On the Road to Army of 2028 - Delivering Integrated EW, SIGINT and Cyber at the Tactical Echelon.
CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE EXTENDED:
The deadline for papers has been extended to Thursday, July 18!
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:
Exercises & Experimentation
From the Field
Please forward abstracts to Ms. Christine Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 18, 2019.
General John M. “Mike” Murray - Commanding General, US Army Futures Command (Invited)
LTG Scott David Berrier, United States Army - Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army G-2 (Intelligence) - (Invited)
Lt. General Stephen Fogarty, USA - Commanding General, Army Cyber Command (invited)
The Honorable Dr. Bruce D. Jette - Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (invited)
MG John Morrison, USA - Chief of Staff, US Cyber Command (invited)
Brigadier General Robert M. Collins - PEO IEWS
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Sponsorship opportunities available! Find out more here.
We are excited to announce the results of this year's AOC Board of Directors elections! As an AOC member, you decide the future of this organization every time you participate in elections.
Thank you to everyone who voted! Below are this year’s election results.
Total number of eligible voters – 12,323
Total members voted – 1,357
Percentage of Voters – 11.01%
President Elect – 3 Candidates
Glenn “Powder” Carlson – 36.48 %
2nd Place - 30.14 %
3rd Place – 26.46 %
At-Large Director – 8 Candidates – Only two could be selected
Brian Hinkley – 28.81 %
Haruko Kawahigashi – 28.51 %
3rd Place – 27.70%
4th Place – 27.45%
5th Place – 21.59%
Pacific Region – 2 candidates
Rick Lu – 51.49 %
International Region I – 1 candidate
Sunset of the EA-6B Prowler
The EA-6B Prowler was the Navy and Marine Corps dedicated Electronic Attack platform for almost 50 years, performing in practically all of America’s military actions from Vietnam in 1972 through Syria in 2019. Through a process of upgrades and modifications, the Prowler kept up with a vast spectrum of threats, from individual radars to integrated air defenses to communication/network attacks until superseded in 2015 by the Navy’s EA-18G Growler. The 170 Prowlers built represent the largest production run of dedicated EW aircraft in history and the design’s remarkable flexibility allowed it to stay abreast the threat throughout its life.
This presentation begins with an introduction to the airplane and follows the developments and capability improvements through the years. This presentation will also discuss the EA-6B community, from Navy Airwings to Marine Corps utilization to shore-based expeditionary operations. Finally, the Prowler’s use in combat operations is discussed, including operations in Vietnam, Libya, Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan.
The AOC International Symposium & Convention, the industry’s leading, three-day event, brings together nearly 2000 professionals from 30+ countries spanning industry, military, and government sectors. Learn from subject matter experts and influencers from military, government, academia and industry who will speak to a multitude of topics around the theme of “Building the EMS Enterprise”. Whether it is from a main stage keynoter, a breakout session panelist, or an Innovation Stage message, plan to walk away equipped with the latest developments in technology and governance in pursuit of EMS capability superiority.
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Whether you're interested in attending our symposium sessions or just the exhibit hall - we have the right pass for you.
Keynote and High Ranking Speakers
- The Honorable Don Bacon, United States House of Representatives, NE-02 (invited)
- The Honorable Alan R. Shaffer, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
- Lt Gen Robert Elder, USAF (Ret’d), AOC Senior Advisory Board
- Dr. Tim Grayson, Office Director, Strategic Technology Office (STO)
- James A. Faist, SES, Director, Adv Capability, OUSD Research & Engineering
- Major General David Krumm, Director of Strategic Plans, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements
- Rear Admiral Steve Parode, Director, Information Warfare Integration (N2N6F)
- Brigadier General Giuseppe Sgamba, Assistant Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre
- Brigadier General Lance Landrum, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), Joint Staff
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.
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.
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
Mr. Bryan Clark - Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
Dr. John Burrow - Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (DASN RDTE)
Sponsorship opportunities available! Find out more here.
The theme for the UNCLASSIFIED portion of the 2019 Pacific Information Operations Symposium, “Countering Coercion: The Role of Information Operations,” examines the Indo-Pacific Information Environment (IE) to understand how coercion and malign influence diminish the effectiveness of deterrence. Following last year’s symposium focus on how Information Operations could support effective deterrence, this year’s theme will examine how comprehensive coercion undermines effective deterrence of adversaries and assurance of allies and partners. The symposium will examine how to counter the erosive effects of coercion and malign influence from weakening or negating friendly force inform and influence efforts, preserving confidence in the cohesion of our Alliances and national capabilities to defend sovereignty from multiple attack vectors.
CALL FOR PAPERS
USINDOPACOM J39 and the Association of Old Crows (AOC) are soliciting original unclassified English language presentations and/or papers for the 8th Pacific IO Symposium / USINDOPACOM IO Symposium from subject matter experts in the United States, and Allied and partner militaries (or ministries of defense/security), as well as from academia and industry on the symposium theme.
Presentations must be UNCLASSIFIED, or FOUO releasable for the unclassified sessions. Presentations for classified sessions at Camp Smith (October 11th) should be at the SECRET REL/FVEY level.
Please contact the Symposium Chair, Arthur Tulak, COL USA, Ret., via e-mail at Arthur.N.Tulak.email@example.com if you are interested in speaking or want more information. Submissions are due Wednesday, July 31.
The AOC Taipei Chapter has been established for more than 40 years. This year, in line with the "Defense Industry Regulations" policy, the Taipei Chapter will be expanded to provide a platform for tactical exchange and technical discussion between the military, R&D units and manufacturers to enhance Taiwan's defense industrial development in the fields of electronic warfare and cyber warfare.
Recently, the 2019 Annual Conference was held at the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology (NCSIST), Taiwan, R.O.C. to showcase the state-of-the-art electronic warfare and cyber warfare equipment and invite experts to give special lectures and seminars. The conference was chaired by Dr. Ko, Ping-Ya, president of Taipei Chapter and vice president of the NCSIST. Invited were the Vice Minister of the Ministry of National Defense Lee, Ting-Sheng, the Director of the Department of Regulations Xie, Jun-Shan, the Commander of the Army Training Center Ye, Rui-Jia, and the Ministry of National Defense, the relevant units of the three armed forces, the National Defense University and individual members. More than 200 people attended the 2019 Annual Conference.
On June 28, 2019, the AOC Capital Club Scholarship Chair, Donald (Don) Revell (Colonel, U.S. Marine (Ret.)) enjoyed the privilege of meeting and presenting the Capitol Club’s most recent scholarship award to Virginia Tech student Bryce Flowers in Blacksburg, Virginia. Bryce is currently working on an emerging technology research project that involves the fusion of RF Engineering and Adversarial Machine Learning.
After presenting Bryce with a $2,500 scholarship award, Colonel Revell was given a tour and briefing of Virginia Tech's Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology by Dr. Chris Headley, assistant director of the Hume Center's Electronic Systems Laboratory and research assistant professor, by courtesy, with the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. The Hume Center leads Virginia Tech's research and experimental learning programs in national security with a focus on aerospace and oceans engineering, electronics systems and information systems. The Hume Center holds Center of Academic Excellence designations from the National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and the Intelligence community.
The Palmetto Roost has announced the establishment of the Rosemary Wenchel Memorial Scholarship at Charleston Southern University.
In memory of friend and mentor, Rosemary Wenchel, the scholarship will support a female student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program at Charleston Southern University. Mrs. Wenchel was a leader, mentor, and friend to so many, and the Palmetto Roost endeavors to honor her legacy through this scholarship program.
Want to make a contribution to this scholarship?
Contribute online: www.charlestonsouthern.edu/giving
Checks can be mailed to: Charleston Southern University
Development Office | PO Box 118087 | Charleston, SC 29423
Contact Cady Nell Keener, Assistant Vice President for Development & Special Gifts, for additional questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-685-2725.
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.
- Multiple Engineering Positions – Northrop Grumman – Linthicum, MD | Cincinnati & Beavercreek, OH | Rolling Meadows, IL | Camarillo, Pt Mugu & China Lake, CA, United States
- Staff Systems Engineer- Infra-Red Missile Warning Systems – Elbit Systems – Ft. Worth, TX, United States | Merrimack, NH, United States
- Electrical Antenna Engineer – Meggitt Baltimore – Baltimore, MD, United State
The White House nominee to be the Pentagon’s top uniformed official said the Department of Defense needs to improve its non-kinetic capabilities. As the department shifts to prioritizing competition against China and Russia, which feature cyber, electronic warfare and information warfare tools that can create confusion and loss of confidence in systems, the United States will have to invest in these systems in kind, said Army Gen. Mark Milley, the nominee to become the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (C4ISRNET)
Senior U.S. military leaders remain sharply divided over whether to order an updated F-15X model of the venerable F-15 Eagle fighter, or to remain strictly focused on ramping up procurement of Lockheed’s F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. (The National Interest)
The Air Force will see two major satellites launched from Florida in late July following the delay of an advanced anti-jamming communications satellite launch in June. The first launch will be the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite. The AEHF satellite system provides highly secure, anti-jamming communications for the military. (C4ISRNET)
Britain is planning to invest up to $162 million developing three directed-energy weapon demonstrators, including one aimed at killing drones, the Ministry of Defence has announced. The MoD said it had notified industry this week, in what is called a Prior Information Notice, of its intention to procure two laser-based demonstrators and a radio-frequency weapon to “explore the potential of the technology and accelerate its introduction onto the battlefield.” (Defense News)