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NOMINATIONS DUE FRIDAY: We Need You to Nominate the Next AOC Board Members
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 Friday, March 2. 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.
BOD Nomination Form
FREE REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY: Dixie Crow Symposium 37, March 18-22
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 this Friday, March 2. So don't delay!

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ARMING THE SPECTRUM WARRIOR: Call for Papers – 49th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention
The spectrum is critical for operations in all domains, all phases of conflict and successful day-to-day functions across many facets of daily life. Your inputs as Electronic Warfare practitioners have never been more critical. The AOC is seeks those innovative ideas for presentation and discussion at the 49th Annual International Symposium & Convention, September 23-26 in Phoenix, AZ. 

Specifically, the AOC seeks original papers that discuss advancements in EMS enabled technologies and strategies from their conceptual phase, through development & testing, and into the user's hands.  Users of the EMS include the U.S. and foreign militaries, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, local law enforcement, and every smart phone user. Abstracts are due by May 15.
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EW ASIA 2012: AOC and Shephard Announce Dates
Building on the success of last year's symposium in Singapore, AOC and Shephard have announced dates for EW Asia 2012 for November 8-9, 2012, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This event brings together Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) operators, procurers, requirement owners and the industry that supports them from across the region.
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Elektrobit Inc.
SPECTRUM SUPERIORITY - Critical Enabler to 21st Century Warfare, April 3-5
This Conference, April 3-5 at the Rio Hotel & Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV, takes on the theme of "Training, Tactics, and Testing in the Contested EMS." Furthering requirements and employment of EMS Control through Airborne Electronic Attack, Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defense, test, training, and TTP development leveraging Live Virtual and Constructive mediums.
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NEW DATES ANNOUNCED: Spectrum Management for Special Ops Conference, August 21-23
The inaugural Educating the Spectrum Warrior: Harnessing STEM & Spectrum Management for Special Ops Conference is moving to August 21-23 in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

The conference will focus on two main objectives. It will address:
•    Key Special Operations Forces (SOF) concerns about tomorrow’s Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) battlespace; specifically the programming, planning, and execution of operational SOFs within the EMS across all domains.
•    The vital role Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education play for preparing your future labor force, military operations and personnel.

Spectrum Management is crucial for success, especially during Special Operations. Make plans now to join us as we exchange information on the technical and operational aspects SOF EW/EMSO, and ensure your future labor force is prepared via STEM education. We aim to get government and military operations in Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) and SOF involved and talking with local and national businesses with the emphasis in SOF and a common passion for STEM programs.
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Giga-tronics Incorporated
The Association of Old Crows (AOC) and the Applied Communications and Information Networking (ACIN) Camden Technology Center have teamed to facilitate a pathway for small businesses to gain entrance into the competitive DoD market space.  

On May 1-2, 2012, the playing field will be leveled for small businesses by providing them the opportunity to dialogue with larger, well-established, defense contractors and key military program managers. Not only is this a chance for small businesses to gain exposure, but for large businesses and military leaders to hear innovative solutions with focused answers to complex problems.  

The AOC cordially invites you to submit a paper(s) to the conference on ACIN: Legislative Initiatives for Small Business Integration at the ACIN Center in Camden, NJ.  Presenters will have an opportunity to voice their solutions in front of industry executives and representatives of military, industry and academia. Potential speakers are invited to share their expertise that offers a solution to the following challenges:

1.    EMS-Enabled Life Cycle Management Solutions
2.    Infrastructure Support to EMS Solutions
3.    How Can ISR Information Be Better Shared Across Government, Industry and Research Partners?
4.    Modeling and Simulation Capabilities for EMS Warriors
5.    Asymmetric Warfare Solutions - EMS Denied Environment
Click here for full details on the Call for Papers.

Papers are due by April 2.
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D-TA Systems Inc.
DEFENSE BUDGET CUTS Require Innovative Management of Aging Electronic Warfare System
AOC will host the EMS Life-Cycle Management conference in Dahlgren, VA, July 17-19, 2012. In the wake of constrained Department of Defense (DoD) budgets, Electronic Warfare (EW) combat systems must develop strategies of integration and cost-effective methods for sustainment to remain in operational use by the warfighter.

For systems life-cycle management to be most efficient, it is vital for the armed forces to collaborate to meet the new fiscal restraints by producing more commonality in EW combat systems. The viewpoints presented at this conference are essential for excelling in a challenging fiscal environment, and helping EW missions contribute effectively to our critical national defense mission.

The AOC cordially invites you to submit a paper(s) to the EMS Life-Cycle Management conference in Dahlgren, VA. Selected speakers will present their expert solutions in front of representatives from government, military, industry and academia - addressing these issues:

1. Combat Systems Integration and Life Cycle Cost and Performance Improvements
2. Combat System Component Integration

Deadline for abstracts is June 4.
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Anritsu Company
FCC WORKSHOP: "Spectrum Efficiency and Receiver Performance"
As part of the Commission’s efforts to enhance the use of spectrum for mobile broadband, the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology, in conjunction with the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the Office of Strategic Planning will host a workshop on spectrum efficiency and receivers. The workshop will be held on Monday, March 12, 2012 and Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC.
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Prowlers Celebrate 35 Years of Service
The EA-6B Prowler has long been a staple in the skies above Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and on Feb. 17, the 35th anniversary of its arrival, a mix of retirees, active duty Marines and Department of Defense civilians gathered around the Marine Corps’ first Prowler to celebrate. (Marines.mil)
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CTT, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS: NSA Chief Seeks Bigger Cybersecurity Role
The National Security Agency director and other intelligence officials have been making the case within the Obama administration that the NSA should play a bigger role in protecting computer networks in the U.S., according to current and former U.S. officials. (Wall Street Journal)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: India To Develop Electronic Warfare Techs
India’s defense research agency on Feb. 23 announced plans to develop electronic warfare technologies to help paramilitary and police forces across the country. (Aviation Week)
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Upcoming Industry Conferences and Tradeshows

March 18-22: Dixie Crow Symposium 37
Warner Robins, GA
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April 3-5: SPECTRUM SUPERIORITY - Critical Enabler to 21st Century Warfare
Las Vegas, NV
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April 18: 4th Annual NRL/AOC EW Technical Exchange
Washington, D.C.
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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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NEW DATES August 21-23: Educating the Spectrum Warrior: Harnessing STEM & Spectrum Management for Special Ops
Hurlburt Field, FL (Ft. Walton Beach, FL)
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Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Upcoming AOC Courses
March 13-16: Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course - Fees Increase after March 5!
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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April 2-3: Modeling & Simulation Course
in conjunction with the SPECTRUM SUPERIORITY - Critical Enabler to 21st Century Warfare Conference
Las Vegas, NV
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April 9: Survey of Electromagnetic Battle Control Applications Course
in conjunction with the Educating the Spectrum Warrior: Harnessing STEM & Spectrum Management for Special Ops Conference
Fort Walton Beach, FL
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June 12-15: Fundamental Principles of EW Course
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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July 17-20: Advanced EW Course
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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