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The AOC elections are in full swing, with less than  two weeks left to vote the elections race is close. Your participation is critical. Your vote can make the difference.  Be sure to assess all candidates before casting your vote. There are ten At-Large Directors from which you should choose two and if you are in the following regions, Mid-Atlantic, Northwestern and Central you will also be voting for your Regional Director. You also have the ability to vote on changes in governance that were approved by the board of directors earlier this year.  Make your voice heard and vote now!

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. 

Learn more about suggested updates to our AOC Governing Documents!

If you do not know your login and password for voting (this was sent to you by Elections On-Line) click the vote now button and at the bottom of the page there is a forgot login data. When asked for your email please use the email address that you received this correspondence. You can also contact oneilin@crows.org with any questions concerning the elections. 

 

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 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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

               

The Honorable Ellen M. Lord Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment

Mr. Dana Deasy - Chief Information Office, U.S. Department of Defense

The Honorable Don Bacon
U.S. House of Representatives, NE-02

Lt Gen Chris Bogdan, USAF (Ret’d) - Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

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.

PREMIUM SPACE AT SMALL BUSINESS SHOWCASE IS GOING FAST - SIGN UP TODAY!

 
Join us for the Small Business Showcase, powered by AOC and the National Spectrum Consortium. Enjoy networking among 2000 professionals from 25 countries, including representatives from over 65 AOC chapters from around the world. The Small Business Showcase will provide access to leaders from the government, military and the industry overall.

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 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! Only 2 booths left! Act now! Click here.

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers

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

Pre-Registration Closes October 17! Register here!

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

 
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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:

- Systems Engigneer Sr: Lockheed Martin Co – Owego, NY
- Electronic Warfare Business Development Lead: Lockheed Martin Corporation – Washington, DC

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 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.

 

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!

 
  

There was an exceptional response to the Call for Papers by the time it closed last Friday October 5. Anyone who submitted a paper will be notified this week.  All the papers submitted were of an extremely high standard and included speakers from around the world and the topics cover the entire AOC mission area.  More details regarding the conference agenda and the speakers will follow later this week. 

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.

Chapter News
  

The Dallas Chapter hosted its quarterly meeting aboard the Harbor Lights vessel at Rockwall, Texas. Rockwall is a suburb of Dallas and home to multiple aerospace and defense firms.  Dallas Crows enjoyed a two-hour twilight cruise on scenic Lake Ray Hubbard.  The guest speaker was USAF Colonel Holland, Commander of the Standoff Munitions Application Center headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base.  Colonel Holland discussed the unit's mission and recent activities in Syria to include the first successful combat employment of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) in history.

Naylor Association Solutions
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Industry News
  

In the face of a rising near-peer threat to electronic communications, the Air Force is pressing forward with efforts to develop a new, more resilient, harder-to-jam waveform that soldiers could use on the battlefield. The service expects to receive responses from industry soon on a recent request for information around protected satellite communications. (C4ISR Net)

  

As the new federal fiscal year begins, cybersecurity analysts and industry leaders predict that electronic warfare and managed services will top the U.S. government’s priority list to improve cybersecurity during the next fiscal cycle. Lockheed Martin, one of the five major cybersecurity contractors for the federal government, told Fifth Domain that they are focusing on signals intelligence and electronic warfare in the new year, which began Oct. 1. (Fifth Domain)

  

In yet another sign the Corps is becoming increasingly concerned about air defense, the Corps decided to slap a counter-drone system on a Polaris MRZR all-terrain vehicle. It’s called the Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System, or LMADIS, and it’s comprised of two MRZR vehicles, a command node and a sensor vehicle. (Marine Corps Times)

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According to 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber), U.S. Army has taken the opportunity at the ‘Cyber Blitz’ exercise to exercise new concepts, capabilities and techniques for everything from offensive cyberspace operations (OCO) and defensive cyberspace operations (DCO), to electronic warfare (EW) and information operations (IO). (Defense Blog)

  

The Corps has been experimenting with an innovative slew of ways to use its rocket precision artillery system known as HIMARS. And just recently, the Corps set another historic milestone: destroying a target by connecting an F-35B with a HIMARS rocket shot for the first time, according to Lt,. Gen. Steven R. Rudder, deputy commandant for aviation. (Marine Corps Times)

  

The Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office, established just over two years ago, isn’t going to be just about rushing to develop electronic warfare, position, navigation and timing, and cyber capabilities. (Defense News)

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