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NEW SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED! 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.


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

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

Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling, USMC (Invited)
Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific

Lt. Gen. Robert Elder Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Research Professor, George Mason University, AOC President-Elect

Mr. Robert Giesler
Special Advisor, Asymmetric Operations, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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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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APPLY TO ATTEND: 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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THANKS FOR A GREAT EVENT! Catch Up on the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention
The 49th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention drew great crowds in Phoenix, AZ. The symposium addressed the future capabilities Spectrum Warriors need to do their jobs effectively. Attendees heard from Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, USA; Maj. Gen. Gregory A. Biscone, USAF, Dir, Global Operations, U.S. Strategic Command; and RADM Scott E. Sanders, Reserve Deputy Director, JCW J7, Joint Staff. They were also enlightened by "outside-the-box" speakers, Dr. Eric Haseltine, Former Director of Research, National Security Agency and Mr. Jeff Jonas, Fellow and Chief Scientist, IBM Analytics Group.  

In the exhibit hall, 1,300 visitors and attendees viewed the products and services offered by more than 95 organizations and companies. The resounding response was success in "Arming the Spectrum Warrior."

Convention briefings are available now for full-symposium attendees through the AOC Communities of Interest (COIs). (Login and visit the 49th Annual International Symposium and Convention COI.)
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Videos synced to the presentations will be available in 2-3 weeks. This benefit is free for full-symposium attendees and $99 for all others. Visit the AOC Live Learning Center for access.

Did you miss an issue of the Show Daily eNewsletter? Check out great videos from the Symposium and Convention in each day's edition.
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As usual, AOC has pulled out all the stops. Check it out here.

Photo highlights from the 49th Annual Symposium and Convention are online now. Click on each date to page through the images from that day in Phoenix. View the photos here.


FALL BACK INTO LEARNING with Convenience AOC Courses!
Get on track for fall education with convenient courses form the AOC, many located in the D.C. area or with AOC Conferences.

October 9-12
: ELINT and Modern Signals Course
Alexandria, VA
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October 15: Survey of EM Battle Management Applications Course
Honolulu, HI
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October 18: Survey of EW and Cyber Applications Course
Honolulu, HI
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November 6-9: System Architecture and Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE)
Alexandria, VA
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November 26: Survey of EM Battle Management Applications Course
Fort Walton Beach, FL
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December 4-7: Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course
Alexandria, VA
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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 tool sets, 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.

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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In order to support the local Phoenix community and the national Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) initiative, the Association of Old Crows (AOC) reached out to Edison Elementary School in Phoenix, AZ. Edison is a public Smart Showcase School serving pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students that utilizes technology as a tool to improve student performance and teacher effectiveness. (Herald Online)
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The power of overlapping joint service EW capabilities is directly in the spotlight at this week's Association of Old Crows (AOC) annual international symposium and convention in Phoenix, Arizona. (Digital Battlespace)
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One spotlight at this week's Association of Old Crows (AOC) annual international symposium and convention in Phoenix, AZ, fell squarely on the 'convergence' of challenges between the traditional EW and emerging cyber realms. (Digital Battlespace)
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The defense and security company Terma showcased customer-tailored aircraft self-protection solutions at the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention in Phoenix, Arizona this week. Robust 3D-Audio and Active Noise Reduction (ANR) technologies currently in test by the US Air Force for application to F-16s were on display and demonstrated to convention participants. (defpro)
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Several service panelists at this week's Association of Old Crows (AOC) international symposium and convention in Phoenix, Arizona offered similar analogies to characterize Electronic Protection as "the smoke alarm in the house of Electronic Warfare." (Digital Battlespace)
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MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) announced today that Dan Powlette, Electronic Warfare Project Engineer at MacB, has been inducted into the prestigious Association of Old Crows (AOC) Electronic Warfare Technology Hall of Fame. Powlette was officially inducted during the AOC Foundation Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony at the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention in Phoenix, AZ.
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In view of the acknowledged importance of ISR in our current conflicts and its anticipated central role in future military operations, it is puzzling that a number of advanced and even possibly revolutionary ISR capabilities are going begging for attention. (defpro)
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