eCrow Newsletter http://www.ecrow.org/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2018 8/20/2018 12:44:15 AM 20 2018 AOC International Elections Open September 1! Make Sure Your AOC Membership is Current to Vote! https://www.crows.org/page/elections <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>Election season is almost upon the AOC. The future of this organization lies in the capable hands of our members, and your participation is critical. Please exercise your right to vote for your AOC Board of Directors representatives. You can familiarize yourself with the candidates with the election guide below. This information describes the candidates&rsquo; backgrounds, leadership styles, and contributions to the AOC.</p> <p>In order to vote, your <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">AOC membership must be in good standing no later than August 20</span></strong>. Visit the <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/elections">elections page</a> to learn more!</p> <p>Take a look at the <a href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/membership/2018_election_guide.pdf">2018 Election Guide</a>, and get familiar with this year's candidates!</p> <p>Elections open on September 1 and close on September 30. Voting will be conducted online or via paper ballot.</p></p> 8/13/2018 10:41:09 AM https://www.crows.org/page/elections AOC Support to International EW Workshop 2018 KOREA http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/International_EW_Workshop_Korea_2018.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>On Thursday 12 July, AOC President-Elect, Muddy Watters, International Region 2 Director, Jeff Walsh and Director Global Conferences, John Clifford OBE, joined members of the Republic of Korea Roost, led by Dr Kwang ILL Lee at an International EW Workshop co-organised by the ROK Air Force, ROK Roost and Agency for Defence Development in Seoul. The AOC contributed the international speakers to the line-up for the 1-day event, which was an extraordinary event with around 600 delegates and 4 sponsors.</p></p> 8/13/2018 10:41:09 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/International_EW_Workshop_Korea_2018.pdf CONGRATULATIONS To Our 2018 Award Recipients for Leadership in EW, IO and EMS Operations http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/2018_award_winners.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC will recognize the premier leaders in EW, IO and EMS Operations fields throughout our 54th Annual Symposium and Convention. Please join us in celebrating these award winners for their exemplary service to our community. The Gold Medal Award is the highest award given by the AOC for outstanding advances and contributions in all fields of EW and IO. The Gold Medal Award will be presented during the Opening Session on Tuesday, November 27th. The Hal Gershanoff Silver Medal Award is presented to an AOC member to recognize outstanding service in furthering the goals of the Association or its Chapter Organization(s). It is the highest award given to a member for service to the AOC. The Hal Gershanoff Silver Medal, the Colonel Anton D. Brees Lifetime Service Awards, and the Joseph W. Kearney Award will be presented at the Annual Banquet on Wednesday, November 28th. All other Individual awards will be presented at separate venues.</p></p> 8/13/2018 10:41:09 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/2018_award_winners.pdf CALL FOR PAPERS: DEPS/AOC Directed Energy Systems Symposium, September 24 - 28, Portsmouth, VA https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1137592&group <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) is hosting its annual Directed Energy (DE) Systems Symposium. In 2018, DEPS is partnering with the AOC to reach the broader Electronic Warfare (EW) and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) communities.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></span></p> <p>This continuing partnership provides an opportunity for the AOC to contribute technical briefings on traditional electronic attack (EA) capabilities and gaps, and how EA and Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) together are critical to achieving military advantage in the EMS. Contributions are solicited for presentation with a primary interest in topics that support a system level view of DEW or traditional EA capabilities.&nbsp; AOC is overseeing technical briefings pertaining to the six (6) topics of interest below.&nbsp; If you are interested in presenting at the Directed Energy Systems Symposium, please contact <strong>Ken Miller, AOC Director of Advocacy and Outreach</strong>, at <a href="http://kmiller@crows.org">kmiller@crows.org</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>All Unclassified, classified and Limited Distribution presentations must be received by <strong>September 7</strong>; papers must be received by <strong>September 14.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Find out more about paper topics and guidelines at <a href="https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1137592&amp;group">crows.org</a>, and be sure to view the submission instructions <a href="https://protected.networkshosting.com/depsor/DEPSpages/DEsysSymp18presenter.html">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.deps.org">www.deps.org</a> for more information about the event.&nbsp;</p></p> 8/13/2018 10:41:09 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1137592&amp;group INDUSTRY NEWS: Army Boosts Electronic Warfare Numbers, Training, Role https://breakingdefense.com/2018/08/army-boosts-electronic-warfare-numbers-training-role/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2009.08.18&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Army is giving its electronic warfare force more troops, more training, and a more prominent role in combat headquarters, senior officers said here Thursday, pushing back on criticisms that the service neglects EW even as Russia and China pull ahead.&nbsp;<em>(Breaking Defense)</em></p></p> 8/13/2018 10:41:10 AM https://breakingdefense.com/2018/08/army-boosts-electronic-warfare-numbers-training-role/?utm_source=Sailthru&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=ebb%2009.08.18&amp;utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief INDUSTRY NEWS: Rapid Equipping Force to Deliver New Electronic Warfare Platforms https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-warfare/2018/08/09/rapid-equipping-force-to-deliver-new-electronic-warfare-platforms/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Army Forces Command will receive a new fleet of tactical vehicles specifically outfitted for electronic warfare this fall. As part of the Army&rsquo;s efforts to restore electronic warfare capability and respond to capability gaps, the service&rsquo;s Rapid Equipping Force will provide Army Forces Command with what&rsquo;s known as Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicles.&nbsp;<em>(C4ISR Net)</em></p></p> 8/13/2018 10:41:10 AM https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-warfare/2018/08/09/rapid-equipping-force-to-deliver-new-electronic-warfare-platforms/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Not just for the Navy: Army Uses RIMPAC to Give This New Task Force Its First Real-World Tryout https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/08/07/not-just-for-the-navy-army-uses-rimpac-to-give-this-new-task-force-its-first-real-world-tryout/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>After years of developing a new way to link all the services in a fight across domains, the Army put its concept into action in the first-ever field exercise testing Multi-Domain Operations. The result was an array of precision strikes on land and at sea, coordinated through a web of contacts across the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, along with allied nations, in the largest maritime exercise in the world, Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC.&nbsp;<em>(Army Times)</em></p></p> 8/13/2018 10:41:10 AM https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/08/07/not-just-for-the-navy-army-uses-rimpac-to-give-this-new-task-force-its-first-real-world-tryout/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Sweden Locked In To Buy Patriot Missile Defense System https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/smd/2018/08/10/sweden-locked-in-to-buy-patriot-missile-defense-system/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2013.08.18&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Just one week after Sweden announced it was serious about buying the Raytheon-made Patriot air and missile defense system from the U.S. government, the country signed an agreement Aug. 8 to buy it. The Swedish government&rsquo;s announcement was brief, and while it included the number of Patriot systems to be acquired, it did not state the agreed-upon price tag or delivery dates for the systems.&nbsp;<em>(Defense News)</em></p></p> 8/13/2018 10:41:10 AM https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/smd/2018/08/10/sweden-locked-in-to-buy-patriot-missile-defense-system/?utm_source=Sailthru&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=ebb%2013.08.18&amp;utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy&rsquo;s Top Officer Warns of Increased Russian and Chinese Activity in the Atlantic Ocean https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/08/10/navys-top-officer-warns-of-increased-russian-and-chinese-activity-in-the-atlantic-ocean/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Atlantic Ocean became an afterthought for many military leaders. America&rsquo;s naval forces pivoted toward other missions and have spent much of the post-9/11 era focused on terrorism and insurgencies in places like Afghanistan and Iraq.&nbsp;<em>(Navy Times)</em></p></p> 8/13/2018 10:41:10 AM https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/08/10/navys-top-officer-warns-of-increased-russian-and-chinese-activity-in-the-atlantic-ocean/ Granite State Roost Enjoys a Sunset Cruise http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/2018_07_21_Dinner_Cruise_Submission_to_JED.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>On July 21st, the Granite State Roost (GSR) enjoyed a sunset cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the Mt. Washington. Forty-one attendees had the pleasure of dining and dancing the night away; a spectacular sunset set the tone for the evening. Dinner was served buffet style &ndash; prime rib, haddock scampi, pasta salad, sweet potato mash, roasted vegetables and a garden salad. Dessert consisted of cookies, chocolate cake, raspberry layered cake and more. Two bands, one on each level of the ship, entertained the guests with a variety of music.</p></p> 8/13/2018 10:41:10 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/2018_07_21_Dinner_Cruise_Submission_to_JED.pdf 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=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EST</p> 8/13/2018 10:41:10 AM http://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1106466 Live Webinar: Strategies for Deploying RFSoC Technology for SIGINT, DRFM and Radar Applications https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 13, 14:00-15:00 EST</p> 8/13/2018 10:41:10 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404 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=61331>August 15, 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 <a href="https://careers.crows.org"><span style="color: #0000ff;">https://careers.crows.org</span></a>.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Featured Jobs:<br /></strong></span>-&nbsp;<a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/technical-director-rf-systems/42685390/">Technical Director</a> - RF Systems &ndash; Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems &ndash; Northridge, CA, United States<br />- <a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/elintew-engineers/42299791/">ELINT/EW Engineers</a> - L3 Aerospace Systems &ndash; Greenville, TX, United States <br />- <a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/engineerdeveloper-modeling-and-simulation/41901048/">Engineer/Developer: Modeling and Simulation</a> - Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. &ndash; Beavercreek, OH, United States<br />&nbsp;<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 /> 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> 8/13/2018 10:41:09 AM https://careers.crows.org GET READY FOR OUR LIVE WEBINAR: Strategies for Deploying RFSoC Technology for SIGINT DRFM and Radar Applications, September 13, 14:00-15:00 EST https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>RFSoC technology has revolutionized the FPGA chip landscape by including on-chip A/D and D/A functionality and ARM processors in addition to the already expansive FPGA and processing resources available for custom applications. This type of RFSoC FPGA solution delivers a multichannel data conversion and processing solution all on a single chip. RFSoC brings a powerful and unique solution for addressing some of the most demanding requirements of high-bandwidth and high-channel-count systems.</p> <p>This webinar provides a look at how RFSoC compares to the current trends in A/D and D/A converters and the strategies for getting the most performance out of this new family of FPGAs. On-chip resources will be explored in detail and board and system design considerations will be discussed including power, IP optimization, standard and custom module sizes for development and deployment in addition to the support circuitry needed for optical interfaces and connections, memory, clocking and high-signal integrity for RF inputs and outputs. Engineers involved with SIGINT, communications, DRFM, countermeasures, triggered waveform and radar chirp generation, trigged radar range gate engineer, wideband real-time transient capture, and multi-mode, high-speed data acquisition can benefit from this webinar.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Click <a href="https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404">here </a>to register now!</strong></span></p></p> 8/13/2018 10:41:09 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404 REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 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=61331>August 15, 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><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Click Here to Register Today!</strong></span></a></span></p></p> 8/13/2018 10:41:09 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM REGISTRATION IS NOW 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=61331>August 15, 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;&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Keynote and High Ranking Speakers Announced!</span></strong></span></p> <p><strong>Major General Kirk F. Vollmecke</strong>, Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&amp;S)<br /><strong>Lieutenant General Stephen G. Fogarty</strong>, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command<br /><strong>Major General John B. Morrison, Jr.</strong>, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence<br /><strong>Brigadier General Jennifer G. Buckner</strong>, Director of Cyber G-3/5/7, U.S. Army</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!</em></span> Register <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018">here</a>!</p></p> 8/13/2018 10:41:09 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018 SAVE THE DATE: Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference, February 5-7, Huntsville, AL https://www.crows.org/page/MSIC2019 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The goal of this conference is to provide an overview on the latest trends regarding adversary threat system electronic protection features as well as a forum for discussing electronic attack test, evaluation, and analysis activities. 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><span style="color: #0000ff;"><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Sponsorship Opportunities Available!</span></em></span> Click <a href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/2019_conferences/msic/sponsor_contract_msic_2019.pdf">here </a>to for information about becoming a sponsor!&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;"><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></span></p> <p>The AOC Modern SAM 2019 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), and radio-frequency (RF) surface-to-air missile system electronic warfare. While Secret US Only presentations are required, &nbsp;the committee will accept presentations that are FVEY topic related, NO/FORN and classified up to TS/SCI US Only.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Note however,&nbsp; no foreign nationals may participate in the conference.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The theme for this year&rsquo;s conference is <strong>&ldquo;Modern SAMs: Electronic Warfare Analysis, Test, and Evaluation."</strong></p> <p>Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to Ms. Christine Armstrong at <a href="http://armstrong@crows.org">armstrong@crows.org</a>. The deadline to submit is<strong>&nbsp;November 9, 2018.</strong></p></p> 8/13/2018 10:41:09 AM https://www.crows.org/page/MSIC2019 INDUSTRY NEWS: The Future Airman is a Hacker https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2018/08/future-airman-hacker/150334/?oref=d-channelriver&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2009.08.18&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61331>August 15, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>Forget the flight suit. The ideal airman of the future has serious tech chops in programming, signals intelligence, or some other core technological capability and isn&rsquo;t afraid to break things. The Air Force is looking to begin recruiting more intensively for these core competencies, in anticipation of the ways&nbsp;artificial intelligence will change the nature of air&nbsp;war.&nbsp;<em>(Defense One)</em></p></p> 8/13/2018 10:50:18 AM https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2018/08/future-airman-hacker/150334/?oref=d-channelriver&amp;utm_source=Sailthru&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=ebb%2009.08.18&amp;utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR TOMORROW'S WEBINAR! SIGINT in the Electromagnetic Spectrum, August 9, 14:00-15:00 EST https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1128093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>Being prepared for military conflict or defending against terrorist attack relies primarily on signals intelligence or &lsquo;SIGINT&rsquo;. Today, SIGINT provides the foundation for all intelligence assessment. This webinar will focus on the technical collection of intelligence from the electromagnetic spectrum under the headings of communications intelligence (&lsquo;COMINT&rsquo;) and electronic intelligence (&lsquo;ELINT&rsquo;). An overview will be provided to SIGINT collection methods used on the ground, in the air, in maritime and overhead (satellite). Additionally, we will look at the technologies involved, particularly at receiver technology and signals processing. A brief look at Russian and Chinese capability will demonstrate that SIGINT is now a world-wide capability. The webinar will conclude with a introduction to how SIGINT in the EM spectrum is now at the forefront of combating terrorism.&nbsp;</p> <p>To register for the webinar, click <a href="https://events-na11.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1099999966/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_registration.html?sco-id=1892888294&amp;_charset_=utf-8">here</a>!</p></p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1128093 AOC Support to International EW Workshop 2018 KOREA http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/International_EW_Workshop_Korea_2018.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>On Thursday 12 July, AOC President-Elect, Muddy Watters, International Region 2 Director, Jeff Walsh and Director Global Conferences, John Clifford OBE, joined members of the Republic of Korea Roost, led by Dr Kwang ILL Lee at an International EW Workshop co-organised by the ROK Air Force, ROK Roost and Agency for Defence Development in Seoul. The AOC contributed the international speakers to the line-up for the 1-day event, which was an extraordinary event with around 600 delegates and 4 sponsors.</p></p> 8/8/2018 10:41:37 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/International_EW_Workshop_Korea_2018.pdf CONGRATULATIONS To Our 2018 Award Recipients for Leadership in EW, IO and EMS Operations http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/2018_award_winners.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC will recognize the premier leaders in EW, IO and EMS Operations fields throughout our 54th Annual Symposium and Convention. Please join us in celebrating these award winners for their exemplary service to our community. The Gold Medal Award is the highest award given by the AOC for outstanding advances and contributions in all fields of EW and IO. The Gold Medal Award will be presented during the Opening Session on Tuesday, November 27th. The Hal Gershanoff Silver Medal Award is presented to an AOC member to recognize outstanding service in furthering the goals of the Association or its Chapter Organization(s). It is the highest award given to a member for service to the AOC. The Hal Gershanoff Silver Medal, the Colonel Anton D. Brees Lifetime Service Awards, and the Joseph W. Kearney Award will be presented at the Annual Banquet on Wednesday, November 28th. All other Individual awards will be presented at separate venues.</p></p> 8/6/2018 2:28:02 PM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/2018_award_winners.pdf CALL FOR PAPERS: DEPS/AOC Directed Energy Systems Symposium, September 24 - 28, Portsmouth, VA https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1137592&group <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>The Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS) is hosting its annual Directed Energy (DE) Systems Symposium. In 2018, DEPS is partnering with the AOC to reach the broader Electronic Warfare (EW) and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) communities.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></span></p> <p>This continuing partnership provides an opportunity for the AOC to contribute technical briefings on traditional electronic attack (EA) capabilities and gaps, and how EA and Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) together are critical to achieving military advantage in the EMS. Contributions are solicited for presentation with a primary interest in topics that support a system level view of DEW or traditional EA capabilities.&nbsp; AOC is overseeing technical briefings pertaining to the six (6) topics of interest below.&nbsp; If you are interested in presenting at the Directed Energy Systems Symposium, please contact <strong>Ken Miller, AOC Director of Advocacy and Outreach</strong>, at <a href="http://kmiller@crows.org">kmiller@crows.org</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>All Unclassified, classified and Limited Distribution presentations must be received by <strong>September 7</strong>; papers must be received by <strong>September 14.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Find out more about paper topics and guidelines at <a href="https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1137592&amp;group">crows.org</a>, and be sure to view the submission instructions <a href="https://protected.networkshosting.com/depsor/DEPSpages/DEsysSymp18presenter.html">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Visit <a href="http://www.deps.org">www.deps.org</a> for more information about the event.&nbsp;</p></p> 8/8/2018 11:03:49 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1137592&amp;group INDUSTRY NEWS: How Underwater Drones Will Change the Navy&rsquo;s Sub Game https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/08/03/how-underwater-drones-will-change-the-navys-sub-game/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2006.08.18&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Standing at the forefront of game-changing innovations in undersea warfare, Navy Cmdr. Scott Smith has only one small request. Don&rsquo;t call the Navy&rsquo;s fleet of unmanned undersea vehicles &ldquo;drones.&rdquo; &ldquo;It has a negative connotation,&rdquo; Smith said. &ldquo;We think of drone strikes as taking out Taliban, and we&rsquo;re nowhere near that.&rdquo;&nbsp;Not yet, anyway. But the Pentagon is trying quickly to get there.&nbsp;<em>(Navy Times)</em></p></p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/08/03/how-underwater-drones-will-change-the-navys-sub-game/?utm_source=Sailthru&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=ebb%2006.08.18&amp;utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief INDUSTRY NEWS: Air Force&rsquo;s future ISR architecture could feature drone swarms and hypersonics with AI underpinning it all https://www.c4isrnet.com/air/2018/08/01/air-forces-future-isr-architecture-could-feature-drone-swarms-and-hypersonics-all-with-ai-underpinning-it-all/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2002.08.18&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%2 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Air Force&rsquo;s ambitious new ISR strategy calls for a sensing grid that fuses together data from legacy platforms like the RQ-4 Global Hawk, emerging technologies like swarming drones, other services' platforms and publicly available information. And deciphering all of that data will be artificial intelligence.<br />Such a system may sound like something out of a sci-fi book, but the service believes it could be in service by 2028.&nbsp;<em>(C4ISR Net)</em></p></p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://www.c4isrnet.com/air/2018/08/01/air-forces-future-isr-architecture-could-feature-drone-swarms-and-hypersonics-all-with-ai-underpinning-it-all/?utm_source=Sailthru&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=ebb%2002.08.18&amp;utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%2 INDUSTRY NEWS: REF to Equip FORSCOM with Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicles https://www.dvidshub.net/news/286975/ref-equip-forscom-with-electronic-warfare-tactical-vehicles <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Army&rsquo;s Rapid Equipping Force will equip United States Army Forces Command with Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicles this Fall as part of ongoing efforts to advance Army capabilities in the area of electronic warfare. The EWTVs were developed in response to an operational requirement to sense and jam enemy communications and networks.&nbsp;<em>(DVIDS)</em></p></p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://www.dvidshub.net/news/286975/ref-equip-forscom-with-electronic-warfare-tactical-vehicles INDUSTRY NEWS: Will Japan and the UK Collaborate on Sixth-Generation Tempest Future Fighter Aircraft? https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/will-japan-and-the-uk-collaborate-on-sixth-generation-tempest-future-fighter-aircraft/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Japan and the United Kingdom (UK) may collaborate in some capacity on the latter&rsquo;s Tempest Future Fighter Aircraft project, which aims to field a sixth-generation stealth fighter for the Royal Air Force (RAF) by 2035. A full-sized mockup of the Tempest fighter jet was first publicly revealed at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow in mid-July.&nbsp;<em>(The Diplomat)</em></p></p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/will-japan-and-the-uk-collaborate-on-sixth-generation-tempest-future-fighter-aircraft/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Who&rsquo;s the Marine Corps new CIO? https://www.c4isrnet.com/it-networks/2018/08/02/whos-the-marine-corps-new-cio/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2003.08.18&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Marine Corps has appointed Brig. Gen. (Sel.) Lorna Mahlock as its chief information officer and director of command, control, communications and computers for the service. Mahlock replaces acting CIO and C4 deputy director Kenneth Bible, who held the CIO and C4 deputy director roles on an acting basis after Brig. Gen. Dennis Crall stepped down earlier this year.&nbsp;<em>(C4ISR Net)</em></p></p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://www.c4isrnet.com/it-networks/2018/08/02/whos-the-marine-corps-new-cio/?utm_source=Sailthru&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=ebb%2003.08.18&amp;utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief 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=61330>August 8, 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> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 Granite State Roost Enjoys a Sunset Cruise http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/2018_07_21_Dinner_Cruise_Submission_to_JED.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>On July 21st, the Granite State Roost (GSR) enjoyed a sunset cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the Mt. Washington. Forty-one attendees had the pleasure of dining and dancing the night away; a spectacular sunset set the tone for the evening. Dinner was served buffet style &ndash; prime rib, haddock scampi, pasta salad, sweet potato mash, roasted vegetables and a garden salad. Dessert consisted of cookies, chocolate cake, raspberry layered cake and more. Two bands, one on each level of the ship, entertained the guests with a variety of music.</p></p> 8/8/2018 10:28:00 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/2018_07_21_Dinner_Cruise_Submission_to_JED.pdf RAF Upper Heyford did you serve there? Request for help from the UK Chapter. http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/RAF_Upper_Heyford_art_project_item_for_e-Crow_final.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>My name is Kim Lydon and I am undertaking research on Cold War wall art/graffiti at former RAF Upper Heyford as part of my MSc dissertation at the University of York. A colleague (Robyn Pender) passed on your contact details and I hope that you do not mind me making contact. My survey closes at the end of next month (to date, I have had an excellent response from former Upper Heyford USAF personnel via a memorial website).To this end, it would be great if you could include an outline of my research (plus images) and my e-mail contact through the good offices of the AOC.</p></p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/RAF_Upper_Heyford_art_project_item_for_e-Crow_final.pdf 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=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EST</p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM 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=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />August 13-15, Aurora, CO</p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 Live Webinar: SIGINT in the Electromagnetic Spectrum https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1128093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />August 9, 14:00 -15:00 EST</p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1128093 Live Webinar: Strategies for Deploying RFSoC Technology for SIGINT, DRFM and Radar Applications https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 13, 14:00-15:00 EST</p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404 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=61330>August 8, 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 <a href="https://careers.crows.org"><span style="color: #0000ff;">https://careers.crows.org</span></a>.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Featured Jobs:<br /></strong></span>- <a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/elintew-engineers/42299791/">ELINT/EW Engineers</a> - L3 Aerospace Systems &ndash; Greenville, TX, United States <br />- <a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/engineerdeveloper-modeling-and-simulation/41901048/">Engineer/Developer: Modeling and Simulation</a> - Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. &ndash; Beavercreek, OH, United States<br />&nbsp;<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 /> 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> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://careers.crows.org 2018 AOC International Elections Open September 1! Make Sure Your AOC Membership is Current to Vote! https://www.crows.org/page/elections <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>Election season is almost upon the AOC. The future of this organization lies in the capable hands of our members, and your participation is critical. Please exercise your right to vote for your AOC Board of Directors representatives. You can familiarize yourself with the candidates with the election guide below. This information describes the candidates&rsquo; backgrounds, leadership styles, and contributions to the AOC.</p> <p>In order to vote, your <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">AOC membership must be in good standing no later than August 20</span></strong>. Visit the <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/elections">elections page</a> to learn more!</p> <p>Take a look at the <a href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/membership/2018_election_guide.pdf">2018 Election Guide</a>, and get familiar with this year's candidates!</p> <p>Elections open on September 1 and close on September 30. Voting will be conducted online or via paper ballot. </p></p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://www.crows.org/page/elections GET READY FOR OUR LIVE WEBINAR: Strategies for Deploying RFSoC Technology for SIGINT DRFM and Radar Applications, September 13, 14:00-15:00 EST https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>RFSoC technology has revolutionized the FPGA chip landscape by including on-chip A/D and D/A functionality and ARM processors in addition to the already expansive FPGA and processing resources available for custom applications. This type of RFSoC FPGA solution delivers a multichannel data conversion and processing solution all on a single chip. RFSoC brings a powerful and unique solution for addressing some of the most demanding requirements of high-bandwidth and high-channel-count systems.</p> <p>This webinar provides a look at how RFSoC compares to the current trends in A/D and D/A converters and the strategies for getting the most performance out of this new family of FPGAs. On-chip resources will be explored in detail and board and system design considerations will be discussed including power, IP optimization, standard and custom module sizes for development and deployment in addition to the support circuitry needed for optical interfaces and connections, memory, clocking and high-signal integrity for RF inputs and outputs. Engineers involved with SIGINT, communications, DRFM, countermeasures, triggered waveform and radar chirp generation, trigged radar range gate engineer, wideband real-time transient capture, and multi-mode, high-speed data acquisition can benefit from this webinar.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Click <a href="https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404">here </a>to register now!</strong></span></p></p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404 REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 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=61330>August 8, 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><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Click Here to Register Today!</strong></span></a></span></p></p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM REGISTRATION IS NOW 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=61330>August 8, 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;&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Keynote and High Ranking Speakers Announced!</span></strong></span></p> <p><strong>Major General Kirk F. Vollmecke</strong>, Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&amp;S)<br /><strong>Lieutenant General Stephen G. Fogarty</strong>, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command<br /><strong>Major General John B. Morrison, Jr.</strong>, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence<br /><strong>Brigadier General Jennifer G. Buckner</strong>, Director of Cyber G-3/5/7, U.S. Army</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><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!</em></span> Register <a href="https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018">here</a>!</p></p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018 NEW DATES ANNOUNCED: Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference, February 5-7, Huntsville, AL https://www.crows.org/page/MSIC2019 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61330>August 8, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The goal of this conference is to provide an overview on the latest trends regarding adversary threat system electronic protection features as well as a forum for discussing electronic attack test, evaluation, and analysis activities. 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><span style="color: #0000ff;"><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Sponsorship Opportunities Available!</span></em></span> Click <a href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/conferences/2019_conferences/msic/sponsor_contract_msic_2019.pdf">here </a>to for information about becoming a sponsor!&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;"><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></span></p> <p>The AOC Modern SAM 2019 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), and radio-frequency (RF) surface-to-air missile system electronic warfare. While Secret US Only presentations are required, &nbsp;the committee will accept presentations that are FVEY topic related, NO/FORN and classified up to TS/SCI US Only.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Note however,&nbsp; no foreign nationals may participate in the conference.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The theme for this year&rsquo;s conference is <strong>&ldquo;Modern SAMs: Electronic Warfare Analysis, Test, and Evaluation."</strong></p> <p>Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to Ms. Christine Armstrong at <a href="http://armstrong@crows.org">armstrong@crows.org</a>. The deadline to submit is<strong>&nbsp;November 9, 2018.</strong></p></p> 8/6/2018 1:30:44 PM https://www.crows.org/page/MSIC2019 REGISTER NOW FOR OUR LIVE WEBINAR: SIGINT in the Electromagnetic Spectrum, August 9, 14:00-15:00 EST https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1128093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>Being prepared for military conflict or defending against terrorist attack relies primarily on signals intelligence or &lsquo;SIGINT&rsquo;. Today, SIGINT provides the foundation for all intelligence assessment. This webinar will focus on the technical collection of intelligence from the electromagnetic spectrum under the headings of communications intelligence (&lsquo;COMINT&rsquo;) and electronic intelligence (&lsquo;ELINT&rsquo;). An overview will be provided to SIGINT collection methods used on the ground, in the air, in maritime and overhead (satellite). Additionally, we will look at the technologies involved, particularly at receiver technology and signals processing. A brief look at Russian and Chinese capability will demonstrate that SIGINT is now a world-wide capability. The webinar will conclude with a introduction to how SIGINT in the EM spectrum is now at the forefront of combating terrorism.&nbsp;</p> <p>To register for the webinar, click <a href="https://events-na11.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1099999966/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_registration.html?sco-id=1892888294&amp;_charset_=utf-8">here</a>!</p></p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1128093 INDUSTRY NEWS: Army Wrestles With SIGINT vs. EW https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/army-wrestles-with-sigint-vs-ew/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Can the Army unite its rival tribes to retake the high-tech high ground of modern warfare, the electromagnetic spectrum? Those are the stakes in the service&rsquo;s ongoing internal struggles over doctrine, organization, and an obscure but critical program known as TLIS, the Terrestrial Layer Intelligence System.&nbsp;<em>(Breaking Defense)</em></p></p> 8/1/2018 1:25:00 PM https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/army-wrestles-with-sigint-vs-ew/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Congress Puts Electronic Warfare in its Crosshairs https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-warfare/2018/07/25/congress-puts-electronic-warfare-in-its-crosshairs/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Congress is taking aim at the military&rsquo;s electronic warfare shortfalls in an attempt to rebuild the electronic warfare enterprise and ensure U.S. systems are superior to adversaries, such as China and Russia.&nbsp;A lengthy proposal in the conference report from the Senate and House Armed Services Committees&rsquo; annual defense policy bill directs the Pentagon to establish a cross-functional team to evaluate the capabilities of adversaries.&nbsp;<em>(C4ISR Net)</em></p></p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-warfare/2018/07/25/congress-puts-electronic-warfare-in-its-crosshairs/ AOC ADVOCACY UPDATE: Piecing Together NDAA Section 1053 http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Section_1053_Summary_Issue_Brief_final.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Congress recently completed its work on H.R. 5515, the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, that authorizes $717 billion for defense and pursues several important policy changes that are relevant to the AOC community.&nbsp; Arguably the most substantive EW-related provision in the NDAA is Section 1053 - Guidance on the Electronic Warfare Mission Area and Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations.</p></p> 8/1/2018 10:36:06 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Section_1053_Summary_Issue_Brief_final.pdf INDUSTRY NEWS: Russian Jamming Poses a Growing Threat to U.S. Troops in Syria https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/07/30/russian-jamming-poses-a-growing-threat-to-u-s-troops-in-syria/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>American troops deployed in Syria are increasingly having to defend themselves against Russian jamming devices&mdash;electronic attacks with potentially lethal consequences, according to U.S. military officials and analysts.&nbsp;<em>(Foreign Policy)</em></p></p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/07/30/russian-jamming-poses-a-growing-threat-to-u-s-troops-in-syria/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Exclusive: Unmasking The F-15X, Boeing's F-15C/D Eagle Replacement Fighter http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22372/exclusive-unmasking-the-f-15x-boeings-f-15c-d-eagle-replacement-fighter <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Last week, the aerospace-defense community was overwhelmingly intrigued by a report&nbsp;from Defenseone.com&nbsp;that said Boeing was pitching a new variant of its 45-year-old F-15 Eagle line of fighters to the United States Air Force. Still, next to nothing is known about this initiative, including where it came from and what it entails exactly.&nbsp;<em>(The Drive)</em></p></p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22372/exclusive-unmasking-the-f-15x-boeings-f-15c-d-eagle-replacement-fighter RAF Upper Heyford did you serve there? Request for help from the UK Chapter. http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/RAF_Upper_Heyford_art_project_item_for_e-Crow_final.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>My name is Kim Lydon and I am undertaking research on Cold War wall art/graffiti at former RAF Upper Heyford as part of my MSc dissertation at the University of York. A colleague (Robyn Pender) passed on your contact details and I hope that you do not mind me making contact. My survey closes at the end of next month (to date, I have had an excellent response from former Upper Heyford USAF personnel via a memorial website).To this end, it would be great if you could include an outline of my research (plus images) and my e-mail contact through the good offices of the AOC.</p></p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/RAF_Upper_Heyford_art_project_item_for_e-Crow_final.pdf 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=61329>August 1, 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> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 AOC Japan Chapter Hosts 7th EW Research Group Conference http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/JEDnews_AOCJapan_May2018_v2B.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC Japan Chapter hosted the 7th EW Research Group Conference on May 14 in Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan, Tokyo. The event was co-sponsored by the IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Japan, Technical Committee on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics (SANE).</p> <p>The EW Research Group of the AOC Japan Chapter holds annual conference to promote the exchange of new ideas and information in the fields of EW and related areas.&nbsp;</p></p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/JEDnews_AOCJapan_May2018_v2B.pdf Palmetto Roost Chapter Hosts 9th Annual Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/9th_Annual_Conference_JED_Writeup.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The Palmetto Roost Chapter of the AOC hosted their 9th Annual CLASSIFIED Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference June 5th through the 7th 2018 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic's Cooper River Landing Conference Center. The Wando High School AFJROTC Color Guard opened the conference by posting the Colors and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.</p></p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/9th_Annual_Conference_JED_Writeup.pdf SINGAPORE CHAPTER: Students Complete New STEM Program Course http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=514216&issueID=61329 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 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> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=514216&amp;issueID=61329 Granite State Roost Hosts EW Sessions with Dave Adamy http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Dave_Adamy_writeup_Final_for_JED.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>On June 5, 2018, the Granite State Roost, with assistance from BAE Systems and Rohde &amp; Schwarz, hosted Mr. Dave Adamy as he presented Radar Electronic Protection (EP) Techniques in a morning session and Advanced Radar EP Techniques in an afternoon session. One hundred Electronic Warfare professionals attended the day-long training session held at BAE Systems&rsquo; Canal Street facility in Nashua, NH.</p></p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Dave_Adamy_writeup_Final_for_JED.pdf Granite State Roost Attends Third Annual 'Night Out with the Fisher Cats' Minor League Baseball Game http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Fisher_Cats_2018_Final_for_JED.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>On July 22, 2018, 46 members and families of the Granite State Roost attended the Third Annual &ldquo;Night Out with the Fisher Cats&rdquo; minor league baseball game. As of that evening, the Fisher Cats held the best record in the league, leading by two games. Unfortunately, they were unable to defeat the Reading Fighting Phils (losing the game 5-3). The evening began with an honorable flag-holding on the field during the national anthem.</p></p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Fisher_Cats_2018_Final_for_JED.pdf 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=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EST</p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 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=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />August 13-15, Aurora, CO</p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 Live Webinar: SIGINT in the Electromagnetic Spectrum https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1128093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />August 9, 14:00 -15:00 EST</p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1128093 Live Webinar: Strategies for Deploying RFSoC Technology for SIGINT, DRFM and Radar Applications https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 13, 14:00-15:00 EST</p> 8/1/2018 10:27:52 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404 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=61329>August 1, 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 <a href="https://careers.crows.org"><span style="color: #0000ff;">https://careers.crows.org</span></a>.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Featured Jobs:<br /></strong></span>- <a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/elintew-engineers/42299791/">ELINT/EW Engineers</a> - L3 Aerospace Systems &ndash; Greenville, TX, United States <br />- <a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/engineerdeveloper-modeling-and-simulation/41901048/">Engineer/Developer: Modeling and Simulation</a> - Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. &ndash; Beavercreek, OH, United States<br />&nbsp;<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 /> 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> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM https://careers.crows.org 2018 AOC International Elections Open September 1! http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=514209&issueID=61329 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>Election season is almost upon the AOC. The future of this organization lies in the capable hands of our members, and your participation is critical. Please exercise your right to vote for your AOC Board of Directors representatives. You can familiarize yourself with the candidates with the election guide below. This information describes the candidates&rsquo; backgrounds, leadership styles, and contributions to the AOC.</p> <p>Take a look at the <a href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/membership/2018_election_guide.pdf">2018 Election Guide</a>, and get familiar with this year's candidates!</p> <p>Elections open on September 1 and close on September 30. Voting will be conducted online or via paper ballot. In order to vote, your AOC membership must be in good standing no later than August 31. Visit the <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/elections">elections page</a> to learn more!</p></p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=514209&amp;issueID=61329 GET READY FOR OUR LIVE WEBINAR: Strategies for Deploying RFSoC Technology for SIGINT DRFM and Radar Applications, September 13, 14:00-15:00 EST https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>RFSoC technology has revolutionized the FPGA chip landscape by including on-chip A/D and D/A functionality and ARM processors in addition to the already expansive FPGA and processing resources available for custom applications. This type of RFSoC FPGA solution delivers a multichannel data conversion and processing solution all on a single chip. RFSoC brings a powerful and unique solution for addressing some of the most demanding requirements of high-bandwidth and high-channel-count systems.</p> <p>This webinar provides a look at how RFSoC compares to the current trends in A/D and D/A converters and the strategies for getting the most performance out of this new family of FPGAs. On-chip resources will be explored in detail and board and system design considerations will be discussed including power, IP optimization, standard and custom module sizes for development and deployment in addition to the support circuitry needed for optical interfaces and connections, memory, clocking and high-signal integrity for RF inputs and outputs. Engineers involved with SIGINT, communications, DRFM, countermeasures, triggered waveform and radar chirp generation, trigged radar range gate engineer, wideband real-time transient capture, and multi-mode, high-speed data acquisition can benefit from this webinar.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Click <a href="https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404">here </a>to register now!</strong></span></p></p> 8/1/2018 10:25:21 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1131404 REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 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=61329>August 1, 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><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Click Here to Register Today!</strong></span></a></span></p></p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM SAVE THE DATE! 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=61329>August 1, 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;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Keynote and High Ranking Speakers Announced!</span></strong></span></p> <p><strong>Major General Kirk F. Vollmecke</strong>, Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&amp;S)<br /><strong>Lieutenant General Stephen G. Fogarty</strong>, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command<br /><strong>Major General John B. Morrison, Jr.</strong>, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence<br /><strong>Brigadier General Jennifer G. Buckner</strong>, Director of Cyber G-3/5/7, U.S. Army</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> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018 NEW DATES ANNOUNCED: Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference, February 5-7, Huntsville, AL https://www.crows.org/page/MSIC2019 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The goal of this conference is to provide an overview on the latest trends regarding adversary threat system electronic protection features as well as a forum for discussing electronic attack test, evaluation, and analysis activities. 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><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;"><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></span></p> <p>The AOC Modern SAM 2019 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), and radio-frequency (RF) surface-to-air missile system electronic warfare. While Secret US Only presentations are required, &nbsp;the committee will accept presentations that are FVEY topic related, NO/FORN and classified up to TS/SCI US Only.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Note however,&nbsp; no foreign nationals may participate in the conference.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The theme for this year&rsquo;s conference is <strong>&ldquo;Modern SAMs: Electronic Warfare Analysis, Test, and Evaluation."</strong></p> <p>Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to Ms. Christine Armstrong at <a href="http://armstrong@crows.org">armstrong@crows.org</a>. The deadline to submit is<strong>&nbsp;November 9, 2018.</strong></p></p> 7/30/2018 9:13:29 AM https://www.crows.org/page/MSIC2019 INDUSTRY NEWS: Busting The Green Door: Army SIGINT Refocuses On Russia & China https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/busting-the-green-door-army-sigint-refocuses-on-russia-china/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Army has a new, two-pronged strategy for Signals Intelligence, its top intelligence official said at a recent forum here. First, SIGINT forces must continue their post-9/11 evolution from a secretive, insular priesthood to a hands-on helper for frontline troops.&nbsp;<em>(Breaking Defense)</em></p></p> 8/1/2018 1:29:34 PM https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/busting-the-green-door-army-sigint-refocuses-on-russia-china/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Chinese Claims of Terahertz Radar? https://www.monch.com/mpg/news/ew-c4i-channel/3881-chinesewhispers.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61329>August 1, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>MILITARY TECHNOLOGY&rsquo;s forthcoming &lsquo;Facts and Fallacies&rsquo; article examines recent technological advances which claim to ease the detection of so-called &lsquo;stealth&rsquo; aircraft; those possessing a low Radar Cross Section (RCS). One particular technology falling under our spotlight is Terahertz radar.&nbsp;<em>(M&ouml;nch Publishing Group)</em></p></p> 8/1/2018 1:32:08 PM https://www.monch.com/mpg/news/ew-c4i-channel/3881-chinesewhispers.html CALL FOR PAPERS ENDS JULY 31: 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=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</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><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Registration is Now Open!</strong></span></a></span></p></p> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM REGISTER NOW FOR OUR LIVE WEBINAR: SIGINT in the Electromagnetic Spectrum, August 9, 14:00-15:00 EST https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1128093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p>Being prepared for military conflict or defending against terrorist attack relies primarily on signals intelligence or &lsquo;SIGINT&rsquo;. Today, SIGINT provides the foundation for all intelligence assessment. This webinar will focus on the technical collection of intelligence from the electromagnetic spectrum under the headings of communications intelligence (&lsquo;COMINT&rsquo;) and electronic intelligence (&lsquo;ELINT&rsquo;). An overview will be provided to SIGINT collection methods used on the ground, in the air, in maritime and overhead (satellite). Additionally, we will look at the technologies involved, particularly at receiver technology and signals processing. A brief look at Russian and Chinese capability will demonstrate that SIGINT is now a world-wide capability. The webinar will conclude with a introduction to how SIGINT in the EM spectrum is now at the forefront of combating terrorism.&nbsp;</p> <p>To register for the webinar, click <a href="https://events-na11.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1099999966/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_registration.html?sco-id=1892888294&amp;_charset_=utf-8">here</a>!</p></p> 7/25/2018 9:36:45 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1128093 INDUSTRY NEWS: The Army Wants to Build a Better Signals Intelligence Force https://www.c4isrnet.com/intel-geoint/2018/07/19/the-army-wants-to-build-a-better-signals-intelligence-force/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Army&rsquo;s top intelligence official signed the service&rsquo;s new signals intelligence strategy July 16, a move that defense leaders believe leaves the Army better situated to better fight despite electronic warfare and cyber attacks. The new strategy ensures "our readiness to provide timely and relevant SIGINT-support [and meet] the commander&rsquo;s information needs in a large scale combat operation against a sophisticated adversary,&rdquo; Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, said July 18 during an event on Capitol Hill hosted by the Association of Old Crows.&nbsp;<em>(C4ISR Net)</em></p></p> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM https://www.c4isrnet.com/intel-geoint/2018/07/19/the-army-wants-to-build-a-better-signals-intelligence-force/ INDUSTRY NEWS: The Corps Wants 15 Suicide Drones Swarming from the Hands of One Front-Line Marine https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/07/20/the-corps-wants-15-suicide-drones-swarming-from-the-hands-of-one-front-line-marine/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Corps wants to put the power of a swarm of suicide drones, also known as loitering munitions, in the hands of one Marine. It&rsquo;s a plan to help boost lethality and independence of front-line troops operating in austere locations outside the striking range of manned aircraft.&nbsp;<em>(Marine Corps Times)</em></p></p> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/07/20/the-corps-wants-15-suicide-drones-swarming-from-the-hands-of-one-front-line-marine/ INDUSTRY NEWS: US Needs Hi-Lo Mix Of &lsquo;Exquisite&rsquo; & Affordable ISR: Intel Official https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/us-needs-hi-lo-mix-of-exquisite-affordable-isr-intel-official/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Under the new National Defense Strategy, the nation must invest in cutting-edge technologies to take on Russia or China in a major war. But even as we do that, we can&rsquo;t neglect the lower-end, lower-cost systems that gather intelligence everyday in peacetime, a senior Pentagon intel official said. We need to strike a balance between a small number of high-tech, high-cost capabilities and a larger number of more mundane ones, Kevin Sherman told an Army signals intelligence (SIGINT) conference this morning, for three reasons.&nbsp;<em>(Breaking Defense)</em></p></p> 7/25/2018 9:40:36 AM https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/us-needs-hi-lo-mix-of-exquisite-affordable-isr-intel-official/ INDUSTRY NEWS: The Army Probably Needs to Update its Cyber Doctrine Every 18 Months https://www.fifthdomain.com/dod/army/2018/07/20/the-army-probably-needs-to-update-its-cyber-doctrine-every-18-months/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>Top Army leaders say that their recent tours have provided valuable lessons on the rate of change in the cyber world that they&rsquo;re now using to shape training and operations. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve learned so much in the last two years because we&rsquo;ve operated and the pace has increased,&rdquo; Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commander of Army Cyber Command, said during a July 18 event hosted by the Association of Old Crows.&nbsp;<em>(Fifth Domain)</em></p></p> 7/25/2018 9:41:37 AM https://www.fifthdomain.com/dod/army/2018/07/20/the-army-probably-needs-to-update-its-cyber-doctrine-every-18-months/ AOC ADVOCACY UPDATE: Congress Finalizes FY 2019 NDAA Conference Report in Record-Breaking Time http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/ECrow_Article_7-24-18_Final.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>This week, Congress released the Conference Report to H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA). The House plans to take up the legislation later this week and the Senate may vote on it as early as August. This is, by far, the earliest that the NDAA is complete in recent history.</p></p> 7/25/2018 10:51:08 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/ECrow_Article_7-24-18_Final.pdf RAF Upper Heyford did you serve there? Request for help from the UK Chapter. http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/RAF_Upper_Heyford_art_project_item_for_e-Crow_final.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>My name is Kim Lydon and I am undertaking research on Cold War wall art/graffiti at former RAF Upper Heyford as part of my MSc dissertation at the University of York. A colleague (Robyn Pender) passed on your contact details and I hope that you do not mind me making contact. My survey closes at the end of next month (to date, I have had an excellent response from former Upper Heyford USAF personnel via a memorial website).To this end, it would be great if you could include an outline of my research (plus images) and my e-mail contact through the good offices of the AOC.</p></p> 7/25/2018 10:45:52 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/RAF_Upper_Heyford_art_project_item_for_e-Crow_final.pdf 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=61328>July 25, 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> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 AOC Japan Chapter Hosts 7th EW Research Group Conference http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/JEDnews_AOCJapan_May2018_v2B.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC Japan Chapter hosted the 7th EW Research Group Conference on May 14 in Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan, Tokyo. The event was co-sponsored by the IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Japan, Technical Committee on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics (SANE).</p> <p>The EW Research Group of the AOC Japan Chapter holds annual conference to promote the exchange of new ideas and information in the fields of EW and related areas.&nbsp;</p></p> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/JEDnews_AOCJapan_May2018_v2B.pdf Palmetto Roost Chapter Hosts 9th Annual Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/9th_Annual_Conference_JED_Writeup.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The Palmetto Roost Chapter of the AOC hosted their 9th Annual CLASSIFIED Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference June 5th through the 7th 2018 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic's Cooper River Landing Conference Center. The Wando High School AFJROTC Color Guard opened the conference by posting the Colors and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.</p></p> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/9th_Annual_Conference_JED_Writeup.pdf SINGAPORE CHAPTER: Students Complete New STEM Program Course http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=513249&issueID=61328 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 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> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=513249&amp;issueID=61328 Granite State Roost Hosts EW Sessions with Dave Adamy http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Dave_Adamy_writeup_Final_for_JED.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>On June 5, 2018, the Granite State Roost, with assistance from BAE Systems and Rohde &amp; Schwarz, hosted Mr. Dave Adamy as he presented Radar Electronic Protection (EP) Techniques in a morning session and Advanced Radar EP Techniques in an afternoon session. One hundred Electronic Warfare professionals attended the day-long training session held at BAE Systems&rsquo; Canal Street facility in Nashua, NH.</p></p> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Dave_Adamy_writeup_Final_for_JED.pdf Granite State Roost Attends Third Annual 'Night Out with the Fisher Cats' Minor League Baseball Game http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Fisher_Cats_2018_Final_for_JED.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>On July 22, 2018, 46 members and families of the Granite State Roost attended the Third Annual &ldquo;Night Out with the Fisher Cats&rdquo; minor league baseball game. As of that evening, the Fisher Cats held the best record in the league, leading by two games. Unfortunately, they were unable to defeat the Reading Fighting Phils (losing the game 5-3). The evening began with an honorable flag-holding on the field during the national anthem.</p></p> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Fisher_Cats_2018_Final_for_JED.pdf 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=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EDT</p> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 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=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />August 13-15, Aurora, CO</p> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 Live Webinar: SIGINT in the Electromagnetic Spectrum https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1128093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />August 9, 14:00 -15:00 EST</p> 7/25/2018 9:29:58 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1128093 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=61328>July 25, 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 <a href="https://careers.crows.org"><span style="color: #0000ff;">https://careers.crows.org</span></a>.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Featured Jobs:<br /></strong></span>- <a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/elintew-engineers/42299791/">ELINT/EW Engineers</a> - L3 Aerospace Systems &ndash; Greenville, TX, United States <br />- <a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/engineerdeveloper-modeling-and-simulation/41901048/">Engineer/Developer: Modeling and Simulation</a> - Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. &ndash; Beavercreek, OH, United States<br />&nbsp;<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 /> 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> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM https://careers.crows.org 2018 AOC International Elections Open September 1! http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=513244&issueID=61328 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>Election season is almost upon the AOC. The future of this organization lies in the capable hands of our members, and your participation is critical. Please exercise your right to vote for your AOC Board of Directors representatives. You can familiarize yourself with the candidates with the election guide below. This information describes the candidates&rsquo; backgrounds, leadership styles, and contributions to the AOC.</p> <p>Take a look at the <a href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/membership/2018_election_guide.pdf">2018 Election Guide</a>, and get familiar with this year's candidates!</p> <p>Elections open on September 1 and close on September 30. Voting will be conducted online or via paper ballot. In order to vote, your AOC membership must be in good standing no later than August 31. Visit the <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/elections">elections page</a> to learn more!</p></p> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=513244&amp;issueID=61328 SAVE THE DATE! 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=61328>July 25, 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;&nbsp;</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> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018 NEW DATES ANNOUNCED: Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference, February 5-7, Huntsville, AL https://www.crows.org/page/MSIC2019 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The goal of this conference is to provide an overview on the latest trends regarding adversary threat system electronic protection features as well as a forum for discussing electronic attack test, evaluation, and analysis activities. 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><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;"><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></span></p> <p>The AOC Modern SAM 2019 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), and radio-frequency (RF) surface-to-air missile system electronic warfare. While Secret US Only presentations are required, &nbsp;the committee will accept presentations that are FVEY topic related, NO/FORN and classified up to TS/SCI US Only.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Note however,&nbsp; no foreign nationals may participate in the conference.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The theme for this year&rsquo;s conference is <strong>&ldquo;Modern SAMs: Electronic Warfare Analysis, Test, and Evaluation."</strong></p> <p>Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to Ms. Christine Armstrong at <a href="http://armstrong@crows.org">armstrong@crows.org</a>. The deadline to submit is<strong>&nbsp;November 9, 2018.</strong></p></p> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM https://www.crows.org/page/MSIC2019 INDUSTRY NEWS: For Better Electronic Warfare, the Army and Marine Corps Work Together https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-warfare/2018/07/19/for-better-electronic-warfare-the-army-and-marine-corps-work-together/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Army and Marine Corps are hoping to cooperate more when it comes to electronic warfare and have a planned a series of exercises that would help make their work more seamless. As the military&rsquo;s two ground forces, officials say it is imperative the organizations work together to have greater situational awareness and not jam each other in a more sophisticated electromagnetic spectrum environment.&nbsp;<em>(C4ISR Net)</em></p></p> 7/23/2018 11:07:41 AM https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-warfare/2018/07/19/for-better-electronic-warfare-the-army-and-marine-corps-work-together/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Analysis: Compass Call Sundown https://www.monch.com/mpg/news/air/3854-analysis-compass-call-sundown.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61328>July 25, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>On 9 July BAE Systems announced it had commenced work on the &lsquo;Cross Deck Initiative&rsquo; to transfer subsystems from the US Air Force&rsquo;s Lockheed Martin EC-130H Compass Call Electronic Warfare (EW) aircraft onto new Gulfstream EC-37B platforms: an initiative which the firm is jointly pursuing with L3 Technologies.&nbsp;<em>(M&ouml;nch Publishing Group)</em></p></p> 7/25/2018 9:49:53 AM https://www.monch.com/mpg/news/air/3854-analysis-compass-call-sundown.html PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS DUE JULY 20: 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=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</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 <strong>July 20</strong>.</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> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018 CALL FOR PAPERS ENDS JULY 31: 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=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</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><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Registration is Now Open!</strong></span></a></span></p></p> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM INDUSTRY NEWS: Transforming The RAF: F-35B, Carriers, Typhoon TyTAN, & More https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/transforming-the-raf-f-35b-carriers-typhoon-tytan-more/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Royal Air Force is transforming itself at a time of great strategic uncertainty. One of the foundational pieces of the RAF&rsquo;s future will not be on display at the Farnborough Air Show this week, because it&rsquo;s simply much too big and Farnborough&rsquo;s too far inland. We are speaking, of course, of the new Queen Elizabeth -class carriers. The RAF is working with the Royal Navy to jointly train their new air combat force of F-35Bs flying off of the new ship.&nbsp;<em>(Breaking Defense)</em></p></p> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/transforming-the-raf-f-35b-carriers-typhoon-tytan-more/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy&rsquo;s New EW Jammer to be Ready in 2022 https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/navys-new-ew-jammer-to-be-ready-in-2022/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The U.S. Navy hopes to start flying its Next Generation Jammer some time next year, though the system won&rsquo;t reach operational capability until 2022, said Navy Capt. Michael Orr, program manager for the service&rsquo;s electronic attack systems. As it stands now the Navy&rsquo;s principal airborne electronic attack systems relies on technology developed in the 1970&rsquo;s: While the service has switched from the old EA-6B Prowler to the new EA-18G Growler as its electronic attack aircraft, the actual radar-jamming systems on the aircraft are largely the same.&nbsp;<em>(Breaking Defense)</em></p></p> 7/18/2018 2:18:53 PM https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/navys-new-ew-jammer-to-be-ready-in-2022/ 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=61327>July 19, 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> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 AOC Japan Chapter Hosts 7th EW Research Group Conference http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/JEDnews_AOCJapan_May2018_v2B.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC Japan Chapter hosted the 7th EW Research Group Conference on May 14 in Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan, Tokyo. The event was co-sponsored by the IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Japan, Technical Committee on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics (SANE).</p> <p>The EW Research Group of the AOC Japan Chapter holds annual conference to promote the exchange of new ideas and information in the fields of EW and related areas.&nbsp;</p></p> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/JEDnews_AOCJapan_May2018_v2B.pdf Palmetto Roost Chapter Hosts 9th Annual Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/9th_Annual_Conference_JED_Writeup.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The Palmetto Roost Chapter of the AOC hosted their 9th Annual CLASSIFIED Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference June 5th through the 7th 2018 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic's Cooper River Landing Conference Center. The Wando High School AFJROTC Color Guard opened the conference by posting the Colors and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.</p></p> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/9th_Annual_Conference_JED_Writeup.pdf SINGAPORE CHAPTER: Students Complete New STEM Program Course http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=512229&issueID=61327 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61327>July 19, 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> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=512229&amp;issueID=61327 Granite State Roost Hosts EW Sessions with Dave Adamy http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Dave_Adamy_writeup_Final_for_JED.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>On June 5, 2018, the Granite State Roost, with assistance from BAE Systems and Rohde &amp; Schwarz, hosted Mr. Dave Adamy as he presented Radar Electronic Protection (EP) Techniques in a morning session and Advanced Radar EP Techniques in an afternoon session. One hundred Electronic Warfare professionals attended the day-long training session held at BAE Systems&rsquo; Canal Street facility in Nashua, NH.</p></p> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Dave_Adamy_writeup_Final_for_JED.pdf Granite State Roost Attends Third Annual 'Night Out with the Fisher Cats' Minor League Baseball Game http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Fisher_Cats_2018_Final_for_JED.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>On July 22, 2018, 46 members and families of the Granite State Roost attended the Third Annual &ldquo;Night Out with the Fisher Cats&rdquo; minor league baseball game. As of that evening, the Fisher Cats held the best record in the league, leading by two games. Unfortunately, they were unable to defeat the Reading Fighting Phils (losing the game 5-3). The evening began with an honorable flag-holding on the field during the national anthem.</p></p> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Fisher_Cats_2018_Final_for_JED.pdf 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=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EDT</p> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 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=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />August 13-15, Aurora, CO</p> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES CHOSEN: 2018 AOC Educational Foundation Scholarships http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=512222&issueID=61327 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em></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> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=512222&amp;issueID=61327 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=61327>July 19, 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 <a href="https://careers.crows.org"><span style="color: #0000ff;">https://careers.crows.org</span></a>.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Featured Jobs:<br /></strong></span>-<em><a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/senior-system-engineer/41244930/">Senior System Engineer</a>:</em>&nbsp; Selex Galileo Inc. &ndash; Huntsville, AL, United States<br />-<a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/future-concept-airspacecyber-modeling-and-simulation-engineer-andor-developer/41901048/"><em>Future Concept Air/Space/Cyber Modeling and Simulation Engineer and/or Developer</em></a>:&nbsp; Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. &ndash; Beavercreek, OH, United States<br />-<a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/chief-architect/41310412/"><em>Chief Architect</em></a>: &nbsp;Lockheed Martin &ndash; Owego, NY, United States<br />&nbsp;<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 /> 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> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM https://careers.crows.org 2018 AOC International Elections Open September 1! http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=512225&issueID=61327 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>Election season is almost upon the AOC. The future of this organization lies in the capable hands of our members, and your participation is critical. Please exercise your right to vote for your AOC Board of Directors representatives. You can familiarize yourself with the candidates with the election guide below. This information describes the candidates&rsquo; backgrounds, leadership styles, and contributions to the AOC.</p> <p>Take a look at the <a href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/membership/2018_election_guide.pdf">2018 Election Guide</a>, and get familiar with this year's candidates!</p> <p>Elections open on September 1 and close on September 30. Voting will be conducted online or via paper ballot. In order to vote, your AOC membership must be in good standing no later than August 31. Visit the <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/elections">elections page</a> to learn more!</p></p> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=512225&amp;issueID=61327 NEW DATES ANNOUNCED: Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference, February 5-7, Huntsville, AL https://www.crows.org/page/MSIC2019 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The goal of this conference is to provide an overview on the latest trends regarding adversary threat system electronic protection features as well as a forum for discussing electronic attack test, evaluation, and analysis activities. 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><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #ff0000;"><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></span></p> <p>The AOC Modern SAM 2019 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), and radio-frequency (RF) surface-to-air missile system electronic warfare. While Secret US Only presentations are required, &nbsp;the committee will accept presentations that are FVEY topic related, NO/FORN and classified up to TS/SCI US Only.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Note however,&nbsp; no foreign nationals may participate in the conference.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The theme for this year&rsquo;s conference is <strong>&ldquo;Modern SAMs: Electronic Warfare Analysis, Test, and Evaluation."</strong></p> <p>Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to Ms. Christine Armstrong at <a href="http://armstrong@crows.org">armstrong@crows.org</a>. The deadline to submit is<strong>&nbsp;November 9, 2018.</strong></p></p> 7/18/2018 2:10:23 PM https://www.crows.org/page/MSIC2019 INDUSTRY NEWS: Royal Air Force Receives Most Capable Typhoons Yet http://aviationweek.com/farnborough-airshow-2018/royal-air-force-receives-most-capable-typhoons-yet-0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>As Britain&rsquo;s Royal Air Force (RAF) begins receiving the most capable Eurofighter Typhoons yet, the four-nation program is gearing up for a wave of potential new sales. So far, the RAF has received 26 Eurofighter Typhoons kitted out with the initial elements of the Project Centurion upgrade package, enabling the Typhoon to take on the vast majority of the missions performed by the Panavia Tornado GR4 which is being phased out of service at the end of March next year.&nbsp;<em>(Aviation Week Network)</em></p></p> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM http://aviationweek.com/farnborough-airshow-2018/royal-air-force-receives-most-capable-typhoons-yet-0 INDUSTRY NEWS: UK E-3D Replacement Opens Opportunities for BizJet-Based AEW https://defense-update.com/20180715_e3_replacement.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The UK considers replacing the seven Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.Mk 1 airborne warning and control (AWACS) aircraft currently in service. The E-7 aircraft, based on the Boeing 737 platform, is the forerunner for this replacement. Although the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) called for Sentry to remain in service until 2035, London plans to accelerate their replacement through via acquisition the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) G2G channel.&nbsp;<em>(Defense Update)</em></p></p> 7/16/2018 10:58:04 AM https://defense-update.com/20180715_e3_replacement.html Black Hawk Prototype Faces Fielding Delay Without Reprogramming https://insidedefense.com/insider/black-hawk-prototype-faces-fielding-delay-without-reprogramming <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61327>July 19, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Army will be forced to delay fielding its Black Hawk UH-60V prototype if Congress does not approve the Defense Department's fiscal year 2018 omnibus reprogramming request, according to DOD. The service seeks to realign $15.2 million in research, development, test and evaluation funding to speed up developmental flight testing of the UH-60V, as well as fielding and development of training support.&nbsp;<em>(Inside Defense)</em></p></p> 7/18/2018 2:20:02 PM https://insidedefense.com/insider/black-hawk-prototype-faces-fielding-delay-without-reprogramming DON'T MISS OUT ON OUR 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=61326>July 11, 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> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group= PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS DUE JULY 20: 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=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</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 <strong>July 20</strong>.</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> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=CEMA2018 INDUSTRY NEWS: The Pentagon&rsquo;s Latest Budget is Its Largest Counter-Drone Budget Ever https://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/2018/07/05/the-pentagons-latest-budget-is-its-largest-counter-drone-budget-ever/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2006.07.18&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>As the Pentagon&rsquo;s latest budget slouches toward Washington, a $716 billion beast waiting to be born, it is time to take a closer look at how the robots in the budget survived the various committees and drafts. As expected, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act is a boon for drones, allocating funding for nearly three times as many uncrewed vehicles as in previous years.&nbsp;<em>(C4ISR Net)</em></p></p> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 AM https://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/2018/07/05/the-pentagons-latest-budget-is-its-largest-counter-drone-budget-ever/?utm_source=Sailthru&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=ebb%2006.07.18&amp;utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief INDUSTRY NEWS: Israel Posts Pic Of CH-53 Yasur Helicopter With Unknown Roll-On Electronic Warfare Suite http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22008/israel-posts-pic-of-ch-53-yasur-helicopter-with-unknown-roll-on-electronic-warfare-suite <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Israeli Air Force's fleet of around two dozen CH-53 Yasur helicopters is among its most important. They can carry out a number of missions, including long-range heavy assault and deep-penetration insertion and extraction of special operations teams. But maybe their most important mission is that of combat search and rescue (CSAR).&nbsp;<em>(The Drive)</em></p></p> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 AM http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22008/israel-posts-pic-of-ch-53-yasur-helicopter-with-unknown-roll-on-electronic-warfare-suite 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=61326>July 11, 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> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 AOC Japan Chapter Hosts 7th EW Research Group Conference http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/JEDnews_AOCJapan_May2018_v2B.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC Japan Chapter hosted the 7th EW Research Group Conference on May 14 in Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan, Tokyo. The event was co-sponsored by the IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Japan, Technical Committee on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics (SANE).</p> <p>The EW Research Group of the AOC Japan Chapter holds annual conference to promote the exchange of new ideas and information in the fields of EW and related areas.&nbsp;</p></p> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/JEDnews_AOCJapan_May2018_v2B.pdf Palmetto Roost Chapter Hosts 9th Annual Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/9th_Annual_Conference_JED_Writeup.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The Palmetto Roost Chapter of the AOC hosted their 9th Annual CLASSIFIED Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference June 5th through the 7th 2018 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic's Cooper River Landing Conference Center. The Wando High School AFJROTC Color Guard opened the conference by posting the Colors and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.</p></p> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/9th_Annual_Conference_JED_Writeup.pdf SINGAPORE CHAPTER: Students Complete New STEM Program Course http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=510921&issueID=61326 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61326>July 11, 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> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=510921&amp;issueID=61326 Granite State Roost Hosts EW Sessions with Dave Adamy http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Dave_Adamy_writeup_Final_for_JED.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>On June 5, 2018, the Granite State Roost, with assistance from BAE Systems and Rohde &amp; Schwarz, hosted Mr. Dave Adamy as he presented Radar Electronic Protection (EP) Techniques in a morning session and Advanced Radar EP Techniques in an afternoon session. One hundred Electronic Warfare professionals attended the day-long training session held at BAE Systems&rsquo; Canal Street facility in Nashua, NH.</p></p> 7/9/2018 10:50:15 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Dave_Adamy_writeup_Final_for_JED.pdf Granite State Roost Attends Third Annual 'Night Out with the Fisher Cats' Minor League Baseball Game http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Fisher_Cats_2018_Final_for_JED.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>On July 22, 2018, 46 members and families of the Granite State Roost attended the Third Annual &ldquo;Night Out with the Fisher Cats&rdquo; minor league baseball game. As of that evening, the Fisher Cats held the best record in the league, leading by two games. Unfortunately, they were unable to defeat the Reading Fighting Phils (losing the game 5-3). The evening began with an honorable flag-holding on the field during the national anthem.</p></p> 7/9/2018 10:53:41 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/Fisher_Cats_2018_Final_for_JED.pdf 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=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 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=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EDT</p> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 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=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />August 13-15, Aurora, CO</p> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 ARMY DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF (G2) CONFIRMED for AOC Army SIGINT Event, July 18, Washington, D.C. http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=510911&issueID=61326 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p><strong>LTG Scott Berrier, US Army Deputy Chief of Staff (G2)</strong> is confirmed as the Keynote Speaker for the upcoming <strong>AOC Army SIGINT event</strong>, entitled&nbsp;<strong>&ldquo;Winning the EMS: The Future of Army SIGINT&rdquo;&nbsp;</strong>on July 18. This event, taking place on Capitol Hill (2043 Rayburn House Office Building and the Capitol Hill Club), will study how the Army is prepared to fight in the EMS across the DOTMLPF, specifically discussing SIGINT/EW/CO requirements, training and organization.</p> <p><br /><strong>LTG Stephen G. Fogarty, </strong>Commanding General, US Army Cyber Command,<strong>&nbsp;MG Robert P. Walters, Jr., </strong>Commanding General, Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (ICOE), and<strong> MG John B. Morrison, </strong>Army Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE)&nbsp;have also confirmed their participation. Additional panelists&nbsp;include <strong>BG Jennifer Buckner</strong>,&nbsp;DCS G-3/5/7 Cyber Directorate (DAMO-CY), <strong>Mr. Kevin Sherman,</strong> SES, Office of the&nbsp;Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, and <strong>Mr. Alex Cochrane,</strong> DISL, Senior Cryptologic Advisor, Army INSCOM.&nbsp;</p> <p><br />They will be participating in Part I of the event, a Congressional Panel Discussion hosted by <strong>Rep. Jody Hice (GA-10)</strong>, a member of the EW Working Group and House Armed Services Committee (HASC). This session will discuss developments in the integration of SIGINT, EW, and Cyberspace Operations, as well as the US Army SIGINT Strategy. Immediately following this discussion will be Part II of the event, a separate <strong>Industry Solutions Forum</strong>. This will feature an industry showcase (available to sponsors), a networking reception, and a brief program featuring invited US Army senior leaders. &nbsp;Featured vendors include Keysight Technologies, BAE Systems, Raytheon, Persistent Systems, Darkblade Systems, N-ask, Motorola, and&nbsp;Epiq.</p> <p><br />Both parts will draw upon 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. They qualify as &ldquo;Widely Attended Events&rdquo; and are open to military, government, and industry. The event is&nbsp;<strong>FREE</strong>, but&nbsp;space is limited and <span style="text-decoration: underline;">registration is requested.</span></p> <p><br />For more information on the event and for registration, please go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=WinningArmySIGINT">www.crows.org/?page=WinningArmySIGINT</a>&nbsp;or email Amanda Crowe at&nbsp;<a href="http://crowe@crows.org">crowe@crows.org</a>. For sponsorship opportunities for the Industry Solutions Forum, please contact Ken Miller at&nbsp;<a href="http://kmiller@crows.org">kmiller@crows.org</a>.</p></p> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=510911&amp;issueID=61326 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES CHOSEN: 2018 AOC Educational Foundation Scholarships http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=510913&issueID=61326 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em></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> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=510913&amp;issueID=61326 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=61326>July 11, 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 <a href="https://careers.crows.org"><span style="color: #0000ff;">https://careers.crows.org</span></a>.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Featured Jobs:<br /></strong></span>-<em><a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/senior-system-engineer/41244930/">Senior System Engineer</a>:</em>&nbsp; Selex Galileo Inc. &ndash; Huntsville, AL, United States<br />-<a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/future-concept-airspacecyber-modeling-and-simulation-engineer-andor-developer/41901048/"><em>Future Concept Air/Space/Cyber Modeling and Simulation Engineer and/or Developer</em></a>:&nbsp; Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. &ndash; Beavercreek, OH, United States<br />-<a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/chief-architect/41310412/"><em>Chief Architect</em></a>: &nbsp;Lockheed Martin &ndash; Owego, NY, United States<br />&nbsp;<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 /> 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> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 AM https://careers.crows.org 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=61326>July 11, 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><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Registration is Now Open!</strong></span></a></span></p></p> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM 2018 AOC International Elections Open September 1! http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=511459&issueID=61326 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>Election season is almost upon the AOC. The future of this organization lies in the capable hands of our members, and your participation is critical. Please exercise your right to vote for your AOC Board of Directors representatives. You can familiarize yourself with the candidates with the election guide below. This information describes the candidates&rsquo; backgrounds, leadership styles, and contributions to the AOC.</p> <p>Take a look at the <a href="https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.crows.org/resource/resmgr/membership/2018_election_guide.pdf">2018 Election Guide</a>, and get familiar with this year's candidates!</p> <p>Elections open on September 1 and close on September 30. Voting will be conducted online or via paper ballot. Visit the <a href="https://www.crows.org/page/elections">elections page</a> to learn more!</p></p> 7/11/2018 9:11:31 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=511459&amp;issueID=61326 INDUSTRY NEWS: The Marine Corps wants to protect its Hornets from GPS jammers https://www.c4isrnet.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/07/10/the-corps-wants-to-protect-its-hornets-from-gps-jammers/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>The Corps is looking to install antennas in its F/A-18 C/D Hornets to help the aircraft defeat GPS jammers. In a request for information posted in early June by Naval Air Systems Command, or NAVAIR, the Corps wants to install the anti-jam antennas known as the Air Navigation Warfare Program, or NAVWAR, in 120 of the legacy Hornets.&nbsp;<em>(C4ISR Net)</em></p></p> 7/9/2018 10:38:48 AM https://www.c4isrnet.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/07/10/the-corps-wants-to-protect-its-hornets-from-gps-jammers/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Army Anti-Aircraft Stryker Can Kill Tanks Too https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/army-anti-aircraft-stryker-can-kill-tanks-too/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61326>July 11, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>With its eyes firmly on Russia, the US Army is racing to field 8&times;8 Strykers with an array of weapons that can down enemy aircraft &mdash; from drones to helicopters to jets &mdash; and incidentally make enemy tanks think twice. The first prototypes will be delivered next year, with up to 144 (four battalions) by 2022, although the contract details are still being negotiated.&nbsp;<em>(Breakfing Defense)</em></p></p> 7/11/2018 9:20:20 AM https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/army-anti-aircraft-stryker-can-kill-tanks-too/ 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=61325>July 5, 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> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group= INDUSTRY NEWS: US Army Executes Active Electronic Attack in Europe for First Time Since Cold War https://www.c4isrnet.com/land/2018/06/29/electronic-warfare-capabilities-challenged-in-eastern-european-exercise/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61325>July 5, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The U.S. Army&rsquo;s new electronic warfare capability, developed by the service&rsquo;s Rapid Capabilities Office, was challenged in a recent Eastern European exercise. The 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted an active electronic attack &mdash; or jamming &mdash; within a European country for the first time since the Cold War this month during Saber Strike in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland. The event shows the Army is making headway on refining a rapid electronic warfare capability it put into the field in Europe just one year ago.&nbsp;<em>(C4ISR Net)</em></p></p> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 AM https://www.c4isrnet.com/land/2018/06/29/electronic-warfare-capabilities-challenged-in-eastern-european-exercise/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Army Electronic Warfare Prototypes Reach First CONUS Brigade https://www.army.mil/article/207886/army_electronic_warfare_prototypes_reach_first_conus_brigade <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61325>July 5, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>For today's commander, having a clear picture of the battlefield is almost as much about understanding the electromagnetic spectrum as is it about reading a map. To better equip and train brigades to compete against near-peer adversaries with sophisticated electronic warfare, or EW, capabilities, the U.S. Army recently delivered new EW prototypes to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division 'Devil' Brigade, marking the first unit stateside to receive the systems after completing fielding to select Europe-based units in February.&nbsp;<em>(US Army)</em></p></p> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 AM https://www.army.mil/article/207886/army_electronic_warfare_prototypes_reach_first_conus_brigade INDUSTRY NEWS: The USMC's F/A-18 Hornets Are Getting New Jamming-Resistant GPS Gear http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/21848/the-usmcs-f-a-18-hornets-are-getting-new-jamming-resistant-gps-gear <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61325>July 5, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The U.S. Navy, on behalf of the Marine Corps, is looking to add jam-resistant GPS antennas to more than a hundred of the latter service&rsquo;s F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets. Given the increasingly real threat of a potential opponent, such as Russia or China, cutting off American forces from the navigation system, this could be an especially important upgrade for the aging jets, which the Marines expect to fly for at least another decade.&nbsp;<em>(The Drive)</em></p></p> 7/2/2018 10:41:46 AM http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/21848/the-usmcs-f-a-18-hornets-are-getting-new-jamming-resistant-gps-gear INDUSTRY NEWS: Gremlins are coming: DARPA enters Phase III of its UAV programme https://www.army-technology.com/features/gremlins-darpa-uav-programme/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61325>July 5, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The US&rsquo;s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is almost ready to unleash its Gremlins&ndash; a swarm of UAVs built to perform multiple tasks from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), to the delivery of arms and other essential equipment in high risk areas.&nbsp;<em>(Army Technology)</em></p></p> 7/5/2018 9:04:50 AM https://www.army-technology.com/features/gremlins-darpa-uav-programme/ 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=61325>July 5, 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> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 AOC Japan Chapter Hosts 7th EW Research Group Conference http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/JEDnews_AOCJapan_May2018_v2B.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61325>July 5, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC Japan Chapter hosted the 7th EW Research Group Conference on May 14 in Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan, Tokyo. The event was co-sponsored by the IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Japan, Technical Committee on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics (SANE).</p> <p>The EW Research Group of the AOC Japan Chapter holds annual conference to promote the exchange of new ideas and information in the fields of EW and related areas.&nbsp;</p></p> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/JEDnews_AOCJapan_May2018_v2B.pdf Palmetto Roost Chapter Hosts 9th Annual Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/9th_Annual_Conference_JED_Writeup.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61325>July 5, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The Palmetto Roost Chapter of the AOC hosted their 9th Annual CLASSIFIED Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference June 5th through the 7th 2018 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic's Cooper River Landing Conference Center. The Wando High School AFJROTC Color Guard opened the conference by posting the Colors and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.</p></p> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/9th_Annual_Conference_JED_Writeup.pdf SINGAPORE CHAPTER: Students Complete New STEM Program Course http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=510014&issueID=61325 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61325>July 5, 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> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=510014&amp;issueID=61325 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=61325>July 5, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 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=61325>July 5, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EDT</p> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 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=61325>July 5, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />August 13-15, Aurora, CO</p> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 MORE SPEAKERS CONFIRMED for AOC Army SIGINT Event, July 18, Washington, D.C. http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=510004&issueID=61325 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61325>July 5, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>Multiple officials have confirmed their participation at the AOC SIGINT Industry Partner Project event, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>&ldquo;Winning the EMS: The Future of Army SIGINT&rdquo;</strong></span>&nbsp;on July 18. This event, taking place on Capitol Hill, will study how the Army is prepared to fight in the EMS across the DOTMLPF, specifically discussing SIGINT/EW/CO requirements, training and organization. Speakers as of July 2, 2018:<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>LTG Stephen G. Fogarty</strong>, Commanding General, US Army Cyber Command<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>MG Robert P. Walters, Jr.</strong>, Commanding General, Army Intelligence Center of Excellence<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>BG James P. Bienlien</strong>, Director, Capabilities Development, Army Capabilities Integration Center<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Mr. Kevin Sherman</strong>, SES, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence<br />&nbsp;<br /><strong>Mr. Alex Cochran</strong>, DISL, Senior Cryptologic Advisor, Army INSCOM</p> <p>They will be participating in Part I of the event, 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 discuss developments in the integration of SIGINT, EW, and Cyberspace Operations, as well as the US Army SIGINT Strategy. Immediately following this discussion will be Part II of the event, a separate Industry Solutions Forum. This will feature an industry showcase (available to sponsors), a networking reception, and a brief program featuring invited leadership from the Army PEO IEWS.</p> <p>Both parts will draw upon 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. They qualify as &ldquo;Widely Attended Events&rdquo; and are open to military, government, and industry. The event is <strong>FREE</strong>, but <span style="text-decoration: underline;">registration is required</span>.</p> <p>For more information on the event and for registration, please go to <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=WinningArmySIGINT" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.crows.org/?page=WinningArmySIGINT</a> or email Amanda Crowe at <a href="mailto:crowe@crows.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">crowe@crows.org</a>. For sponsorship opportunities for the Industry Solutions Forum, please contact Ken Miller at <a href="mailto:kmiller@crows.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">kmiller@crows.org</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.crows.org/page/WinningArmySIGINT">Learn More...<br /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></p> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=510004&amp;issueID=61325 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES CHOSEN: 2018 AOC Educational Foundation Scholarships http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=510006&issueID=61325 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61325>July 5, 2018</a> -- <em></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> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=510006&amp;issueID=61325 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=61325>July 5, 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 <a href="https://careers.crows.org"><span style="color: #0000ff;">https://careers.crows.org</span></a>.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Featured Jobs:<br /></strong></span>-<em><a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/senior-system-engineer/41244930/">Senior System Engineer</a>:</em>&nbsp; Selex Galileo Inc. &ndash; Huntsville, AL, United States<br />-<a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/future-concept-airspacecyber-modeling-and-simulation-engineer-andor-developer/41901048/"><em>Future Concept Air/Space/Cyber Modeling and Simulation Engineer and/or Developer</em></a>:&nbsp; Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. &ndash; Beavercreek, OH, United States<br />-<a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/chief-architect/41310412/"><em>Chief Architect</em></a>: &nbsp;Lockheed Martin &ndash; Owego, NY, United States<br />&nbsp;<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 /> 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> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 AM https://careers.crows.org 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=510008&issueID=61325 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61325>July 5, 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> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=510008&amp;issueID=61325 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=61325>July 5, 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 <strong>July 20</strong>.</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> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 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=61325>July 5, 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><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Registration is Now Open!</strong></span></a></span></p></p> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM INDUSTRY NEWS: Eyeing China, Australia Busily Buys Up Frigates, Drones, and Sub-Hunting Planes https://breakingdefense.com/2018/06/eyeing-china-australia-busily-buys-up-frigates-drones-and-sub-hunting-planes/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61325>July 5, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>Australia has spent billions on new surveillance planes, drones, and warplanes in recent years, but no deal has come close to today&rsquo;s $26 billion award to BAE Systems&nbsp;for nine anti-submarine frigates. The decision will significantly bolster the Royal Australian Navy&rsquo;s submarine-hunting and missile defense capability at a time of huge Chinese investments in undersea warfare, while giving the RAN the ability to see &mdash; and shoot &mdash; father than is currently possible.&nbsp;<em>(Breaking Defense)</em></p></p> 7/2/2018 10:44:52 AM https://breakingdefense.com/2018/06/eyeing-china-australia-busily-buys-up-frigates-drones-and-sub-hunting-planes/ INDUSTRY NEWS: US Army To Get Mobile Air Defense Strykers by 2020 https://defense-update.com/20180629_im-shorad.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61325>July 5, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>Facing a growing aerial threat from unmanned systems, rockets, artillery, and mortars, the U.S. Army is accelerating the fielding of an Interim, Mobile Short Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) system to complement the tactical formations of its Stryker brigades... The package includes onboard radar system, a turreted weapon system mounting missiles, guns, and non-kinetic (jammers and Electronic attack) capabilities.&nbsp;<em>(Defense Update)</em></p></p> 7/2/2018 10:31:30 AM https://defense-update.com/20180629_im-shorad.html 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=61324>June 27, 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> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 AM https://www.crows.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1087045&amp;group= INDUSTRY NEWS: The Marine Corps is bringing Reapers to Helmand https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2018/06/22/the-corps-is-bringing-reapers-to-helmand/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61324>June 27, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Corps doesn&rsquo;t own or operate its own MQ-9 Reapers, but Marines deployed to&nbsp;Helmand province, Afghanistan, are looking to bring the iconic hunter-killer drone to support operations in the unstable province. The Defense Department announced on Tuesday that the Navy has awarded a contract of $39,566,023 to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. to provide unmanned aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support &ldquo;using contractor-owned/contractor-operated MQ-9 Reaper unmanned air systems.&rdquo;&nbsp;<em>(Marine Corps Times)</em></p></p> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 AM https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2018/06/22/the-corps-is-bringing-reapers-to-helmand/ INDUSTRY NEWS: The US Made the Wrong Bet On Radiofrequency, and Now it Could Pay the Price https://www.c4isrnet.com/it-networks/2018/06/21/the-us-made-the-wrong-bet-on-radiofrequency-and-now-it-could-pay-the-price/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61324>June 27, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Pentagon&rsquo;s belief in its technology drove the Department of Defense to trust it would have control over the electromagnetic spectrum for years to come, but that decision has left America vulnerable to new leaps in technology from China and Russia, according to a top military official. Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, has now concluded that the Pentagon needs to ensure it is keeping up with those near-peer nations, let along reestablishing dominance of electronic warfare and networking.&nbsp;<em>(C4ISR Net)</em></p></p> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 AM https://www.c4isrnet.com/it-networks/2018/06/21/the-us-made-the-wrong-bet-on-radiofrequency-and-now-it-could-pay-the-price/ 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=61324>June 27, 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> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 AOC Japan Chapter Hosts 7th EW Research Group Conference http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/JEDnews_AOCJapan_May2018_v2B.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61324>June 27, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC Japan Chapter hosted the 7th EW Research Group Conference on May 14 in Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan, Tokyo. The event was co-sponsored by the IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Japan, Technical Committee on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics (SANE).</p> <p>The EW Research Group of the AOC Japan Chapter holds annual conference to promote the exchange of new ideas and information in the fields of EW and related areas.&nbsp;</p></p> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/JEDnews_AOCJapan_May2018_v2B.pdf Palmetto Roost Chapter Hosts 9th Annual Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/9th_Annual_Conference_JED_Writeup.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61324>June 27, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The Palmetto Roost Chapter of the AOC hosted their 9th Annual CLASSIFIED Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference June 5th through the 7th 2018 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic's Cooper River Landing Conference Center. The Wando High School AFJROTC Color Guard opened the conference by posting the Colors and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.</p></p> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/9th_Annual_Conference_JED_Writeup.pdf SINGAPORE CHAPTER: Student Complete New STEM Program Course http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=508983&issueID=61324 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61324>June 27, 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> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=508983&amp;issueID=61324 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=61324>June 27, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />14:00-15:00 EDT</p> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 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=61324>June 27, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EDT</p> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 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=61324>June 27, 2018</a> -- <em>Calendar</em></strong><br />August 13-15, Aurora, CO</p> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 COMMANDING GENERALS CONFIRMED for AOC Army SIGINT Event, July 18, Washington, D.C. http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=508970&issueID=61324 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61324>June 27, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p><strong>Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty, Commanding General, US Army Cyber Command</strong>, and <strong>Maj. Gen. Robert P. Walters, Jr.</strong> have confirmed their s participation at the AOC SIGINT Industry Partner Project event,&nbsp;<strong>&ldquo;Winning the EMS: The Future of Army SIGINT&rdquo;</strong>&nbsp;on July 18. This event, taking place on Capitol Hill, will study how the Army is prepared to fight in the EMS across the DOTMLPF, specifically discussing SIGINT/EW/CO requirements, training and organization.</p> <p>They will be participating in Part I of the event, 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 discuss developments in the integration of SIGINT, EW, and Cyberspace Operations, as well as the US Army SIGINT Strategy. Immediately following this discussion will be Part II of the event, a separate Industry Solutions Forum. This will feature an industry showcase (available to sponsors), a networking reception, and a brief program featuring invited leadership from the Army PEO IEWS.</p> <p>Both parts will draw upon 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. They qualify as &ldquo;Widely Attended Events&rdquo; and are open to military, government, and industry. The event is <strong>FREE</strong>, but <span style="text-decoration: underline;">registration is required</span>.</p> <p>For more information on the event and for registration, please go to <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=WinningArmySIGINT" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.crows.org/?page=WinningArmySIGINT</a> or email Amanda Crowe at <a href="mailto:crowe@crows.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">crowe@crows.org</a>. For sponsorship opportunities for the Industry Solutions Forum, please contact Ken Miller at <a href="mailto:kmiller@crows.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">kmiller@crows.org</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.crows.org/page/WinningArmySIGINT">Learn More...<br /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></p> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=508970&amp;issueID=61324 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES CHOSEN: 2018 AOC Educational Foundation Scholarships http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=508974&issueID=61324 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61324>June 27, 2018</a> -- <em></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> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=508974&amp;issueID=61324 LAST WEEK FOR SPECIAL ON JOB POSTINGS: 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=61324>June 27, 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 <a href="https://careers.crows.org"><span style="color: #0000ff;">https://careers.crows.org</span></a>.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Featured Jobs:<br /></strong></span>-<em><a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/senior-system-engineer/41244930/">Senior System Engineer</a>:</em>&nbsp; Selex Galileo Inc. &ndash; Huntsville, AL, United States<br />-<a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/future-concept-airspacecyber-modeling-and-simulation-engineer-andor-developer/41901048/"><em>Future Concept Air/Space/Cyber Modeling and Simulation Engineer and/or Developer</em></a>:&nbsp; Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. &ndash; Beavercreek, OH, United States<br />-<a href="https://careers.crows.org/job/chief-architect/41310412/"><em>Chief Architect</em></a>: &nbsp;Lockheed Martin &ndash; Owego, NY, United States<br />&nbsp;<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> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 AM https://careers.crows.org 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=508977&issueID=61324 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61324>June 27, 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> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=508977&amp;issueID=61324 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=61324>June 27, 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 <strong>July 20</strong>.</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> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 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=61324>June 27, 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> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 AM https://www.crows.org/general/custom.asp?page=7thPACOM INDUSTRY NEWS: US Must Hustle On Hypersonics, EW, AI: VCJCS Selva & Work https://breakingdefense.com/2018/06/us-must-hustle-on-hypersonics-ew-ai-vcjcs-selva-work/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61324>June 27, 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><p>China&nbsp;is besting the United States in key military technologies like hypersonic missiles and electronic warfare,&nbsp;Gen. Paul Selva, vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs said today. We can still catch up, he predicted. What about Artificial Intelligence? That&rsquo;s too close to call, said former deputy Defense Secretary&nbsp;Bob Work, so we&rsquo;d better get a move on.&nbsp;Both men spoke at a&nbsp;CNAS conference&nbsp;on &ldquo;Strategic Competition: Maintaining The Edge.&rdquo;&nbsp;<em>(Breaking Defense)</em></p></p> 6/25/2018 6:44:31 AM https://breakingdefense.com/2018/06/us-must-hustle-on-hypersonics-ew-ai-vcjcs-selva-work/ HEAD OF ARMY CYBER COMMAND Confirmed for 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=61323>June 21, 2018</a> -- <em>Association News</em></strong><br /><p><strong>Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty, Commanding General, US Army Cyber Command</strong>, has confirmed his participation at the AOC SIGINT Industry Partner Project event, <strong>&ldquo;Winning the EMS: The Future of Army SIGINT&rdquo;</strong> on July 18. This event, taking place on Capitol Hill, will study how the Army is prepared to fight in the EMS across the DOTMLPF, specifically discussing SIGINT/EW/CO requirements, training, and organization.</p> <p>He will be participating in Part I of the event, 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 discuss developments in the integration of SIGINT, EW, and Cyberspace Operations, as well as the US Army SIGINT Strategy. Immediately following this discussion will be Part II of the event, a separate Industry Solutions Forum. This will feature an industry showcase (available to sponsors), a networking reception, and a brief program featuring invited leadership from the Army PEO IEWS.</p> <p>Both parts will draw upon 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. They qualify as &ldquo;Widely Attended Events&rdquo; and are open to military, government, and industry. The event is <strong>FREE</strong>, but <span style="text-decoration: underline;">registration is required</span>.</p> <p>For more information on the event and for registration, please go to <a href="http://www.crows.org/?page=WinningArmySIGINT" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">www.crows.org/?page=WinningArmySIGINT</a> or email Amanda Crowe at <a href="mailto:crowe@crows.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">crowe@crows.org</a>. For sponsorship opportunities for the Industry Solutions Forum, please contact Ken Miller at <a href="mailto:kmiller@crows.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">kmiller@crows.org</a>.</p></p> 6/18/2018 10:33:22 AM https://www.crows.org/page/WinningArmySIGINT? INDUSTRY NEWS: Multi-Domain Task Force set to lead Pacific Pathways rotation in first overseas tests https://www.army.mil/article/207072/multi_domain_task_force_set_to_lead_pacific_pathways_rotation_in_first_overseas_tests <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61323>June 21, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>The Army's ongoing pilot to develop multi-domain capabilities that could one day be replicated across the service is slated to undergo further testing overseas for the first time next year. The Multi-Domain Task Force, which leaders envision to be a battalion-plus unit that maximizes air, sea, land, cyber and space assets on the battlefield, is expected to lead an upcoming Pacific Pathways rotation.&nbsp;<em>(US Army)</em></p></p> 6/18/2018 10:33:22 AM https://www.army.mil/article/207072/multi_domain_task_force_set_to_lead_pacific_pathways_rotation_in_first_overseas_tests INDUSTRY NEWS: How Will the Senate Defense Bill Impact Future Pentagon Agenda? http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/392278-how-will-the-senate-defense-bill-impact-future-pentagon-agenda <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61323>June 21, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>This week, the Senate began consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2019. The House has already passed its defense policy bill, and the two chambers will conference later this summer. While a budget deal struck previously meant that the bicameral toplines were virtually identical, there are still differences impacting the Defense Department that must be reconciled. Five issues stand out.&nbsp;<em>(The Hill)</em></p></p> 6/18/2018 10:33:22 AM http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/392278-how-will-the-senate-defense-bill-impact-future-pentagon-agenda INDUSTRY NEWS: How the Army Will Plan Cyber and Electronic Warfare Operations https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-warfare/2018/06/20/how-the-army-will-plan-cyber-and-electronic-warfare-operations/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61323>June 21, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>With cyber playing a critical role in conflict going forward, the Army has begun to recognize the need to have organic cyber planners within a brigade&rsquo;s staff to offer commanders options related to cyber as well as electronic warfare.&nbsp;<em>(C4ISR Net)</em><br />&nbsp;</p></p> 6/21/2018 8:30:29 AM https://www.c4isrnet.com/electronic-warfare/2018/06/20/how-the-army-will-plan-cyber-and-electronic-warfare-operations/ INDUSTRY NEWS: New British Army Chief Urges Shift Towards Tech-Driven Warfare https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/20/new-british-army-chief-signals-shift-towards-virtual-warfare <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61323>June 21, 2018</a> -- <em>Industry News</em></strong><br /><p>British forces must shift their focus to include confronting adversaries in the virtual world as well as on the battlefield, according to the army&rsquo;s new chief of the general staff, Gen Mark Carleton-Smith. Carleton-Smith will make the call during his first speech in the role, at the closing of a two-day conference on land warfare.&nbsp;<em>(The Guardian)</em></p></p> 6/21/2018 8:32:30 AM https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/20/new-british-army-chief-signals-shift-towards-virtual-warfare 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=61323>June 21, 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> 6/18/2018 10:33:22 AM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lpilpd-radar-elint-workshop-tickets-44954617471 AOC Japan Chapter Hosts 7th EW Research Group Conference http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/JEDnews_AOCJapan_May2018_v2B.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61323>June 21, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The AOC Japan Chapter hosted the 7th EW Research Group Conference on May 14 in Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan, Tokyo. The event was co-sponsored by the IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Japan, Technical Committee on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics (SANE).</p> <p>The EW Research Group of the AOC Japan Chapter holds annual conference to promote the exchange of new ideas and information in the fields of EW and related areas.&nbsp;</p></p> 6/21/2018 8:23:30 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/JEDnews_AOCJapan_May2018_v2B.pdf Palmetto Roost Chapter hosts 9th Annual Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/9th_Annual_Conference_JED_Writeup.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v7.asp?issueID=61323>June 21, 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><p>The Palmetto Roost Chapter of the AOC hosted their 9th Annual CLASSIFIED Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference June 5th through the 7th 2018 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic's Cooper River Landing Conference Center. The Wando High School AFJROTC Color Guard opened the conference by posting the Colors and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.</p></p> 6/21/2018 8:13:15 AM http://www.ecrow.org/pdf/9th_Annual_Conference_JED_Writeup.pdf