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New Technology & Methodology for Mission Assurance in EW/CYBER

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The conference is held at the TS/SCI level, and clearances must be submitted ASAP.

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
Ms. Jennifer Napper, Perspecta
Mr.  Kevin Coggins, BAH
Mr. Michael Ducharme, NRO
Dr. Ilya Lipkin, AFLCMC/EN/SOSA
Dr. Daniel L. Lough, NRO

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

 

As a member of the AOC, YOU decide the future of this great organization. Before elections begin, you will receive additional information from the AOC on how you will be able to vote this year. The AOC is excited to announce this year’s election slate, comprised of:

President-Elect
Glenn “Powder” Carlson
Craig Harm
Rich Wittstruck

At-Large
Antonino Amoroso
Brian Hinkley
Haruko Kawahigashi
Gary Lyke
Mike Ryan
Darin Nielsen
Kenneth “Kilo” Parks
Greg Patschke

Pacific Region Candidates
Vince Battaglia
Rick Lu

International Region I
Sue Robertson

 

DRFM Technology and Design for Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare
Dr. Phillip Pace  |  6/3/2019 - 6/26/2019  |  Web Course
This course examines both the design of the DRFM as well as the technologies and strategies used to create superior false target decoys.

Introduction to Radar Systems
Kyle Davidson 
|  7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019  |  Web Course
This course introduces the audience to radar systems in a military context, with a focus on search and tracking radars associated with modern day threats.

The World of Airborne Expendables & small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)
Dr. Patrick Ford
  |  8/19/2019 - 8/28/2019  |  Web Course
This course provides attendees with a strong foundation in expendables/sUAS, from basic airframe classes and capabilities, to EW potential, to the current FAA airframe and pilot certification/flight approval process.

Space EW
Dave Adamy  |  9/4/2019 - 9/20/2019  |  Web Course
In the eight sessions of the Course, we will cover the nature of EW in space and go on to work practical EW problems appropriate to the space environment. 

Fundamental Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy  |  10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
This is a two day overview of Electronic Warfare (EW) with little math above Algebra. It assumes no prior knowledge of the field, but will allow you to understanding the underlying principles of EW and make some important performance calculations.

Machine Learning for EW
Kyle Davidson  |  10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of machine learning and its application to modern Electronic Warfare (EW) and cyber solutions.

Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy  |  10/31/2019 - 11/1/2019
This is a follow-on overview course to the EW Fundamentals course presented at the beginning of the AOC convention. It builds on the earlier discussion, extending coverage to new generation radar and communication threats and countermeasures against them.

Electronic Countermeasures – Theory and Design
Kyle Davidson  |  10/31/2019 - 11/1/2019
The goal of this course is to educate the 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.

21st Century Electronic Warfare, Systems, Technology, and Techniques
Dr. Clayton Stewart  |  2/3/2020 - 2/21/2020  |  Web Course
This course offers a comprehensive overview of modern electronic (EW) warfare systems, technology, and techniques. The domains of electronic attack, electronic support, and electronic protection will all be explored.

Learn more...

 
Pentek
Mercury Systems



Two-day classified event to provide a forum for EMW professionals from the military, government, industry, and academic fields to discuss:

1. How our adversaries are challenging our dominance in the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS)
2. Current EMW capabilities being explored to ensure our dominance is maintained
3. Integration of capabilities into a warfare system

CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for papers topics include: 

Focus Question 1: How can combined EMW capabilities in the sea, air, and land domains generate enhanced combat effects?
Focus Question 2: How can a system of systems focus enhance EMW capabilities?
Focus Question 3: How will coordination and simultaneous integration across all domains (land, sea, subsurface, air, space, and cyber) improve EMW capabilities?
Focus Question 4: What tools, processes, innovations, techniques, and best practices can be used to support management professionals in today’s unique and complex acquisition environment?

Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to Amy Belicev at belicev@crows.org. Abstracts are due 02 July 2019.

 

On the Road to Army of 2028 - Delivering Integrated EW, SIGINT and Cyber at the Tactical Echelon.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Original papers are being solicited from the United States and Five Eyes Nations, Government, Academia, Industry, Operational Units, and Subject Matter Experts on how to fight and win decisively against any adversary in a joint, multi-domain, high-intensity conflict through employment of Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) capabilities. We will continue to expand the CEMA discussion from a doctrine, operational, technology, and threat perspective and how to integrate electronic warfare, cyber, signals intelligence, information operations, and other forms of non-kinetic fires into operational formations. Conference presentations may be classified TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY. 

Paper submissions should unclassified and indicate the level of classification for presentation, and focus on the following topic areas:

Threats
S&T
Exercises & Experimentation
DOTMLPF-P
From the Field

Please forward abstracts to Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org by July 8, 2019.

 
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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

  

The Dixie Crow Chapter, of the Association of Old Crows hosted its 44th annual symposium in Warner Robins at the Museum of Aviation, Robins AFB, Georgia. This year’s theme was “Dominate the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) in Contested Environments through the use of Agile, Resilient Systems and Architectures,” highlighting the importance of Electronic Warfare (EW) systems and the vital role that Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) provides in protecting our warfighters on today’s modern battlefield.

  

April 17 was Awards Day at Charleston Southern University. Among the awardees were members of the first graduating class of the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, Caliyah Kappel, Stefhany Mejia-Rocha and Ashley Ward.

The three were presented awards by the Palmetto Roost, the Lowcountry chapter of the AOC. The Palmetto Roost was instrumental in the development of this academic program both from a curricular and financial standpoint. Rich Nelson, president of the Roost, has stated “CSU’s integration of cybersecurity is an insightful and exciting response to future needs of our commercial industry, government and our military.” Among other computer science and criminal justice coursework, students in the Cybersecurity program complete four critical courses in Network Penetration and Hacking, Cyber Defense, Principles and Practices of Cybersecurity, and Network Security. They also leave with their CompTIA Security+ certification.

  

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
Abaco Systems
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:

- Senior RF/EW Engineer – Charles F. Day & Associates LLC – Ft. Meade, MD, United States
- Senior RCS Design and Measurement Engineer – Applied Research Associates, Inc. – Dayton, OH, United States
- Radar Modeling and Simulation Engineer – General Technical Services, LLC – Wall, NJ, United States

 
Industry News
  

It took two cranes and a flatbed truck to deliver it, but sailors and other spectators got an up-close look at the new air- and missile-defense radar being added to Navy ships. Raytheon's SPY-6 next-generation scalable radar system was on display at this year's Sea-Air-Space expo outside Washington, D.C. (Military.com)

  

The Navy wants to harden its aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and warships against an evermore hostile electronic warfare environment. And to do so, the service recently awarded Lockheed Martin an $184 million contract. (C4ISRNET)

Boeing’s E/A-18G Growler could be getting a package of upgrades in the mid-2020s that will give it a suite of new tools to electronically attack its foes. Early this year, the Navy awarded Boeing initial funding to begin studying what kinds of technologies could be incorporated into a “Block 2 Growler,” said Jen Tebo, the company’s director of Super Hornet and Growler development. (Defense News)

Evans Capacitor Company
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
  

The US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force is fast-tracking new technology to war that can track, jam and destroy attacking enemy drones as a way to respond to an explosive amount of new combat threats. (The National Interest)

  

A U.S. Marine Corps experiment that has deployed a counter-drone system on a Polaris MRZR all-terrain vehicle to the Mideast is winding down, according to a Corps official. The Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System, or LMADIS, comprises two MRZR vehicles, a command node and a sensor vehicle, that uses RF to jam flying drones. (C4ISRNET)