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Learn How to Ask the Right Questions:
New Courses on Operational EW

The AOC has launched a new series of courses designed specifically for EW professionals. These dynamic new courses teach you what you need to know right now to ask the right questions regarding spectrum warfare management and planning.

Operational Electronic Warfare Planning - November 16 -19 in Warner Robins, Georgia
A four-day course for persons in the military, government and industry in operations support and training directly responsible for execution of electronic warfare missions. The course is intended to re-baseline operational knowledge and reinforce operational context for personnel in or close to the fight. Click here for details and registration form.

Operational Electronic Warfare - November 30-December 3 in Dayton, Ohio
A four-day course for persons in the military, government and industry with an interest in "warfare across the Spectrum" from its roots in Electronic Combat to its contemporary EMS Warfare applications. The course is intended to instill and reinforce a common level of knowledge on the operational contexts and critical importance of Electronic Warfare. Click here for details and registration form.

Contact Mike Dolim at (703) 549-1600 or dolim@crows.org for more information. 
Register Now: Defining IO/Cyber Spectrum Operations Conference, November 30-December 2
This three-day conference provides a forum for professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields to discuss issues related to the requirements of IO/Cyber programs, platforms and operations, this unique conference is not to be missed. Hosted by SPAWAR in cooperation with the AOC Palmetto Roost, this event is classified SECRET/US only. Don't miss this key event.

Top-level keynote speakers include:
Rear Admiral Edward H. Deets, III
, Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command
Rear Admiral Kendall L. Card
, Director of Concepts, Strategies & Integration for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6)
Vice Admiral "Mike" McConnell, USN (ret.)
, 2nd Director of National Intelligence / 13th Director of the NSA
Mr. Mark H. Johnson, SES, Director, Joint Information Operations Warfare Center
Major General Lester D. Eisner, Assistant Adjutant General - Army, SC National Guard
Major General Steven W. Smith
, Director for the U.S. Army Cyberspace Task Force

Don't miss this key event. Rooms are available at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel in Charleston at the rate of $109. (Refer to "AOC group rate.") The housing deadline is Monday, November 8, 2010.

Cyber Warfare Course: Maximize your trip by signing up to take the new one-day Cyber Warfare course added for November 29.

Click here to download a registration form. Click here for online registration.
Click here to see the conference agenda.
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Register Now: Worldwide EW Reprogramming Conference, December 15-16
Spend December 15-16 in Orlando at the World Wide EW Reprogramming Conference. This classified event is dedicated to discussion of the unique needs faced by those using, requiring and performing data reprogramming, and is intended for operators, programmers, intelligence analysts and industry. The conference will be held at Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Resort and the AOC has a block of rooms available at the rate of $90. Deadline for reservations is November 15, so don't delay!
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ITT Electronic Systems
Industry News
Costs Count in Fight for Australian Chopper Contract
The battle to supply the navy's new helicopter intensified this month when teams of pilots and engineers visited the two rivals to test their aircraft. The combatants are Lockheed Martin, teamed with US helicopter firm Sikorsky, offering the US Navy's MH-60R Seahawk, nicknamed the Romeo; and Eurocopter, whose NH90 NFH (for NATO Frigate Helicopter) is just entering service with the French and Dutch navies and has been ordered by three other navies. (The Australian)
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Rare Earth in BlackBerry to Prius Underscores Alarm Over Supply
Rare-earth elements help give BlackBerrys their buzz, Toyota Priuses their battery power, and computer hard drives their spin. The rare earths, a group of 17 metals including neodymium, lanthanum, cerium and europium, also have industrial and national-security uses, such as in petroleum refining, fiber-optics transmission, and military radar and missile-guidance systems. (Bloomberg/BusinessWeek)
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Army's New Combat Vehicle Contract is ‘Imminent’
For the better part of a decade, the Army has tried to come up with a new infantry vehicle. They're going to have to wait just a bit longer. A new request for proposals for the Ground Combat Vehicle is "imminent," says program spokesman Paul Mehney. (Wired)
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AOC News
Call for Nominations: AOC 2011 Annual Election
Each year the AOC membership helps determine the future direction of the AOC by electing representatives to its Board of Directors. Nominations for the 2010 election are now being accepted effective November 1, 2010.
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Access the AOC 47th Annual International Symposium and Convention
Continue your top-level experience at the AOC 47th Annual International Symposium and Convention by accessing symposium presentations on-line. Full symposium registrants may log in to download presentations now on the post-Convention page at www.crows.org. If you weren't able to attend, audio and slides will be available soon for purchase in the AOC Live Learning Center.
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Call for Papers Extended to November 12 – 2nd Annual AOC LPI Symposium
Prospective authors are invited to submit summaries for the 2nd Annual AOC Symposium on Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) Radar, ELINT design strategies and counter-LPI technology, scheduled for February 15-17, 2011, at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. First submission deadline is now November 12.
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Capitol Club Hosts Peter Huessy
October 14th marked the Capitol club’s Fall Town Hall meeting, where we reviewed the past year and revealed plans for the coming year. The featured speaker of the evening was Peter Huessy, Senior Defense Associate of the National Defense University Foundation and president of Geostrategic Analysis, Inc.
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Call for Papers: Dixie Crow Symposium
The Dixie Crow Chapter of the AOC will host its 36th Annual Regional Technical Symposium March 20-24, 2011. The chapter is seeking papers for presentation that support this year's theme: "Electronic Warfare – Shaping America's Defense."
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Find New Opportunities in the AOC Career Center
Visit the AOC Career Center and check out new jobs being posted every week. The AOC Career Center offers FREE and confidential résumé posting, job search control, easy job application, the ability to save jobs and much more. Visit AOC Career Center today and post your résumé!
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Component's Corner
CTT, Inc. CTT, Inc.
At the Heart of Next Generation Electronic Defense Systems: 0.1-20 GHz LNAs, 0.2-100W PAs, Special Purpose Amplifiers, Contract Manufacturing.

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

Consultant's Corner
Clausewitz Clausewitz Technology
Buck Clemons is your answer for face-to-face marketing with the US Army and Redstone Arsenal communities. We specialize in Electronic Warfare and Army Aviation operations, both manned and unmanned.

Get Modern Radar Measurement Resources from Agilent:
These useful Radar and EW resources such as posters, application notes, and an aerospace defense solutions brochure will help ensure system readiness and program success - so you can focus where it co

Calendar of Events
November 16-19: Operational Electronic Warfare Planning
Warner Robins, GA
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November 29: Cyber Warfare Course
Charleston, SC
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November 30-December 2: Defining IO/Cyber Spectrum Operations Conference
SPAWAR Facility Charleston, SC
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November 30-December 3: Operational Electronic Warfare
Dayton, OH
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December 6-10: Advanced EW Course
Alexandria, VA
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December 15-16: Worldwide EW Reprogramming Conference
Orlando, FL
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February 15-17: Low Probability of Intercept Symposium
Monterey, CA
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March 15-18: Spectrum Modeling and Simulation Conference
Las Vegas, NV
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