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PAPERS DUE NEXT WEEK: 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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IMPACTS OF EXTREMISM: Share the Discussion at Information Operations Europe, February 22-23

Notable Speakers:

Ambassador Brian Carlson
Col. Randy Rosin (USA)
Col. Jim Skelton (USA)
Mr. Mark Laity (Belgium)
Mr. (SES) Austin Branch (USA)
Cdr. Dai Roberts (UK)
Professor Sean Costigan
Col. Laurie Buckhout (Ret.) (USA)
Air Commodore Graham Wright (Ret.) (UK)
Mr. Thomas Nissen (Denmark)
Ambassador Kurt Volker (USA)
Gen. Klaus Reinhardt (Ret.) (Germany)
Mr. Neeraj Singh (India)
Mr. Steve Mehringer
Col. Arthur Tulak (USA)
Col. Al Bynum (Ret.) (USA)
Col. Dave Grohoski (Ret.) (USA)

Theme: The rise of extremism and the role of Information Operations.

Objective: The purpose of this conference is to explore how individuals and groups use the information environment to advance extremism within nation states.

Background: The events surrounding 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 nation, 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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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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UPCOMING COURSES: Radar and EW and 21st Century EW
Don't Miss the AOC's upcoming spring courses:

Introduction to Radar and EW
February 28-March 2
Instructor: Dick Wiley
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

Essentials of 21st Century EW
March 13-16
Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

GUIDE THE FUTURE OF THE AOC: Nominate a New Board Member
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
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CALL FOR PAPERS ENDS FEB. 1: Dixie Crow Symposium 37, this March in Warner Robins
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.

Sponsorships and exhibit space for the event are still available. See information on the Dixie Crow website, or click here to download an application and information form.

Registration Form
Call for Papers

CREATE, GROW AND SUSTAIN Electromagnetic Spectrum Warfare Professionals
We have competitive Electromagnetic Spectrum Warfare (EMSW) capabilities now, but they will erode if there are insufficient numbers of dedicated SMEs to evaluate, evolve and replace them. This is not to say that only experts brought up in the EMSW profession are suitable for senior roles, but our solutions to the deepening problem of EMS Control will continue to suffer from atrophy as long as we fail to acknowledge the need for deliberately sustained expert EMS Warfare cadre.
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CAPTIOL CLUB Announces 4th Annual NRL/AOC EW Technical Interchange
The AOC Capitol Chapter announces our Fourth Annual Naval Research Laboratory/Association of Old Crows Capitol Club Jointly Sponsored EW Technical Interchange Meeting will be at the NRL on Tuesday, April 18, 2012. This year's classified symposium (SECRET/U.S. ONLY) will address the topic of Communications Countermeasures Technology with presentations on technologies to defeat or counter communications across the continuum. Visit http://aoccapitolclub.com for details, abstract submission and registration information.
FY13 BUDGET: Pentagon Budget to Cut Military, Cancel Programs
The Pentagon will preview a budget proposal this week that begins to implement $487 billion in spending cuts over the next decade by trimming the size of the military and canceling or scaling back some weapons programs. (Reuters)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Funds Shift For Electronic Warfare In Europe
The age-old electronic warfare adage "friend in war, enemy in peace" is about to be tested again. With the drawdown of military forces in Afghanistan clearly on the horizon, the era of relatively healthy levels of spending on improvised explosive device jammers and helicopter self-protection equipment may be drawing to a close. (Aviation Week)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy Will Select NGJ Contractor in 2013
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 Document Plans Future of Carrier Air Wings
The Navy’s carrier air wings of tomorrow will look very different from today’s, according to a new document produced by the sea services. By 2032, the Navy’s fleet of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets fighters and new EA-18G Growler electronic attack jets will have begun to be replaced by new types, a new document called Naval Aviation Vision 2012 reads. (NavyTimes)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Military Helicopter Fleets Showing Their Age
Whether they belong to the Army, Air Force, Navy or Marines, military helicopters are aging fast. Many models are expected to reach the end of their operational lives in the 2030 to 2040 timeframe. (National Defense)
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Upcoming Industry Conferences and Tradeshows

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
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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