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A Thank You to Our Veterans

As we approach the Monday Veterans Day holiday here in the U.S., the AOC would like to take this opportunity to thank military veterans for their service. For those who have served and those still serving around the world, we appreciate your unfailing commitment and sacrifice. You are never forgotten. We ask that you take a moment on Monday to remember the sacrifice made by those in our armed services and consider supporting organizations that aid our returning veterans.

ONE WEEK LEFT – REGISTER TODAY! EW Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Direct Contract Sales (DCS) Reform, Nov. 14-15 in Alexandria, Va.
Regardless of the outcome of yesterday's U.S. national election, changes are taking place that impact the entire EMS community. Whether we're staring down the barrel of sequestration or the shift to Pacific operations, we need to work creatively with our international partners. The EW Foreign Military Sales (FMS) & Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) Reform conference, next week in Alexandria, Va., is set to position you for success in the coming environment.

Come hear from:

•    Maj. Gen. Richard Johnston, USAF – SAF/IA
•    Mr. Jay Kistler – OSD-AT&L/EWCO
•    Mr. Link Spann – Navy IPO
•    Mr. Bob Beasley – GTRI
•    Mr. Frank Kenlon – OSD/AT&L
•    Mr. Jesse Crump – Director, TSFDO
Along with international, DoD and industry perspective panels, topics include:

•    Technology Security and Foreign Disclosure
•    ITAR: Understanding and Working within Regulation
•    Maintaining and Building Trust with Existing and New Partners for Global Security
•    Academia Advances and Programs
•    A DoD Perspective on the Future of EW
•    Steps for Working Together Better
•    Is There EW FMS Reform?
•    Accessing the Current Environment: Approaches by the Obama Administration and Congress to Export Controls and Enforcement

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IN THREE WEEKS: The Future of Electronic Warfare in the ASEAN and Pacific Regions
Join the AOC and representatives from the ASEAN and Pacific regions responsible for operations, specification and procurement to discuss the latest developments in EW and related EM capabilities, such as ISTAR, communications and SIGINT across all warfighting domains.
An exciting lineup of international experts will be sharing their knowledge and experience ...
Welcome Address
Deputy Defense Minister Y.B. Datuk Dr. Abd. Latiff Ahmad
Keynote Address
Deputy Chief Royal Malaysian Air Force Lt. Gen. Datuk Roslan Saad
Opening Address
Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy GCB CBE DSO RAF (Ret.)
Congested Contested EM Spectrum & EW
Wing Commander John Clifford OBE (Ret.), UK
Emerging Threat Considerations
Wayne Shaw III, USAF (Ret.), Vice President, AOC
Air Platform Protection & Survivability
Mr. Anton Kieck, SAAB, South Africa

New Radar Electronic Surveillance For Modern Environments
Mr. Richard Streeter, Head of Export Sales, Defence Mission Systems, Thales, UK
Operational Test & Evaluation of Counter RF-IED Jammers
Dr. Tom Millhouse, Nova Defense, RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia
Optimization & Evaluation of Receiver Search Strategies for Electronic Support
Flight Lt. Charles Winsor, RAAF
Surveillance Network Integrated Fitted for Radio (SNIFR) Development
Squadron Leader Fernando Gonzalez, RAAF
Intrepid Tiger 2 Briefing & OEF Operations
Maj. Kevin A Krespo, USMC Marine Aviation & Weapons Tactics Squadron One

Capt. Michael Williams, USMC, USA
Role of Modeling & Simulation
Col. Chris Glaze USAF (Ret.), Third Wave Strategies, USA
Advances in Digital Receiver for Radar EW
Mr. Jaques Saget, Thales, France

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LEARN THE Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare, December 4-7 in Alexandria
Get on track for fall education with this course form the AOC, conveniently located in the D.C. area.

Dec. 4-7: Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course
Alexandria, Va.
Course Details


SHAPE THE BATTLEFIELD: Attend the AOC Land EW Conference, Dec. 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 a 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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MAKE PLANS NOW TO ATTEND: 43rd Annual Collaborative EW Symposium: Enabling Collaborative Electronic Warfare through Innovation and Invention, January 29-31 at Pt. Mugu

The 43rd Annual Point Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of Collaborative Electronic Warfare (EW). 

Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the military, government, academia and industry will come together to address current Electronic Warfare gaps and emerging technologies in Collaborative Electronic Warfare required to address these gaps.
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CATCH UP ON SESSIONS with CONTENT from the 49th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention

The AOC Learning Center connects you to session recordings from the Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention so you can extend your learning experience year-round. Catch up on sessions you missed and review captivating presentations from leading industry experts. Enrich your professional development from the comfort of your own home and share important information with colleagues who couldn't attend.

Access is FREE for full symposium attendees. All others can purchase access for $99.

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The Army is building its first cyber brigade as fast as it can, but the needed skills can be hard to attain, according to the Army's top intelligence official. Lt. Gen. Mary Legere, deputy chief of staff for intelligence, called the effort to train Army cyber warriors "a conscious development of some of the brightest and most skilled soldiers we've ever attempted to create." (ArmyTimes)
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The U.S. Navy plans to release a draft request for proposal (RFP) for new warfighting technologies into the Navy's existing Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS). (DefenseWorld.net)
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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno announced Thursday that Army, Marine Corps and Special Operations Command officials are working together to stand up the Office of Strategic Landpower to evaluate how the U.S. military's ground forces will transition within the new defense strategy and the pivot to the Pacific. (DoD Buzz)
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Despite congressional foot dragging, or maybe because of it, most defense and technology analysts are screaming dire warnings of impending cyber attacks, whether by Internet hacks or infected thumbdrives. (Business Insider)
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AW-101 medium-lift helicopters flown by the Danish air force are to receive upgrades to electronic warfare suites. Terma, the Danish defense company, said the work will involve two of its business units: Aerostructures and Defense and Security. (UPI)
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As Chinese surveillance ships continued their patrols near a disputed archipelago, and with the Chinese Communist Party preparing to open a landmark meeting in Beijing on Thursday, the United States and Japan went ahead with a large military exercise in the region. (The New York Times)
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