jet contract rather than accept Boeing Co's (BA.N) F-15 Silent Eagle signals a wider problem for the aerospace giant: revenue from its most profitable but aging military aircraft is winding down. (Reuters)
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New initiative in Israeli military's secretive Unit 8200 draws lessons from Microsoft, Google and Facebook on how to constantly foster creativity and fend off complacency. (Haaretz)
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