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Clearance requests MUST be submitted by August 30. The deadline to register for this event is September 4, no registrations accepted after 9/4 and there will be NO onsite registration.

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

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS 

Dr. Karl Dahlhauser - Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering), Dir EW & CM Office
Dr. Michael Pollock, SES - Department Head, Information, Cyber and Spectrum Superiority, Office of Naval Research
Rear Admiral Eric H. Ver Hage
- Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center/Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Mr. Harrison Schramm - 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.

 

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. 

The World of Airborne Expendables & small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)
Dr. Patrick Ford  |  10/8/2019 - 10/17/2019  |  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.

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.

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Introduction to Machine Learning for EW

September 5, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

While machine learning is often discussed as a key technological advancement, its utility to Electronic Warfare (EW) is often poorly understood. The goal of this webinar is to introduce the audience to the principles of machine learning, and its relationship to modern EW systems.

This webinar introduces the spectrum of machine learning technologies, with a focus on the tools for classification, clustering, regression, and dimensionality reduction. The various techniques are then explored in the context of EW, for such applications as classifying emitters, clustering radar pulses, and developing cognitive jammers. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the challenges and opportunities in applying machine learning to EW.

 

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

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DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS

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)
LTG 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
MG Neil Hersey - Commanding General, Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon
MG Gary Johnston - Commander, INSCOM (invited)
MG John Morrison - USA - Chief of Staff, US Cyber Command (invited)
MG Joel K. Tyler - Commanding General, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
MG Peter A. Gallagher - Director, Networks, Services and Strategy
MG David Bassett
- PEO Command, Control and Communications-Tactical
MG Mitchell L. Kilgo - Commanding General, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Senior Commander, Aberdeen Proving Ground
BG Robert M. Collins - PEO IEWS
Mr. Adam Nucci - Deputy Director (DISL) at U.S. Army HQDA G-3/5/7 Cyber, Electronic Warfare, Information

Sponsorship opportunities available! Find out more here.

 

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.

Click here to register! Join us for an earlier convention this year, from October 28-30!

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 David L. Norquist, Deputy Secretary of Defense, United States of America (invited)
- The Honorable James Langevin, 
United States House of Representatives, RI-02 (invited)
- 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, Director, Strategic Technology Office (STO), DARPA
- James A. Faist, SES, 
Director, Adv Capability, OUSD Research & Engineering
- Rear Admiral Steve Parode, Director, Information Warfare Integration (N2N6F)
- Brigadier General Lance Landrum, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), Joint Staff
- Brigadier General Robert Collins, Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!

The AOC is seeking qualified volunteers to assist with the successful execution of the Annual Symposium and Convention. To learn more and sign up, click here.

 
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"Advancing Electromagnetic Operations in the Asia Pacific Region"
February 4-5, 2020, Singapore

The 4th AOC EW Asia event will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats.

The conference will consist of plenary sessions focusing on operations, defence capability development, and industry inventiveness. AOC EW Asia 2020 will bring together the EW, SIGINT, C4ISR, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA) communities and more. Speakers will include leaders and operators from the military, government, and academia, S&T and international R&D communities and, crucially, industry. This is an unclassified, English-language, pan Asia-Pacific event providing unique networking opportunities, a specialist exhibition and a world-class conference.

Interested in speaking at the 2020 conference? To submit a paper for consideration, visit the event website: www.asia-decs.com/aoc-ew-asia-call-for-papers. Submissions are due no later than October 18.

 

This Workshop Is Designed To Help Program/Project Managers Address Their Daily Challenges

Chapter News

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.

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The AOC and Clarion Events are event partners for EW conferences and exhibitions held in Europe and Asia. Clarion also runs the largest Defence & Security event in the world, DSEI, biennially in London, with over 35,000 visitors expected: https://www.dsei.co.uk/

Clarion has again given the AOC a complimentary stand in London this coming September. UK Chapter volunteers will run the stand (N4-180 in the Joint Zone, near the Joint Theatre) on behalf of the AOC. 

The UK Chapter has also arranged a 90-minute EW Seminar in the Joint Theatre at 15:30 on Thursday 12 September. If you are coming to London for DSEI, please be sure to come to the stand and say hello. You might want to think about attending the seminar, too. UK AOC member Air Marshal Philip Sturley will chair the seminar, and four world class speakers have agreed to speak. The title of the Seminar is: "Hybrid Warfare, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities and Electronic Warfare – where we are and where we need to go."

UK Chapter Seminar Speakers

Major General Borys Kremenetskyi, UKR-Air Force, Defence and AirAttaché, Embassy of Ukraine to the UK, Ukraine
Colonel Alan Blackman (British Army Retd), Director, ABAL Insight Ltd, UK
Commander von Spreckelsen, Chief Policy Section NATO Joint EW Core Staff, Germany
Professor David Stupples, Professor of Electronic and Radio Systems, Director EW Research, City, University of London, AOC At-Large Director, and UK Chapter Director, UK

  

The AOC Palmetto Roost chapter has established the Rosemary Wenchel Memorial Scholarship at Charleston Southern University in honor of Rosemary Wenchel, who served the defense community in various capacities throughout her life.

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. 

Full scholarship details can be found here.

Would you like 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 ckeener@csuniv.edu or 843-685-2725.

Read more about Rosemary Wenchel's impactful career in defense here, and visit her obiturary.

The Sixth International Conference on Electronic Warfare (EWCI 2020) is being organised by the much Awarded India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore, and has the active support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India, Ministry of Defence and the Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. The Conference is envisaged to be of great use for modern armed forces, military planners, developers, procurers, testers, trainers, and vendors of the latest EW technologies and systems. Past conferences in the series attracted large delegations from Indian Armed Services, DRDO, Defence PSUs, and national and international EW professionals. A large scale indoor exhibition will accompany the conference, displaying the latest EW products from international EW organisations.

  

Data is a strategic asset, but the human factor is the greatest unsolved issue in cybersecurity. Much progress has been made in securing technology, but today, it is not just the technology but also how you factor in human behavior. Security is not just about protecting the widget or fixing the algorithm because you must factor in behavior and external sources as well. A panel of five women, all whom have excelled in cyber-related careers, took on some of cyber’s most pressing issues at TechNet Augusta.

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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:

- Principal Software Engineer – Sierra Nevada Corporation – Folsom, CA | Plano, TX | Centennial, CO, United States
- Principal Systems Engineer – Sierra Nevada Corporation – Folsom, CA | Plano, TX | Centennial, CO, United States
- Northrop Grumman is Hiring for Multiple Engineering Positions – Northrop Grumman – Linthicum, MD | Cincinnati & Beavercreek, OH | Rolling Meadows, IL | Camarillo, Pt Mugu and China Lake, CA, United States

 
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The Army could start fielding its new electronic warfare platoons in spring 2020, a top service official said Aug. 21. These platoons are part of major force updates the service is undertaking in order to better compete with nations such as Russia and China. They will reside within military intelligence companies and serve as brigade assets. (C4ISRNET)

  

The U.S. Army is enjoying a renaissance period for cyber and electronic warfare (EW) technologies and has a chance to lay a foundation of interoperability in cyber systems, says Col. Kevin Finch, USA, program manager for electronic warfare and cyber within the Program Executive Office-Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors. (Signal Magazine)

  

The US Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic is developing an augmented reality-based (AR) radio frequency (RF) emission detection and localisation system to improve the safety of troops. (Naval Technology)

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In a future war zone, an American tank column rolls up the road into enemy territory. At a fork, the tanks turn left — but each one drops off a small tracked robot that goes right. The manned vehicles switch off their long-range radio transmitters, going dark to enemy direction-finding sensors, while the robot decoys chatter away merrily on all wavelengths to draw attention from the real unit. (Breaking Defense)

  

The Army is advancing its ground-based precision navigation and timing, or PNT, technology to counter spoofing threats and improve operations in a multi-domain environment. While GPS continues to be the “gold standard” for PNT capabilities, it can be disrupted from a number of frequency interferences such as weather, and man-made or natural terrain, said Col. Nick Kioutas, the PNT project manager. (MilitarySpot.com)

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Calendar
4
Sep 2019
 
September 4-20 (8 sessions), 13:00 - 16:00 EDT
5
Sep 2019
 
September 5,14:00 - 15:00 EDT
9
Sep 2019
 
September 9-12, Honolulu, HI
10
Sep 2019
 
September 10-11
19
Sep 2019
 
September 19, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT
3
Oct 2019
 
October 3, 14:00-15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
8
Oct 2019
 
October 8-17 (4 sessions), 13:00-16:00 EDT
8
Oct 2019
 
October 8-10
26
Oct 2019
 
October 26-27, 08:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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Oct 2019
 
October 26-27, 09:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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Oct 2019
 
October 28-30
31
Oct 2019
 
October 31 - November 1, 09:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel
31
Oct 2019
 
October 31 - November 1, 08:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel
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Nov 2019
 
November 7, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
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Nov 2019
 
November 14, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
21
Nov 2019
 
November 21, 14:00 -15:00 EST