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The Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention is the leading event for electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum operations, cyber-electromagnetic activities, and information operations experts from around the world. This event brings together nearly 2,000 professionals from 25 countries spanning industry, military, and government sectors to gather for educational sessions, networking, and of course, exposure to a show floor brimming with cutting edge technologies and services.

Look forward to hearing from EW experts in industry, military, government and academia. Check out our speaker spotlight today!

Registration and Housing Now Open! Choose your pass, and register here!

Call for Papers:

The 55th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention theme is "Winning the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Domain: A Culture and Mind Shift." Complimentary to the General Sessions, there will be four Technical Sessions as well as four Operational Sessions, which will be comprised of subject matter experts and influencers from the military, government, academia, and industry in numerous topic areas. To that end, we are requesting original, unclassified, abstracts for presentation against any of the topic areas covered in the event sessions. For a complete list of topics and to find out more, click here.

The deadline to submit papers is July 31. Abstracts should be sent to the Abstracts Review Committee at belicev@crows.org.

It's not too late to be involved! Learn about Exhibition & Sponsorship opportunities for the 55th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention here

 

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together government, military, industry, academia, small business and other stakeholders for discussions on the operational challenges facing the practitioners of these IRCs, and to explore possible technological and tactics/procedural solutions. To stimulate wider interest and inquiry into these issues, the symposium and related activities and events will be open to registration by government, industry and academia representatives without regard to their AOC membership status (both AOC Members and non-members may register) except that access of foreign and any other persons may be restricted as necessary in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.               

The symposium agenda will focus on the role of information operations in maintaining the conditions for continued peace and stability within the region and will feature presentations and panels from senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders.

Call for Presentations

PACOM J39 and the AOC are soliciting original unclassified English language presentations and/or papers for the 7th AOC Pacific Conference / PACOM IO Symposium from subject matter experts in the U.S. and Allied and partner militaries (or ministries of defense/security), as well as from academia and industry on the conference theme. Presentations for the full symposium (9 and 10 October) must be UNCLASSIFIED, or UNCLASSIFIED releasable to the invited Allied and partner militaries of Australia, Canada, Chile, France, French Polynesia,  Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.[23] Presentations for classified sessions at Camp Smith (11 October) should be at the SECRET REL/FVEY level, or at higher classification for smaller U.S.-Only break-out sessions.

Please contact the Symposium Chair, Arthur Tulak, COL USA, Ret. at Arthur.N.Tulak.ctr@pacom.mil for more information. 

The deadline for submitting is July 31, 2018.

Registration is Now Open!

 

Being prepared for military conflict or defending against terrorist attack relies primarily on signals intelligence or ‘SIGINT’. Today, SIGINT provides the foundation for all intelligence assessment. This webinar will focus on the technical collection of intelligence from the electromagnetic spectrum under the headings of communications intelligence (‘COMINT’) and electronic intelligence (‘ELINT’). An overview will be provided to SIGINT collection methods used on the ground, in the air, in maritime and overhead (satellite). Additionally, we will look at the technologies involved, particularly at receiver technology and signals processing. A brief look at Russian and Chinese capability will demonstrate that SIGINT is now a world-wide capability. The webinar will conclude with a introduction to how SIGINT in the EM spectrum is now at the forefront of combating terrorism. 

To register for the webinar, click here!

 
Pentek
Mercury Systems



This course will cover the unified presentation of the fundamental design principles of LPI radar. This includes a thorough treatment of the numerous types of wideband modulations that can be used to reduce the probability of a non-cooperative intercept receiver’s ability to intercept and extract the waveform modulation parameters (which may easily lead to an effective jammer response). We will also cover the intercept receiver time-frequency and bi-frequency signal processing techniques that can extract the wideband waveform parameters. Autonomous classification and parameter extraction algorithms are also an objective such that a real-time jammer response can be developed – just what we did not want to happen!

Registration Now Open!

Click here to register by September 5! 

Looking for more immediate learning options? Our on-demand course library has excellent presentations from Dave Adamy, Kyle Davidson, and Warren du Plessis!  Find out more here.

The Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce its new Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, & IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.

Featured Jobs:
- ELINT/EW Engineers - L3 Aerospace Systems – Greenville, TX, United States
- Engineer/Developer: Modeling and Simulation - Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. – Beavercreek, OH, United States
 
Manage Your Career:
- Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials
- Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information
- Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)
- Access career resources and job searching tips and tools
- Browse 100+ jobs already posted at https://careers.crows.org

Recruit for Open Positions:
- Post your jobs, or your organization’s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them
- Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
- Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively

We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!

 
  

Election season is almost upon the AOC. The future of this organization lies in the capable hands of our members, and your participation is critical. Please exercise your right to vote for your AOC Board of Directors representatives. You can familiarize yourself with the candidates with the election guide below. This information describes the candidates’ backgrounds, leadership styles, and contributions to the AOC.

Take a look at the 2018 Election Guide, and get familiar with this year's candidates!

Elections open on September 1 and close on September 30. Voting will be conducted online or via paper ballot. In order to vote, your AOC membership must be in good standing no later than August 31. Visit the elections page to learn more!

The theme for this year’s CEMA conference is: “CEMA as a Critical Enabler to Modernization Priorities".  We will showcase the important role CEMA technologies and capabilities can play in helping achieve the CSA’s top 6 priority areas:  Long Range precision Fire, Next Generation Combat vehicle, Future Vertical Lift, Network/C3I modernization, Advanced Missile Defense, and Soldier Lethality.   Conference presentations may be Classified, TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.  

Sponsorship opportunities available! Click here.

 

The goal of this conference is to provide an overview on the latest trends regarding adversary threat system electronic protection features as well as a forum for discussing electronic attack test, evaluation, and analysis activities. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The AOC Modern SAM 2019 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), and radio-frequency (RF) surface-to-air missile system electronic warfare. While Secret US Only presentations are required,  the committee will accept presentations that are FVEY topic related, NO/FORN and classified up to TS/SCI US Only.     Note however,  no foreign nationals may participate in the conference.  

The theme for this year’s conference is “Modern SAMs: Electronic Warfare Analysis, Test, and Evaluation."

Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org. The deadline to submit is November 9, 2018.

 
Chapter News
  

My name is Kim Lydon and I am undertaking research on Cold War wall art/graffiti at former RAF Upper Heyford as part of my MSc dissertation at the University of York. A colleague (Robyn Pender) passed on your contact details and I hope that you do not mind me making contact. My survey closes at the end of next month (to date, I have had an excellent response from former Upper Heyford USAF personnel via a memorial website).To this end, it would be great if you could include an outline of my research (plus images) and my e-mail contact through the good offices of the AOC.

  

This course provides an introduction to Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) radar systems, their characteristics and performance. This knowledge is then adapted to Electronic Warfare (EW) systems, and how they can be designed to detect and defeat LPI radars. In addition to lectures, student exercises are used to reinforce and demonstrate concepts. To find out more about the planned agenda and workshop instructor, or to reserve your spot, click here!

August 13-15
Community College of Aurora CentreTech Campus
Aurora

  

The AOC Japan Chapter hosted the 7th EW Research Group Conference on May 14 in Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan, Tokyo. The event was co-sponsored by the IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Japan, Technical Committee on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics (SANE).

The EW Research Group of the AOC Japan Chapter holds annual conference to promote the exchange of new ideas and information in the fields of EW and related areas. 

  

The Palmetto Roost Chapter of the AOC hosted their 9th Annual CLASSIFIED Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference June 5th through the 7th 2018 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic's Cooper River Landing Conference Center. The Wando High School AFJROTC Color Guard opened the conference by posting the Colors and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

  

Earlier this year at EW Singapore. AOC's Singapore Chapter reported to that they would be launching a STEM program for the young ones. In May the students completed the 6-hour Inspire Me, Start Early STEM program with a top primary school, Henry Park Primary School. Thirty students attended the program with enjoyment. The program, was supported by the Association of Old Crows and endorsed by IEEE.

Login at crows.org to see more photos from this great event.

  

On June 5, 2018, the Granite State Roost, with assistance from BAE Systems and Rohde & Schwarz, hosted Mr. Dave Adamy as he presented Radar Electronic Protection (EP) Techniques in a morning session and Advanced Radar EP Techniques in an afternoon session. One hundred Electronic Warfare professionals attended the day-long training session held at BAE Systems’ Canal Street facility in Nashua, NH.

  

On July 22, 2018, 46 members and families of the Granite State Roost attended the Third Annual “Night Out with the Fisher Cats” minor league baseball game. As of that evening, the Fisher Cats held the best record in the league, leading by two games. Unfortunately, they were unable to defeat the Reading Fighting Phils (losing the game 5-3). The evening began with an honorable flag-holding on the field during the national anthem.

Industry News
  

The Army’s top intelligence official signed the service’s new signals intelligence strategy July 16, a move that defense leaders believe leaves the Army better situated to better fight despite electronic warfare and cyber attacks. The new strategy ensures "our readiness to provide timely and relevant SIGINT-support [and meet] the commander’s information needs in a large scale combat operation against a sophisticated adversary,” Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, said July 18 during an event on Capitol Hill hosted by the Association of Old Crows. (C4ISR Net)

  

The Corps wants to put the power of a swarm of suicide drones, also known as loitering munitions, in the hands of one Marine. It’s a plan to help boost lethality and independence of front-line troops operating in austere locations outside the striking range of manned aircraft. (Marine Corps Times)

  

Under the new National Defense Strategy, the nation must invest in cutting-edge technologies to take on Russia or China in a major war. But even as we do that, we can’t neglect the lower-end, lower-cost systems that gather intelligence everyday in peacetime, a senior Pentagon intel official said. We need to strike a balance between a small number of high-tech, high-cost capabilities and a larger number of more mundane ones, Kevin Sherman told an Army signals intelligence (SIGINT) conference this morning, for three reasons. (Breaking Defense)

  

Top Army leaders say that their recent tours have provided valuable lessons on the rate of change in the cyber world that they’re now using to shape training and operations. “We’ve learned so much in the last two years because we’ve operated and the pace has increased,” Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commander of Army Cyber Command, said during a July 18 event hosted by the Association of Old Crows. (Fifth Domain)

  

This week, Congress released the Conference Report to H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA). The House plans to take up the legislation later this week and the Senate may vote on it as early as August. This is, by far, the earliest that the NDAA is complete in recent history.

  

The Army and Marine Corps are hoping to cooperate more when it comes to electronic warfare and have a planned a series of exercises that would help make their work more seamless. As the military’s two ground forces, officials say it is imperative the organizations work together to have greater situational awareness and not jam each other in a more sophisticated electromagnetic spectrum environment. (C4ISR Net)

  

On 9 July BAE Systems announced it had commenced work on the ‘Cross Deck Initiative’ to transfer subsystems from the US Air Force’s Lockheed Martin EC-130H Compass Call Electronic Warfare (EW) aircraft onto new Gulfstream EC-37B platforms: an initiative which the firm is jointly pursuing with L3 Technologies. (Mönch Publishing Group)

Calendar
9
Aug 2018
 
August 9, 14:00 -15:00 EST
13
Aug 2018
 
August 13-15, Aurora, CO
5
Sep 2018
 
September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EDT