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The Association of Old Crows (AOC), and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) look forward to hosting International and U.S. attendees  at the GTRI Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  The AOC/GTRI sponsored symposium will focus on “Interoperability, Electronic Warfare (EW), and Foreign Military Sales (FMS).”  Our goal is to host a world-class event that will serve as a platform for information exchange and education on defense technology interoperability (EW, Communications, Datalinks, Command and Control (C2), and Navigation) and associated U.S. FMS and Export Control policies and processes.  

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Click here for more information.

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers

Vice ADM (Ret) Joe Rixey, VP International Program Support, Lockheed Martin
Lt Gen (Ret) Bob Elder,
USAF, Symposium Chair
Mr. Gregory M. Kausner, SES, Deputy Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
Ms. Heidi Grant, Director, Defense Technology Security Administration
Mr. Michael Shoults, SES, Director of Policy, Programs and Strategy, International Affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (International Affairs)
Ms. Ann Cataldo, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Export & Control (DASA DE&C)
Maj Gen (Ret) Richard Johnston, USAF, Director, Business Development International Air Mobility and Maritime Missions, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

... and MORE great speakers! View all event speakers here

 

Less than 5 weeks to go to one of the largest EW events of the year!
- 46 presentations from global experts and leaders, covering the entire AOC Mission Area
- 10 additional presentations and panels during the Plath Intelligence Workshop
- 70 exhibitors and 45 Nations attending

Over the past few years mature, offensive EW activity in Europe has demonstrated that in the electromagnetic domain, warfare is no longer theoretical. The AOC’s 24th European event will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations/Warfare, the multi-domain battle (MDB), Cyber and Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where some potential opponents are excelling. 

The event is free-to-attend for military and government representatives.

In addition to delivering a thought-provoking conference with contributions from world-leading sector experts, the event will feature an extended exhibition of more than 80 organisations. Each will be showcasing their latest technologies and solutions advancing the Electronic Warfare / Electromagnetic Operations sector.

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A complete agenda for the event can be found here!

 
  

On April 11, AOC Advocacy’s SIGINT Industry Partnership Project (IPP) will hold its first USMC SIGINT Day, featuring a congressional panel discussion entitled “Winning the EMS: Assessing the Future of USMC SIGINT,” from 8:30-10:00 AM in 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Congressman Paul Cook (Col., USMC Ret.), representative of the 8th District of California, is the honorary host.  His congressional district includes the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command at Twentynine Palms, and he is a member of House Armed Services Committee. The event will bring together senior leaders from the US Marine Corps (USMC) to share perspectives and discuss developments in Information Warfare and the integration of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Electronic Warfare (EW), and Cyberspace Operations (CO). 

Invited Senior Leaders:

Mr. D. Guy Jordan, Assistant Director for Intelligence, Headquarters, USMC
Col Randolph Pugh, Commanding Officer, USMC Intel Schools
Col Dave Burton, Program Manager, Intelligence Systems, USMC
Maj Christopher Passerella, EW/SIGINT Plans & Policy Branch, HQMC Intelligence Department

At the most basic level, self-interference cancellation replaces arcane solutions like passive RF filters, metal shielding and physical isolation. Unlike filters that merely wall off a range of frequencies, self-interference cancellation directly attacks the interfering signal. Consequently, it can be used to eliminate interference between co-located radios, enable unprecedentedly aggressive frequency reuse, and generally facilitate spectrum sharing by doing away with guard bands and permitting total flexibility in frequency assignments. By virtue of its fundamental nature, self-interference cancellation will have a tremendous impact on the design of future networks. This presentation will discuss the evolution of the technology since its roots at Stanford University, its applications, implementation challenges, and state-of-the-art performance based on dedicated integrated circuits (ICs) that have been developed to enable mass adoption of the technology.

 

Achieving Freedom to Maneuver Leveraging Non-Kinetic Capabilities

Distinguished Speakers

Mr. Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow, CSBA
BGEN Frank Kelley, USMC (Ret), Vice President, Defense Acquisition University (DAU)

Click Here to view the Draft Agenda!

This forum provides a venue to for stakeholders, thought-leaders and experts in Electronic Warfare to come together to focus on the technologies the services require to ensure freedom to maneuver through leveraging the Electromagnetic Spectrum and Non-Kinetic Capabilities and discuss issues related to the requirements of EW programs, platforms, and operations. Panel sessions will provide insight into EW Roadmaps for the Services, Integrated Non-Kinetic Fires, and Enabling Future Technologies for EW. Presenters will highlight capability gaps and motivate the attendees to provide innovative EW concepts and solutions to expand the advantage for our military forces leveraging non-kinetic capabilities.

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Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event? Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities!

 

As the premier organization for individuals and groups in the Electromagnetic Warfare community, the AOC has the pleasure of recognizing members of our community for their achievements. In 2019, there are over 20 awards available to honor members and non-members alike for their contributions. Nominations for 2019 AOC awards are due by May 1, 2019.

Learn more about 2019 awards here.

 

DRFM Technology and Design for Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare
Dr. Phillip Pace
6/3/2019 - 6/26/2019

Introduction to Radar Systems
Kyle Davidson
7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019

Airborne Expendables/sUAS Capabilities and Potential
Dr. Pat Ford
8/19/2019 - 8/28/2019

Space EW
Dave Adamy
9/4/2019 - 9/20/2019

Fundamental Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy
10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019

Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy
10/31/2019 - 11/1/2019

21st Century Electronic Warfare, Systems, Technology, and Techniques
Dr. Clayton Stewart
2/3/2020 - 2/21/2020

 

New Technology & Methodology for Mission Assurance in EW/CYBER

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Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare technical capabilities are becoming more technically similar. However, the communities which practice these disciplines remain largely separated and vary widely across the military Services in terms of their equipment, unit organization and operating methodologies. This conference provides the EW and Cyberspace communities an opportunity to collaborate and discuss capabilities, TTPs and research in EW and Cyberspace operations to enable more rapid deployment of new and improved capabilities. The Cyber/EW Convergence Conference identifies ways to develop advanced technologies and systems to address the changing battlefield dynamics of the digital age and bring EW and Cyberspace together for the Warfighter!

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers

General (Ret) Glenn Walters, USMC - President of The Citadel, Former 34th Assistant Commandant of the USMC
Maj. Gen. Robert J. Skinner - Commander, 24th Air Force; Commander, Air Forces Cyber and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber (invited)
Vice Admiral Timothy "T.J." White - Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. TENTH Fleet (invited)

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Click here for more information on becoming a sponsor.

 
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Chapter News
  

Monday, May 27, 2019

In the RAFAEL David campus auditorium, K. Byalik

The conference classification is SECRET and open to Israeli citizens with appropriate clearance.

For information: info@iaoc.org.il

  

June 11-13, 2019
The MITRE Corporation
Bedford, Massachusetts

Focusing on Enterprise Challenges

- The Need for Speed in Space Acquisition
- Architecture to Deliver Effects
- Autonomy: Tools and Practices
- Space Traffic Management and Surface to Space
- TS/SCI Sessio

Keynote Speakers

Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, Vice Commander AFSPC (Confirmed)
Col. Eric J. Felt, AFRL Space Vehicles Director (Confirmed)
Mr. Robert O. Work, Former Dept. Sec. Defense (Confirmed)

Register for the event here!

Hosted by the AOC Patriots Roost Chapter and The Mitre Corporation

Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Careers

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:

- Power Systems Test Engineer – General Technical Services, LLC – Aberdeen, MD, United States
- Radar / EW Systems Engineer – CEA Technologies, Inc. – Point Mugu, CA, United States
- DSP Engineer – Amplus Corporation – Denver, CO, United States

 
Industry News
  

With Lockheed’s fifth-generation F-35 and Boeing’s fourth-generation F-15X in a dogfight for budget dollars, a bipartisan group of 103 House lawmakers has called on colleagues to add 24 F-35s over President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget request, for a total of 103. (Defense News)

  

Officials are becoming more specific about what the congested and contested battlefield of tomorrow might look like. Unlike the technologically inferior foes of the counter-terror fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, near-peer adversaries possess sophisticated technologies that can jam communications and even geolocate units merely based on sensing the units’ electronic signature. (C4ISRNET)

  

U.S. Air Force officials on Thursday defended their reversal to pursue Boeing’s F-15X, a fourth-generation fighter jet, saying it will not derail plans to buy Lockheed Martin’s F-35, a fifth-generation fighter jet. (Defense News)

  

If Turkey is ejected from the F-35 program, it would deal an immediate blow to the production rate for new planes and place fresh stress on an already strained supply chain, the plane’s program manager said Thursday. (Breaking Defense)

IMS 2019
  

Adversaries are creating systems to keep U.S. forces at bay, including long-range missiles, advanced radar equipment to sense incoming assets and non-kinetic means of engagement, such as cyber and electronic warfare. This has made the Army realize it needs a long-range penetrating capability to thwart these so-called anti-access area denial areas. (C4ISRNET)

  

Over the past several years, the Corps has been rapidly testing and acquiring systems to take on air threats — a problem that last existed for the Marines during the Cold War. Systems now in the Corps’ air defense arsenal include the Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar, which can detect cruise missiles, air threats, and a host of other incoming projectiles. (Marine Corps Times)

  

Two new autonomous aircraft concepts that promise to redefine the Air Force’s unmanned fleet are moving forward. The latest, Skyborg, is an autonomous drone prototyping program underway at the Air Force Research Laboratory. (Air Force Magazine)

  

The U.S. Marine Corps is trying to figure out how to wage electronic warfare now that the service has retired the last of its EA-6B Prowler radar-jamming planes. The Prowler, a four-seat version of the long-retired, two-seat A-6 attack plane, finally bowed out of service in March 2019. (That National Interest)

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