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NEW SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED for the 48th AOC International Symposium & Convention
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. This year's Symposium includes 16 sessions featuring top level speakers you don't want to miss, including:

Day One, Session One:
The Honorable Todd Young
Representative, 9th District of Indiana
Co-Chairman EWWG

Day Two Keynote:
Brigadier General Giovanni Fantuzzi
Italian Air Force
Aeronautica Militare

Registration and room reservations are open now, so make your plans to attend. Hotel rates last through October 23. 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.
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CALL FOR POSTERS: AOC 48th Annual International Symposium & Convention
The poster session is an excellent forum for presenting speculative, late-breaking results or for giving an introduction to interesting and innovative work being conducted in the academic or commercial industries. Please share this invitation with the students, authors and educators you may know or have connections to, as this is an excellent opportunity to showcase theories in progress.

The poster session is designed to provide specific information about applications, architecture, implementation, performance and security of electronic warfare and information operations. Posters that present work in progress and draw important conclusions from practical experience are especially encouraged to submit.

To submit your entry for consideration, email the following information to the AOC Convention Abstracts Review Committee at postersession@crows.org.

Title of proposed paper
Name of presenter and organization represented
One or two short paragraphs describing the scope of the paper
One or two short paragraphs describing the credibility of the presenter on this subject

Abstracts are due by October 21, 2011.
MEET THE SPEAKERS: Discuss the Convergence of EW, IO and Cyber, 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.

Speakers include:

F. Austin Branch, SES

Senior Advisor for IO Strategy & Plans

Rosemary S. Wenchel, SES
Director for Cyber, IO & Strategic Studies OUSD(I)

Mark H. Johnson, SES
Director, Joint Information Operations Warfare Center

RADM Andy Singer, USN (Ret)
Executive Director, Information Dominance Center for Excellence

Mr. Robert J. Giesler
Vice President for Cyber Security, SAIC

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Meet Concord Components of Hicksville, NY, which has joined the AOC as a small industry member.
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INDUSTRY NEWS: EW Market to Reach $8.89 Billion
Britain's business information provider Visiongain predicts that the electronic warfare market will reach $8.89 billion this year. (UPI)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: IEDs' Hidden Impact: The Brain War
Wartime explosions may be creating an epidemic of brain damage — and a major challenge for scientists. (Nature)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Syria Wages Cyber Warfare as Websites Hacked
While Syrian protesters and security forces are engaged in a war of attrition on the ground, a different kind of battle is emerging online. Pro- and anti-government activists in Syria are increasingly turning to the Internet, hacking and defacing websites in an attempt to win a public relations victory. (AP)
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INDUSTRY NEWS VIDEO: Guarding the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Col. Jim Ekvall, division chief of the U.S. Army's electronic warfare division, discusses how the Army is improving its electronic warfare capabilities. (Defense News TV)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: DoD Extends Program to Defend Cyber Networks
The Pentagon is extending a pilot program to help protect its prime defense contractors, an effort the Obama administration can use as a model to prevent hackers and hostile nations from breaching networks and stealing sensitive data. (AP)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: U.S. Selling JDAM Guided Bombs to Taiwan
The Pentagon on Wednesday announced the sale of advanced "smart bombs" and other high-tech strike arms to Taiwan under a new $5.8 billion arms package to upgrade the island’s F-16 force. (Washington Times)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Pentagon Details Taiwan Air Force F-16 Modernization Plan
After dragging Taiwan’s request for 66 new F-16C/Ds for five years, the U.S. administration seems to agree to upgrade the island state’s 145 F-16A/B fighters for a hefty budget of up to US$5.3 billion, reflecting an average cost of more than $36 million per aircraft. (Defense Update)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: President Obama Says F-16 Talks Will Continue With Taiwan
The Obama administration said Wednesday Washington will upgrade Taiwan’s F-16A/B fighters under a new $5.9 billion arms deal, and will keep open talks with Taipei about the newest version of the Lockheed Martin-made jets. (The Hill)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: U.S. Air Force has a Sensible Plan for a New Bomber
Why does the U.S. Air Force need a new bomber? There are three parts to that answer, one geostrategic, one operational and one technological. Geostrategically, unless Mexico or Canada become major threats, the United States is a long way from virtually all likely zones of conflict. (Lexington Institute)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Iran Develops Radar to Counter Incoming Cruise Missiles
Senior Iranian military officials announced that the country is designing a new radar system that is able to counter incoming cruise missiles. (Fars News Agency)
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Contract News
MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (Dayton, OH) is being awarded a $24,891,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to design, develop and test innovation involving apertures, receivers, exciters, signal processing and algorithms for signal intelligence, threat warning, direction finding, information operations, electronic attack, electronic support and electronic protection applications. The Air Force Research Laboratory/PKSR, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, is the contracting activity (FA8650-11-D-1004 and Task Orders 0001 and 0002).

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. (San Diego, CA) is being awarded a $17,098,027 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Rapid Deployment Capability Weaponization Program in support of the Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-8B Fire Scout System. This contract includes the installation, engineering, manufacturing and data development of the weapons systems, which include 12 Stores Management Systems. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD, is the contracting activity (N00019-11-C-0087).

The Boeing Co. (Seattle, WA) is being awarded a $319,905,801 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-09-C-0022) for spares, support equipment and tools, logistics support, trainers, and courseware in support of the low rate initial production, lot two, P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft. Work is expected to be completed in March 2014. The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, MD, is the contracting activity.

ARMTEC Countermeasures Co. (Coachella, CA) is being awarded a $14,700,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract to manufacture the SM-875B/ALE simulator flare. The SM-875B/ALE is a flare used by the Navy to train aircrew on the use of airborne expendable infrared countermeasures. The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, PA, is the contracting activity (N00104-11-D-K095).
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Upcoming Industry Conferences and Tradeshows

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
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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