eCrow Newsletter http://www.ecrow.org/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2018 6/19/2018 9:11:43 AM 20 REGISTER NOW: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems Webinar, June 14 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>Requirements are a fundamental part of systems engineering, but are often poorly understood, particularly in the context of Electronic Warfare systems. The goal of this presentation is to provide the audience an understanding of requirements engineering as it applies to EW programs. This will include a discussion of how EW systems are measured, how those metrics can be translated into system requirements, and qualities of a good requirement. The presentation concludes with a discussion of requirements from EW projects, their impact on system design, and how they can be improved.</p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&amp;group= REGISTER TODAY for Our AOC Army SIGINT Event, July 18, Washington, D.C. https://www.crows.org/page/WinningArmySIGINT? <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>On July 18, the AOC SIGINT Industry Partner Project (SIGINT IPP) will hold an event, entitled <strong>&ldquo;Winning the EMS: The Future of Army SIGINT.&rdquo;</strong> The event will take place on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and will study how the Army is prepared to fight in the EMS across DOTMLPF, specifically discussing SIGINT/EW/CO requirements, training, and organization. The Army is making significant progress, but there remain key challenges to address and opportunities on which to capitalize to have a decisive advantage in future warfare.</p> <p>This two-session event, featuring a congressional panel discussion and an Industry Solutions Forum, will draw leadership and expertise from the US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (ICOE), the Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE), the PEO Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&amp;S), and the defense industry. Both sessions qualify as "Widely Attended Events" and are open to military, government, and industry. The event is <strong>FREE</strong>, but registration is required.</p> <p>The first session is a Congressional Panel Discussion, hosted by Rep. Jody Hice (GA-10), a member of the EW Working Group and House Armed Services Committee (HASC). This session will feature a keynote speaker (Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, invited) and panel to discuss developments in the integration of SIGINT, EW, and Cyberspace Operations, as well as the US Army SIGINT Strategy.&nbsp; The second session immediately following is the separate Industry Solutions Forum, which will feature an industry showcase (available to sponsors), a networking reception, and a brief program featuring Army EW/SIGINT leadership.</p> <p>The entire event is <strong>free</strong>, but you must register. Space is limited. For more information on the event and for registration, please click <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/WinningArmySIGINT">here </a>or email Amanda Crowe at <a href="mailto:crowe@crows.org"><span style="color: #0000ff;">crowe@crows.org</span></a>. For sponsorship opportunities for the Industry Solutions Forum, please contact Ken Miller at <a href="mailto:kmiller@crows.org"><span style="color: #0000ff;">kmiller@crows.org</span></a>.</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you there!</p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM https://www.crows.org/page/WinningArmySIGINT? SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES CHOSEN: 2018 AOC Educational Foundation Scholarships http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=506819&issueID=61322 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The Association of Old Crows (AOC) Educational Foundation (AEF) awarded two scholarships in the amount of $12,500 each to two college students studying in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Selection of applicants is based on academic excellence in a STEM area of study, and an interest in and potential future contribution to national defense. These scholarships are funded by a generous $25,000 donation from the Raytheon Corporation.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;"><strong>Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winners!</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Mr. Eugene DeNezza</strong> - Embry&ndash;Riddle Aeronautical University<br /><strong>Mr.&nbsp;Ryan Loehrlein</strong>&nbsp;- University of Southern Indiana</p> <p>Learn more about our scholarship program and awardees <a href="http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102955221708&amp;ca=c0ecc0f3-1027-4806-b4f1-82d4aef0f735">here</a>!</p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=506819&amp;issueID=61322 INDUSTRY NEWS: Marines Want Their Multi-Role Vertical Takeoff Combat Drone To Be A Flying Radar First http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/21376/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-usmcs-ambitious-vertical-takeoff-combat-drone <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The U.S. Marine Corps has outlined seven potential mission sets for its proposed future drone, which will be much larger than the service&rsquo;s existing unmanned aircraft, but will still be able to take-off from and land vertically on the deck of an amphibious assault ship. Though the plans include a wide array of tasks, the top priority is to get the Marine Expeditionary Unit its own airborne early warning capability to help it operate independently of the U.S. Navy&rsquo;s Carrier Strike Groups in a high-end conflict against a potential near-peer adversary, such as Russia or China.&nbsp;<em>(The Drive)</em></p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/21376/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-usmcs-ambitious-vertical-takeoff-combat-drone INDUSTRY NEWS: Marines UAV Crews to Train on Air Force Reapers as Prep for Group 5 UAV Fielding https://news.usni.org/2018/06/07/34175 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Marine Corps will work with the Air Force to put its Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) crews through Group 5 UAV training to be qualified to operate MQ-9 Reapers. The idea is to help create an infrastructure and a knowledge base on large UAV operations ahead of fielding the Marines&rsquo; ship-based UAV in the 2020s.&nbsp;<em>(USNI News)</em></p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM https://news.usni.org/2018/06/07/34175 GET YOUR TICKETS NOW for the Mile High County Crows LPI/LPD Radar ELINT Workshop https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>This course provides an introduction to Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) radar systems, their characteristics and performance. This knowledge is then adapted to Electronic Warfare (EW) systems, and how they can be designed to detect and defeat LPI radars. In addition to lectures, student exercises are used to reinforce and demonstrate concepts. To find out more about the planned agenda and workshop instructor, or to reserve your spot, click <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471">here</a>!</p> <p><strong>August 13-15</strong><br />Community College of Aurora CentreTech Campus<br />Aurora</p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 SINGAPORE CHAPTER: Student Complete New STEM Program Course http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=507504&issueID=61322 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>Earlier this year at EW Singapore. AOC's Singapore Chapter reported to that they would be launching a STEM program for the young ones. In May the students completed the 6-hour <em><strong>Inspire Me, Start Early</strong> </em>STEM program with a top primary school, Henry Park Primary School. Thirty students attended the program with enjoyment. The program, was supported by the Association of Old Crows and endorsed by IEEE.</p> <p><a href="https://www.crows.org/members/dashboard.aspx?PostId=6933804" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Login at crows.org</a> to see more photos from this great event.</p></p> 6/13/2018 3:52:26 PM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=507504&amp;issueID=61322 AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group Web Course: Autonomous Detection and Classification of Low Probability of Intercept Emitters http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1106466 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EDT</p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1106466 LPI/LPD Radar ELINT Workshop https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />August 13-15, Aurora, CO</p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 REGISTER FOR THE AOC WEBINAR: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations, July 12 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>To date, the AOC Virtual Series has steered clear of mathematics, but that is about to change! This webinar will tackle the radar and jammer range equations head on to unpack the many layers of information buried in these important results.</p> <p>By the end of this presentation, attendees will have gained a clearer understanding of how the parameters of radar and EW systems interact to determine system performance - the fundamental objective of the radar and jammer range equations. Factors including antenna gain, radar cross section (RCS), effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP), coherent processing time, range (yes, really!), and others will be explored to understand what they actually mean in real systems.</p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group= Find and Post Opportunities with the AOC Career Center! https://careers.crows.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce its new Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, &amp; IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Manage Your Career:</strong></span><br /> - Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials<br /> - Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information<br /> - Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)<br /> - Access career resources and job searching tips and tools<br /> - Browse 100+ jobs already posted at https://careers.crows.org<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Recruit for Open Positions:</strong></span><br /> - Post your jobs, or your organization&rsquo;s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them<br /> - Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st &amp; 3rd Wednesday of each month<br /> - Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively<br /> <br /> From now until June 30, we are offering a special to all employers &amp; recruiters. For your first job posting, enter the code <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>CrowsCareersLaunch18</strong></span> and receive 50% off the normal job posting price!<br /> <br /> We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!</p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM https://careers.crows.org ACCESS THE NEW CROWS.ORG: Update Your Login to Access AOC Resources http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=506822&issueID=61322 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>We are pleased to announce the Association of Old Crows has launched a new website that is fully integrated with our membership database.</p> <p>At the new <a href="http://www.crows.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">crows.org</a>, you can gain access to all of the following:</p> <p>&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/jed">The electronic version of the JED</a> (members only)<br />&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/login.aspx?authtoken=49A3CEF9-4E92-43EF-B8DA-FF6ED4AE3DEE&amp;persist=0&amp;returl=https%3A%2F%2Feducation%2Ecrows%2Eorg%2Fdiweb%2Fgateway%3Ff%3Dcatalog%2A2Ft%2A2F13749%26ct%3DvMDPDBopIYLEyHReiJHb5Equ2D4Q%2A2FX83fqXZxLaAfUr8rQh1JMNEQA%2A3D%2A3D">On-demand Virtual Series Webinars</a> (members only)<br /><span style="color: #0000ff;">&minus; <a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.crows.org/news">The latest industry news</a></span><br />&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/chapters">Chapter groups</a><br />&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/members/dashboard.aspx">Special interest groups</a><br />&minus; <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.crows.org/events/event_list.asp">Register for AOC events</a></span> <br />&hellip;and much more!</p> <p><strong>Since this is a brand new platform, the first time you log in to the new system, please follow these simple steps:</strong></p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/email_pass.asp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><em>Click here</em></strong></a> to reset your password<br />2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/login.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em><strong>Click here</strong></em></a> to login<br />3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS &ndash; NOT your old username<br />4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your new password created above</p> <p>If you have any questions or comments regarding the new site/platform, feel free to <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/?type=CONTACT" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contact us</a>.</p> <p>There will be many improvements and features being added in the coming weeks and months, so please check back regularly. Thank you for being a part of the AOC community!</p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=506822&amp;issueID=61322 CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN: Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference, September 5-7, Huntsville, AL http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference will provide the latest findings from ongoing, allsource analysis of high interest threat air defense systems to include threat system capabilities and vulnerabilities, status of new development programs, and current and projected proliferation. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.</p> <p><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></p> <p>Deadline is June 29th!&nbsp; Refer to <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018">crows.org</a> for topic details and submission guidelines.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities available!</span>&nbsp;</strong>Click <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018">here</a>.</p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 GET INVOLVED - SPONSOR, SPEAK OR HOST A CHALLENGE: Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Challenge and Conference, September 20-21, Colorado Springs, CO http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=506824&issueID=61322 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The inaugural 2018 EMSO Challenge is a unique two-day event that will include hands on, team-based EMSO Decathlon challenge events in the morning followed by afternoon technical briefing sessions that will be Unclassified. The conference will focus on emerging concepts, innovative technologies, and unique approaches to current challenges that exist within contested and congested electromagnetic spectrum operations.</p> <p>The EMSO Decathlon is a STEM-focused hands on competition consisting of 10 team-based technical challenges that include principles of Electronic Warfare, Information Operations, and Cyber Warfare. The challenges require basic knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with an aim to maximize the learning experience, promote intellectual development of EW/Cyber/Spectrum skill-sets, and recognize superior &ldquo;EMSO Decathletes.&rdquo;&nbsp; Decathlon participants will engage in basic exercises in spectrum, radio frequency propagation, frequency allocation, polarization, direction finding and geolocation, repeater placement, satellite communications, waveforms, jamming principles, cyber vulnerability concepts, EMS trivia challenge and more, progressing through a series of interactive lanes featuring technologies, equipment and platforms utilized today and planned for the future.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities still available!</span></strong> Find out more <a href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/2018_conferences/emso_challenge/Sponsor_Contract_EMSO_Challe.pdf">here</a>!</p> <p><a href="http://www.crows.org/default.asp?page=EMSOChallenge2018">Click here</a> to learn more about how you can get involved!</p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=506824&amp;issueID=61322 CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN: 4th Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity Conference (CEMA), October 23-25, Aberdeen, Maryland https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The theme for this year&rsquo;s CEMA conference is: &ldquo;CEMA as a Critical Enabler to Modernization Priorities".&nbsp; We will&nbsp;showcase the important role CEMA technologies and capabilities can play in helping achieve the CSA&rsquo;s top 6 priority areas:&nbsp; Long Range precision Fire, Next Generation Combat vehicle, Future Vertical Lift, Network/C3I modernization, Advanced Missile Defense, and Soldier Lethality.&nbsp; &nbsp;Conference presentations may be Classified, TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></span></p> <p>The CEMA 2018 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States and Five Eyes Nations, Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in Electronic Warfare, Cyber, Signals Intelligence, and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations. Conference presentations may be classified TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.</p> <p>All abstracts must be unclassified and MUST follow the abstract template. <a href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/2018_conferences/cema/CEMA_2018_Call_for_Papers_an.pdf">Click here</a> to download the template.</p> <p>Please forward abstracts Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org by July 20.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities available!</span>&nbsp;</strong>Click <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018">here</a>.</p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018 CALL FOR PAPERS: 7th Annual AOC Pacific Conference, October 9-11, Honolulu, HI https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The purpose of the symposium is to bring together government, military, industry, academia, small business and other stakeholders for discussions on the operational challenges facing the practitioners of these IRCs, and to explore possible technological and tactics/procedural solutions. To stimulate wider interest and inquiry into these issues, the symposium and related activities and events will be open to registration by government, industry and academia representatives without regard to their AOC membership status (both AOC Members and non-members may register) except that access of foreign and any other persons may be restricted as necessary in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The symposium agenda will focus on the role of information operations in maintaining the conditions for continued peace and stability within the region and will feature presentations and panels from senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders.</p> <p><em><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;"><strong>Call for Presentations</strong></span></em></p> <p>PACOM J39 and the AOC are soliciting original unclassified English language presentations and/or papers for the 7th AOC Pacific Conference / PACOM IO Symposium from subject matter experts in the U.S. and Allied and partner militaries (or ministries of defense/security), as well as from academia and industry on the conference theme. Presentations for the full symposium (9 and 10 October) must be UNCLASSIFIED, or UNCLASSIFIED releasable to the invited Allied and partner militaries of Australia, Canada, Chile, France, French Polynesia,&nbsp; Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.[23] Presentations for classified sessions at Camp Smith (11 October) should be at the SECRET REL/FVEY level, or at higher classification for smaller U.S.-Only break-out sessions.</p> <p>Please contact the Symposium <strong>Chair, Arthur Tulak, COL USA, Ret</strong>. at <a href="mailto:Arthur.N.Tulak.ctr@pacom.mil"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #3366ff; text-decoration: underline;">Arthur.N.Tulak.ctr@pacom.mil</span></span></strong></a> for more information.&nbsp;</p> <p>The deadline for submitting is <strong>July 31, 2018</strong>.</p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM INDUSTRY NEWS: The Corps is about to kick off experimental exercises for its information warriors https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/06/07/the-corps-is-about-to-kick-off-experimental-exercises-for-its-information-warriors/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Corps is planning a series of experimental exercises to test its information warriors in exploiting and navigating the complex information terrain. The Corps calls it &ldquo;operations in the information environment,&rdquo; or OIE, and I Marine Information Group, or I MIG, has been selected for the fiscal year 2019 series of experimental exercises.&nbsp;<em>(Marine Corps Times)</em></p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/06/07/the-corps-is-about-to-kick-off-experimental-exercises-for-its-information-warriors/ INDUSTRY NEWS: How multidomain battle is transforming US Army exercises https://www.defensenews.com/land/2018/06/08/multidomain-battle-transforming-how-the-us-army-exercises/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The U.S. Army in Europe has used the new and complex Joint Warfighting Assessment, or JWA, as an early opportunity to move the concept of multidomain battle from paper to theater to better understand how the service and its partners will fight together in the future. But the need to fully assess the multidomain battle concept is also teaching the Army that it needs to transform how it conducts future exercises by integrating emerging concepts, capabilities and threats into today&rsquo;s exercises.&nbsp;<em>(Defense News)</em></p></p> 6/11/2018 10:00:16 AM https://www.defensenews.com/land/2018/06/08/multidomain-battle-transforming-how-the-us-army-exercises/ INDUSTRY NEWS: China hacked a Navy contractor and secured a trove of highly sensitive data on submarine warfare https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/china-hacked-a-navy-contractor-and-secured-a-trove-of-highly-sensitive-data-on-submarine-warfare/2018/06/08/6cc396fa-68e6-11e8-bea7-c8eb28bc52b1_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c23a8b299a19 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61322>June 13, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>Chinese government hackers have compromised the computers of a Navy contractor, stealing massive amounts of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare &mdash; including secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020, according to American officials.&nbsp;The breaches occurred in January and February, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.&nbsp;<em>(The Washington Post)</em></p></p> 6/11/2018 10:12:51 AM https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/china-hacked-a-navy-contractor-and-secured-a-trove-of-highly-sensitive-data-on-submarine-warfare/2018/06/08/6cc396fa-68e6-11e8-bea7-c8eb28bc52b1_story.html?noredirect=on&amp;utm_term=.c23a8b299a19 HAPPENING NOW: The AOC's 23rd Annual EW Europe 2018, June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland https://www.eweurope.com/welcome <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC&rsquo;s 23rd European event in Lausanne, Switzerland, is under way! With 80 exhibitors, 8 sponsors, 45 participating nations and 50 presentations covering the AOC mission area, this year's EW Europe is bigger than ever! The conference has brought together&nbsp;the EW, SIGINT, C4ISR, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA) communities and more, with speakers including&nbsp;leaders and operators from the military, government, academia, S&amp;T and international R&amp;D communities and, crucially, industry.</p> <p><em><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">MEET THE SPEAKERS:</span></strong></em>&nbsp;Can't make it to the conference? Find out more about the event with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eweurope.com/conference-programme/speaker-interviews">speakers'&nbsp;online interviews!</a></p></p> 6/6/2018 11:17:39 AM https://www.eweurope.com/welcome REGISTER NOW: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems Webinar, June 14 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>Requirements are a fundamental part of systems engineering, but are often poorly understood, particularly in the context of Electronic Warfare systems. The goal of this presentation is to provide the audience an understanding of requirements engineering as it applies to EW programs. This will include a discussion of how EW systems are measured, how those metrics can be translated into system requirements, and qualities of a good requirement. The presentation concludes with a discussion of requirements from EW projects, their impact on system design, and how they can be improved.</p></p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&amp;group= REGISTER TODAY for Our AOC Army SIGINT Event, July 18, Washington, D.C. https://www.crows.org/page/WinningArmySIGINT? <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>On July 18, the AOC SIGINT Industry Partner Project (SIGINT IPP) will hold an event, entitled <strong>&ldquo;Winning the EMS: The Future of Army SIGINT.&rdquo;</strong> The event will take place on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and will study how the Army is prepared to fight in the EMS across DOTMLPF, specifically discussing SIGINT/EW/CO requirements, training, and organization. The Army is making significant progress, but there remain key challenges to address and opportunities on which to capitalize to have a decisive advantage in future warfare.</p> <p>This two-session event, featuring a congressional panel discussion and an Industry Solutions Forum, will draw leadership and expertise from the US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (ICOE), the Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE), the PEO Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sen- sors (IEW&amp;S), and the defense industry. Both sessions qualify as "Widely Attended Events" and are open to military, government, and industry. The event is <strong>FREE</strong>, but registration is required.</p> <p>The first session is a Congressional Panel Discussion, hosted by Rep. Jody Hice (GA-10), a member of the EW Working Group and House Armed Services Committee (HASC). This session will feature a keynote speaker (Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, invited) and panel to discuss developments in the integration of SIGINT, EW, and Cyberspace Operations, as well as the US Army SIGINT Strategy.&nbsp; The second session immediately following is the separate Industry Solutions Forum, which will feature an industry showcase (available to sponsors), a networking reception, and a brief program featuring Army EW/SIGINT leadership.</p> <p>The entire event is <strong>free</strong>, but you must register. Space is limited. For more information on the event and for registration, please click <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/WinningArmySIGINT">here </a>or email Amanda Crowe at <a href="mailto:crowe@crows.org"><span style="color: #0000ff;">crowe@crows.org</span></a>. For sponsorship opportunities for the Industry Solutions Forum, please contact Ken Miller at <a href="mailto:kmiller@crows.org"><span style="color: #0000ff;">kmiller@crows.org</span></a>.</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you there!</p></p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM https://www.crows.org/page/WinningArmySIGINT? SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES CHOSEN: 2018 AOC Educational Foundation Scholarships http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=505825&issueID=61321 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The Association of Old Crows (AOC) Educational Foundation (AEF) awarded two scholarships in the amount of $12,500 each to two college students studying in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Selection of applicants is based on academic excellence in a STEM area of study, and an interest in and potential future contribution to national defense. These scholarships are funded by a generous $25,000 donation from the Raytheon Corporation.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;"><strong>Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winners!</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Mr. Eugene DeNezza</strong> - Embry&ndash;Riddle Aeronautical University<br /><strong>Mr.&nbsp;Ryan Loehrlein</strong>&nbsp;- University of Southern Indiana</p> <p>Learn more about our scholarship program and awardees <a href="http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102955221708&amp;ca=c0ecc0f3-1027-4806-b4f1-82d4aef0f735">here</a>!</p></p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=505825&amp;issueID=61321 INDUSTRY NEWS: Air Force begins operating Reaper drone from Poland https://www.stripes.com/news/air-force-begins-operating-reaper-drone-from-poland-1.530515 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The U.S. Air Force is flying for the first time at least one unarmed, unmanned drone from an air base in Poland, a move that comes soon after Warsaw said it wants to pay for a permanent American military presence in the country. U.S. Air Forces in Europe said in a recent statement that it is operating an MQ-9 Reaper aircraft at Miroslawiec Air Base &ldquo;as a visible expression of U.S. efforts to enhance regional stability.&rdquo;&nbsp;<em>(Stars and Stripes)</em></p></p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM https://www.stripes.com/news/air-force-begins-operating-reaper-drone-from-poland-1.530515 INDUSTRY NEWS: It's Official, The Navy's Next Anti-Ship Cruise Missile Will Be The Naval Strike Missile http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/21233/its-official-the-navys-next-anti-ship-cruise-missile-will-be-the-naval-strike-missile <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The U.S. Navy has awarded its long-awaited Over-the-Horizon Weapon Systems contract to Raytheon, which had joined together with Norwegian defense contractor Kongsberg to offer the Naval Strike Missile, or NSM. The service sees the weapon as an important anti-ship and land-attack weapon capability for the Littoral Combat Ship and its future frigates, but the selection could also pave the way for adding the missiles to other types of ships and for other services to acquire air- and ground-launched versions.&nbsp;<em>(The Drive)</em></p></p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/21233/its-official-the-navys-next-anti-ship-cruise-missile-will-be-the-naval-strike-missile GET YOUR TICKETS NOW for the Mile High County Crows LPI/LPD Radar ELINT Workshop https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>This course provides an introduction to Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) radar systems, their characteristics and performance. This knowledge is then adapted to Electronic Warfare (EW) systems, and how they can be designed to detect and defeat LPI radars. In addition to lectures, student exercises are used to reinforce and demonstrate concepts. To find out more about the planned agenda and workshop instructor, or to reserve your spot, click <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471">here</a>!</p> <p><strong>August 13-15</strong><br />Community College of Aurora CentreTech Campus<br />Aurora</p></p> 6/4/2018 11:56:59 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) https://ims2018.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 10-15, Philadelphia, PA</p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM https://ims2018.org/ AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group Web Course: Autonomous Detection and Classification of Low Probability of Intercept Emitters http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1106466 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EDT</p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1106466 LPI/LPD Radar ELINT Workshop https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />August 13-15, Aurora, CO</p> 6/4/2018 11:49:28 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 REGISTER FOR THE AOC WEBINAR: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations, July 12 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>To date, the AOC Virtual Series has steered clear of mathematics, but that is about to change! This webinar will tackle the radar and jammer range equations head on to unpack the many layers of information buried in these important results.</p> <p>By the end of this presentation, attendees will have gained a clearer understanding of how the parameters of radar and EW systems interact to determine system performance - the fundamental objective of the radar and jammer range equations. Factors including antenna gain, radar cross section (RCS), effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP), coherent processing time, range (yes, really!), and others will be explored to understand what they actually mean in real systems.</p></p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group= AOC launches all-new Career Center! https://careers.crows.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce its new Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, &amp; IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Manage Your Career:</strong></span><br /> - Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials<br /> - Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information<br /> - Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)<br /> - Access career resources and job searching tips and tools<br /> - Browse 100+ jobs already posted at https://careers.crows.org<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Recruit for Open Positions:</strong></span><br /> - Post your jobs, or your organization&rsquo;s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them<br /> - Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st &amp; 3rd Wednesday of each month<br /> - Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively<br /> <br /> From now until June 30, we are offering a special to all employers &amp; recruiters. For your first job posting, enter the code <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>CrowsCareersLaunch18</strong></span> and receive 50% off the normal job posting price!<br /> <br /> We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!</p></p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM https://careers.crows.org ACCESS THE NEW CROWS.ORG: Update Your Login to Access AOC Resources http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=505828&issueID=61321 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>We are pleased to announce the Association of Old Crows has launched a new website that is fully integrated with our membership database.</p> <p>At the new <a href="http://www.crows.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">crows.org</a>, you can gain access to all of the following:</p> <p>&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/jed">The electronic version of the JED</a> (members only)<br />&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/login.aspx?authtoken=49A3CEF9-4E92-43EF-B8DA-FF6ED4AE3DEE&amp;persist=0&amp;returl=https%3A%2F%2Feducation%2Ecrows%2Eorg%2Fdiweb%2Fgateway%3Ff%3Dcatalog%2A2Ft%2A2F13749%26ct%3DvMDPDBopIYLEyHReiJHb5Equ2D4Q%2A2FX83fqXZxLaAfUr8rQh1JMNEQA%2A3D%2A3D">On-demand Virtual Series Webinars</a> (members only)<br /><span style="color: #0000ff;">&minus; <a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.crows.org/news">The latest industry news</a></span><br />&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/chapters">Chapter groups</a><br />&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/members/dashboard.aspx">Special interest groups</a><br />&minus; <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.crows.org/events/event_list.asp">Register for AOC events</a></span> <br />&hellip;and much more!</p> <p><strong>Since this is a brand new platform, you will need to login to the new system by following these simple steps:</strong></p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/email_pass.asp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><em>Click here</em></strong></a> to reset your password<br />2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/login.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em><strong>Click here</strong></em></a> to login<br />3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS &ndash; NOT your old username<br />4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your new password created above</p> <p>If you have any questions or comments regarding the new site/platform, feel free to <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/?type=CONTACT" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contact us</a>.</p> <p>There will be many improvements and features being added in the coming weeks and months, so please check back regularly. Thank you for being a part of the AOC community!</p></p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=505828&amp;issueID=61321 CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN: Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference, September 5-7, Huntsville, AL http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference will provide the latest findings from ongoing, allsource analysis of high interest threat air defense systems to include threat system capabilities and vulnerabilities, status of new development programs, and current and projected proliferation. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.</p> <p><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></p> <p>Deadline is June 29th!&nbsp; Refer to <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018">crows.org</a> for topic details and submission guidelines.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities available!</span>&nbsp;</strong>Click <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018">here</a>.</p></p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 GET INVOLVED - SPONSOR, SPEAK OR HOST A CHALLENGE: Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Challenge and Conference, September 20-21, Colorado Springs, CO http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=505830&issueID=61321 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The inaugural 2018 EMSO Challenge is a unique two-day event that will include hands on, team-based EMSO Decathlon challenge events in the morning followed by afternoon technical briefing sessions that will be Unclassified. The conference will focus on emerging concepts, innovative technologies, and unique approaches to current challenges that exist within contested and congested electromagnetic spectrum operations.</p> <p>The EMSO Decathlon is a STEM-focused hands on competition consisting of 10 team-based technical challenges that include principles of Electronic Warfare, Information Operations, and Cyber Warfare. The challenges require basic knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with an aim to maximize the learning experience, promote intellectual development of EW/Cyber/Spectrum skill-sets, and recognize superior &ldquo;EMSO Decathletes.&rdquo;&nbsp; Decathlon participants will engage in basic exercises in spectrum, radio frequency propagation, frequency allocation, polarization, direction finding and geolocation, repeater placement, satellite communications, waveforms, jamming principles, cyber vulnerability concepts, EMS trivia challenge and more, progressing through a series of interactive lanes featuring technologies, equipment and platforms utilized today and planned for the future.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities still available!</span></strong> Find out more <a href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/2018_conferences/emso_challenge/Sponsor_Contract_EMSO_Challe.pdf">here</a>!</p> <p><a href="http://www.crows.org/default.asp?page=EMSOChallenge2018">Click here</a> to learn more about how you can get involved!</p></p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=505830&amp;issueID=61321 CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN: 4th Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity Conference (CEMA), October 23-25, Aberdeen, Maryland https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The theme for this year&rsquo;s CEMA conference is: &ldquo;CEMA as a Critical Enabler to Modernization Priorities".&nbsp; We will&nbsp;showcase the important role CEMA technologies and capabilities can play in helping achieve the CSA&rsquo;s top 6 priority areas:&nbsp; Long Range precision Fire, Next Generation Combat vehicle, Future Vertical Lift, Network/C3I modernization, Advanced Missile Defense, and Soldier Lethality.&nbsp; &nbsp;Conference presentations may be Classified, TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></span></p> <p>The CEMA 2018 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States and Five Eyes Nations, Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in Electronic Warfare, Cyber, Signals Intelligence, and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations. Conference presentations may be classified TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.</p> <p>All abstracts must be unclassified and MUST follow the abstract template. <a href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/2018_conferences/cema/CEMA_2018_Call_for_Papers_an.pdf">Click here</a> to download the template.</p> <p>Please forward abstracts Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org by July 20.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities available!</span>&nbsp;</strong>Click <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018">here</a>.</p></p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018 CALL FOR PAPERS: 7th Annual AOC Pacific Conference, October 9-11, Honolulu, HI https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The purpose of the symposium is to bring together government, military, industry, academia, small business and other stakeholders for discussions on the operational challenges facing the practitioners of these IRCs, and to explore possible technological and tactics/procedural solutions. To stimulate wider interest and inquiry into these issues, the symposium and related activities and events will be open to registration by government, industry and academia representatives without regard to their AOC membership status (both AOC Members and non-members may register) except that access of foreign and any other persons may be restricted as necessary in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The symposium agenda will focus on the role of information operations in maintaining the conditions for continued peace and stability within the region and will feature presentations and panels from senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders.</p> <p><em><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;"><strong>Call for Presentations</strong></span></em></p> <p>PACOM J39 and the AOC are soliciting original unclassified English language presentations and/or papers for the 7th AOC Pacific Conference / PACOM IO Symposium from subject matter experts in the U.S. and Allied and partner militaries (or ministries of defense/security), as well as from academia and industry on the conference theme. Presentations for the full symposium (9 and 10 October) must be UNCLASSIFIED, or UNCLASSIFIED releasable to the invited Allied and partner militaries of Australia, Canada, Chile, France, French Polynesia,&nbsp; Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.[23] Presentations for classified sessions at Camp Smith (11 October) should be at the SECRET REL/FVEY level, or at higher classification for smaller U.S.-Only break-out sessions.</p> <p>Please contact the Symposium <strong>Chair, Arthur Tulak, COL USA, Ret</strong>. at <a href="mailto:Arthur.N.Tulak.ctr@pacom.mil"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #3366ff; text-decoration: underline;">Arthur.N.Tulak.ctr@pacom.mil</span></span></strong></a> for more information.&nbsp;</p> <p>The deadline for submitting is <strong>July 31, 2018</strong>.</p></p> 6/6/2018 11:27:08 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM INDUSTRY NEWS: EW Europe 2018: Geopolitics fuels EW advances https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/digital-battlespace/ew-europe-2018-geopolitics-fuels-ew-advances/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>Widely considered to be the 'fifth domain' of warfare, developing technology that will deliver the competitive edge against adversaries in the electromagnetic spectrum is being fuelled by geopolitical tensions.&nbsp;For western nations occupied with low-level stabilisation and counter-insurgency missions for over a decade, the requirement to retain and modernise EW capabilities for peer conflicts has waned. That has not been mirrored by the likes of Russia and China, which are forging ahead in this domain.&nbsp;<em>(Shephard Media)</em></p></p> 6/4/2018 11:41:06 AM https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/digital-battlespace/ew-europe-2018-geopolitics-fuels-ew-advances/ INDUSTRY NEWS: EW Europe 2018: US Navy's EW modernisation continues https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/digital-battlespace/ew-europe-2018-us-navy-deploys-advanced-ew-systems/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61321>June 6, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The US Navy&rsquo;s modernisation of its ageing electronic warfare equipment, including the acquisition of a new helicopter-borne EW pod, is continuing as the service attempts to strengthen its surface vessel's defences against new-generation anti-ship missile threats. Two of the navy's key EW programmes are the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 and the Advanced Off-board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) programme.&nbsp;<em>(Shephard Media)</em></p></p> 6/4/2018 3:35:16 PM https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/digital-battlespace/ew-europe-2018-us-navy-deploys-advanced-ew-systems/ REGISTER AND MEET THE SPEAKERS FOR The AOC's 23rd Annual EW Europe 2018, June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland https://www.eweurope.com/welcome <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC&rsquo;s 23rd European event in Lausanne, Switzerland, will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, the multi-domain battle (MDB), Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where some potential opponents are excelling. It will consider the possible responses, how thinking and attitudes must change, and examine the new capabilities that will be required across all lines of development, by all services, in all countries in the free world.</p> <p>The Conference will consist of plenary sessions focusing on operations, defence capability development, and industry inventiveness.&nbsp;AOC EW Lausanne 2018 will bring together the EW, SIGINT, C4ISR, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA) communities and more.&nbsp;Speakers will include leaders and operators from the military, government, and academia, S&amp;T and international R&amp;D communities and, crucially industry.&nbsp;This Unclassified English-language event will attract over 40 nations from around the Globe.</p> <p><strong><em><span style="color: #ff0000;">MEET THE SPEAKERS:</span></em>&nbsp;Learn more about the event with <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.eweurope.com/conference-programme/speaker-interviews">speakers'&nbsp;online interviews!</a></span></strong></p> <p><a href="https://clarion.circdata-solutions.co.uk/microsites/rfg/publish/EWE18/simplereg.aspx"><span style="color: #0000ff;">REGISTER HERE!</span></a></p></p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM https://www.eweurope.com/welcome REGISTER NOW FOR the 9th Annual Cyber & EW Convergence Conference, June 5-7, Charleston, SC http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>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!</p> <p><strong><em><span style="color: #ff0000;">EVENT PREVIEW:</span></em> View the latest <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/charleston/agenda_draft_web_charleston.pdf">Draft Agenda</a></span> now!</strong></p> <p><strong>Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:</strong></p> <p><strong>Lt. Gen (Ret) David Deptula</strong>, Dean, Mitchell Institute of Aerospace; The First Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C<br /> <strong>MG (Ret) Michael Regner</strong>, USMC, Senior Strategy Mentor, USMC; Consultant, Expeditionary Operations and Technology, SPAWAR; Senior Government Affairs Director, Marine Corps League<br /> <strong>Col (Ret) Chris Glaze</strong>, USAF, DARPA <br /> <strong>Mr. Gregg Kendrick</strong>, SES, Executive Director, MARFORCYBER <br /> <strong>Mr. Jeffrey Harris</strong>, CEO, JKH Consulting, LLC; Board Chairman USGIF, Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space; Director, National Reconnaissance Office</p> <p>Find out more <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston">here</a>!</p> <p><em>This conference is CLASSIFIED: TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN. All attendees must be registered and have an active TS//SCI clearance.</em></p></p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston REGISTER NOW: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems Webinar, June 14 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>Requirements are a fundamental part of systems engineering, but are often poorly understood, particularly in the context of Electronic Warfare systems. The goal of this presentation is to provide the audience an understanding of requirements engineering as it applies to EW programs. This will include a discussion of how EW systems are measured, how those metrics can be translated into system requirements, and qualities of a good requirement. The presentation concludes with a discussion of requirements from EW projects, their impact on system design, and how they can be improved.</p></p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&amp;group= REGISTER TODAY for Our AOC Army SIGINT Event, July 18, Washington, D.C. https://www.crows.org/page/WinningArmySIGINT? <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>On July 18, the AOC SIGINT Industry Partner Project (SIGINT IPP) will hold an event, entitled <strong>&ldquo;Winning the EMS: The Future of Army SIGINT.&rdquo;</strong> The event will take place on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and will study how the Army is prepared to fight in the EMS across DOTMLPF, specifically discussing SIGINT/EW/CO requirements, training, and organization. The Army is making significant progress, but there remain key challenges to address and opportunities on which to capitalize to have a decisive advantage in future warfare.</p> <p>This two-session event, featuring a congressional panel discussion and an Industry Solutions Forum, will draw leadership and expertise from the US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (ICOE), the Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE), the PEO Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sen- sors (IEW&amp;S), and the defense industry. Both sessions qualify as "Widely Attended Events" and are open to military, government, and industry. The event is <strong>FREE</strong>, but registration is required.</p> <p>The first session is a Congressional Panel Discussion, hosted by Rep. Jody Hice (GA-10), a member of the EW Working Group and House Armed Services Committee (HASC). This session will feature a keynote speaker (Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, invited) and panel to discuss developments in the integration of SIGINT, EW, and Cyberspace Operations, as well as the US Army SIGINT Strategy.&nbsp; The second session immediately following is the separate Industry Solutions Forum, which will feature an industry showcase (available to sponsors), a networking reception, and a brief program featuring Army EW/SIGINT leadership.</p> <p>The entire event is <strong>free</strong>, but you must register. Space is limited. For more information on the event and for registration, please click <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/WinningArmySIGINT">here </a>or email Amanda Crowe at <span style="color: #0000ff;">crowe@crows.org</span>. For sponsorship opportunities for the Industry Solutions Forum, please contact Ken Miller at <span style="color: #0000ff;">kmiller@crows.org</span>.</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you there!</p></p> 5/30/2018 9:27:25 AM https://www.crows.org/page/WinningArmySIGINT? SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES CHOSEN: 2018 AOC Educational Foundation Scholarships http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=504697&issueID=61320 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The Association of Old Crows (AOC) Educational Foundation (AEF) awarded two scholarships in the amount of $12,500 each to two college students studying in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Selection of applicants is based on academic excellence in a STEM area of study, and an interest in and potential future contribution to national defense. These scholarships are funded by a generous $25,000 donation from the Raytheon Corporation.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;"><strong>Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winners!</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Mr. Eugene DeNezza</strong> - Embry&ndash;Riddle Aeronautical University<br /><strong>Mr.&nbsp;Ryan Loehrlein</strong>&nbsp;- University of Southern Indiana</p> <p>Learn more about our scholarship program and awardees <a href="http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102955221708&amp;ca=c0ecc0f3-1027-4806-b4f1-82d4aef0f735">here</a>!</p></p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=504697&amp;issueID=61320 INDUSTRY NEWS: US Senate defense bill would prep for high-tech fights https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2018/05/25/us-senate-defense-bill-would-prep-for-high-tech-fights/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Senate Armed Services Committee passed a version of the $716 billion defense policy bill Thursday that emphasizes investment in future warfare &mdash; with provisions on cyber, hypersonic weapons and artificial intelligence. Its National Defense Authorization Act would sprinkle $600 million more than the Trump administration budget requests into science, technology and testing programs, to include hypersonics, space constellation technologies, rocket propulsion, directed energy and quantum information science &mdash; the &ldquo;key to advancing warfighting capabilities,&rdquo; according to a summary of the bill released Thursday.&nbsp;<em>(Defense News)</em></p></p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2018/05/25/us-senate-defense-bill-would-prep-for-high-tech-fights/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Army asks industry for enabling technologies in electronic warfare (EW) against capable enemies http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2018/05/electronic-warfare-ew-enabling-technologies.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>U.S. Army leaders are asking industry and academia for information on newly developed enabling technologies in electronic warfare (EW) solutions that might be effective against increasingly capable enemies in conflicts on land, in space, in the air, on and below the ocean, and in cyberspace.&nbsp;Officials of the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) at Aberdeen Proving Ground issued a sources-sought notice on Wednesday (W56KGU-18-R-T011) for the Multi Domain Electronic Warfare Capabilities (MDEWC) project.&nbsp;<em>(Military &amp; Aerospace Electronics)</em></p></p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2018/05/electronic-warfare-ew-enabling-technologies.html PATRIOTS' ROOST CHAPTER CONFERENCE: Space Computing and Connected Enterprise Resiliency http://www.patriotsroostaoc.org/Space_Conference/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>On behalf of the Patriots&rsquo; Roost Chapter of the Association of Old Crows (AOC) International (and the organizing committees of the former Fault Tolerant Spaceborne Computing Using New Technologies and the former Cyber Summit), we invite you to register to attend a very informative and innovative combined conference to be held during June 4th-8th, 2018, titled &ldquo;Space Computing and Connected Enterprise Resiliency.&rdquo; Details on the planned agenda, session topics, speakers, workshops seminars, and logistics can be found <a href="http://www.patriotsroostaoc.org/Space_Conference/">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>June 4-8<br /></strong>MITRE Corporation campus<br />Bedford, Massachusetts</p></p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM http://www.patriotsroostaoc.org/Space_Conference/ AOC EW Europe 2018 https://www.eweurope.com/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland</p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM https://www.eweurope.com/ International Microwave Symposium (IMS) https://ims2018.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 10-15, Philadelphia, PA</p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM https://ims2018.org/ AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group 9th Annual Cyber & EW Convergence Conference https://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 5-7, Charleston, SC</p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM https://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston Web Course: Autonomous Detection and Classification of Low Probability of Intercept Emitters http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1106466 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EDT</p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1106466 REGISTER FOR THE AOC WEBINAR: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations, July 12 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>To date, the AOC Virtual Series has steered clear of mathematics, but that is about to change! This webinar will tackle the radar and jammer range equations head on to unpack the many layers of information buried in these important results.</p> <p>By the end of this presentation, attendees will have gained a clearer understanding of how the parameters of radar and EW systems interact to determine system performance - the fundamental objective of the radar and jammer range equations. Factors including antenna gain, radar cross section (RCS), effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP), coherent processing time, range (yes, really!), and others will be explored to understand what they actually mean in real systems.</p></p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group= AOC launches all-new Career Center! https://careers.crows.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce its new Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, &amp; IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Manage Your Career:</strong></span><br /> - Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials<br /> - Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information<br /> - Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)<br /> - Access career resources and job searching tips and tools<br /> - Browse 100+ jobs already posted at https://careers.crows.org<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Recruit for Open Positions:</strong></span><br /> - Post your jobs, or your organization&rsquo;s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them<br /> - Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st &amp; 3rd Wednesday of each month<br /> - Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively<br /> <br /> From now until June 30, we are offering a special to all employers &amp; recruiters. For your first job posting, enter the code <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>CrowsCareersLaunch18</strong></span> and receive 50% off the normal job posting price!<br /> <br /> We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!</p></p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM https://careers.crows.org ACCESS THE NEW CROWS.ORG: Update Your Login to Access AOC Resources http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=504699&issueID=61320 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>We are pleased to announce the Association of Old Crows has launched a new website that is fully integrated with our membership database.</p> <p>At the new <a href="http://www.crows.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">crows.org</a>, you can gain access to all of the following:</p> <p>&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/jed">The electronic version of the JED</a> (members only)<br />&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/login.aspx?authtoken=49A3CEF9-4E92-43EF-B8DA-FF6ED4AE3DEE&amp;persist=0&amp;returl=https%3A%2F%2Feducation%2Ecrows%2Eorg%2Fdiweb%2Fgateway%3Ff%3Dcatalog%2A2Ft%2A2F13749%26ct%3DvMDPDBopIYLEyHReiJHb5Equ2D4Q%2A2FX83fqXZxLaAfUr8rQh1JMNEQA%2A3D%2A3D">On-demand Virtual Series Webinars</a> (members only)<br /><span style="color: #0000ff;">&minus; <a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.crows.org/news">The latest industry news</a></span><br />&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/chapters">Chapter groups</a><br />&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/members/dashboard.aspx">Special interest groups</a><br />&minus; <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.crows.org/events/event_list.asp">Register for AOC events</a></span> <br />&hellip;and much more!</p> <p><strong>Since this is a brand new platform, you will need to login to the new system by following these simple steps:</strong></p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/email_pass.asp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><em>Click here</em></strong></a> to reset your password<br />2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/login.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em><strong>Click here</strong></em></a> to login<br />3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS &ndash; NOT your old username<br />4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your new password created above</p> <p>If you have any questions or comments regarding the new site/platform, feel free to <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/?type=CONTACT" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contact us</a>.</p> <p>There will be many improvements and features being added in the coming weeks and months, so please check back regularly. Thank you for being a part of the AOC community!</p></p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=504699&amp;issueID=61320 CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN: Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference, September 5-7, Huntsville, AL http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference will provide the latest findings from ongoing, allsource analysis of high interest threat air defense systems to include threat system capabilities and vulnerabilities, status of new development programs, and current and projected proliferation. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.</p> <p><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></p> <p>Deadline is June 29th!&nbsp; Refer to <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018">crows.org</a> for topic details and submission guidelines.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities available!</span>&nbsp;</strong>Click <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018">here</a>.</p></p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 GET INVOLVED - SPONSOR, SPEAK OR HOST A CHALLENGE: Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Challenge and Conference, September 20-21, Colorado Springs, CO http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=504701&issueID=61320 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The inaugural 2018 EMSO Challenge is a unique two-day event that will include hands on, team-based EMSO Decathlon challenge events in the morning followed by afternoon technical briefing sessions that will be Unclassified. The conference will focus on emerging concepts, innovative technologies, and unique approaches to current challenges that exist within contested and congested electromagnetic spectrum operations.</p> <p>The EMSO Decathlon is a STEM-focused hands on competition consisting of 10 team-based technical challenges that include principles of Electronic Warfare, Information Operations, and Cyber Warfare. The challenges require basic knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with an aim to maximize the learning experience, promote intellectual development of EW/Cyber/Spectrum skill-sets, and recognize superior &ldquo;EMSO Decathletes.&rdquo;&nbsp; Decathlon participants will engage in basic exercises in spectrum, radio frequency propagation, frequency allocation, polarization, direction finding and geolocation, repeater placement, satellite communications, waveforms, jamming principles, cyber vulnerability concepts, EMS trivia challenge and more, progressing through a series of interactive lanes featuring technologies, equipment and platforms utilized today and planned for the future.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities still available!</span></strong> Find out more <a href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/2018_conferences/emso_challenge/Sponsor_Contract_EMSO_Challe.pdf">here</a>!</p> <p><a href="http://www.crows.org/default.asp?page=EMSOChallenge2018">Click here</a> to learn more about how you can get involved!</p></p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=504701&amp;issueID=61320 CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN: 4th Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity Conference (CEMA), October 23-25, Aberdeen, Maryland https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The theme for this year&rsquo;s CEMA conference is: &ldquo;CEMA as a Critical Enabler to Modernization Priorities".&nbsp; We will&nbsp;showcase the important role CEMA technologies and capabilities can play in helping achieve the CSA&rsquo;s top 6 priority areas:&nbsp; Long Range precision Fire, Next Generation Combat vehicle, Future Vertical Lift, Network/C3I modernization, Advanced Missile Defense, and Soldier Lethality.&nbsp; &nbsp;Conference presentations may be Classified, TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></span></p> <p>The CEMA 2018 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States and Five Eyes Nations, Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in Electronic Warfare, Cyber, Signals Intelligence, and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations. Conference presentations may be classified TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.</p> <p>All abstracts must be unclassified and MUST follow the abstract template. <a href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/2018_conferences/cema/CEMA_2018_Call_for_Papers_an.pdf">Click here</a> to download the template.</p> <p>Please forward abstracts Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org by July 20.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities available!</span>&nbsp;</strong>Click <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018">here</a>.</p></p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018 INDUSTRY NEWS: The USAF Has Added Large Multi-Function Cockpit Displays To Its F-15C Fleet http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/21081/the-usaf-has-quietly-added-large-multi-function-cockpit-displays-to-its-f-15c-fleet <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61320>May 31, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>One of the F-15C's known shortfalls is its dated cockpit, which includes a spattering of 'steam' gauges, radar scope, radar warning receiver display, and a small color multi-function display. Compared to fighters built even in the latter 1980s, it's archaic. Now it has come to our attention that the USAF has been upgrading their F-15C Eagle's with a large multi-function display that slots in where the F-15C's engine instruments and radar warning receiver were installed. This little talked about enhancement is known as the Passive Attack Display, or PAD.&nbsp;<em>(The Drive)</em></p></p> 5/29/2018 7:08:58 AM http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/21081/the-usaf-has-quietly-added-large-multi-function-cockpit-displays-to-its-f-15c-fleet REGISTER AND MEET THE SPEAKERS FOR The AOC's 23rd Annual EW Europe 2018, June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland https://www.eweurope.com/welcome <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC&rsquo;s 23rd European event in Lausanne, Switzerland, will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, the multi-domain battle (MDB), Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where some potential opponents are excelling. It will consider the possible responses, how thinking and attitudes must change, and examine the new capabilities that will be required across all lines of development, by all services, in all countries in the free world.</p> <p>The Conference will consist of plenary sessions focusing on operations, defence capability development, and industry inventiveness.&nbsp;AOC EW Lausanne 2018 will bring together the EW, SIGINT, C4ISR, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA) communities and more.&nbsp;Speakers will include leaders and operators from the military, government, and academia, S&amp;T and international R&amp;D communities and, crucially industry.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em><span style="color: #ff0000;">MEET THE SPEAKERS:</span></em>&nbsp;Learn more about the event with <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.eweurope.com/conference-programme/speaker-interviews">speakers'&nbsp;online interviews!</a></span></strong></p> <p><a href="https://clarion.circdata-solutions.co.uk/microsites/rfg/publish/EWE18/simplereg.aspx"><span style="color: #0000ff;">REGISTER HERE!</span></a></p></p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM https://www.eweurope.com/welcome REGISTER NOW FOR the 9th Annual Cyber & EW Convergence Conference, June 5-7, Charleston, SC http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>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!</p> <p><strong><em><span style="color: #ff0000;">EVENT PREVIEW:</span></em> View the latest <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/charleston/agenda_draft_web_charleston.pdf">Draft Agenda</a></span> now!</strong></p> <p><strong>Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:</strong></p> <p><strong>Lt. Gen (Ret) David Deptula</strong>, Dean, Mitchell Institute of Aerospace; The First Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C<br /> <strong>MG (Ret) Michael Regner</strong>, USMC, Senior Strategy Mentor, USMC; Consultant, Expeditionary Operations and Technology, SPAWAR; Senior Government Affairs Director, Marine Corps League<br /> <strong>Col (Ret) Chris Glaze</strong>, USAF, DARPA <br /> <strong>Mr. Gregg Kendrick</strong>, SES, Executive Director, MARFORCYBER <br /> <strong>Mr. Jeffrey Harris</strong>, CEO, JKH Consulting, LLC; Board Chairman USGIF, Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space; Director, National Reconnaissance Office</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities still available!</span></strong> Find out more <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston">here</a>!</p> <p><em>This conference is CLASSIFIED: TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN. All attendees must be registered and have an active TS//SCI clearance.</em></p></p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston REGISTER NOW: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems Webinar, June 14 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>Requirements are a fundamental part of systems engineering, but are often poorly understood, particularly in the context of Electronic Warfare systems. The goal of this presentation is to provide the audience an understanding of requirements engineering as it applies to EW programs. This will include a discussion of how EW systems are measured, how those metrics can be translated into system requirements, and qualities of a good requirement. The presentation concludes with a discussion of requirements from EW projects, their impact on system design, and how they can be improved.</p></p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&amp;group= REGISTER FOR THE AOC WEBINAR: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations, July 12 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>To date, the AOC Virtual Series has steered clear of mathematics, but that is about to change! This webinar will tackle the radar and jammer range equations head on to unpack the many layers of information buried in these important results.</p> <p>By the end of this presentation, attendees will have gained a clearer understanding of how the parameters of radar and EW systems interact to determine system performance - the fundamental objective of the radar and jammer range equations. Factors including antenna gain, radar cross section (RCS), effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP), coherent processing time, range (yes, really!), and others will be explored to understand what they actually mean in real systems.</p></p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group= SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES CHOSEN: 2018 AOC Educational Foundation Scholarships http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=504326&issueID=61319 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The Association of Old Crows (AOC) Educational Foundation (AEF) awarded two scholarships in the amount of $12,500 each to two college students studying in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Selection of applicants is based on academic excellence in a STEM area of study, and an interest in and potential future contribution to national defense. These scholarships are funded by a generous $25,000 donation from the Raytheon Corporation.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;"><strong>Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winners!</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Mr. Eugene DeNezza</strong> - Embry&ndash;Riddle Aeronautical University<br /><strong>Mr.&nbsp;Ryan Loehrlein</strong>&nbsp;- University of Southern Indiana</p> <p>Learn more about our scholarship program and awardees <a href="http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102955221708&amp;ca=c0ecc0f3-1027-4806-b4f1-82d4aef0f735">here</a>!</p></p> 5/23/2018 11:20:31 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=504326&amp;issueID=61319 AOC launches all-new Career Center! https://careers.crows.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce its new Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, &amp; IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Manage Your Career:</strong></span><br /> - Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials<br /> - Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information<br /> - Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)<br /> - Access career resources and job searching tips and tools<br /> - Browse 100+ jobs already posted at https://careers.crows.org<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Recruit for Open Positions:</strong></span><br /> - Post your jobs, or your organization&rsquo;s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them<br /> - Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st &amp; 3rd Wednesday of each month<br /> - Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively<br /> <br /> From now until June 30, we are offering a special to all employers &amp; recruiters. For your first job posting, enter the code <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>CrowsCareersLaunch18</strong></span> and receive 50% off the normal job posting price!<br /> <br /> We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!</p></p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM https://careers.crows.org ACCESS THE NEW CROWS.ORG: Update Your Login to Access AOC Resources http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=503990&issueID=61319 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>We are pleased to announce the Association of Old Crows has launched a new website that is fully integrated with our membership database.</p> <p>At the new <a href="http://www.crows.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">crows.org</a>, you can gain access to all of the following:</p> <p>&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/jed">The electronic version of the JED</a> (members only)<br />&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/login.aspx?authtoken=49A3CEF9-4E92-43EF-B8DA-FF6ED4AE3DEE&amp;persist=0&amp;returl=https%3A%2F%2Feducation%2Ecrows%2Eorg%2Fdiweb%2Fgateway%3Ff%3Dcatalog%2A2Ft%2A2F13749%26ct%3DvMDPDBopIYLEyHReiJHb5Equ2D4Q%2A2FX83fqXZxLaAfUr8rQh1JMNEQA%2A3D%2A3D">On-demand Virtual Series Webinars</a> (members only)<br />&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/news">The latest industry news</a><br />&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/chapters">Chapter groups</a><br />&minus; <a href="https://www.crows.org/members/dashboard.aspx">Special interest groups</a><br />&minus; <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.crows.org/events/event_list.asp">Register for AOC events</a></span> <br />&hellip;and much more!</p> <p><strong>Since this is a brand new platform, you will need to login to the new system by following these simple steps:</strong></p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/email_pass.asp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><em>Click here</em></strong></a> to reset your password<br />2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/login.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em><strong>Click here</strong></em></a> to login<br />3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS &ndash; NOT your old username<br />4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your new password created above</p> <p>If you have any questions or comments regarding the new site/platform, feel free to <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/?type=CONTACT" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contact us</a>.</p> <p>There will be many improvements and features being added in the coming weeks and months, so please check back regularly. Thank you for being a part of the AOC community!</p></p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=503990&amp;issueID=61319 INDUSTRY NEWS: The Army is grooming an elite tier of electronic warriors https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-warfare/2018/05/16/the-army-is-grooming-an-elite-tier-of-electronic-warriors/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Army is undergoing a change to its cyber and electronic warfare personnel. Announced last year, the service will transition its cadre of electronic warfare soldiers into the service&rsquo;s cyber branch, effectively making them cyber planners. The main Army leader heading the effort equated the split in cyber/EW personnel going forward to the division within the special operations forces community.<em> (C4ISRNET)</em></p></p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-warfare/2018/05/16/the-army-is-grooming-an-elite-tier-of-electronic-warriors/ AOC ADVOCACY UPDATE: JEMSO Provision in HASC Chairman&rsquo;s Mark of H.R. 5515 https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/advocacy/advocacy_newsletter_may.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>On May 9, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Chairman&rsquo;s Mark of H.R. 5515 (the House version of the FY 2019 NDAA) was released. Its final version, combined with the final subcommittee markups, will be combined to create the final H.R. 5515. The Senate will markup their own version of the NDAA the week of May 21. Both chambers will then need to reconcile their bills to create the final FY 2019 NDAA.</p></p> 5/23/2018 9:59:49 AM https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/advocacy/advocacy_newsletter_may.pdf INDUSTRY NEWS: Army surveys industry for the latest artificial intelligence research for cyber and electronic warfare http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2018/05/artificial-intelligence-electronic-warfare-cyber.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>U.S. Army researchers are surveying industry to determine the state of the art in artificial intelligence technologies for electronic warfare, cyber warfare, signals intelligence, and big-data analytics. Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., issued a request for information on Tuesday (W56KGU-18-X-A515) for the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Techniques, Algorithms, and Capabilities project.&nbsp;<em>(Military &amp; Aerospace Electronics)</em></p></p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2018/05/artificial-intelligence-electronic-warfare-cyber.html AUSTRALIA CHAPTER: Biennial CEMA Convention - Interoperability and Collaboration in the Indo-Pacific Region http://aoc2018.aomevents.com.au/#1510553638850-579c4ca6-286f <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The Australian AOC 2018 Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) convention</p> <p>Investigate both organizational and technical interoperability and collaboration across EW, CEMA and IO battlespace.</p> <p><strong>May 28-30<br /></strong>Adelaide Convention Center<br />South Australia</p></p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM http://aoc2018.aomevents.com.au/#1510553638850-579c4ca6-286f PATRIOTS' ROOST CHAPTER CONFERENCE: Space Computing and Connected Enterprise Resiliency www.patriotsroostaoc.org/Space_Conference/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>On behalf of the Patriots&rsquo; Roost Chapter of the Association of Old Crows (AOC) International (and the organizing committees of the former Fault Tolerant Spaceborne Computing Using New Technologies and the former Cyber Summit), we invite you to register to attend a very informative and innovative combined conference to be held during June 4th-8th, 2018, titled &ldquo;Space Computing and Connected Enterprise Resiliency.&rdquo; Details on the planned agenda, session topics, speakers, workshops seminars, and logistics can be found <a href="http://www.patriotsroostaoc.org/Space_Conference/">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>June 4-8<br /></strong>MITRE Corporation campus<br />Bedford, Massachusetts</p></p> 5/23/2018 11:38:33 AM www.patriotsroostaoc.org/Space_Conference/ AOC EW Europe 2018 https://www.eweurope.com/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland</p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM https://www.eweurope.com/ International Microwave Symposium (IMS) https://ims2018.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 10-15, Philadelphia, PA</p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM https://ims2018.org/ AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group 9th Annual Cyber & EW Convergence Conference https://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 5-7, Charleston, SC</p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM https://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston Web Course: Autonomous Detection and Classification of Low Probability of Intercept Emitters http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1106466 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EDT</p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1106466 CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN: Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference, September 5-7, Huntsville, AL http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference will provide the latest findings from ongoing, allsource analysis of high interest threat air defense systems to include threat system capabilities and vulnerabilities, status of new development programs, and current and projected proliferation. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.</p> <p><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></p> <p>Deadline is June 29th!&nbsp; Refer to <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018">crows.org</a> for topic details and submission guidelines.</p></p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 GET INVOLVED - SPONSOR, SPEAK OR HOST A CHALLENGE: Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Challenge and Conference, September 20-21, Colorado Springs, CO http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=503992&issueID=61319 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The inaugural 2018 EMSO Challenge is a unique two-day event that will include hands on, team-based EMSO Decathlon challenge events in the morning followed by afternoon technical briefing sessions that will be Unclassified. The conference will focus on emerging concepts, innovative technologies, and unique approaches to current challenges that exist within contested and congested electromagnetic spectrum operations.</p> <p>The EMSO Decathlon is a STEM-focused hands on competition consisting of 10 team-based technical challenges that include principles of Electronic Warfare, Information Operations, and Cyber Warfare. The challenges require basic knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with an aim to maximize the learning experience, promote intellectual development of EW/Cyber/Spectrum skill-sets, and recognize superior &ldquo;EMSO Decathletes.&rdquo;&nbsp; Decathlon participants will engage in basic exercises in spectrum, radio frequency propagation, frequency allocation, polarization, direction finding and geolocation, repeater placement, satellite communications, waveforms, jamming principles, cyber vulnerability concepts, EMS trivia challenge and more, progressing through a series of interactive lanes featuring technologies, equipment and platforms utilized today and planned for the future.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities still available!</span></strong> Find out more <a href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/2018_conferences/emso_challenge/Sponsor_Contract_EMSO_Challe.pdf">here</a>!</p> <p><a href="http://www.crows.org/default.asp?page=EMSOChallenge2018">Click here</a> to learn more about how you can get involved!</p></p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=503992&amp;issueID=61319 CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN: 4th Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity Conference (CEMA), October 23-25, Aberdeen, Maryland https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The theme for this year&rsquo;s CEMA conference is: &ldquo;CEMA as a Critical Enabler to Modernization Priorities".&nbsp; We will&nbsp;showcase the important role CEMA technologies and capabilities can play in helping achieve the CSA&rsquo;s top 6 priority areas:&nbsp; Long Range precision Fire, Next Generation Combat vehicle, Future Vertical Lift, Network/C3I modernization, Advanced Missile Defense, and Soldier Lethality.&nbsp; &nbsp;Conference presentations may be Classified, TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></span></p> <p>The CEMA 2018 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States and Five Eyes Nations, Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in Electronic Warfare, Cyber, Signals Intelligence, and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations. Conference presentations may be classified TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.</p> <p>All abstracts must be unclassified and MUST follow the abstract template. <a href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/2018_conferences/cema/CEMA_2018_Call_for_Papers_an.pdf">Click here</a> to download the template.</p> <p>Please forward abstracts Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org by July 20.</p></p> 5/23/2018 10:24:01 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018 INDUSTRY NEWS: Marines get new information warfare leader https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/c2-comms/2018/05/18/marines-get-new-information-war-leader/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>Maj. Gen. Lori Reynolds has been nominated for a third star and to serve as the recently established deputy commandant for information, according to a May 18 announcement from the Department of Defense. Reynolds, who currently heads Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, will succeed Lt. Gen. Daniel O&rsquo;Donohue, who is moving to the joint staff.&nbsp;<em>(The Marine Corps Times)</em></p></p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/c2-comms/2018/05/18/marines-get-new-information-war-leader/ INDUSTRY NEWS: How an Old F-15 Just Might Kill Russia's New Stealth Su-57 in a 'Dogfight' http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/how-old-f-15-just-might-kill-russias-new-stealth-su-57-25893 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The venerable Boeing F-15C Eagle has long been hailed as the world&rsquo;s greatest air superiority fighter given its lopsided combat record of 104 kills to zero losses, however, the aging jet is likely near the end of its operational life. Nonetheless, it remains a potent fighter even as it likely heads toward retirement. The U.S. Air Force is deferring planned upgrades to the Eagle&mdash;such as the addition of new electronic warfare systems&mdash;until it decides if it wants to keep the increasingly aged airframe. <em>(The National Interest)</em></p></p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/how-old-f-15-just-might-kill-russias-new-stealth-su-57-25893 INDUSTRY NEWS: The Corps is down to one final EA-6B Prowler squadron https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/05/16/the-corps-is-down-to-one-final-ea-6b-prowler-squadron/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61319>May 23, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Corps&rsquo; aging electronic attack aircraft, the EA-6B, is now down to one last squadron.&nbsp;In its final years, the aircraft was highly productive in a fight over Syria, jamming militants and protecting U.S. pilots from enemy air defense systems. On May 11, Marine Electronic Attack Squadron, or VMAQ-3, based out of Cherry Point, North Carolina, held its deactivation ceremony, leaving VMAQ-2 as the last EA-6B Prowler squadron in the Corps.<em>&nbsp;(The Marine Corps Times)</em></p></p> 5/21/2018 2:18:03 PM https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/05/16/the-corps-is-down-to-one-final-ea-6b-prowler-squadron/ MEET THE SPEAKERS AND REGISTER FOR The AOC's 23rd Annual EW Europe 2018, June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland https://www.eweurope.com/welcome <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC&rsquo;s 23rd European event in Lausanne, Switzerland, will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, the multi-domain battle (MDB), Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where some potential opponents are excelling. It will consider the possible responses, how thinking and attitudes must change, and examine the new capabilities that will be required across all lines of development, by all services, in all countries in the free world.</p> <p>The Conference will consist of plenary sessions focusing on operations, defence capability development, and industry inventiveness.&nbsp;AOC EW Lausanne 2018 will bring together the EW, SIGINT, C4ISR, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA) communities and more.&nbsp;Speakers will include leaders and operators from the military, government, and academia, S&amp;T and international R&amp;D communities and, crucially industry.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em><span style="color: #ff0000;">MEET THE SPEAKERS:</span></em>&nbsp;Learn more about the event with <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.eweurope.com/conference-programme/speaker-interviews">speakers'&nbsp;online interviews!</a></span></strong></p> <p><a href="https://clarion.circdata-solutions.co.uk/microsites/rfg/publish/EWE18/simplereg.aspx"><span style="color: #0000ff;">REGISTER HERE!</span></a></p></p> 5/14/2018 1:34:03 PM https://www.eweurope.com/welcome REGISTER NOW FOR the 9th Annual Cyber & EW Convergence Conference, June 5-7, Charleston, SC http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>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!</p> <p><strong><em><span style="color: #ff0000;">EVENT PREVIEW:</span></em> View the latest <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/charleston/Agenda/Agenda_draft_Web_Charleston_.pdf">Draft Agenda</a></span> now!</strong></p> <p><strong>Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:</strong></p> <p><strong>Lt. Gen (Ret) David Deptula</strong>, Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C<br /><strong>MG (Ret) Michael Regner</strong>, USMC<br /><strong>Col (Ret) Chris Glaze</strong>, USAF, DARPA<br /><strong>Captain Brian Luke</strong>, USN, Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group<br /><strong>Mr. Gregg Kendrick</strong>, SES, Executive Director, MARFORCYBER<br /><strong>Mr. Jeffrey Harris</strong>, Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space, Former Director, National Reconnaissance Office</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities still available!</span></strong> Find out more <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston">here</a>!</p> <p><em>This conference is CLASSIFIED: TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN. All attendees must be registered and have an active TS//SCI clearance.</em></p></p> 5/14/2018 1:34:03 PM http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston REGISTER NOW: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems Webinar, June 14 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>Requirements are a fundamental part of systems engineering, but are often poorly understood, particularly in the context of Electronic Warfare systems. The goal of this presentation is to provide the audience an understanding of requirements engineering as it applies to EW programs. This will include a discussion of how EW systems are measured, how those metrics can be translated into system requirements, and qualities of a good requirement. The presentation concludes with a discussion of requirements from EW projects, their impact on system design, and how they can be improved.</p></p> 5/14/2018 1:34:03 PM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&amp;group= AOC launches all-new Career Center! https://careers.crows.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce its new Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, &amp; IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Manage Your Career:</strong></span><br /> - Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials<br /> - Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information<br /> - Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)<br /> - Access career resources and job searching tips and tools<br /> - Browse 100+ jobs already posted at https://careers.crows.org<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Recruit for Open Positions:</strong></span><br /> - Post your jobs, or your organization&rsquo;s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them<br /> - Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st &amp; 3rd Wednesday of each month<br /> - Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively<br /> <br /> From now until June 30, we are offering a special to all employers &amp; recruiters. For your first job posting, enter the code <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>CrowsCareersLaunch18</strong></span> and receive 50% off the normal job posting price!<br /> <br /> We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!</p></p> 5/14/2018 1:34:03 PM https://careers.crows.org REGISTER FOR THE AOC WEBINAR: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations, July 12 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>To date, the AOC Virtual Series has steered clear of mathematics, but that is about to change! This webinar will tackle the radar and jammer range equations head on to unpack the many layers of information buried in these important results.</p> <p>By the end of this presentation, attendees will have gained a clearer understanding of how the parameters of radar and EW systems interact to determine system performance - the fundamental objective of the radar and jammer range equations. Factors including antenna gain, radar cross section (RCS), effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP), coherent processing time, range (yes, really!), and others will be explored to understand what they actually mean in real systems.</p></p> 5/14/2018 1:34:03 PM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group= ACCESS THE NEW CROWS.ORG: Update Your Login to Access AOC Resources http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=503056&issueID=61318 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>We are pleased to announce the Association of Old Crows has launched a new website that is fully integrated with our membership database.</p> <p>At the new <a href="http://www.crows.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">crows.org</a>, you can gain access members-only resources, the latest industry news, chapter groups, special interest groups, register for AOC events, and communicate with fellow members through our new community platform.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Since this is a brand new platform, you will need to login to the new system by following these simple steps:</strong></p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/email_pass.asp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><em>Click here</em></strong></a> to reset your password<br />2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/login.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em><strong>Click here</strong></em></a> to login<br />3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS &ndash; NOT your old username<br />4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your new password created above</p> <p>If you have any questions or comments regarding the new site/platform, feel free to <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/?type=CONTACT" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contact us</a>.</p> <p>There will be many improvements and features being added in the coming weeks and months, so please check back regularly. Thank you for being a part of the AOC community!</p></p> 5/14/2018 1:34:03 PM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=503056&amp;issueID=61318 INDUSTRY NEWS: Forget Stealth Fighters: The Army Wants 'Stealth' Uniforms http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/forget-stealth-fighters-the-army-wants-stealth-uniforms-25783 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>First there were stealth fighters that didn&rsquo;t show up on radar. Now the U.S. Army wants uniforms that allow ground troops to escape the notice of electromagnetic eyes. Radar has become an integral part of ground warfare, which makes it that much harder for soldiers to hide on the battlefield. Thus, the Army wants uniforms woven out of a material that will absorb rather than reflect radar waves. <em>(The National Interest)</em></p></p> 5/14/2018 1:34:03 PM http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/forget-stealth-fighters-the-army-wants-stealth-uniforms-25783 INDUSTRY NEWS: Marines Want Armored Recon Prototypes By 2023: F-35 On Wheels Or FCS Redux? https://breakingdefense.com/2018/05/marines-want-armored-recon-prototypes-by-2023-f-35-on-wheels-or-fcs-redux/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>By 2023, the Marine Corps wants prototypes for a radically new scout unit they want to be the ground version of the F-35 &mdash; scouting ahead into hostile territory, killing key targets, and feeding data back to the rest of the force. Though called the Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle, the project has evolved well beyond a straightforward replacement for the aging Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) into a networked family of manned vehicles, ground robots, and drones, collectively capable of not only reconnaissance but also electronic warfare and long-range precision strikes. <em>(Breaking Defense)</em></p></p> 5/14/2018 1:34:03 PM https://breakingdefense.com/2018/05/marines-want-armored-recon-prototypes-by-2023-f-35-on-wheels-or-fcs-redux/ AUSTRALIA CHAPTER: Biennial CEMA Convention - Interoperability and Collaboration in the Indo-Pacific Region http://aoc2018.aomevents.com.au/#1510553638850-579c4ca6-286f <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The Australian AOC 2018 Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) convention</p> <p>Investigate both organizational and technical interoperability and collaboration across EW, CEMA and IO battlespace.</p> <p><strong>May 28-30<br /></strong>Adelaide Convention Center<br />South Australia</p></p> 5/14/2018 1:34:03 PM http://aoc2018.aomevents.com.au/#1510553638850-579c4ca6-286f AOC EW Europe 2018 https://www.eweurope.com/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland</p> 5/14/2018 1:34:04 PM https://www.eweurope.com/ International Microwave Symposium (IMS) https://ims2018.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 10-15, Philadelphia, PA</p> 5/14/2018 1:34:04 PM https://ims2018.org/ AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 5/14/2018 1:34:04 PM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 5/14/2018 1:34:04 PM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group 9th Annual Cyber & EW Convergence Conference https://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 5-7, Charleston, SC</p> 5/16/2018 1:12:05 PM https://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston Web Course: Autonomous Detection and Classification of Low Probability of Intercept Emitters http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1106466 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EDT</p> 5/16/2018 3:13:31 PM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1106466 CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN: Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference, September 5-7, Huntsville, AL http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference will provide the latest findings from ongoing, allsource analysis of high interest threat air defense systems to include threat system capabilities and vulnerabilities, status of new development programs, and current and projected proliferation. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.</p> <p><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></p> <p>Deadline is June 29th!&nbsp; Refer to <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018">crows.org</a> for topic details and submission guidelines.</p></p> 5/14/2018 1:34:03 PM http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Challenge and Conference, September 20-21, Colorado Springs, CO http://www.crows.org/default.asp?page=EMSOChallenge2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The inaugural 2018 EMSO Challenge is a unique two-day event that will include hands on, team-based EMSO Decathlon challenge events in the morning followed by afternoon technical briefing sessions that will be Unclassified. The conference will focus on emerging concepts, innovative technologies, and unique approaches to current challenges that exist within contested and congested electromagnetic spectrum operations.</p> <p>The EMSO Decathlon is a STEM-focused hands on competition consisting of 10 team-based technical challenges that include principles of Electronic Warfare, Information Operations, and Cyber Warfare. The challenges require basic knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with an aim to maximize the learning experience, promote intellectual development of EW/Cyber/Spectrum skill-sets, and recognize superior &ldquo;EMSO Decathletes.&rdquo;&nbsp; Decathlon participants will engage in basic exercises in spectrum, radio frequency propagation, frequency allocation, polarization, direction finding and geolocation, repeater placement, satellite communications, waveforms, jamming principles, cyber vulnerability concepts, EMS trivia challenge and more, progressing through a series of interactive lanes featuring technologies, equipment and platforms utilized today and planned for the future.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities still available!</span></strong> Find out more <a href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/2018_conferences/emso_challenge/Sponsor_Contract_EMSO_Challe.pdf">here</a>!</p></p> 5/14/2018 1:34:03 PM http://www.crows.org/default.asp?page=EMSOChallenge2018 INDUSTRY NEWS: Russia Confirms a Revolutionary New Tank Was Sent to Syria http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/russia-confirms-revolutionary-new-tank-was-sent-syria-25791 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>Russia has been on the forefront of building unmanned ground vehicles and last week the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that their armed drone tank Uran-9 was tested in Syria. The Uran-9 is powerfully armed with anti-tank missiles, an automatic cannon and a machine gun. It can also be reconfigured to carry different weapons like surface-to-air missiles. Additionally, the unmanned vehicle is equipped with advanced optics and targeting systems including a laser warning system and thermal imaging.&nbsp;<em>(The National Interest)</em></p></p> 5/14/2018 1:34:03 PM http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/russia-confirms-revolutionary-new-tank-was-sent-syria-25791 INDUSTRY NEWS: Will Germany and France Develop Europe's First Stealth Fighter? http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/will-germany-france-develop-europes-first-stealth-fighter-25695 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The French Arm&eacute;e de l&rsquo;Aire and the German Luftwaffe are at a crossroads: by now, both countries have established their respective 4.5-generation fighters into service, the Dassault Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon. Both highly capable jets are planned to remain operational for at least two more decades. However, the European leaders lack true fifth-generation stealth aircraft to replace them&mdash;and no such plane is close to being developed, as embarking on such a project would be monstrously expensive.&nbsp;<em>(The National Interest)</em></p></p> 5/14/2018 1:34:04 PM http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/will-germany-france-develop-europes-first-stealth-fighter-25695 INDUSTRY NEWS: Electronic warfare prototypes improve operational understanding against near-peer threats https://www.army.mil/article/205064/electronic_warfare_prototypes_improve_operational_understanding_against_near_peer_threats <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61318>May 16, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>An adversary is spotted positioning fighters along the border of an ally nation. As U.S. Army forces are quickly deployed, one unit is under special instructions: detect and survey the adversary's electronic warfare jammers and emitters. As vital as this information is for the commander's situational awareness, a few months ago mapping out the electromagnetic spectrum would have been much more difficult. <em>(U.S. Army)</em></p></p> 5/14/2018 1:34:04 PM https://www.army.mil/article/205064/electronic_warfare_prototypes_improve_operational_understanding_against_near_peer_threats DON'T MISS TOMORROW'S WEBINAR: The Challenges of ELINT in a Dynamic Threat Environment, May 10 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087025&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>Devices used to produce the historical high-powered radar pulse are now being replaced with solid-state technology, which makes identify radars and collecting and analyzing data more challenging than ever.&nbsp;The Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Electronic Warfare (EW) communities are facing increasingly difficult obstacles since focus shifted from the radar barren operational theatres of Iraq and Afghanistan. Recent symmetrical threat environments such as Libya and Syria have been significantly more heavily laden with radar controlled weapon systems.&nbsp;</p> <p>As a result, there has been a flurry of effort to develop more advanced signal processing techniques that more effectively and efficiently exploit modern digital radar signals. Technology advances in computer processing, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) techniques, spectral presentation and data storage has made it possible to evaluate the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) like never before. The question is are we catching up fast enough or are we losing the fight?</p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087025&amp;group= MEET THE SPEAKERS AND REGISTER FOR The AOC's 23rd Annual EW Europe 2018, June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland https://www.eweurope.com/welcome <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC&rsquo;s 23rd European event in Lausanne, Switzerland, will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, the multi-domain battle (MDB), Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where some potential opponents are excelling. It will consider the possible responses, how thinking and attitudes must change, and examine the new capabilities that will be required across all lines of development, by all services, in all countries in the free world.</p> <p>The Conference will consist of plenary sessions focusing on operations, defence capability development, and industry inventiveness.&nbsp;AOC EW Lausanne 2018 will bring together the EW, SIGINT, C4ISR, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA) communities and more.&nbsp;Speakers will include leaders and operators from the military, government, and academia, S&amp;T and international R&amp;D communities and, crucially industry.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em><span style="color: #ff0000;">MEET THE SPEAKERS:</span></em>&nbsp;Learn more about the event with <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.eweurope.com/conference-programme/speaker-interviews">speakers'&nbsp;online interviews!</a></span></strong></p> <p><a href="https://clarion.circdata-solutions.co.uk/microsites/rfg/publish/EWE18/simplereg.aspx"><span style="color: #0000ff;">REGISTER HERE!</span></a></p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM https://www.eweurope.com/welcome INDUSTRY NEWS: The Navy&rsquo;s EA-18G Growler Will Soon Be Armed with What Could Be the Ultimate 'Weapon' http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-navys-ea-18g-growler-will-soon-be-armed-what-could-be-25704 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The U.S. Navy&rsquo;s EA-18G Growler will soon have artificial intelligence on board to give its electronic warfare capabilities a much needed boost. Last week, the Navy awarded a $7.3 million contract to Northrop Grumman to develop machine-learning algorithms that can quickly identify and jam enemy radar signals.&nbsp;<em>(The National Interest)</em></p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-navys-ea-18g-growler-will-soon-be-armed-what-could-be-25704 INDUSTRY NEWS: Marines Reorganize Infantry For High-Tech War: Fewer Riflemen, More Drones https://breakingdefense.com/2018/05/marines-reorganize-infantry-for-high-tech-war-fewer-riflemen-more-drones/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Marine Corps is reorganizing its infantry for future high-tech conflicts in which troops must spread out to avoid the enemy&rsquo;s precision-guided firepower.&nbsp;To conduct such &ldquo;distributed operations,&rdquo; Commandant Robert Neller said last night, the Marines are adding technical experts &mdash; in drones, intelligence, supply, and other specialties &mdash; to small units so they can operate more independently of higher headquarters.&nbsp;<em>(Breaking Defense)</em></p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM https://breakingdefense.com/2018/05/marines-reorganize-infantry-for-high-tech-war-fewer-riflemen-more-drones/ INDUSTRY NEWS: A C-130 Could Snatch Gremlin Drones Right Out of the Air https://warisboring.com/a-c-130-could-snatch-gremlin-drones-right-out-of-the-air/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The U.S. military is moving ahead with development of a new drone that launches from a cargo plane and, at the end of its mission, can return to the same plane for a mid-air recovery. The new Gremlin drone could support surveillance and attack missions, according to its developer, Alabama-based Dynetics.&nbsp;<em>(War is Boring)</em></p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM https://warisboring.com/a-c-130-could-snatch-gremlin-drones-right-out-of-the-air/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Will Germany and France Develop Europe's First Stealth Fighter? http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/will-germany-france-develop-europes-first-stealth-fighter-25695 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The French Arm&eacute;e de l&rsquo;Aire and the German Luftwaffe are at a crossroads: by now, both countries have established their respective 4.5-generation fighters into service, the Dassault Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon. Both highly capable jets are planned to remain operational for at least two more decades. However, the European leaders lack true fifth-generation stealth aircraft to replace them&mdash;and no such plane is close to being developed, as embarking on such a project would be monstrously expensive.&nbsp;<em>(The National Interest)</em></p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/will-germany-france-develop-europes-first-stealth-fighter-25695 INDUSTRY NEWS: Here&rsquo;s The F-22 Production Restart Study The USAF Has Kept Secret For Over A Year http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/20633/exclusive-heres-the-f-22-production-restart-study-the-usaf-has-kept-secret-for-over-a-year <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Axing F-22 production at just 187 examples has become one of the most hotly debated and controversial defense procurement-related decisions of our time. Today, it is widely viewed, even among the USAF's brass, that this decision&mdash;made a decade ago&mdash;was near-sighted and we continue to find out new information as to how exactly it came to pass. Finally, in early 2016, the debate surrounding the need for more F-22s came to a head and study was mandated by Congress for the USAF to research what putting the super-fighter back into production would take.&nbsp;<em>(The Drive)</em></p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/20633/exclusive-heres-the-f-22-production-restart-study-the-usaf-has-kept-secret-for-over-a-year INDUSTRY NEWS: AUVSI: DOD Weighs in on Future of Drones http://www.aviationtoday.com/2018/05/04/auvsi-xpo-dod-weighs-future-drones/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Senior officials from across the U.S. military were gathered in Denver for AUVSI Xponential this week to discuss with industry what the U.S. Defense Department (DOD) wants to get out of drones in the future. The answer? You tell them.&nbsp;&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think we should tell you where to invest,&rdquo; said Col. Ch&eacute; Bolden, assistant chief of staff for the U.S. Marine Corps Installations Command.&nbsp;<em>(Avionics)</em></p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM http://www.aviationtoday.com/2018/05/04/auvsi-xpo-dod-weighs-future-drones/ AOC ADVOCACY UPDATE: JEMSO Provision in HASC Chairman&rsquo;s Mark of H.R. 5515 http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/eCrow_Article_5-9-18.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Chairman&rsquo;s Mark of H.R. 5515 (the House version of the FY 2019 NDAA) was released. Its final version, combined with the final subcommittee markups, will be combined to create the final H.R. 5515. The Senate will markup their own version of the NDAA the week of May 21. Both chambers will then need to reconcile their bills to create the final FY 2019 NDAA.</p></p> 5/8/2018 11:54:38 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/eCrow_Article_5-9-18.pdf AUSTRALIA CHAPTER: Biennial CEMA Convention - Interoperability and Collaboration in the Indo-Pacific Region http://aoc2018.aomevents.com.au/#1510553638850-579c4ca6-286f <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The Australian AOC 2018 Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) convention</p> <p>Investigate both organizational and technical interoperability and collaboration across EW, CEMA and IO battlespace.</p> <p><strong>May 28-30<br /></strong>Adelaide Convention Center<br />South Australia</p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM http://aoc2018.aomevents.com.au/#1510553638850-579c4ca6-286f AOC EW Europe 2018 https://www.eweurope.com/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland</p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM https://www.eweurope.com/ International Microwave Symposium (IMS) https://ims2018.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 10-15, Philadelphia, PA</p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM https://ims2018.org/ AOC Virtual Series Webinar: The Challenges of ELINT in a Dynamic Threat Environment http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087025 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00 - 15:00 EDT</p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087025 AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group REGISTER NOW FOR the 9th Annual Cyber & EW Convergence Conference, June 5-7, Charleston, SC http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>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!</p> <p><strong><em><span style="color: #ff0000;">EVENT PREVIEW:</span></em> View the latest <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/charleston/Agenda/Agenda_draft_Web_Charleston_.pdf">Draft Agenda</a></span> now!</strong></p> <p><strong>Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:</strong></p> <p><strong>Lt. Gen (Ret) David Deptula</strong>, Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C<br /><strong>MG (Ret) Michael Regner</strong>, USMC<br /><strong>Col (Ret) Chris Glaze</strong>, USAF, DARPA<br /><strong>Captain Brian Luke</strong>, USN, Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group<br /><strong>Mr. Gregg Kendrick</strong>, SES, Executive Director, MARFORCYBER<br /><strong>Mr. Jeffrey Harris</strong>, Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space, Former Director, National Reconnaissance Office</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities still available!</span></strong> Find out more <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston">here</a>!</p> <p><em>This conference is CLASSIFIED: TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN. All attendees must be registered and have an active TS//SCI clearance.</em></p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston REGISTER NOW: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems Webinar, June 14 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>Requirements are a fundamental part of systems engineering, but are often poorly understood, particularly in the context of Electronic Warfare systems. The goal of this presentation is to provide the audience an understanding of requirements engineering as it applies to EW programs. This will include a discussion of how EW systems are measured, how those metrics can be translated into system requirements, and qualities of a good requirement. The presentation concludes with a discussion of requirements from EW projects, their impact on system design, and how they can be improved.</p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&amp;group= AOC launches all-new Career Center! https://careers.crows.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce its new Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, &amp; IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Manage Your Career:</strong></span><br /> - Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials<br /> - Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information<br /> - Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)<br /> - Access career resources and job searching tips and tools<br /> - Browse 100+ jobs already posted at https://careers.crows.org<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Recruit for Open Positions:</strong></span><br /> - Post your jobs, or your organization&rsquo;s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them<br /> - Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st &amp; 3rd Wednesday of each month<br /> - Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively<br /> <br /> From now until June 30, we are offering a special to all employers &amp; recruiters. For your first job posting, enter the code <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>CrowsCareersLaunch18</strong></span> and receive 50% off the normal job posting price!<br /> <br /> We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!</p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM https://careers.crows.org REGISTER FOR THE AOC WEBINAR: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations, July 12 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>To date, the AOC Virtual Series has steered clear of mathematics, but that is about to change! This webinar will tackle the radar and jammer range equations head on to unpack the many layers of information buried in these important results.</p> <p>By the end of this presentation, attendees will have gained a clearer understanding of how the parameters of radar and EW systems interact to determine system performance - the fundamental objective of the radar and jammer range equations. Factors including antenna gain, radar cross section (RCS), effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP), coherent processing time, range (yes, really!), and others will be explored to understand what they actually mean in real systems.</p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group= ACCESS THE NEW CROWS.ORG: Update Your Login to Access AOC Resources http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=501840&issueID=61317 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>We are pleased to announce the Association of Old Crows has launched a new website that is fully integrated with our membership database.</p> <p>At the new <a href="http://www.crows.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">crows.org</a>, you can gain access members-only resources, the latest industry news, chapter groups, special interest groups, register for AOC events, and communicate with fellow members through our new community platform.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Since this is a brand new platform, you will need to login to the new system by following these simple steps:</strong></p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/email_pass.asp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><em>Click here</em></strong></a> to reset your password<br />2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/login.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em><strong>Click here</strong></em></a> to login<br />3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS &ndash; NOT your old username<br />4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your new password created above</p> <p>If you have any questions or comments regarding the new site/platform, feel free to <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/?type=CONTACT" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contact us</a>.</p> <p>There will be many improvements and features being added in the coming weeks and months, so please check back regularly. Thank you for being a part of the AOC community!</p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=501840&amp;issueID=61317 SAVE THE DATE: Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference, September 5-7, Huntsville, AL http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference will provide the latest findings from ongoing, allsource analysis of high interest threat air defense systems to include threat system capabilities and vulnerabilities, status of new development programs, and current and projected proliferation. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.</p> <p><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></p> <p>Deadline is June 29th!&nbsp; Refer to <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018">crows.org</a> for topic details and submission guidelines.</p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 SAVE THE DATE: Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Challenge and Conference, September 20-21, Colorado Springs, CO http://www.crows.org/default.asp?page=EMSOChallenge2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61317>May 9, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The inaugural 2018 EMSO Challenge is a unique two-day event that will include hands on, team-based EMSO Decathlon challenge events in the morning followed by afternoon technical briefing sessions that will be Unclassified. The conference will focus on emerging concepts, innovative technologies, and unique approaches to current challenges that exist within contested and congested electromagnetic spectrum operations.</p> <p>The EMSO Decathlon is a STEM-focused hands on competition consisting of 10 team-based technical challenges that include principles of Electronic Warfare, Information Operations, and Cyber Warfare. The challenges require basic knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with an aim to maximize the learning experience, promote intellectual development of EW/Cyber/Spectrum skill-sets, and recognize superior &ldquo;EMSO Decathletes.&rdquo;&nbsp; Decathlon participants will engage in basic exercises in spectrum, radio frequency propagation, frequency allocation, polarization, direction finding and geolocation, repeater placement, satellite communications, waveforms, jamming principles, cyber vulnerability concepts, EMS trivia challenge and more, progressing through a series of interactive lanes featuring technologies, equipment and platforms utilized today and planned for the future.</p></p> 5/7/2018 10:13:47 AM http://www.crows.org/default.asp?page=EMSOChallenge2018 MEET THE SPEAKERS AND REGISTER FOR The AOC's 23rd Annual EW Europe 2018, June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland https://www.eweurope.com/welcome <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC&rsquo;s 23rd European event in Lausanne, Switzerland, will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, the multi-domain battle (MDB), Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where some potential opponents are excelling. It will consider the possible responses, how thinking and attitudes must change, and examine the new capabilities that will be required across all lines of development, by all services, in all countries in the free world.</p> <p>The Conference will consist of plenary sessions focusing on operations, defence capability development, and industry inventiveness.&nbsp;AOC EW Lausanne 2018 will bring together the EW, SIGINT, C4ISR, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA) communities and more.&nbsp;Speakers will include leaders and operators from the military, government, and academia, S&amp;T and international R&amp;D communities and, crucially industry.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em><span style="color: #ff0000;">MEET THE SPEAKERS:</span></em>&nbsp;Learn more about the event with <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.eweurope.com/conference-programme/speaker-interviews">speakers'&nbsp;online interviews!</a></span></strong></p> <p><a href="https://clarion.circdata-solutions.co.uk/microsites/rfg/publish/EWE18/simplereg.aspx"><span style="color: #0000ff;">REGISTER HERE!</span></a></p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM https://www.eweurope.com/welcome REGISTRATION ENDS TODAY: 10th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference, May 8-10, Crane, IN http://www.crows.org/?page=10thCapGapsCrane <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and capability to meet Air, Ground, Surface, Space, and Cyberspace requirements. The 10th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference will provide a forum for EW professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields, to discuss issues related to the requirements of EW programs, platforms, and operations. This capstone event will focus on the identified gaps and technologies the services required to ensure EW maintains freedom of maneuver through the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) in support of achieving commanders&rsquo; objectives.</p> <p><strong>This year's event includes a robust program. <span style="color: #ff0000;">View the Draft Agenda</span> <a href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/crane/Draft_Agenda_2018_REV16.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HERE</a>.</strong></p> <p><strong>KEYNOTE AND HIGH RANKING SPEAKERS</strong></p> <p><strong>Mr. William Flynn, SES, </strong>Director for Integrated Fires, Innovation and Space OPNAV N2N6F3/FX<strong> <br />Capt. Robert Gamberg, </strong>Future Concepts and Experimentation USFFC<em><br /></em><strong>Dr. Melissa Midzor</strong>,&nbsp;Director, Electronic Warfare Integrated Laboratories Division (Q45) NAWCWD<br /><strong>Dr. Megan Fillinich,&nbsp;</strong>Chief Technology Officer, NSWC<br /><strong>Mr. Patrick Molenda</strong>, Director, Warfighting Assessment and Readiness (N9 WAR)</p> <p><em>All sessions on May 8 and 9 will be classified SECRET/NOFORN. The May 10 session is TS/SCI.</em></p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM http://www.crows.org/?page=10thCapGapsCrane DON'T MISS THIS WEBINAR: The Challenges of ELINT in a Dynamic Threat Environment, May 10 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087025&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>Devices used to produce the historical high-powered radar pulse are now being replaced with solid-state technology, which makes identify radars and collecting and analyzing data more challenging than ever.&nbsp;The Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Electronic Warfare (EW) communities are facing increasingly difficult obstacles since focus shifted from the radar barren operational theatres of Iraq and Afghanistan. Recent symmetrical threat environments such as Libya and Syria have been significantly more heavily laden with radar controlled weapon systems.&nbsp;</p> <p>As a result, there has been a flurry of effort to develop more advanced signal processing techniques that more effectively and efficiently exploit modern digital radar signals. Technology advances in computer processing, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) techniques, spectral presentation and data storage has made it possible to evaluate the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) like never before. The question is are we catching up fast enough or are we losing the fight?</p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087025&amp;group= REGISTER NOW FOR the 9th Annual Cyber & EW Convergence Conference, June 5-7, Charleston, SC http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>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!</p> <p><strong><em><span style="color: #ff0000;">EVENT PREVIEW:</span></em> View the latest <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/charleston/Agenda/Agenda_draft_Web_Charleston_.pdf">Draft Agenda</a></span> now!</strong></p> <p><strong>Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:</strong></p> <p><strong>Lt. Gen (Ret) David Deptula</strong>, Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C<br /><strong>MG (Ret) Michael Regner</strong>, USMC<br /><strong>Col (Ret) Chris Glaze</strong>, USAF, DARPA<br /><strong>Captain Brian Luke</strong>, USN, Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group<br /><strong>Mr. Gregg Kendrick</strong>, SES, Executive Director, MARFORCYBER<br /><strong>Col Eric Aklaskson</strong>, Assistant Commandant, US Army Cyber School, Cyber Center of Excellence, Ft. Gordon</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities still available!</span></strong> Find out more <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston">here</a>!</p> <p><em>This conference is CLASSIFIED: TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN. All attendees must be registered and have an active TS//SCI clearance.</em></p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston REGISTER NOW: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems Webinar, June 14 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>Requirements are a fundamental part of systems engineering, but are often poorly understood, particularly in the context of Electronic Warfare systems. The goal of this presentation is to provide the audience an understanding of requirements engineering as it applies to EW programs. This will include a discussion of how EW systems are measured, how those metrics can be translated into system requirements, and qualities of a good requirement. The presentation concludes with a discussion of requirements from EW projects, their impact on system design, and how they can be improved.</p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&amp;group= AOC launches all-new Career Center! https://careers.crows.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce its new Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, &amp; IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Manage Your Career:</strong></span><br /> - Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials<br /> - Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information<br /> - Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)<br /> - Access career resources and job searching tips and tools<br /> - Browse 100+ jobs already posted at https://careers.crows.org<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Recruit for Open Positions:</strong></span><br /> - Post your jobs, or your organization&rsquo;s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them<br /> - Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st &amp; 3rd Wednesday of each month<br /> - Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively<br /> <br /> From now until June 30, we are offering a special to all employers &amp; recruiters. For your first job posting, enter the code <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>CrowsCareersLaunch18</strong></span> and receive 50% off the normal job posting price!<br /> <br /> We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!</p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM https://careers.crows.org REGISTER FOR THE AOC WEBINAR: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations, July 12 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>To date, the AOC Virtual Series has steered clear of mathematics, but that is about to change! This webinar will tackle the radar and jammer range equations head on to unpack the many layers of information buried in these important results.</p> <p>By the end of this presentation, attendees will have gained a clearer understanding of how the parameters of radar and EW systems interact to determine system performance - the fundamental objective of the radar and jammer range equations. Factors including antenna gain, radar cross section (RCS), effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP), coherent processing time, range (yes, really!), and others will be explored to understand what they actually mean in real systems.</p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group= ACCESS THE NEW CROWS.ORG: Update Your Login to Access AOC Resources http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=500822&issueID=61316 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>We are pleased to announce the Association of Old Crows has launched a new website that is fully integrated with our membership database.</p> <p>At the new <a href="http://www.crows.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">crows.org</a>, you can gain access members-only resources, the latest industry news, chapter groups, special interest groups, register for AOC events, and communicate with fellow members through our new community platform.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Since this is a brand new platform, you will need to login to the new system by following these simple steps:</strong></p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/email_pass.asp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><em>Click here</em></strong></a> to reset your password<br />2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/login.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em><strong>Click here</strong></em></a> to login<br />3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS &ndash; NOT your old username<br />4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your new password created above</p> <p>If you have any questions or comments regarding the new site/platform, feel free to <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/?type=CONTACT" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contact us</a>.</p> <p>There will be many improvements and features being added in the coming weeks and months, so please check back regularly. Thank you for being a part of the AOC community!</p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=500822&amp;issueID=61316 SAVE THE DATE: Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference, September 5-7, Huntsville, AL http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference will provide the latest findings from ongoing, allsource analysis of high interest threat air defense systems to include threat system capabilities and vulnerabilities, status of new development programs, and current and projected proliferation. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.</p> <p><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></p> <p>Deadline is June 29th!&nbsp; Refer to <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018">crows.org</a> for topic details and submission guidelines.</p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 SAVE THE DATE: Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Challenge and Conference, September 20-21, Colorado Springs, CO http://www.crows.org/default.asp?page=EMSOChallenge2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The inaugural 2018 EMSO Challenge is a unique two-day event that will include hands on, team-based EMSO Decathlon challenge events in the morning followed by afternoon technical briefing sessions that will be Unclassified. The conference will focus on emerging concepts, innovative technologies, and unique approaches to current challenges that exist within contested and congested electromagnetic spectrum operations.</p> <p>The EMSO Decathlon is a STEM-focused hands on competition consisting of 10 team-based technical challenges that include principles of Electronic Warfare, Information Operations, and Cyber Warfare. The challenges require basic knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with an aim to maximize the learning experience, promote intellectual development of EW/Cyber/Spectrum skill-sets, and recognize superior &ldquo;EMSO Decathletes.&rdquo;&nbsp; Decathlon participants will engage in basic exercises in spectrum, radio frequency propagation, frequency allocation, polarization, direction finding and geolocation, repeater placement, satellite communications, waveforms, jamming principles, cyber vulnerability concepts, EMS trivia challenge and more, progressing through a series of interactive lanes featuring technologies, equipment and platforms utilized today and planned for the future.</p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM http://www.crows.org/default.asp?page=EMSOChallenge2018 INDUSTRY NEWS: HASC Rejects JSTARS Recap, Speeds Up Ships https://breakingdefense.com/2018/04/hasc-rejects-air-force-plan-for-jstars-speeds-up-ships/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>In a stinging rebuke to the Air Force, The House Armed Services Committee wants the service to build a replacement for the aging E-8 JSTARS radar surveillance aircraft, an expense Air Force leaders&nbsp;want to avoid. Further, until the service signs a contract for a new plane, the draft defense bill would restrict spending on the alternative the Air Force prefers, a dispersed network of sensors called the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS).&nbsp;<em>(Breaking Defense)</em></p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM https://breakingdefense.com/2018/04/hasc-rejects-air-force-plan-for-jstars-speeds-up-ships/ AOC ADVOCACY UPDATE: HASC Begins Mark-Up of FY 19 NDAA http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/E-Crow_Article_4-1-18.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Last week, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) held subcommittee mark-ups of the FY 19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), H.R. 5515.&nbsp; Each Subcommittee convened on Thursday, April 26, to agree on provisions relevant to each Subcommittee&rsquo;s jurisdiction.&nbsp; The full committee will meet next week, Wednesday, May 9, to mark-up the entire NDAA, which will then move to the House floor in the coming weeks.&nbsp;</p></p> 5/2/2018 3:23:52 PM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/E-Crow_Article_4-1-18.pdf INDUSTRY NEWS: The first drone warship just joined the Navy and now nearly every element of it is classified https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/25/first-drone-warship-joins-us-navy-nearly-every-element-classified.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2027.04.18&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The first warship to traverse open waters without a single crew member recently joined the U.S. Navy's fleet after eight years of development and testing. And now nearly every element of the vehicle, known as the Sea Hunter, has become classified. "About all I can tell you is that it has transitioned from [the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency] to the Navy, and that's a success in the world of science and technology," said Rear Adm. Nevin Carr.&nbsp;<em>(CNBC)</em></p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/25/first-drone-warship-joins-us-navy-nearly-every-element-classified.html?utm_source=Sailthru&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=ebb%2027.04.18&amp;utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief INDUSTRY NEWS: The Inside Scoop of How Deadly the 'New' F-35 Will Be http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-inside-scoop-how-deadly-the-new-f-35-will-be-25620 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Air Force has begun early testing, software development and weapons integration for its upcoming Block 4 variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, an emerging model intended to give the multi-role fighter a new dimension of attack mission possibilities, service leaders said. The new version, to emerge in the early 2020s, will add new long-range precision-tracking weapons such as the Small Diameter Bomb II and also integrate a computer-generated automatic ground collision avoidance technology. <em>(The National Interest)</em></p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-inside-scoop-how-deadly-the-new-f-35-will-be-25620 INDUSTRY NEWS: Spectral Monitoring for Drone Defense Applications https://spectrum.ieee.org/robotics/robotics-software/spectral-monitoring-for-drone-defense-applications <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as &ldquo;drones,&rdquo; have been gaining popularity in recent years, not just as a cool new toy for hobbyists seeking a pastime, but also as an invaluable utility in industries such as defense and security. One particular application that has gained popularity in the last few years has been the use of drones as mobile spectral monitoring nodes, i.e. equipping the UAV with a mobile radio device to gather signal intelligence (SIGINT) and relay that info back to the home base for further analysis.&nbsp;<em>(IEEE)</em></p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM https://spectrum.ieee.org/robotics/robotics-software/spectral-monitoring-for-drone-defense-applications INDUSTRY NEWS: Why America's next Fighter Ace Won't Be a Drone http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/why-americas-next-fighter-ace-wont-be-drone-25579 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>For a development that could revolutionize air combat, the announcement was surprisingly humdrum. In the bureaucratic language of federal contracts, the U.S. Air Force simply said that the MQ-9 Reaper drone would be getting air-to-air missiles. Or more specifically, Reaper manufacturer General Atomics would be awarded a sole-source contract that "requires development of a MQ-9 Reaper Air-to-Air Missile AVSIM capability."&nbsp;<em>(The National Interest)</em></p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/why-americas-next-fighter-ace-wont-be-drone-25579 ISRAEL CHAPTER: 13th Annual Conference http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=500825&issueID=61316 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The Israeli AOC Chapter 13th Conference</p> <p><em><strong>EW &ndash; the cornerstone of national security &ndash; past, present and future</strong></em>. <br /><br />Marking 70 years for the State of Israel.</p> <p><strong>May, 8, 2018<br /></strong>In the ELTA auditorium, Ashdod</p> <p>The conference classification is SECRET and open to Israeli citizens with appropriate clearance.</p> <p>For information : <a href="mailto:%20info@iaoc.org.il" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">info@iaoc.org.il</a></p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=500825&amp;issueID=61316 AUSTRALIA CHAPTER: Biennial CEMA Convention - Interoperability and Collaboration in the Indo-Pacific Region http://aoc2018.aomevents.com.au/#1510553638850-579c4ca6-286f <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The Australian AOC 2018 Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) convention</p> <p>Investigate both organizational and technical interoperability and collaboration across EW, CEMA and IO battlespace.</p> <p><strong>May 28-30<br /></strong>Adelaide Convention Center<br />South Australia</p></p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM http://aoc2018.aomevents.com.au/#1510553638850-579c4ca6-286f 10th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1058983 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />May 8-10, Crane, IN</p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1058983 AOC EW Europe 2018 https://www.eweurope.com/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland</p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM https://www.eweurope.com/ International Microwave Symposium (IMS) https://ims2018.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 10-15, Philadelphia, PA</p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM https://ims2018.org/ AOC Virtual Series Webinar: The Challenges of ELINT in a Dynamic Threat Environment http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087025 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00 - 15:00 EDT</p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087025 AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61316>May 2, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 4/30/2018 2:40:53 PM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group MEET THE SPEAKERS AND REGISTER FOR The AOC's 23rd Annual EW Europe 2018, June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland https://www.eweurope.com/welcome <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC&rsquo;s 23rd European event in Lausanne, Switzerland, will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, the multi-domain battle (MDB), Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where some potential opponents are excelling. It will consider the possible responses, how thinking and attitudes must change, and examine the new capabilities that will be required across all lines of development, by all services, in all countries in the free world.</p> <p>The Conference will consist of plenary sessions focusing on operations, defence capability development, and industry inventiveness.&nbsp;AOC EW Lausanne 2018 will bring together the EW, SIGINT, C4ISR, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA) communities and more.&nbsp;Speakers will include leaders and operators from the military, government, and academia, S&amp;T and international R&amp;D communities and, crucially industry.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em><span style="color: #ff0000;">MEET THE SPEAKERS:</span></em>&nbsp;Learn more about the event with <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.eweurope.com/conference-programme/speaker-interviews">speakers'&nbsp;online interviews!</a></span></strong></p> <p><a href="https://clarion.circdata-solutions.co.uk/microsites/rfg/publish/EWE18/simplereg.aspx"><span style="color: #0000ff;">REGISTER HERE!</span></a></p></p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM https://www.eweurope.com/welcome NOMINATE YOUR COLLEAGUES TODAY: AOC 2018 Annual Award Nominations Due May 1 http://www.crows.org/page/awards <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>AOC 2018 Award Nominations are now open. There are two categories of awards. <strong>Competitive Awards</strong>: Recognize individuals and units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the Association of Old Crows in support of the United States or Allied Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO), Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO). Every year, the AOC presents these prestigious awards to each recipient at the Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention: Nomination Deadline: May 1. <strong>Non-Competitive Awards</strong>: Provide the means for our Chapters and the AOC Board of Directors to recognize individual achievements and contributions any time of the year. These awards will NOT be presented at the Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention.</p></p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM http://www.crows.org/page/awards DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER: 10th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference, May 8-10, Crane, IN http://www.crows.org/?page=10thCapGapsCrane <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and capability to meet Air, Ground, Surface, Space, and Cyberspace requirements. The 10th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference will provide a forum for EW professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields, to discuss issues related to the requirements of EW programs, platforms, and operations. This capstone event will focus on the identified gaps and technologies the services required to ensure EW maintains freedom of maneuver through the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) in support of achieving commanders&rsquo; objectives.</p> <p><strong>This year's event includes a robust program. <span style="color: #ff0000;">View the Draft Agenda</span> <a href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/crane/Draft_Agenda_2018_REV16.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HERE</a>.</strong></p> <p><strong>KEYNOTE AND HIGH RANKING SPEAKERS</strong></p> <p><strong>Mr. William Flynn, SES, </strong>Director for Integrated Fires, Innovation and Space OPNAV N2N6F3/FX<strong> <br />Capt. Robert Gamberg, </strong>Future Concepts and Experimentation USFFC<em><br /></em><strong>Mr. Bryan Clark</strong>, <strong>CSBA</strong>,&nbsp;Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments<br /><strong>Dr. Melissa Midzor</strong>,&nbsp;Director, Electronic Warfare Integrated Laboratories Division (Q45) NAWCWD<br /><strong>Dr. Megan Fillinich,&nbsp;</strong>Chief Technology Officer, NSWC<br /><strong>Mr. Patrick Molenda</strong>, Director, Warfighting Assessment and Readiness (N9 WAR)</p> <p><em>All sessions on May 8 and 9 will be classified SECRET/NOFORN. The May 10 session is TS/SCI.</em></p></p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM http://www.crows.org/?page=10thCapGapsCrane DON'T MISS THIS WEBINAR: The Challenges of ELINT in a Dynamic Threat Environment, May 10 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087025&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>Devices used to produce the historical high-powered radar pulse are now being replaced with solid-state technology, which makes identify radars and collecting and analyzing data more challenging than ever.&nbsp;The Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Electronic Warfare (EW) communities are facing increasingly difficult obstacles since focus shifted from the radar barren operational theatres of Iraq and Afghanistan. Recent symmetrical threat environments such as Libya and Syria have been significantly more heavily laden with radar controlled weapon systems.&nbsp;</p> <p>As a result, there has been a flurry of effort to develop more advanced signal processing techniques that more effectively and efficiently exploit modern digital radar signals. Technology advances in computer processing, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) techniques, spectral presentation and data storage has made it possible to evaluate the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) like never before. The question is are we catching up fast enough or are we losing the fight?</p></p> 4/25/2018 10:21:13 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087025&amp;group= REGISTER NOW FOR the 9th Annual Cyber & EW Convergence Conference, June 5-7, Charleston, SC http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>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!</p> <p><strong><em><span style="color: #ff0000;">EVENT PREVIEW:</span></em> View the latest <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/charleston/Agenda/Agenda_draft_Web_Charleston_.pdf">Draft Agenda</a></span> now!</strong></p> <p><strong>Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:</strong></p> <p><strong>Lt. Gen (Ret) David Deptula</strong>, Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C<br /><strong>MG (Ret) Michael Regner</strong>, USMC<br /><strong>Col (Ret) Chris Glaze</strong>, USAF, DARPA<br /><strong>Captain Brian Luke</strong>, USN, Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group<br /><strong>Mr. Gregg Kendricks</strong>, SES, Executive Director, MARFORCYBER</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities still available!</span></strong> Find out more <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston">here</a>!</p> <p><em>This conference is CLASSIFIED: TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN. All attendees must be registered and have an active TS//SCI clearance.</em></p></p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston REGISTER NOW: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems Webinar, June 14 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>Requirements are a fundamental part of systems engineering, but are often poorly understood, particularly in the context of Electronic Warfare systems. The goal of this presentation is to provide the audience an understanding of requirements engineering as it applies to EW programs. This will include a discussion of how EW systems are measured, how those metrics can be translated into system requirements, and qualities of a good requirement. The presentation concludes with a discussion of requirements from EW projects, their impact on system design, and how they can be improved.</p></p> 4/25/2018 10:25:09 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041&amp;group= AOC launches all-new Career Center! https://careers.crows.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce its new Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, &amp; IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Manage Your Career:</strong></span><br /> - Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials<br /> - Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information<br /> - Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)<br /> - Access career resources and job searching tips and tools<br /> - Browse 100+ jobs already posted at https://careers.crows.org<br /> <br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Recruit for Open Positions:</strong></span><br /> - Post your jobs, or your organization&rsquo;s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them<br /> - Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st &amp; 3rd Wednesday of each month<br /> - Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively<br /> <br /> From now until June 30, we are offering a special to all employers &amp; recruiters. For your first job posting, enter the code <span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>CrowsCareersLaunch18</strong></span> and receive 50% off the normal job posting price!<br /> <br /> We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!</p></p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM https://careers.crows.org REGISTER FOR THE AOC WEBINAR: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations, July 12 https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group= <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>To date, the AOC Virtual Series has steered clear of mathematics, but that is about to change! This webinar will tackle the radar and jammer range equations head on to unpack the many layers of information buried in these important results.</p> <p>By the end of this presentation, attendees will have gained a clearer understanding of how the parameters of radar and EW systems interact to determine system performance - the fundamental objective of the radar and jammer range equations. Factors including antenna gain, radar cross section (RCS), effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP), coherent processing time, range (yes, really!), and others will be explored to understand what they actually mean in real systems.</p></p> 4/25/2018 10:29:03 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group= ACCESS THE NEW CROWS.ORG: Update Your Login to Access AOC Resources http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=499618&issueID=61315 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>We are pleased to announce the Association of Old Crows has launched a new website that is fully integrated with our membership database.</p> <p>At the new <a href="http://www.crows.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">crows.org</a>, you can gain access members-only resources, the latest industry news, chapter groups, special interest groups, register for AOC events, and communicate with fellow members through our new community platform.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Since this is a brand new platform, you will need to login to the new system by following these simple steps:</strong></p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/email_pass.asp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><em>Click here</em></strong></a> to reset your password<br />2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.crows.org/login.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em><strong>Click here</strong></em></a> to login<br />3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS &ndash; NOT your old username<br />4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enter your new password created above</p> <p>If you have any questions or comments regarding the new site/platform, feel free to <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/?type=CONTACT" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contact us</a>.</p> <p>There will be many improvements and features being added in the coming weeks and months, so please check back regularly. Thank you for being a part of the AOC community!</p></p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=499618&amp;issueID=61315 SAVE THE DATE: Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference, September 5-7, Huntsville, AL http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference will provide the latest findings from ongoing, allsource analysis of high interest threat air defense systems to include threat system capabilities and vulnerabilities, status of new development programs, and current and projected proliferation. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.</p> <p><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></p> <p>Deadline is June 29th!&nbsp; Refer to <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018">crows.org</a> for topic details and submission guidelines.</p></p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM http://www.crows.org/?page=MSIC2018 SAVE THE DATE: Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Challenge and Conference, September 20-21, Colorado Springs, CO http://www.crows.org/default.asp?page=EMSOChallenge2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The inaugural 2018 EMSO Challenge is a unique two-day event that will include hands on, team-based EMSO Decathlon challenge events in the morning followed by afternoon technical briefing sessions that will be Unclassified. The conference will focus on emerging concepts, innovative technologies, and unique approaches to current challenges that exist within contested and congested electromagnetic spectrum operations.</p> <p>The EMSO Decathlon is a STEM-focused hands on competition consisting of 10 team-based technical challenges that include principles of Electronic Warfare, Information Operations, and Cyber Warfare. The challenges require basic knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with an aim to maximize the learning experience, promote intellectual development of EW/Cyber/Spectrum skill-sets, and recognize superior &ldquo;EMSO Decathletes.&rdquo;&nbsp; Decathlon participants will engage in basic exercises in spectrum, radio frequency propagation, frequency allocation, polarization, direction finding and geolocation, repeater placement, satellite communications, waveforms, jamming principles, cyber vulnerability concepts, EMS trivia challenge and more, progressing through a series of interactive lanes featuring technologies, equipment and platforms utilized today and planned for the future.</p></p> 4/25/2018 9:48:59 AM http://www.crows.org/default.asp?page=EMSOChallenge2018 INDUSTRY NEWS: Marines Zero In On Requirements for Future MUX Unmanned Aerial Vehicle https://news.usni.org/2018/04/23/marines-zero-requirements-future-mux-unmanned-aerial-vehicle <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Marine Corps has refined its vision for a large sea-based unmanned aerial system (UAS) after&nbsp;honing in on capability gaps the Marines most urgently need to fill. Since creating a program of record for the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) UAS Expeditionary (MUX) in the summer of 2016, the service has learned much about what it really needs, what industry can provide, and how to keep the program&rsquo;s cost from becoming unmanageable, Col. James Frey, the director of the Marine Corps&rsquo; Aviation Expeditionary Enablers branch, told USNI News in an April 18 interview.&nbsp;<em>(USNI News)</em></p></p> 4/24/2018 12:56:31 PM https://news.usni.org/2018/04/23/marines-zero-requirements-future-mux-unmanned-aerial-vehicle AOC ADVOCACY UPDATE: NDAA Season Heating Up https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/advocacy/april_newsletter_4-20.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Last month, Congress agreed on a spending plan to raise the Budget Control Act caps and finally completed on the FY 18 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which funds the government through the end of the fiscal year (September 30). These actions cleared the way for the congressional defense committees to dive into FY 19 defense spending, both the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and FY 19 Defense Appropriations Act, with much less controversy standing in the way.</p></p> 4/24/2018 2:19:27 PM https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/advocacy/april_newsletter_4-20.pdf INDUSTRY NEWS: Why Syria may be the most aggressive electronic warfare environment on Earth https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-warfare/2018/04/24/socom-chief-syria-most-aggressive-ew-environment-on-earth/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Syria today presents the &ldquo;most aggressive [electronic warfare] environment on the planet from our adversaries,&rdquo; according to the head of Special Operations Command. Speaking before an audience at the annual GEOINT symposium April 24 in Tampa, Florida, Gen. Raymond &ldquo;Tony&rdquo; Thomas said adversaries are testing the U.S. every day.&nbsp;<em>(C4ISRNET)</em></p></p> 4/24/2018 4:01:46 PM https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-warfare/2018/04/24/socom-chief-syria-most-aggressive-ew-environment-on-earth/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Russia&rsquo;s Evolving Electronic Warfare Capability: Unlocking Asymmetric Potential https://jamestown.org/program/russias-evolving-electronic-warfare-capability-unlocking-asymmetric-potential/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Since first initiating the reforms of the Russian Armed Forces in the fall of 2008, Moscow has developed a number of complimentary niche capabilities. The unifying themes of these reforms have been asymmetry and the recognition that the means and methods of modern warfare have changed.&nbsp;In large part, this has meant the adoption and integration of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) in the Armed Forces, itself a reflection of the move away from platform-based operations to operating in a networked-informational environment.&nbsp;<em>(The Jamestown Foundation)</em></p></p> 4/24/2018 4:04:11 PM https://jamestown.org/program/russias-evolving-electronic-warfare-capability-unlocking-asymmetric-potential/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Russia Widens EW War, &lsquo;Disabling&rsquo; EC-130s In Syria https://breakingdefense.com/2018/04/russia-widens-ew-war-disabling-ec-130s-in-syria/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Compass Call is supposed to be one of America&rsquo;s foremost electronic warfare weapons, but the EC-130s flying near Syria are being attacked and disabled&nbsp;&ldquo;in the most aggressive EW environment on the planet,&rdquo; the head of Special Operations Command said here today. &ldquo;Right now in Syria we are operating in the most aggressive EW environment on the planet from our adversaries. They are testing us every day, knocking our communications down, disabling our EC-130s, etcetera,&rdquo; Gen. Raymond Thomas told an audience of some 2,000 intelligence professionals.&nbsp;<em>(Breaking Defense)</em></p></p> 4/25/2018 10:01:26 AM https://breakingdefense.com/2018/04/russia-widens-ew-war-disabling-ec-130s-in-syria/ INDUSTRY NEWS: The Navy Has Big Plans To Defend the Fleet From Missile Attacks (From Russia or China) http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-navy-has-big-plan-defend-the-fleet-missile-attacks-25452 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>U.S. Navy warships are getting a significant boost in electronic warfare capability that should help protect those vessels from missile attack. Engineers at the Navy&rsquo;s Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division are upgrading the AN/SLQ-32 electronic warfare (EW) system, which was originally introduced in the 1970s, to the current state of the art.&nbsp;<em>(The National Interest)</em></p></p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-navy-has-big-plan-defend-the-fleet-missile-attacks-25452 INDUSTRY NEWS: Marines add Stinger Missiles, Lasers to Vehicles to Make Up for Lagging Air Defense https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/04/23/marines-add-lasers-missiles-to-vehicles-to-make-up-for-lagging-air-defense/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Right now, Marine Corps vehicles are exposed, and threatened by drones and other airborne dangers that could target the entire ground fleet, which lacks built-in defenses. But testing, fielding and money is charging at the problem at all levels, two Marine generals told Congress on April 18 during a House Armed Services Committee hearing.&nbsp;<em>(Marine Corps Times)</em></p></p> 4/24/2018 12:59:01 PM https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/04/23/marines-add-lasers-missiles-to-vehicles-to-make-up-for-lagging-air-defense/ ISRAEL CHAPTER: 13th Annual Conference http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=499622&issueID=61315 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The Israeli AOC Chapter 13th Conference</p> <p><em><strong>EW &ndash; the cornerstone of national security &ndash; past, present and future</strong></em>. <br /><br />Marking 70 years for the State of Israel.</p> <p><strong>May, 8, 2018<br /></strong>In the ELTA auditorium, Ashdod</p> <p>The conference classification is SECRET and open to Israeli citizens with appropriate clearance.</p> <p>For information : <a href="mailto:%20info@iaoc.org.il" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">info@iaoc.org.il</a></p></p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=499622&amp;issueID=61315 AUSTRALIA CHAPTER: Biennial CEMA Convention - Interoperability and Collaboration in the Indo-Pacific Region http://aoc2018.aomevents.com.au/#1510553638850-579c4ca6-286f <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The Australian AOC 2018 Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) convention</p> <p>Investigate both organizational and technical interoperability and collaboration across EW, CEMA and IO battlespace.</p> <p><strong>May 28-30<br /></strong>Adelaide Convention Center<br />South Australia</p></p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM http://aoc2018.aomevents.com.au/#1510553638850-579c4ca6-286f 10th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1058983 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />May 8-10, Crane, IN</p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1058983 AOC EW Europe 2018 https://www.eweurope.com/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland</p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM https://www.eweurope.com/ International Microwave Symposium (IMS) https://ims2018.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />June 10-15, Philadelphia, PA</p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM https://ims2018.org/ AOC Virtual Series Webinar: The Challenges of ELINT in a Dynamic Threat Environment http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087025 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00 - 15:00 EDT</p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087025 AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Requirements Engineering for EW Systems http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087041 AOC Virtual Series Webinar: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&group <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61315>April 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 4/23/2018 9:23:37 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group MEET THE SPEAKERS AND REGISTER FOR The AOC's 23rd Annual EW Europe 2018, June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland https://www.eweurope.com/welcome <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=64203>April 18, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC&rsquo;s 23rd European event in Lausanne, Switzerland, will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, the multi-domain battle (MDB), Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where some potential opponents are excelling. It will consider the possible responses, how thinking and attitudes must change, and examine the new capabilities that will be required across all lines of development, by all services, in all countries in the free world.</p> <p>The Conference will consist of plenary sessions focusing on operations, defence capability development, and industry inventiveness.&nbsp;AOC EW Lausanne 2018 will bring together the EW, SIGINT, C4ISR, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA) communities and more.&nbsp;Speakers will include leaders and operators from the military, government, and academia, S&amp;T and international R&amp;D communities and, crucially industry.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em><span style="color: #ff0000;">MEET THE SPEAKERS:</span></em>&nbsp;Learn more about the event with <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.eweurope.com/conference-programme/speaker-interviews">speakers'&nbsp;online interviews!</a></span></strong></p> <p><a href="https://clarion.circdata-solutions.co.uk/microsites/rfg/publish/EWE18/simplereg.aspx"><span style="color: #0000ff;">REGISTER HERE!</span></a></p></p> 4/16/2018 10:03:53 AM https://www.eweurope.com/welcome NOMINATE YOUR COLLEAGUES TODAY: AOC 2018 Annual Award Nominations Due May 1 http://www.crows.org/page/awards <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=64203>April 18, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>AOC 2018 Award Nominations are now open. There are two categories of awards. <strong>Competitive Awards</strong>: Recognize individuals and units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the Association of Old Crows in support of the United States or Allied Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO), Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO). Every year, the AOC presents these prestigious awards to each recipient at the Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention: Nomination Deadline: May 1. <strong>Non-Competitive Awards</strong>: Provide the means for our Chapters and the AOC Board of Directors to recognize individual achievements and contributions any time of the year. These awards will NOT be presented at the Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention.</p></p> 4/16/2018 10:03:53 AM http://www.crows.org/page/awards REGISTER NOW: 10th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference, May 8-10, Crane, IN http://www.crows.org/?page=10thCapGapsCrane <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=64203>April 18, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and capability to meet Air, Ground, Surface, Space, and Cyberspace requirements. The 10th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference will provide a forum for EW professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields, to discuss issues related to the requirements of EW programs, platforms, and operations. This capstone event will focus on the identified gaps and technologies the services required to ensure EW maintains freedom of maneuver through the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) in support of achieving commanders&rsquo; objectives.</p> <p><strong>This year's event includes a robust program. <span style="color: #ff0000;">View the Draft Agenda</span> <a href="http://www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/Conferences/Crane/Draft_Agenda_2018_REV8.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">HERE</a>.</strong></p> <p><strong>KEYNOTE AND HIGH RANKING SPEAKERS</strong></p> <p><strong>Wayne L Shaw, III, </strong><em>Lt. Col, USAF (ret)&nbsp;<br /></em><strong>Capt. Robert Gamberg, </strong>Future Concepts and Experimentation USFFC<em><br /></em><strong>Mr. Bryan Clark</strong>, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)<br /><strong>Mr. William Flynn, SES</strong>, Director for Integrated Fires, Innovation and Space OPNAV N2N6F3/FX <br /><strong>Mr. Patrick Molenda</strong>, Director, Warfighting Assessment and Readiness (N9 WAR)</p> <p><em>All sessions on May 8 and 9 will be classified SECRET/NOFORN. The May 10 session is TS/SCI.</em></p></p> 4/16/2018 10:03:53 AM http://www.crows.org/?page=10thCapGapsCrane REGISTER NOW FOR the 9th Annual Cyber & EW Convergence Conference, June 5-7, Charleston, SC http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=64203>April 18, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>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!</p> <p><strong><em><span style="color: #ff0000;">EVENT PREVIEW:</span></em> View the latest <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/charleston/Agenda/Agenda_draft_Web_Charleston_.pdf">Draft Agenda</a></span> now!</strong></p> <p><strong>Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:</strong></p> <p><strong>Lt. Gen (Ret) David Deptula</strong>, Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C<br /><strong>MG (Ret) Michael Regner</strong>, USMC<br /><strong>Col (Ret) Chris Glaze</strong>, USAF, DARPA<br /><strong>Captain Brian Luke</strong>, USN, Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Sponsorship opportunities still available!</span></strong> Find out more <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston">here</a>!</p> <p><em>This conference is CLASSIFIED: TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN. All attendees must be registered and have an active TS//SCI clearance.</em></p></p> 4/16/2018 10:03:53 AM http://www.crows.org/?page=9thCyberCharleston