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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.

The deadline to book your hotel room in the AOC Hotel Block has been extended!

Book your room at the Renaissance by 10/7 or Marriott Marquis (Gov & Military) by 10/11

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
- 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)
- Mr. Laurence Mixon, Special Assistant to the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors
- 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

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.

 

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

Pre-registration for CEMA is now closed - onsite registrations only. Clearances may be submitted now and will be verified onsite. 

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS

LTG Stephen Fogarty - USA - Commanding General, Army Cyber Command
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
MG Joel K. Tyler - Commanding General, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
MG Peter A. Gallagher - Director, Network Cross-Functional Team
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 Collins - PEO IEW&S
Mr. Patrick O’Neill - Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s C5ISR Center before Nucci
Mr. Adam Nucci
- Deputy Director (DISL) at U.S. Army HQDA G-3/5/7 Cyber, Electronic Warfare, Information
BG Matthew Easley - Director of Army Futures Command and AI Task Force for U.S. Army

View the dynamic conference agenda here!

Sponsorship opportunities available! Find out more 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...

 

RAF 100 Group and its EW Legacy

Thursday, October 3, 2019 14:00-15:00 EDT (18:00-19:00 UTC)
 
Seventy-five years ago the leadership of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Bomber Command took a decision which would change air power forever. It created 100 Group. This was a specialist unit tasked with unleashing kinetic and electronic effects against the Luftwaffe’s Integrated Air Defence System (IADS). The Group came into being as the Command intensified its attacks against strategic targets in Germany in late 1943. During its 18 month career 100 Group pioneered electronic warfare tactics and concepts of operations which continue to save aircrew lives, much as they did in the skies over Western Europe.

 
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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.

 
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Our AOC Director of Membership, Glorianne O’Neilin, celebrated her birthday in the AOC Booth at AFCEA TechNet on Wednesday, 21 August 2019 with a little help from Karen Brigance, AOC Southern Regional Director, and Lisa K. Frugé-Cirilli, AOC Immediate Past President. Go Green Jacket Roost!!!

 

  

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:

- Senior Computational Research Scientist – Applied Research Associates, Inc. –  Ohio, United States
- RF Engineer, Systems Design and Test (Electrical) – Applied Research Associates, BerrieHill Research Division (ARA/BRD) – Ohio, United States
- Senior Engineer: RCS Design and Measurement Engineering Support Svcs SENIO02980 – Applied Research Associates, BerrieHill Research Division (ARA/BRD) – Ohio, United States

 
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The attacks on the oil facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais in Saudi Arabia are neon flashing warning signs of the threat presented by the proliferation of low flying precision guided weapons like drones and cruise missiles. These attacks were highly successful, despite the apparent presence of air defenses. This illustrates two vulnerabilities in the United States air defense system, gaps that also endanger American and allied troops and military facilities. (The Hill)

  

The military is investing heavily in artificial intelligence — but AI alone is not enough. You need hardware that can handle your high-powered algorithms, without taking up so much space, weight, and power that it can’t fit into a frontline command post, fighter jet, or tank. And that’s not easy. (Breaking Defense)

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The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will not complete its already-delayed formal operational test phase this fall because of a setback in the testing process, according to a source close to the program. While the F-35 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) was supposed to be complete by late summer, a source with knowledge of its development said the testing is still incomplete due to an unfinished phase known as the Joint Simulation Environment. (Military.com)

  

One of the Pentagon’s top electronic warfare officials, William Conley, has left the Department of Defense, sources told C4ISRNET. Conley served as the director for electronic warfare with the office of the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment. That position is now is vacant, sources said. (C4ISRNET)

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Calendar
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