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TIME IS RUNNING OUT: Register Now to Learn How to Maintain EMS Dominance at 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.

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

Congressman Rob Wittman, Virginia’s First Congressional District, 112th Congress
Jaymie Durnan, Senior Advisor to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Research & Engineering, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 

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View the Updated Agenda Here
AOC ELECTION OPEN NOW: Vote for your 2014 AOC President!
The 2012 AOC Election is now open for voting online. You will need your AOC member number (found on the label of your JED) and crows.org password to access the online system. Offices include the AOC President-Elect (for the presidential term beginning in 2014), as well as At-Large directors and directors for the Central, Mid-Atlantic and Pacific regions. You can learn about the candidates in the AOC Election Guide in the June issue of JED. (Use your crows.org username and password or username: June2012 and password: crow0612 to log in.)

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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DON'T MISS AOC SUMMER SCHOOL: Take Advantage of Key Courses Happening Now!
Advanced EW, July 17-20 - Fees Increase Monday!
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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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 27-28
: Radar for Electronic Warfare Professionals Course
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September 27-28: Survey of EW Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Applications and Payloads
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Army Electronic Warfare spectrum operations continue to receive praises from outside organizations such as the Association of Old Crows headquartered in Alexandria Virginia. Recently, Lieutenant Colonel Lisa Mahood of the Headquarters, Department of the Army, or HQDA, Electronic Warfare Division spoke at the Association of Old Crows Capital Club Town Hall meeting at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia on June 15 to a room full of experts in the field of electronic warfare and information operations. (Army.mil)
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Key lawmakers predicted yesterday the House will make few changes to the Pentagon budget bill in two weeks, despite the White House’s opposition and Senate plans to advance a more-modest version. (Defense Daily)
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Tighter defense budgets are starting to pinch the nation's economy, slowing a sluggish recovery even before sharper spending cuts could kick in next year. Military defense spending fell by about $12 billion, or 3%, from October through May compared with the same period in the previous federal budget year, according to the Congressional Budget Office. (USA Today)
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Maj. Joshua S. K. Gordon assumed command of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 1 from Lt. Col. Chandler P. Seagraves during a ceremony at the squadron's hangar aboard Cherry Point, Friday. Seagraves stands down to assume the duties as the executive officer of Marine Aircraft Group 14. (Marines.mil)
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During the last decade the execution of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has shown a dramatically changed battlefield, and with it America's approach to defense is evolving to embrace new dimensions. A new front has emerged with heightened importance. (AOL Defense)
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1st Information Operations Command officially installed Col. Jon N. Leonard II as its new commander during a ceremony June 14, at Fort Belvoir’s Nolan Building. (Belvoir Eagle)
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Spending on land/ground-based electronic warfare (EW) platforms and systems will see a sharp decline over the next two years, as troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan obviate demand. The Strategy Analytics Advanced Defense Systems (ADS) service report, "Technology Trends for Land-based Electronic Warfare Systems," forecasts a drop in global spend on ground/land-based EW platforms and systems by an average 27 percent through 2014, as infantry expenditure for those wartime theatres draws to a close. (MarketWatch)
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US researchers have created a $US1000 ($993) device that is capable of hijacking a pilotless drone, raising fears that unmanned aircraft could be turned into terrorist weapons. The hijacking device, called a "GPS spoofer", was created by a team led by Todd Humphreys, a radio navigation specialist at the University of Texas, in Austin. (The Australian)
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