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We experienced a glitch with our 2018 AOC elections and thus stopped all voting in order to fix the issue. For the sake of transparency and integrity of our election process, all votes placed prior to September 15 were voided in the system in order to re-start with a clean slate.

Voting will run through Monday, October 15. 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.

 

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 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

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 4 booths left! Click here.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register here!

Foreign Nationals who have not submitted paperwork must contact Linda Brogan immediately  linda.c.brogan.civ@mail.mil

 
  

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.

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
- STORM COMINT Systems Subject Matter Expert – CACI – Lorton, VA, United States
- STORM COMINT Systems Subject Matter Expert – CACI – Lorton, VA, 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!

 

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.

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

Elements of the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division have begun testing a new armored vehicle that has the ability to jam enemy communications systems and other emitters. With potential opponents, especially Russia, investing heavily in similar systems, the service is looking to reinvigorate its own electronic warfare capabilities, which largely eroded after the end of the Cold War. (The Drive)

  

On August 23, 2018, the Senate passed the FY 2019 Defense & Labor-HHS-Education
Appropriations minibus (H.R. 6157). A minibus is a combination of several spending bills into one
larger bill. This is the third minibus passed by the Senate this year.

  

The Army believes integration will be the key to winning in the high tech environments of the future, and to do so the service is building a force that will be well versed in cyber, electronic warfare, signal and information operations. One of the Army’s first moves toward this end is the transition of electronic warfare officers into the cyber branch. (Fifth Domain)

  

The two biggest manufacturers of military aircraft have been busy marketing new versions of their fighter jets to the U.S. Air Force, but the service’s top official told Defense News in an exclusive interview that it’s not actually interested in purchasing either of them at the current moment. (Defense News)

Wolfspeed
Naylor Association Solutions
  

The genius of the new Army concept coined "multi-domain operations" is that it is designed to enable the maneuver commander to strike at the enemy's most vulnerable point, be that in the air, space, sea, land or cyber domain, said Maj. Gen. William K. Gayler. Gayler, commander, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker, spoke at an Association of the U.S. Army's "hot topics" forum Sept. 5 on Army aviation. (US Army)

  

The big news about the $674.4 billion defense appropriation that conferees agreed to yesterday is that, for the first time in nine years, it’s on time. That’s a big relief to defense officials and contractors used to limping along on restrictive Continuing Resolutions for the first months of the fiscal year until Congress finally passes a proper spending bill. (Breaking Defense)

When the Army’s new Rapid Capabilities Office set about one of its first tasks — providing electronic warfare gear to soldiers in Europe — it became clear fairly quickly that artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies offered a lot of promise for helping EW officers identify signals in an environment where the electromagnetic spectrum is jam-packed with transmissions of all sorts. (Federal News Radio)

Calendar
11
Oct 2018
 
October 11, 14:00 - 15:00 EST
8
Nov 2018
 
November 8, 14:00 - 15:00 EST