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AOC Announces 2010 Individual Award Recipients
The Association of Old Crows has announced recipients of its 2010 Individual Awards, presented to recognize individuals and units that have furthered the aims of the Association of Old Crows in support of United States or Allied Electronic Warfare.
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July 27-28: Operationalizing Intelligence in Electronic Warfare for the 21st Century
This Classified, US Only level conference provides AOC members with a unique opportunity to discuss EW with the intelligence professionals who actually perform the analysis and production. Time is running out, so register now!
12th Space Protection Conference: Call for Papers Deadline TODAY!
The 12th Annual Space Protection Conference is calling for presenters for the August 24-26 conference at Kirtland AFB. The conference will focus on existing and future technologies for space protection. Presentations will be 30 minutes, including questions. The first two days (24-25 August) will be held at the Secret, US Only level. A third day session will be held on 26 August for those with appropriate clearances. Papers are due today!
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October 3-7: AOC 47th Annual Convention & Symposium
Join more than 1,300 attendees from government, military, industry and academia for more than 40 cutting-edge education presentations, panel discussions, inspiring general session speakers, a top-notch exhibit hall and numerous outstanding networking opportunities. Make plans to attend now.
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Industry News
Argon ST Announces Agreement to be Acquired by The Boeing Company
Argon ST and The Boeing Company today announced that they have entered into an agreement for Boeing's acquisition of Argon ST in an all cash tender offer and merger for $34.50 per share, or approximately $775 million, net of cash acquired. (MarketWatch)
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Dixie Crows' Counterfeit Component Seminar
The Dixie Crow Chapter of the AOC sponsored a very successful Counterfeit Component Seminar June 15 at the Warner Robins MERC Auditorium to provide information about counterfeit electronic components used in military and commercial equipment.
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Gates Taps Carter to Lead Procurement, Services Efficiency Effort
Defense Secretary Robert Gates has tapped Pentagon acquisition executive Ashton Carter with leading a new initiative intended to free up billions of dollars annually within the US military budget by more efficiently purchasing weapons and services. (Defense News)
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Navy to Christen Howard O. Lorenzen
The USNS Howard O. Lorenzen, a missile-range instrumentation ship, will join the naval fleet at the end of the week, military officials said Thursday. (UPI.com)
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For the Air Force, Buying New Weapons is Not What It Used to Be
These are tough times for buyers of military weapons. After decades of money-is-no-object shopping at Gucci, they are being told to buy on sale at Target. (National Defense)
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Aerial Warfare and the iPhone 4
The most interesting technological claim that Apple made for the new iPhone, though, is that it has solved one of the more intricate problems facing all mobile phone designers - what to do about the antennas. (ZDNet)
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AOC News
AOC Elections Begin July 1
It's time to vote for the newest members of the AOC Board of Directors. An online link to the elections will be available at www.crows.org on July 1 and the election will continue online through July 31. Make sure you don't forget by voting right away.

AOC 47th Annual Convention: Only 5 Booths Left!

Only five booths remain on the exhibit floor for the AOC 47th Annual Convention & Symposium, October 3-7, in Atlanta, Georgia. Don't miss your last chance to participate in the year's premier event for EW and IO professionals. Contact Stew Taylor, taylor@crows.org, to secure your space now!
Dahlgren Chapter to Host US Rep. Wittman
On July 9, the Dahlgren Chapter of the Association of Old Crows will host Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman, member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Mr. Ken Miller, AOC Director, Government and Industry Affairs for an RSVP event.
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Video of Gen. Elder Discussing the AOC White Paper
The Association of Old Crows (AOC) has released a new report titled "21st Century Electronic Warfare," written by Lt Gen Robert Elder, Jr., USAF (ret.). You can view Gen. Elder discussing the paper in an exclusive video free to AOC members in the AOC Learning Center.
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Access the June JED digital Edition
Click here to access the June JED digital edition, with a host of unique interactive features. You will need your crows.org username and password for access. Access not working? E-mail us to let us know the problem.
Read the Spring IO Journal
The newest edition of the IO Journal - your resource for the most cutting-edge journal articles on information operations - is now available for download or in our interactive digital format.
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Click here to download a PDF
Component's Corner
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At the Heart of Next Generation Electronic Defense Systems: 0.1-20 GHz LNAs, 0.2-100W PAs, Special Purpose Amplifiers, Contract Manufacturing.

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25 years of manufacturing high performance microwave cable assemblies with low attenuation at frequencies up to 65 GHz.

Consultant's Corner
Calendar of Events
July 13-16: Cyber Warrior Course
Alexandria, VA
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July 26: ELINT and EW Database Fundamentals
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
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July 27-28: Operationalizing Intelligence in Electronic Warfare for the 21st Century
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
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August 17-19: 12th Annual Space Protection Conference
Kirtland AFB, NM
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September 14-16: Cyber Warfare – The Weaponry & Strategies of Digital Conflict Course
Alexandria, VA
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October 3-7: AOC 47th Annual Convention & Symposium
Atlanta, GA
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October 19-21: Fall Electronic Warfare Fleet Integration and Improvement Program (EWIIP) Conference
Virginia Beach, VA
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