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CALL FOR PAPERS ENDS MONDAY: Call for Presentations for the 43rd Annual Collaborative EW Symposium, January 29-31

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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NEW COURSES ANNOUNCED! Get the Skills You Need Through AOC Professional Development
Last chance for education this year, plus new courses announced for 2013! Don't miss these great courses form the AOC, all conveniently located at AOC Headquarters in Alexandria, VA.

Dec. 4-7: Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course
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Jan. 21-22: Survey of Electromagnetic Battle Control Applications Course
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Feb. 12-15: Introduction to Radar and EW Course
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March 12-15: Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course
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April 9-12: Fundamental Principles of EW Course
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Corporate Opportunities to Support the AOC Community in 2013
As you plan your marketing, sponsorship, and conference participation for 2013, consider all the opportunities available with the AOC. As you already know, the AOC is the premier avenue for exposure into the Spectrum Warfare community. There are opportunities to sponsor conferences, the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention, and customizable packages to hit the perfect audience.
Refer to the 2013 sponsorship brochure for the latest details.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Dixie Crow Symposium 38 – Maximizing EW/ISR Capabilities in an Austere Budget Environment
The Dixie Crow Chapter of the AOC will host its 38th annual Regional Technical Symposium on 24-28 March 2013.  This year’s theme, "Maximizing EW/ISR Capabilities in an Austere Budget Environment," illustrates collaboration within the Information Operations (IO) environment. It prepares the battlefield before combat operations, serves as a force multiplier during battle, and defends our forces throughout. IO is the key to America’s protection at home and force projection abroad.

Papers to support this theme should include issues relating to Electronic Warfare (EW), Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) and collaboration within the IO environment. Efficient utilization and control of the Electromagnetic Spectrum is necessary for defense of our forces and our homeland. Collaborative improvement is necessary to assure our tactics and products are affordable and successfully protect the warfighters.

Papers may be classified or unclassified. Briefing sessions will be held for classified, unclassified, and export controlled information. There will be significant representation from our foreign allies. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) will apply. Your presentations should consider applicability, classification, releasability, and International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Releasability documents are required. Papers are due February 1, 2013.

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Share with someone the great benefits you receive as a Crow for just $25! But, you'll get something too... a free AOC tie tack! It's the perfect accent for your crow tie! Fill out this application and either fax or call the number at the bottom of the form.
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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.


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U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground was the Army's busiest test center for the third consecutive year. The proving ground racked up nearly 2.3 million direct labor hours in fiscal year 2012, accounting for more than a fourth of the Army Test and Evaluation Command's total test workload. (Yuma Sun)
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