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REGISTER BY TOMORROW TO SAVE $100!! Registration Increases to On-Site Rates Beginning 9/8/12!
If you've been putting off registering for the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention, September 23-26 in Phoenix, AZ, now is the time to act. You can save $100 simply by registering before Saturday! In addition to the exceptional lineup of keynote speakers, this year's Symposium includes 13 educational sessions with top level speakers from across the military spectrum, including:

LtCol Patrick Eberle, Senior IO Planner, Office of the Secretary of Defense

COL Charles "Jim" Ekvall, USA
, DCS G-3/5/7, Army EW

COL Gary R. Hisle, Jr., USA
, Director, Army Electronic Warfare, Mission Command Center of Excellence, Combined Arms Center

Col Steve Ling
, Director, Joint Electronic Information Center

Col Guy H. Morley, SpiderNet/Spectral Warrior Program Developer, HQ Air Force Space Command Operations

Lt Col Troy D. Orwan,
Senior Analyst, Office of the Secretary Defense, DoD CIO

Col Gregory M. Patschke
, Director, Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat (JEPAC)

Col James Pryor, USAF
, Chief, EW Division, A5RE

LtCol Jason Schuette, USMC
, EW Branch Head, Combat Development Directorate

CAPT Gregg Smith, USN
, Director, US Navy Fleet Electronic Warfare Center (FEWC)

The Classified Symposium, "Intelligence Data Requirements for Next Generation Platforms and Conflicts" has just been added for September 27 at Luke AFB in Phoenix. It's a great addition to your Convention experience, but separate registration is required, so register today!

Also visit our Convention pages at crows.org to check out the updated agenda and speakers, register for on-site courses, book your travel and register now!


2012 AOC Gold Medal Winner

Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson
, Deputy Commanding General, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

"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"

SPEAKERS AND TOPICS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS: Discuss Critical Issues at 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.


Lt Gen Daniel Leaf, USAF (Ret)
Director, Asia-Pacific Center for Strategic Studies

Wg Cdr John Clifford OBE, RAF (Retd)

Ambassador Alberto M. Fernandez (invited)
Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism  Communications, U.S. Department of State

Ambassador Brian Carlson
Senior Liaison for Strategic Communication, U.S. Department of State

Click here to see the updated agenda

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 and 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.
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EDUCATION YOU CAN USE, ON-SITE 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!
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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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 Operations 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.

THIS NOVEMBER IN KUALA LUMPUR: The Future of Electronic Warfare in the ASEAN and Pacific Regions
EW Asia 2012 will build on the success of last year's inaugural event when more than 300 attendees and 20 leading exhibitors met in Singapore. On November 27-28 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, government, military commanders, military operators, politicians, scientists, academics and the industry will come together to discuss the latest developments in EW and related EM capabilities, such as ISTAR, communications and SIGINT across all war-fighting domains. EW Asia 2012 will also provide the opportunity for international industry to explore the possibilities in the rapidly expanding markets in the ASEAN region.

This year’s event will feature conference sessions over two days (November 27-28), social and networking events and a dedicated exhibition area. The AOC welcomes the opportunity to work with a new logistics partner, Tangent Link, which has considerable expertise in the region and in EW and related events.
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DATES JUST ANNOUNCED: 2012 UAS/RPA Payloads/Requirements/ Operations Conference, December 4-6 at Nellis AFB!

This conference will explore current payloads and operations in ongoing day-to-day operations. We will discuss and identify short-term and long-term program requirements, identify capability gaps and help develop courses of action to address them.

Today, it is more important than ever to bring military, government, industry, academia and research labs together to ensure our military men and women have the tools and knowledge needed to be successful in tomorrow's battlespace. Both state-supported and non-state-supported adversaries' acquisition timeline is many times inside of the U.S. and our Allies timeline due to them using OTS equipment and utilizing the fast pace of technologies to improvise these products for use in the battlespace.

It is imperative for us to continue to identify current and future capabilities and gaps to develop courses of action utilizing each organizations' knowledge, technology, R&D and manpower.
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SHAPE THE BATTLEFIELD: Attend the 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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Today our community faces one of its most challenging and also opportunistic times. Senior leaders in our governments now realize how important EW is and how the contested/congested spectrum is the medium where all future successful operations will be decided. EW programs have historically undergone cyclical lapses that correspond with immediate threats to our warfighters.
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DSI's Military Tactical Communications Summit is designed as an educational and training "Town Hall" forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across U.S. military and U.S. civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. Defense Strategies Institute's Military Mobile Power Summit will bring together selected technology, engineering, and requirements offices, along with high level thought leaders to key policy-makers across military and civilian offices in a forum for the discussion of current and future energy and power initiatives.
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INDUSTRY NEWS: ORS-1 Earns AOC Technology Award for Performance, Innovation
Operationally Responsive Space-1 has become a familiar name at Schriever. Most folks here are aware of the satellite's functions and capabilities because of its connection with the 1st and 7th Space Operations Squadrons, which operate the satellite 24/7. Now, the rest of the world is taking notice. (AF.mil)
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While the Army's electronic-warfare specialists have managed to gain the upper hand in countering remote-controlled bombs buried by insurgents in Afghanistan, those experiences may count little in predicting how the ground service would fare in future conflicts covered under the Air-Sea Battle doctrine, according to experts and officials. (Inside Defense)
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Innovations, both technological and organizational, over the last few decades have created a potential for non-obvious warfare, in which the identity of the warring side and even the very fact of warfare are completely ambiguous. (Air Force Strategic Studies Quarterly)
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U.S. and South Korean military commanders will be on the lookout for North Korean efforts to jam GPS signals as they take part in exercises on the divided peninsula this week and next. (Washington Times)
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The U.S. Army will soon be able to jam not only improvised explosive devices (IEDs), but also proximity-fuze mortars, data links for enemy UAVs and sophisticated military communications networks, Army officials said. (Defense News)
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With increasing numbers of cyberattacks targeting Taiwan, the US and Japan being traced back to China, the government has increased its budget for cyberwarfare capabilities, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said in a report on Friday. (Taipei Times)
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The head of Operational Test and Evaluation tells the Joint Strike Fighter program in a memo that he will not approve a comprehensive testing plan for the aircraft, raising significant questions about the F-35's progress. The memo may invite close congressional scrutiny as well. (AOL Defense)
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