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ABSTRACTS DUE DECEMBER 10: Call for Presentations for the 43rd Annual Collaborative EW Symposium, January 29-31 at Pt. Mugu

As EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and interdependency, it is clear that future EW systems must work collaboratively with other air, ground, surface and space systems, such as cyber, intel, kinetic and spectrum management.

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. 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.

This call for presentations or demonstrations challenges presenters to explore the way forward in enabling collaborative EW through innovation and invention. Presentations or demonstrations from all services, DoD, industry and academia are requested that identify technical paths, options and potential opportunities for EW collaboration.

Submitted abstracts are specifically requested to address one or more of the symposium sessions: collaborative EW innovation and invention, cognitive and adaptive EW technologies, coordinated/distributed networked-enabled systems and warfighter perspectives. Amplifying information on these supporting topics and draft agenda are referenced below.

Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format and may be received as email or email enclosures. Please forward abstracts to our speaker coordinators Mr. Michael Herrera at michael.a.herrera1@navy.mil and Ms. Miranda Fulk at fulk@crows.org. The deadline is December 10, 2012.

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NEXT WEEK: Join the Discussion on the Future of Electronic Warfare in the ASEAN and Pacific Regions, November 27-28 in Kuala Lumpur!

AOC & Tangent Link present this conference featuring presentations from:

  • Y.B. Datuk Dr. Abd. Latiff Ahmad, Malaysian Deputy Minister of Defence
  • Paul Pulsifer, Canadian Deputy Director Defence Research & Development
  • Lt. Gen. Datuk Roslan Saad, RMAF Deputy Chief
  • Squadron Leader Fernando Gonzalez, RAAF
  • Flight Lt. Charles Winsor, RAAF
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy, GCB CBE DSO RAF (Ret.)
  • Air Marshal Phillip Sturley, CB MBE RAF (Ret.)
  • Dr. Tom Millhouse, Senior Systems Engineer for Nova Defence, Australia
  • Wg. Cmdr. Wynne Davies RAF (Ret.), Head Saudi Arabian & Strategic EW Campaigns, SELEX Galileo, UK
  • Col. (Reserve) Stefan Brunner, Sales manager RUAG Schwiz AG, Switzerland
  • Mr. Jaques Saget, Manager of Thales EW Production Line, France
  • Mr. Richard Streeter, Head of Export Sales, Defence Mission Systems, Thales, UK
  • Mr. Anton Kieck, Executive Business Manager Development, SAAB, South Africa
  • Mr. Peter Camilleri, Systems Engineer BAE Systems, Australia
  • Mr. Shawn Charland, Director Sky Industries, Canada
  • Lt. Gen. Bob Elder, Ph.D., USAF (Ret.) – via video
What: EW Asia 2012 discusses the latest developments in EW and related EM capabilities across all warfighting domains. (See the agenda)
When: November 27-28, 2012
Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Why: Leading nations understand that EW is critical to operational effectiveness and survivability because of accelerating EW developments in the ASEAN & Pacific regions; therefore, we are talking about it with those responsible for operations, specification and procurement in these regions.

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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.
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REGISTER NOW! Discuss How We Shape the Battlefield at 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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We surveyed Crows on their favorite books to form an "AOC Professional Reading List." Here are your selections for the Top 5 EW Books, Top 3 IO Books and Top 2 Great Reads:
1. EW 101, 102, and 103 – Dave Adamy*
2. Introduction to Radar Systems – Merrill Skolnik
3. Introduction to Airborne Radar – George W. Stimson*
4. Electronic Warfare in the Information Age – D. Curtis Schleher
5. Electronic Intelligence: The Analysis of Radar Signals – Richard G. Wiley
6. Information Warfare: Principles and Operations – Edward Waltz
7. Information Operations – Doctrine and Practice: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary Military, Strategic, & Security Issues) – Christopher Paul
8. Information Operations: The Hard Reality of Soft Power – Edwin L. Armistead
9. Most Secret War – Reginald V. Jones
10. Deep Black – William Burrows

*indicates that this book is available through the AOC Online Store.

Now you’re all set to give a great gift to your favorite crow. What better way to relax over the holidays. And visit the AOC Online Store for even more great AOC merchandise.

Know someone who would benefit from the AOC? Give the gift of membership. Contact Glorianne O'Neilin to arrange a gift membership today.


GIVE THE GIFT OF 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. Access is only $99.

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