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

CLEARANCE REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 17!

REGISTER HERE!

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS

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 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
- Maj Gen Michael Fantini, USAF, Director, Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, USAFHQ
- 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 David Gaedecke, USAF, Director, EMS Superiority, Deputy Chief of, Staff for Strategy, Integration & Requirements, HQAF
- 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.

 

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.

Learn more...

 
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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.

 

Achieving SWAP-C Benefits in EW Systems Using Positive Gain Slope MMIC Amplifiers

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

This presentation will illustrate how designers of wideband Electronic Warfare (EW) systems can utilize distributed amplifiers or other components with a positive gain slope to simplify their designs while at the same time improving overall performance. The techniques presented will show how using these high performance MMIC devices can dramatically help reduce the size, bill of materials, power consumption and cost of an overall solution versus traditional discrete components with a negative gain slope allowing the system or subsystem designer to maximize the SWAP-C potential of their design. This presentation will also demonstrate how paying closer attention to the component design considerations within the selection process can have a significant impact on not only your final system performance but also the overall complexity and size of implementation.

 

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

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The AOC Kitty Hawk Chapter will host its annual CLASSIFIED Kitty Hawk Week from September 24-26 in Dayton, Ohio. 

REGISTER NOW! Registration will end September 18! Click here to register and learn more.

This year's event will feature Classified SECRET N/F Sessions on:
- EW/EMD Superiority  ECCT
- AF 2030 and AFWIC
- OSD & DARPA Programs/Plans
- AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation Office Programs
- Cyber Security
- NASIC/MISC Threat Briefs

  

Hybrid Warfare, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities and Electronic Warfare – where we are and where we need to go

September 12, London, UK

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

  

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.

  

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.

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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:

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Army leaders say they are making progress in rebuilding the service’s electronic warfare capabilities through its ranks and its equipment. Following the conclusion of the Cold War, the service divested the majority of its electronic warfare tools. Since then, much of the electronic warfare equipment has lacked the sophistication needed to compete against peer threats. (C4ISRNET)

  

After years of planning and development, the ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) is now steadily transitioning to full production and deployment. The standoff jamming initiative, which replaces older ALQ-99 tactical jamming system pods on U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers, is easily the service’s most important electronic warfare program. (Defense & Security Monitor)

  

Even amidst the shuffle of senior leadership within the Army, the service has seen the positive results of revamping its once sluggish acquisition process, said acting Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy. With the establishment of its six modernization priorities and eight cross-functional teams, the Army has already moved faster to acquire next-generation combat vehicles and advanced capabilities to deliver to formations, he said. (US Army)

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Though the Multi-Domain Task Force in Europe is only beginning to take form, it’s already expected to help the U.S. Army shape its doctrine relevant to possible ground campaigns against near-peer competitor Russia. So far the Army has largely focused on how the Multi-Domain Operations, or MDO, concept might look in the Indo-Pacific theater. (Defense News)

  

Japan is stepping up its investments in electronic warfare, with its latest defense budget request containing a number of related acquisitions and research activities in this domain. The latest budget request from the Defense Ministry for fiscal 2020, which starts April 1, calls for $50.5 billion, an increase of 1.2 percent over the previous year and the eighth straight year of an increase. (C4ISRNET)

  

The potential for electronic warfare jamming that can knock out satellite navigation over wide areas is a very real threat. The potential effects of GPS jamming isn't widely known, yet the threat gets bigger the more we rely on GPS. As a result, more and more countries are committed to developing GPS interference devices. Because jamming technology now decides the battle, whoever gains the upper hand in an electronic jamming war will determine the course of the war. 

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Calendar
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.
26
Oct 2019
 
October 26-27, 09:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
28
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
7
Nov 2019
 
November 7, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
14
Nov 2019
 
November 14, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
21
Nov 2019
 
November 21, 14:00 -15:00 EST