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MAINTAIN EMS DOMINANCE in a Tight Budget Environment: Attend the EW Combat Systems Life Cycle Management Conference, July 17-19
Today’s EW combat systems are expensive and likely to remain in the DoD’s inventory longer as downturned budgets struggle to procure replacement systems. To ensure these systems remain effective, both performance insertion and cost reduction will be critically important to EW’s future. This conference will discuss in depth how all the Services and other DoD agencies insert performance enhancements into legacy systems. We will discuss cost reduction concepts including combat systems integration, and use, as a case study, the Navy’s new product-line approach to improve the vertical integration of its EW systems.

We encourage you to participate in this conference and receive several perspectives on how DoD systems are sustained, to include how combat systems integration, and other initiatives can help the EW mission. We need these perspectives to not only survive in a challenging fiscal environment, but also help EW missions contribute more to our critical national defense mission.

Specific Topics Include:
  • Industry support to EW sustainment
  • EW sustainment for Navy Crane Maritime, Air Force, Navy Aviation
  • Dahlgren working capital fund for equipment sustainment
  • Real time spectrum operations and operational testing
  • Framework for assessing cost and technology (FACT)
  • Next generation submarine EW system architecture
  • DoD strategies to decouple EMS/EW combat systems from platforms
  • Combat systems spiral development/Aegis combat systems baseline (ACB)
  • Government and industrial training to sustain EW systems
  • Commercial life cycle electronics education

Noted Speakers Include:

Congressman Rob Wittman, Virginia’s First Congressional District, 112th Congress
CAPT John Green
, Program Manager, Airborne Electronic Attack and EA-6B program office (PMA-234)
Mr. Carl Siel
, Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division

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View the Updated Agenda Here

REGISTER NOW for the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention
There are less than 100 days until the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention, "Arming the Spectrum Warrior," September 23-26 in Phoenix, AZ. Don't miss these amazing keynote speakers: 

"Unveiling the Unified Command Plan for the EMS Warrior"

"Developing the Joint Force for 2020"
"Big Data. New Physics. The Ultimate 'Weak Signal' Detection Weapon" 

THINGS ARE HEATING UP IN THE PACIFIC: Don't Miss the Pacific Theater Air, Sea, Land Battle Concept: IO/EW/Cyber Operations Conference, October 16-18 in Honolulu
The Information Operations Institute and the Association of Old Crows are proud to present this conference on the hottest topic facing the world today and in the future: The Pacific Rim. Sessions include topics on the South China Sea and surrounding waterways of global significance. This International Conference brings experts from the U.S., Japan, Korea, and other countries to discuss the issues affecting this area, new concepts of operations (air, sea, land battle concept), with a concentration on programming and budget areas.

The South China Sea is an area of primary concern for many nations. The U.S. DoD is building its air, sea battle concept encompassing not only traditional air and maritime operations but also incorporating the IO/Cyber/EW operations and programming. It is critical that all nations come together to build viable joint concepts and ensure the programming funding is in place to bring the concepts to fruition. Foreseen as an annual event and concentrating on strategic international partnerships, this conference promises to be one that is on the leading edge of future operations in the Pacific Theater.
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AOC SUMMER SCHOOL IS IN SESSION: Don't Miss Key Courses Around the Country
Advanced EW, July 17-20 - Fees Increase July 9!
This course builds on the information in Fundamentals of EW (or equivalent) courses. The principles learned in the fundamentals course will be applied to more complex practical problems, and the theoretical underpinnings of fundamental EW concepts and techniques will be developed.
Instructor: Dave Adamy
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Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course, August 7-10 - LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!
This course will provide an overview of Electronic Warfare from its roots in Electronic Combat to its contemporary EM Spectrum Warfare applications. Although this is not a technical course aimed at engineers, certain technological principles will be presented in order to baseline attendees and help demonstrate the unique knowledge skills and abilities that warfare across the EM spectrum requires.
Instructor: Lynn Berg
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Survey of EM Battle Management Applications Course, August 20
Join us in Fort Walton Beach, FL, for this great educational opportunity. One of the most pressing deficiencies in recent joint operations has been trying to achieve coordinated and cohesive operations within the Electromagnetic Environment (EME). Decades of "lessons learned" and interference reports have culminated in a realization that anything that operates in the EM spectrum (communicates, radiates, locates) must be effectively managed.
Instructor: Lynn Berg
The AOC is happy to announce the new board of directors for the revitalized Tidewater Chapter. The growth in the Tidewater area brings the AOC to the local level for key constituencies at the ACC, TRADOC and FEWC. The new board members are:

President – Greg Kern
Vice President – Glenn Carlson
Secretary – Monte Correll
Treasurer – Gary Maynard
Director – Jim Albrecht
Director – Ricky Sowell

The new board will be holding its first meeting soon to establish a plan to continue to move the chapter forward. For more information on the Tidewater crows or to get involved, please contact Glorianne O'Neilin at AOC HQ.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CONVENTION: Plan Now to Attend On-Site Education
Make the most of your AOC Convention trip by planning now to take one of the convenient on-site courses planned for Phoenix. Register for your course when you register for Convention and take advantage of early savings!
Full Convention Details

September 18-21
: Electronic Warfare Update Course
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September 20-21: Effectiveness Evaluation of Electronic Self Protection
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September 22-23: Modeling and Simulation Course
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September 22-23: Survey of EM Battle Management Applications
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September 25: Survey of EW and Cyber Applications
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September 27-8
: Radar for Electronic Warfare Professionals Course
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PAPERS DUE JULY 30: EW Asia 2012, November 14-15, Kuala Lumpur
In February 2012, the Association of Old Crows (AOC) and the Shephard Group announced the dates for EW Asia 2012, the second event organized in Asia under their expanded cooperation agreement. EW Asia 2012 will be held November 14-15, 2012 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Symposium planning is being led by AOC Global Programs personnel who have structured the EW Asia 2012 event into five sessions. These sessions are:

  • Session One: An Introduction to Pacific Basin EW Challenges
  • Session Two: Perspectives on Regional EM Ops
  • Session Three: EW Technology Trends
  • Session Four: EM Operations Integration
  • Session Five: Future EW

There are a limited number of opportunities for outstanding individuals, organizations and companies to make a 20-25 minute unclassified presentation at EW 2012 Asia coherent with the theme and suitable for one of the sessions outlined above. Topics likely to be accepted include national perspectives from around the region; EW and associated capability briefs especially those dealing with integration; operational experiences; EW in the maritime, land, air, space and cyber domains; threat briefs; force, platform and area protection including C-IED; technology advances and new concepts. The conference language is English. Abstracts are due by July 30.
Full Call for Papers Details
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