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VOTE TODAY: The 2011 AOC Election is Open Until Midnight, July 31
The AOC online election is open now through July 31. Take the opportunity to vote now for the AOC Board of Directors and help guide the AOC as it moves forward. You will need your member number and password to log in and vote.
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DESIGNING A NEW COURSE PART 3: The Days of EW Being a Pod Strapped onto an Airplane are Long Gone
Lynn Berg, USAF (Ret.), joined the AOC's Educational Courses as its newest instructor in early 2011. Our three-part series highlights Mr. Berg's extensive EW experience and the course he helped develop, the Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course. The next course is scheduled for July 19-22 at the AOC Headquarters in Alexandria, Va.
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CALL FOR ARTICLES: IO Journal, Third Quarter 2011 - Focus on NATO Issues
The AOC Information Operations institute is seeking articles for the next edition of the IO Journal, which will focus on NATO issues, specifically the rise of extremism and the role of Influence Operations. Due date for submissions is August 1.
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UPDATED: See the Full List of 2011 AOC Award Winners
The AOC has announced the winners of its 2011 Annual Awards, which will be presented at the 48th Annual International Symposium and Convention, November 14-16 in Washington, D.C. This year's awards honor more than 50 other EW professionals for their contributions for the industry.
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CONVENTION COURSES ANNOUNCED: Register Now for the 48th AOC International Symposium & Convention
Register now for the biggest AOC community event of the year! The AOC 48th Annual International Symposium & Convention returns to Washington, D.C., from November 13-16. This year's theme of "Victory Through the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum" will inspire discussions, educational tracks and sessions about strategic uses of the EMS across military operations.

Take advantage of this year's educational courses, before, during and after the convention:

Electronic Warfare Update Course
Tuesday-Friday, November 8-11
Instructor: Mr. Dave Adamy

Intelligence Support for Spectrum Operations Course
Thursday-Friday, November 10-11
Instructor: Mr. Lynn Berg

Survey of Electromagnetic Battle Control Applications Course
Saturday-Sunday, November 12-13
Instructor: Mr. Lynn Berg

Integration of EA and Cyber Attack Course
Tuesday, November 15
Instructor: Mr. Lynn Berg

Modeling and Simulation Course
Thursday-Friday, November 17-18
Instructors: Dr. Greg Rohling and Dr. Micah Coleman

Early-bird registration is open now; reserve your space before September 1 and save on your registration fees! Save on courses by booking early as well.
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REGISTER TODAY: Introduction to Information Operations Course, August 2-5 in Alexandria, Va.
Join subject-matter experts Dr. Edwin "Leigh" Armistead and Zachary P. Hubbard, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.) for the AOC's Introduction to Information Operations Course on August 2-5 in the AOC Headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

This course introduces students to the overall concept of Information Warfare (IW) and Information Operations (IO), particularly with regard to the U.S. federal government and the Department of Defense. At the end of this intensive four-day course, attendees will understand specific strategies for utilizing IO in a manner by the United States federal organizations that best optimizes the inherent capabilities of this element of power.
While strategic policy and doctrine have been developed and promulgated, in most cases only by the Department of Defense, the actual conduct of IO activities and campaigns across the United States, are normally performed at a much more tactical level. This delta between theory and reality exists because the interagency organizations are often unwilling or unable to make the transformational changes that are needed to best utilize information as an element of power.
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DON'T FORGET: Recruit New Members and Win Prizes in the New AOC Contest
Who can recruit most heavily? Recruit the most new members between through August 31 and you have a chance to win a 32GB 4th Generation iPod Touch or a Nikon COOLPIX camera (including case, rechargeable battery and a 4GB SDHC card).

Click here for an AOC membership application.
(Application must have the recruiter name filled out. If your recruited member is joining online, please be sure to have him email us your name). 

Any questions concerning the contest please contact the AOC membership department at (703) 549-1600 or oneilin@crows.org.
VENUE CHANGED TO CRYSTAL CITY: Intelligent EW Operations Conference, August 10-11
The location of the Intelligent EW Operations Conference has been changed to Crystal City, VA! Our new location provides more convenient access to EW and Intel professionals and is in close proximity to the Pentagon and other intelligence agency headquarters.

This new conference, done in conjunction with NMIA, seeks to bring congruency to the EW enterprise by enabling the EW community to influence and plan for the future intelligence needs of the next 10 years through a better understanding of intelligence analysis priorities, resources and processes. Don't miss this chance to better prepare for the EW system needs of the coming decade. Make the most of your trip by attending the pre-Conference course: Intelligence Support for Spectrum Operations, August 8-9, which will now be hosted nearby at the AOC Headquarters in Alexandria, VA.
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INDUSTRY NEWS: U.S. is Using Electronic Warfare to Attack in Waves
EA-18 Growler jets have been deployed to Libya. Instead of bombs, they carry an array of radars, antennas and high-tech gear to thwart enemy air-defense systems. (Los Angeles Times)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Air Force EWO Graduates from Navy Growler Training
An electronic warfare officer became the first Air Force EWO to graduate from the 10-month-long Navy EA-18G Growler training at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., June 28. (AF.mil)
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is now talking with Lockheed Martin about buying more F-16 fighter aircraft because France's offer of an advanced version of the Rafale combat jet is seen as too expensive, said a source familiar with the negotiations in the gulf. (Defense News)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Germany Eyes Wide-Area Surveillance UAV
As the German air force maps out its future unmanned aircraft plans, it is looking to acquire up to four high-altitude unmanned aircraft for wide-area surveillance. (Aviation Week)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Saab 2000 MPA on Offer to Indian Navy MRMR
The Saab 2000 multi-role Maritime Patrol Aircraft equipped with an AESA radar and a Saab RBS 15 anti-ship missiles is being offered to the Indian Navy to meet the growing challenges in India's maritime domain stretching across 2 million square km. (Manchinist.in)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Prowlers Serve MAW for More Than 30 Years
Communications can win or lose wars. During World War II, American code breakers broke the Japanese naval codes, gaining enough intelligence to contribute to the victory in the Battle of Midway. In the European theater, code breakers deciphered the German's Enigma code, leading to a flawlessly executed deception campaign culminating in the successful landing at Normandy. (Marines.mil)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: RAF Nimrod R1 Retires from Service
After 37 years of operational service the Nimrod R1 was retired from service last month. Following the retirement of the Nimrod MR2 fleet last year, the final two Nimrods, in service with 51 Squadron, bowed out to a 700-strong audience of serving and retired RAF personnel at a ceremony held at RAF Waddington. (defpro)
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Company and Contract News
ITT on Track to Spin off Aerospace and Defense Business Units
Leaders of ITT Corp. in White Plains, N.Y., say they are on track to spin off the company's aerospace and defense business unit into an independent publicly traded company by the end of the year.
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Comtech Awarded $2 Million Order for Communications Jamming High-Power Amplifier Systems
Comtech PST Corp., received a $2.0 million order for broadband, solid-state, high-power RF microwave amplifier systems from an international OEM.
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 ITT Systems Corp., Clifton, N.J., received a not-to-exceed $49,097,182 firm-fixed-price contract for the ALQ-211 (v)9 Pod. This will provide systems software and support equipment for the ALQ-211 (v)9 Pod. This award includes 18 pods, four pod shells, two antenna coupler sets, two lab test benches and data. Work will be performed at Clifton, N.J. This contract is a Foreign Military Sales requirement for Pakistan.

URS Federal Support Services, Inc., Germantown, Md. (W911S0-11-D-0047); Calibre Systems, Inc., Alexandria, Va. (W911S0-11-D-0046); Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va. (W911S0-11-D-0039); and Parsons Infrastructure, Washington, D.C. (W911S0-11-D-0038), were awarded a $24,544,671 firm-fixed-price, multiple-award-task-order contract. The award will provide for the support services to develop, deliver and enable an operationally relevant and totally integrated live, virtual, constructive and gaming training environment. Work location will be determined with each task order, with an estimated completion date of July 21, 2016.

L-3 Communications Corp., Salt Lake City, Utah, has received a $27,936,509 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide the research, development, build, delivery, installation, integration and test of land- and air-based components in direct support of data link communications activities including, but not limited to the Automated Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance (ARGUS)-Imaging System, the Automated Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance-Infrared, wide area network detection, insight, sensor advancements for experimental ground and air research demonstrations, wide area airborne surveillance, Army/ARGUS-IS/A-160 and any related or non-related efforts.

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., received a $129,996,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0086) for the procurement of 12 EA-18G Lot 35 full rate production airborne electronic attack kits and the associated non-recurring engineering. Work is expected to be completed in July 2013.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Electronics Systems Section, Linthicum Heights, Md., received a $17,502,065 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to advance the state of the art in laser detection and ranging technology in detecting and characterizing potential targets. This will be accomplished via high altitude flight testing and new data processing algorithms that improve upon a previously developed system.

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, San Diego, Calif., received a $32,162,189 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for design, development, testing and delivery of the Global Positioning System Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Service (GPNTS). The GPNTS will support mission critical real-time positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) data services for weapons, combat, navigation and other C4I systems requiring PNT information. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $77,130,760.

CAE USA, Inc., Tampa, Fla., has been awarded a $32,130,693 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-11-C-0006) to design, fabricate, install and test two MH-60R tactical operational flight trainers. Work is expected to be completed in October 2013.

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc
., Herndon, Va., was awarded a $21,801,249 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for threat assessment reports for U.S. Forces and training and education on a wide range of tasks to include the following: counter-IED training and education; tactical site exploitation; search; homemade explosives; attack the network operations; and lethal and nonlethal actions and operations against networks.

Frontier Electronic Systems Corp., Stillwater, Okla., received a $15,223,182 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract using firm-fixed priced and cost-plus-fixed-fee orders with a 12-month ordering period for AN/SPQ-14(V) Advanced Sensor Distribution System (ASDS), AN/SPQ15(V) data distribution system (DDS) equipment and engineering support services in support of the systems.  AN/SPQ-14(V) Advanced Sensor Distribution System, AN/SPQ15(V) data distribution system equipment and replacement parts will be procured for shipboard systems.

Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Herndon, Va., was awarded a $14,871,639 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for reports, studies and analysis for the design, development, testing, evaluation, integration, production, fielding, sustainment and modernization of ground vehicles and support systems necessary to advance the overall survivability of both current and future ground systems for the program executive officer for combat support & combat services support and the PEO for Ground Combat Systems.

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Upcoming Industry Conferences and Tradeshows
August 10-11: Intelligent EW Operations Conference
Manassas, Va.
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August 28-September 1: InfowarCon Europe 2011

NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
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September 13-15: Maneuvering in Cyberspace and IO: InfowarCon Cyber

Linthicum Heights, Md.
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September 13-16: DSEi
London, UK
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November 13-16: 48th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
Washington, D.C.
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November 29-December 1: Converging Cyber, IO and EW Conference
Charleston, S.C.
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December 7-8: EW Payloads on RPA's Conference
Nellis and Creech AFBs, Las Vegas, Nev.
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Upcoming AOC Courses
July 19-22: Essentials of 21st Century EW Course
Alexandria, Va.
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August 2-5: Introduction to Information Operations
Alexandria, Va.
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August 4-5: Directed Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) Principles Course
Palmdale, Calif.
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August 8-9: Intelligence Support for Spectrum Operations
Manassas, Va.
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August 8-12: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs): Missions, Payloads, Links and Performance Course
Palmdale, Calif.
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August 15-19: Electro-Optics and Infrared (EO/IR) Fundamentals and EO/IR Countermeasures for EW Engineers and Managers Course
Palmdale, Calif.
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September 20-23: ELINT and Modern Signals Course
Alexandria, Va.
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October 4-7: System Architecture and Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE)
Alexandria, Va.
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November 8-11: System Architecture and Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE)
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 10-11: Intelligence Support for Spectrum Operations
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 12-13: Survey of Electromagnetic Battle Control Applications
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 15: Integration of EA and Cyber Attack
AOC Convention, Washington, DC
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November 17-18: Modeling and Simulation
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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