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NEXT WEEK: Don't Miss Joint-Force Perspectives at the 42nd Annual Collaborative EW Symposium, January 24-26
It's almost time for the Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium. Join us at the Ronald Reagan Library on January 24 and at Pt. Mugu, CA, January 25-26. Don't miss this conference, designed to look forward with an aim to understand the potential collaborative EW solution vectors to achieve interoperability in the near and long-term. Keynote speakers include: VADM Architzel, Commander NAVAIR; RADM Leigher, Director, OPNAV N2/N6F; RADM Winter, Commander NAWCWD; Lt. Gen. Dave Deptula, USAF (Ret.), CEO MAV6.
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LOW PROBABILITY OF INTERCEPT (LPI) Radar, Counter LPI and ELINT Receiver Conference

The paper submission deadline for the AOC LPI Radar, Counter LPI and ELINT Receiver Technologies Conference is extended to February 3. Refer to the call for papers below for submission guidelines. The important dates are:

  • Extended summaries due: February 3
  • Notification of acceptance: February 17
  • Final extended summary submission: March 1
  • Author registration with AOC: February-March

On behalf of the AOC and the NPS Center for Joint Services Electronic Warfare, you are cordially invited to submit a paper(s) to the Symposium on LPI Radar, Counter LPI and ELINT Receiver Technologies Conference (to be held at the S/NF classification) at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, from March 27-29.
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RECOGNIZE YOUR COLLEAGUES: Nominate Someone for a 2012 AOC Individual or Unit Award
Recognize your colleagues by nominating someone for one of the AOC's 2012 individual or unit awards. Nomination forms are due May 1, 2012, so don't delay! Email the completed forms to oneilin@crows.org.
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HELP AOC BY NOMINATING a New Board Member by March 2
The AOC is accepting nominations for the AOC Board of Directors. This year's election will include the President-Elect. It will also include three At-Large Directors and the Mid-Atlantic, Central and Pacific Regional Directors to serve three-year terms starting in September 2012. Nomination packets must be received at AOC headquarters by March 2, 2012. Don't miss your chance to shape the future of your association. Visit www.crows.org or click the link below to download a nomination form.
Nomination Form
EW CREDENTIALING SURVEY: AOC Needs Your Input; Survey Closes Tuesday
AOC needs your input to help define the content of a professional credentialing program and associated educational materials for spectrum warfare professionals (e.g., electronic warfare and spectrum control professionals). Specifically, we need you to complete a formal survey that is part of the AOC Job/Task Analysis study of the profession of spectrum warfare professionals. 

The survey was prepared by a panel of spectrum warfare professionals under the direction of credentialing experts from The Caviart Group. It is designed to determine the tasks that spectrum warfare professionals do in their jobs and the knowledge, skills and abilities required to do those tasks. The results of this survey will be analyzed and will guide the design of future professional credentials for spectrum warfare professionals.

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. It should take you less than 30 minutes to complete.

This study is on a tight schedule so it is important that you respond to the survey as soon as possible. The survey will close on January 24, 2012, but please complete it today!

If you have any problems using the survey site, please email Clarence "Buck" Chaffee at The Caviart Group at  cchaffee@thecaviartgroup.com. He will respond within 48 hours.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!
Elektrobit Inc.
DISCUSS THE IMPACTS OF EXTREMISM at Information Operations Europe, February 22-23
This conference explores how individuals and groups use the information environment to advance extremism within nation states. The events surrounding the "Arab Spring" awakened Western countries to the plight of disenfranchised populations in the Arab Region and Northern Africa. Large groups of disaffected people coalesced their anger to overthrow long-standing governments. These groups leveraged the information environment to communicate on a world stage while garnering support within their home nations, across their region and from the entire world. This same information environment is available to other groups to advance their goals and objectives.
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INDUSTRY RESEARCH: Deterrence and Escalation in Cross-Domain Operations: Where Do Space and Cyberspace Fit?
Many weapons systems and most military operations require access to multiple domains. These linkages create vulnerabilities that actors can exploit by launching cross-domain attacks; the United States may seek to deter such attacks by threatening cross-domain responses. However, both the U.S. government and potential adversaries lack a shared framework for analyzing how counterspace and cyber attacks fit into an accepted escalation ladder. (National Defense University)
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Giga-tronics Incorporated
FREE REGISTRATION for Dixie Crow Symposium 37 through March 2
Dixie Crow Symposium 37 comes to the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, GA, March 18-22. Registration for this event is FREE, as long as you mail your registration form by March 2. Also, don't miss the call for papers and technical presentations, which are being accepted through February 1. For more information, visit the links below or visit www.dixiecrow.org.
Registration Form
Call for Papers
INDUSTRY NEWS: Pentagon Tries to Counter Cheap, Potent Weapons
President Obama’s new military strategy has focused fresh attention on an increasingly important threat: the use of inexpensive weapons like mines and cyberattacks that aim not to defeat the American military in battle but to keep it at a distance. (New York Times)
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SAC entered the SEA conflict in June 1965 with the first Arc Light mission: 27 B-52Fs from Andersen AFB, Guam iron-bombed enemy targets in Vietnam. As demand for more B-52 sorties and desire to put more bombs on targets grew, the B-52D was selected to become the workhorse. The entire B-52D fleet was upgraded for this new conventional warfare role with a modification (Big Belly) that increased bomb bay capacity to 42 750- or 84 500-pound bombs. Wing pylons could carry 24 bombs, giving the D a maximum bomb load of 108.
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy to Select One Contractor for Next Gen Jammer
Sensing continued financial pressure even in the well-protected electronic-warfare domain, the U.S. Navy is slicing through red tape to streamline acquisition of its prized Next Generation Jammer (NGJ). (Aviation Week)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy Eyes Next-Generation Jammer Program; Industry Briefings Set
U.S. Navy electronic warfare experts are shifting into high gear in a program to develop the Next-Generation Jammer (NGJ), which will replace the AN/ALQ-199 as the Navy's primary airborne electronic warfare system. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
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CTT, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS: Growler Debut
The conflict in Libya introduced to combat a new weapons system: the Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft. But that first exposure came without warning, and the spur-of-the-moment redeployment forced the U.S. Navy to demonstrate its operational and technological flexibility within NATO and U.S. Air Force frameworks. (Aviation Week via NavWeaps)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Low Cost Is Key To Electronic Warfare Future
The weapons and new technologies of future wars are going to involve fewer things that explode. In fact, weapons effects will often be so quick and insidious that victims will be left grasping for clues – perhaps literally in the dark – as to what just happened to them. (Aviation Week)
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Upcoming Industry Conferences and Tradeshows

January 24-26: 42nd Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium
Pt. Mugu, CA
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February 21-24: Second Annual International Conference on Electronic Warfare
Bangalore, India
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February 22-23: InfowarCon Europe
NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
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March 18-22: Dixie Crow Symposium 37
Warner Robins, GA
Call for Papers
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March 27-29: Low Probability of Intercept/ELINT Conference
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA
Call for Papers
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April 3-5: Training, Tactics and Testing in the Contested EMS
Las Vegas, NV
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April 10-12: SOF EW: Training, Test and Special Ops in the EMS
Hurlburt Field, FL (Ft. Walton Beach, FL)
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May 1-2: ACIN: Legislative Initiatives for Small Business Integration Conference
Cherry Hill, NJ
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May 8-10: 5th Annual EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference
Crane, IN
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May 9-11: EW Europe 2012
Rome, Italy
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June 17-22: IEEE International Microwave Symposium (MTT-S)
Montreal, Canada
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Clausewitz Technology
Upcoming AOC Courses
January 23-24: Survey of Electromagnetic Battle Control Applications Course
In conjunction with the 42nd Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium at the Naval Air Warfare Center- Weapons Division, Pt. Mugu, CA
Westlake Village, CA
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February 28-March 2: Introduction to Radar and Electronic Warfare Course
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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March 13-16: Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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March 26: Leveraging LPI Technologies
In conjunction with the Low Probability of Intercept/ELINT Conference at the US Navy Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
Monterey, CA
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April 2-3: Modeling & Simulation Course
in conjunction with the Training, Tactics and Testing in a Congested EMS Conference at Nellis AFB and Rio Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
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