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We have experienced a glitch with our 2018 AOC elections and thus have stopped all voting in order to fix the issue. For the sake of transparency and integrity of our election process, all votes placed to date will be voided in the system in order to re-start with a clean slate.

Voting will begin again on Saturday, 15 September and will run through Monday, 15 October. Please be sure you see all 10 candidates for the At Large election slate on your screen when you vote, AND please carefully assess or reassess all 10 before you make your final selections of two candidates. (The mentioned "glitch" caused one or more names to be omitted.) The AOC Board of Directors sincerely thanks you for taking the time to cast or recast your vote once prompted with your password. We do apologize for any inconvenience.

The future of the AOC 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 and vote on changes to the governing documents of the AOC.  
 
You can familiarize yourself with the candidates with the 2018 Election Guide. This information describes the candidates’ backgrounds, leadership styles, and contributions to the AOC. 
 
Visit the elections page to learn more about the changes to the AOC governing documents! 

Voting is conducted online or via paper ballot. AOC members receive a separate email containing a link to vote online and instructions for voting.

 

RFSoC technology has revolutionized the FPGA chip landscape by including on-chip A/D and D/A functionality and ARM processors in addition to the already expansive FPGA and processing resources available for custom applications. This type of RFSoC FPGA solution delivers a multichannel data conversion and processing solution all on a single chip. RFSoC brings a powerful and unique solution for addressing some of the most demanding requirements of high-bandwidth and high-channel-count systems.

This webinar provides a look at how RFSoC compares to the current trends in A/D and D/A converters and the strategies for getting the most performance out of this new family of FPGAs. On-chip resources will be explored in detail and board and system design considerations will be discussed including power, IP optimization, standard and custom module sizes for development and deployment in addition to the support circuitry needed for optical interfaces and connections, memory, clocking and high-signal integrity for RF inputs and outputs. Engineers involved with SIGINT, communications, DRFM, countermeasures, triggered waveform and radar chirp generation, trigged radar range gate engineer, wideband real-time transient capture, and multi-mode, high-speed data acquisition can benefit from this webinar.

Click here to register now!

 

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.

Newly Announced Speakers!
Look forward to hearing from EW experts in industry, military, government and academia.

Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment
The Honorable Don Bacon, U.S. House of Representatives, NE-02
William Conley, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Electronic Warfare, OUSD for A, T & L
Brig Gen David Gaedecke, Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighting Integration, Office of Information Dominance
SES Jake Schaffner (invited), Senior Advisor for Technical & Mission Convergence, USD(I)
Brig Gen James Stevenson Jr., J3E Deputy Director, Joint, Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations
Chris Bogdan, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Brig Gen James Stevenson Jr., J3E Deputy Director, Joint, Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations

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

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

Register for Professional Development Courses! Check out the professional development courses we'll be offering during the convention! 
These include:

Space EW with Dave Adamy: We will cover spherical trigonometry, orbit mechanics  and radio propagation (on the Earth and in space).  These subjects will be handled gently, without any mind numbing math – just enough to support the second day’s material. We will then apply these disciplines to practical space EW problems dealing with intercept and jamming of hostile radar and communication systems. 

Electronic Countermeasures - Theory and Design: The goal of this course is to educate participants in the the field of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Electronic Attacks (EA). This includes the complete countermeasures development cycle from analysing threat systems, to developing jammer techniques, and finally confirming their effectiveness. EA in communications, radar, and infrared systems will be explored in detail.

THE SMALL BUSINESS SHOWCASE IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS! SIGN UP TODAY!

 
Join us for the Small Business Showcase, powered by AOC and the National Spectrum Consortium. The cost to participate in the Small Business Showcase is just $3,000, but this is not your typical 10’x10’ booth, but premium shared space located right on the show floor. To see if you qualify, visit Small Business Showcase

 
  

The 3rd edition of AOC EW Asia will examine technological and conceptual means of ensuring success for regional nations and allies across the spectrum of operational activity. The future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats will be explored, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD), where some potential opponents are excelling. The conference will bring together the EW, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA), SIGINT, C4ISR communities and more to consider the possible responses, how thinking and attitudes must change, and examine the new capabilities that will be required across all lines of development, by all services, across the Asia-Pacific region.  

Call for Papers

The AOC is soliciting original unclassified, English language papers for the Singapore conference from international leaders, military personnel, subject matter experts and leading thinkers from the government, military, academia and industry.

Submissions are due by October 5, 2018. Potential speakers are invited to note the conference sessions topics and specific areas of interest, which can be found here. Company and product briefs will not be accepted; company information should be limited to 1 or 2 slides.

  

The Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) is hosting its annual Directed Energy (DE Systems Symposium.  In 2018, AOC is partnering with DEPS to bring together the Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) communities.  DEPS will honor AOC membership for its Industry Member Rate.  For more information, please click here, or visit DEPS at www.deps.org

Pentek
Mercury Systems



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.

Draft Agenda Now Available! Click here to view.

Keynote and Distinguished Speakers Announced!

Admiral Philip S. Davidson, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (Invited)
Air Commodore Phillip Champion, RAAF, Regional and Multinational Engagement Advisor Strategic Planning and Policy, U.S. Pacific Command, J5RA
Brigadier General Dagvin Anderson, Deputy Director for Operations, , U.S. Pacific Command
Ms. Libby Liu, President, Radio Free Asia
Mr. Doug Jordan, Course Director, Information Related Capabilities Seminar, Joint Special Operations University

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Click here for information on sponsoring this event.

Register Today!

 

The key to effective jamming of surface-to-air and anti-ship missiles is producing a large angle tracking error in the associated radar. This webinar introduces the various methods of achieving that error using angle deception techniques. First, through a discussion of the classes of angle tracking, such as: lobe-on-receive-only (LORO) and monopulse, along with their vulnerabilities. The webinar will then focus on the primary forms of Electronic Attack (EA) that create angular errors, such as amplitude modulation, cross-eye jamming, and cross-polarization jamming. Finally, the presentation will conclude with guidance on how to integrate angle deception with other forms of EA, along with active and passive decoys, to develop an effective countermeasure.

Register here today!

 

The Association of Old Crows is pleased to provide its online 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:
- Senior Technical Leader – Signal Intelligence – GE Aviation – Grand Rapids, MI, United States
- Technical Director - AARGM-ER – Northrop  Grumman Innovation Systems – Northridge, CA, United States
- RF Systems Technical Director – Northrop  Grumman Innovation Systems – Northridge, CA, 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!

 

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.  

All clearances must be submitted by September 28!

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers Announced!

Major General Kirk F. Vollmecke, Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S)
Lieutenant General Stephen G. Fogarty, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command
Major General John B. Morrison, Jr., Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence
Brigadier General Jennifer G. Buckner, Director of Cyber G-3/5/7, U.S. Army
Mr. Patrick J. O’Neill, Director, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center
Major General Gary Johnston, Commanding General, INSCOM

Sponsorship opportunities available! Only 7 booths left! Click here.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register here!

All foreign national visitors planning to attend must submit security paperwork NTL Friday Sept 7    Instructions are on the website.

 

Russian EW ops have “relocated” over 600 vessels from their coastal waters to airports. Gamers have convinced Pokémon Go that they are thousands of miles away in remote locations to collect virtual prizes. - Once the province of highly skilled technologists, GPS signal spoofing is now available to every nation and every consumer. Recent work has shown that it is even relatively simple to spoof multiple GNSS constellations at the same time. This Webinar will explore the development of spoofing technology, provide examples of documented spoofing incidents, and discuss countermeasures that can be taken to help avoid being spoofed.

Click here to register!

 

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.

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:

Dr. William Conley, Deputy Director, OUSD for A,T&L

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Click here to for information about becoming a sponsor! 

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
  

Fort Gordon, Georgia is the current home of the United States Army Signal Corps, United States Army Cyber Corps, and Cyber Center of Excellence. Educators from around the Southeast were invited to a week of informational tours and experiences that highlight the Army’s unique capabilities on this base. Dr. Valerie Sessions, a Palmetto Roost Director and Chair of the Education Committee, was nominated for the tour and attended 30 July through 03 August, 2018.

D-TA Systems Inc.
W. L. Gore & Associates
Industry News
  

The Army is making several changes to be in a better position to compete with adversaries in cyber, the electromagnetic spectrum and space. Russia and China have begun to organize all information-related capability — to include cyber, electronic warfare, information operations and space — under singular entities. (C4ISR Net)

  

Mutlidomain operations are set to become standard for the U.S. armed services in the coming years, but technical, doctrinal and organizational hurdles remain. One impediment to multidomain operations involves issues in linking the service’s disparate communication and information networks to share targeting data and communications. (Defense News)

  

There's a debate going on in the U.S. Army about what the military service's next combat vehicle and rotorcraft should look like. When it comes to communicating on the battlefields of tomorrow, though, everybody in the Army seems to agree on what they would like. It's an iPhone. (Forbes)

Wolfspeed
Naylor Association Solutions
  

U.S. Cyber Command is still in the beginning stages of building out an acquisition capability. Eight years after its launch and about two years after being granted limited acquisition authority from Congress, the command is still working to demonstrate that its wares and abilities make good use of funds and that it is capable of managing contracts, its acquisition executive said. (Fifth Domain)