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The Updated Symposium Agenda is NOT One You’ll Want to Miss!
Register now for the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention, "Arming the Spectrum Warrior," September 23-26 in Phoenix, AZ. Hotel rooms for key nights are selling out quickly, so secure your travel now!


"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"

"Imagining the Next Evolution of National Security"

CRITICAL ISSUES 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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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ON-SITE COURSES at the 49th Annual AOC Symposium in Phoenix!
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!
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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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EDUCATING THE SPECTRUM WARRIOR: Make Plan Now to Attend the Harnessing STEM & Spectrum Management Conference this November in Florida!
This inaugural conference addresses key Special Operation's concerns about tomorrow’s EMS battlespace, specifically the programming, planning and execution of operational Special Operations Forces within the EMS across all domains. This highly charged aspect of the conference will have presentations from SOF senior leaders, operators and programmers. Declining SOF budgets make it imperative that government, industry and academia come together to demonstrate innovation in speedy acquisition and development of critical EMS enabling capabilities.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: AOC Land EW Conference, December 11-13 in Quantico, VA
Within many military circles, it is becoming more and more evident that the electromagnetic spectrum and its manipulation, with a variety of toolsets, will dictate the actions of commanders in the 21st Century. Whether monitoring a ground radar or leading from an operations center, the increased attention revolving around cyberspace and activities associated with the information environment are warranted given their ability to manipulate a commander’s perception of the battlefield. From an EMS perspective, the challenge is twofold: identifying the right technologies and then institutionalizing their use. Effective manipulation of the EMS requires that members clearly understand their roles and responsibilities so as to ensure spectrum activities support commander’s intent.

History has demonstrated that commanders who shape their battlefield, thereby dictating the tempo of operations, will eventually emerge victorious. However, history also has proven that control of a single war-fighting domain does not allow a commander to dictate terms within the battlespace. It is the combining of arms in all of the domains that has proven the most effective in eventually defeating or placating an adversary.

The AOC Land EW Conference provides focus on technological and organizational efforts, from land component perspective toward meeting these ends. Sessions and demonstrations provide evidence of how the U.S. and Allied services are implementing technology and changing organizational paradigms in order to manipulate the EMS environment.
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Your EW/EMS/IO community association, the AOC, has partnered with other associations that support DoD and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) to respond to the GSA scandal this past spring. The pending legislation is essential so that we can continue to educate and advocate for our community. Please read this letter from ASAE on their perspective.
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THE BEST IN EW: AOC Announces Winners of 2012 Unit Awards
The AOC is proud to announce the winning military units in our annual awards recognizing excellence in the electronic warfare industry. Please join us in congratulating these units for their achievements in EW and for their exceptional service.
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INDUSTRY NEWS: New JEPAC Building Dedicated at Nellis
U.S. Air Force Gen. Bob Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, Offutt Air Force Base, NE, and Col. Gregory Patschke, Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat director, cut a ribbon during a building dedication ceremony July 30, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, NV. (Nellis, Creech and NTTR Bullseye)
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The electronic cavern is dark, save for the glow of consoles, and Lt. Col. Mike Weaver surveys his apprentice warriors with satisfaction as they project American might halfway around the world. One crew - two young men in flight suits seated before half a dozen screens - prepares to fire missiles from a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) at a boatload of suspected insurgents in Afghanistan. (The Guardian, UK)
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The Navy hopes to bring a new flight squadron to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. A draft environmental assessment has been initiated by the Navy that would clear the way for the expeditionary electronic attack squadron called "Star Warriors" to move from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to Whidbey Island. (The Herald)
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The defense spending bill passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee last week keeps Block 30 Global Hawk drones flying, instead of letting them be warehoused as the Air Force had planned, a congressional source confirmed to AOL Defense. That is arguably the final flourish on Congress's utter rejection of the Air Force's proposed cuts in the 2013 budget. The bill passed by a vote of 30-0. (AOL Defense)
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