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SEE YOU IN PHOENIX!  Register On-Site for the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
Not registered for the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention? You can still come and register on-site starting Sunday in the Phoenix Convention Center. In addition to the exceptional lineup of keynote speakers, this year's Symposium includes 13 educational sessions with top level speakers from military, government and industry.

The Classified Symposium, "Intelligence Data Requirements for Next Generation Platforms and Conflicts" is September 27 at Luke AFB in Phoenix. Key speaker just announced: Brig. Gen. Jose J. Salinas.
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Also visit our Convention pages at crows.org to check out the updated Symposium agenda and speakers and find schedule and travel details!


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"


LAST CHANCE! PICK UP AN EDUCATION Course at the 49th Annual AOC Symposium in Phoenix!
Make the most of your AOC Convention trip, add one of these convenient on-site courses planned for Phoenix!
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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HOTEL DEADLINE MONDAY! Discuss Critical Issues at the Pacific Theater Air, Sea, Land Battle Concept: IO/EW/Cyber Operations Conference, October 16-18
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. AOC has a block of discounted rooms at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, but the hotel booking deadline is Monday, September 24, so secure your room today!


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

Wg. Cdr. John Clifford OBE, RAF (Ret.)

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

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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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JUST ANNOUNCED: The Cyber Security Ecosystem – An Interagency, Public-Private, and Coalition Challenge

Dealing with the sophisticated threats facing our networks requires a seamless interaction between domains and public-private sectors and among Coalition Partners. This conference will examine in a classified environment the current state of those seams and the challenges ahead. Read below to find out more about this jointly supported conference between the Association of Old Crows Information Operations Institute (AOC IOI), Northrop Grumman and other U.S. Defense Industry Partners.
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REGISTER NOW: Worldwide Emerging Technologies Utilizing Foreign Military Sales Conference, November 14-16 in Alexandria

Take advantage of this strategic event in the D.C. area and gain valuable insights into the technologies emerging on the worldwide stage and how best to position your business to take advantage of opportunities available through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process.
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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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DISCUSS VITAL UNMANNED SYSTEMS: 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 historically have undergone cyclical lapses that correspond with immediate threats to our warfighters.
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The Patriots' Roost 10th annual Net-Centric Operations Conference held September 10 featured a diverse array of speakers who extolled the value of collaboration in acquiring, supporting and operating intelligence-gathering systems and cyber tools. (Defence Professionals)
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dB Control, a manufacturer of reliable, high-powered microwave amplifiers, radar/electronic countermeasure (ECM) transmitters and power supplies, will introduce a suite of four pulsed power-combined Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) in Booth 421 at the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention in Phoenix, Arizona September 23-26, 2012.
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The White House on Friday gave Congress a glimpse of the damage that lies ahead if a way isn't found to avoid the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. But the large, numbers-heavy report issued by the Obama administration provides little insight into what would happen within the Defense Department in order to accommodate the required $54.7 billion cut in defense spending that sequestration would bring about next year. (ArmyTimes)
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The two biggest European aerospace and defense companies said they were in discussions about a potential merger that would create an industry behemoth with a combined market value of nearly $50 billion. (The New York Times)
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U.S. Air Force researchers are planning to establish a Center of Excellence in Guided-Wave Infrared Sources to aid in developing laser-based remote sensing and laser communications for Air Force applications. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
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The US has called for ''cooler heads to prevail'' as tension intensifies between China and Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea. China sent two patrol ships to islands – known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China – last week. (BBC News)
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Security was increased at American embassies and consulates around the world on Thursday following an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya, while the U.S. urged its citizens abroad to be vigilant. Guards and police special forces were seen carrying assault rifles outside the U.S. Embassy in the Philippine capital, while embassy guards gestured to a photographer to stop taking pictures. (Fox News)
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