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REGISTER TODAY for The 48th AOC International Symposium & Convention, hosted by Northrop Grumman
The Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention is the premier event for EW and IO community leaders to learn new strategies, discover innovative solutions and share best practices. 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.

Registration and room reservations are open now, so make your plans to attend the AOC 48th Annual International Symposium & Convention. This year's theme of "Victory Through the EMS" will inspire discussions, educational tracks and sessions about strategic uses of the EMS across military operations.

Northrop Grumman
is the host for this year's Convention. A leading global security company, Northrop Grumman provides innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. The company's core competencies are aligned with the current and future needs of our customers and address emerging global security challenges in key areas, such as unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR and logistics that are critical to the defense of the nation and its allies.
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IN TWO WEEKS: Charlie Yankee Roost Marine Air Ground Task Force Electronic Warfare Symposium, September 27-28
Plan now to attend the Cherry Point Roost's Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Electronic Warfare Symposium, September 27-28 at MCAS Cherry Point. The two-day symposium is designed to foster dialogue between the Marine Corps EW community and the industry on the planned way forward for Marine Corps EW.
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EW, IO AND CYBER CONVERGENCE: Don't Miss the Conversation, November 29-December 1 in Charleston, SC
This three-day event, November 29-December 1 in Charleston, SC, will engage all in thought-provoking discussions on a full range of cyber and electronic warfare topics. Experts will provide their insights and facilitate professional dialogues designed to frame the theme of how technology will drive convergence across target sets common to EW, cyber and IO.
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FOLLOW INFOWARCON on the AOC Facebook Page
Post to our wall from InfowarCon 2011 this week at the Maritime Institute, and see details on what's being discussed during this key event.
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GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE for Systems Architecture and Model-Based System Engineering Course, October 4-7
EW professionals involved in designing extremely complex systems should plan to attend the Systems Architecture and Model-Based System Engineering Course – October 4-7, 2011 at the AOC headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Also, for this course only, we are offering a special discounted rate for groups of two (2) or more employees from the same company as follows:

  • From two (2) to the first five (5) registrants = $200 off the full registration fee per person
  • Six (6) or more registrants = $300 off the full registration price

The regular (non-discounted) fees received on or before September 26 are: AOC member = $2,000 and non-member = $2,200. Please note that to receive the discounted group rate the registration forms must be sent at the same time. Register now to take advantage of this offer. 

Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is the formalized application of modeling to support system requirements, design, analysis, verification and validation activities beginning in the conceptual design phase and continuing throughout development and later life cycles. Systems engineering and MBSE are employed wherever the solution to be designed is a complex system. This course is a heavy-duty engineering treatise designed for the next generation of EW professionals, who will need to be fluent in MBSE. It is taught by Dr. John Borky, who has more than 40 years in technical and leadership positions in electronic technology, avionics systems, and architecture and engineering for information-enabled systems and enterprises. Dr. Borky is a leader in the development and application of MBSE and has instructed courses on the subject at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
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Anritsu Company
IO INSTITUTE: Give Us Your Opinion on Re-Branding InfowarCon
The title of InfowarCon has branded the IO Institute’s symposiums for the last few years.

As Information Operations has evolved and is now truly recognized for integration across all capabilities, the nature of these symposiums has matured as well.

In re-branding these semi-annual events, it’s been suggested that the title now change; so we’re asking for your input on the following:

  • Suggest a new anchor title for the IO Institute symposiums that reflects the community maturation
Send suggestion to Norm Balchunas at Balchunas@crows.org 

Suggestions will be compiled and evaluated by the IO committee. The selected title’s author will receive complementary admission to the conference that kicks off the new series.
Elektrobit Inc.
9/11 STORIES: Bringing Them Home – A More Positive Memory from Sept.11, 2001
As a former Air Force officer, Robert Apodaca is keenly aware of the Airman's Creed. What it says and what it means. The words, "I will never leave an Airman behind," sound honorable, and they represent an ideal that every Airman is supposed to live by. But for Apodaca, those words transcend mere language. They represent action. Unlike most Americans, he holds fond memories of the week of Sept. 11, 2001. That is the week the United States Air Force provided a reminder as to what lengths it would take to honor its prisoners of war and missing in action.
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INDUSTRY NEWS: IED Jammer Ready for Afghanistan
It doesn’t take a multibillion-dollar defense contract to design and build a state-of-the-art airborne electronic attack pod. The Marine Corps has developed its own. (Marine Times)
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Naylor, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS: U.S. Military Plane Forced Down By North Korean Electronic Attack
A U.S. military reconnaissance plane came under electronic attack from North Korea and had to make an emergency landing during a major military exercise in March, a political aide said Friday. (Fox News NY)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: NSA, CYBERCOM Leadership Should Be Split, Hayden Says
Gen. Keith Alexander should give up his role as head of the National Security Agency to focus more on his job as chief of Cyber Command, former CIA director Mike Hayden said last week. (AOL Defense)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: U.S. Congress Pushes for New Taiwan F-16s
Taiwan supporters in the U.S. Congress have introduced new legislation designed to push President Obama to release new F-16 fighter aircraft to Taiwan. (Defense News)
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Naylor, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS: U.S. Navy Takes Wraps off MRMUAS Competition Details
The U.S. Navy has outlined the details of a 15-month competition to start later this month to select an unmanned helicopter that could be purchased in the hundreds by the end of this decade. (Flightglobal)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Iran's Fighter Jets Stage Show of Power in Air Drills
Iranian Air Force fighter jets practiced electronic war operations during the second stage of their military maneuvers in Iran's Northwestern provinces. (Fars News Agency)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: What's The Price Tag For a Production F-35?
What is the true unit cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)? It's tough to say. The JSF program office has one estimate. The Pentagon's Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation has another. (Defense News)
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CTT, Inc.
Contract News
The Boeing Co. (Seattle, WA) is being awarded a $166,808,999 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-09-C-0022) to provide funding for long lead materials in support of the low rate initial production, Lot 3, of 11 P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft. Work will be performed in Seattle, Wash. (63.80 percent); Greenlawn, N.Y. (11.69 percent); Baltimore, Md. (10.98 percent); North Amityville, N.Y. (8.24 percent) and McKinney, Texas (5.29 percent). Work is expected to be completed in May 2015. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, MD, is the contracting activity.

ITT Systems Corp. (Colorado Springs, CO) is being awarded a $19,082,151 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to provide system engineering integration and sustainment of ground-based missile warning, missile defense, and space surveillance sensors. ESC/HSIK, Peterson Air Force Base, CO, is the contracting activity (F19628-02-C-0010, PO 0317).

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (Orlando, FL) was awarded a $15,276,943 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure AH-64D Apache modernized target acquisition designation sight/pilot’s night vision sensor visible near infrared sight for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Work will be performed in Orlando, FL, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2013. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-06-C-0169).

Alion Science and Technology Corporation (Chicago, IL) is being awarded a $24,196,434 cost-plus, fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery, requirements contract to collect, integrate, test, field and sustain promising communication technologies and capabilities that support SSC Pacific United States Marine Corp’s command control communication on-the-move for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected combat vehicles and other joint service systems such as Command and Control Personal Computing, Command Post of the Future and Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems. The contracting activity is ESG/PKS, Offutt Air Force Base, NE. (SP0700-99-D-0301, Delivery Order 0212).
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Upcoming Industry Conferences and Tradeshows

September 27-28: Charlie Yankee Roost Marine Air Ground Task Force Electronic Warfare Symposium
Cherry Point, NC
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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, SC
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December 6-7: EW Asia 2011
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December 7-8: EW Payloads on RPA's Conference
Nellis and Creech AFBs, Las Vegas, NV
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February 2012: InfowarCon Europe
NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
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Upcoming AOC Courses
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: Electronic Warfare Update
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 12-13: Effectiveness Evaluation of Electronic Self Protection
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 15: Integration of EA and Cyber Attack
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 17-18: Modeling and Simulation
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 17-18: Survey of EW Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Applications and Payloads
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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