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REGISTER NOW! 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.
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TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FIRST QUARTER COURSES: 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.

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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CALL FOR PAPERS: EW Europe 2013 – Advancing Electronic Warfare and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations

Electronic Warfare Europe, May 28-30 in Cologne, Germany, is an unrivaled forum discussing the latest in EW across land, maritime, air/space and EM environments. With the widest ranging attendance of any EW gathering in the world and an exhibition showcasing the latest technology, tools and equipment all under one roof, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Come and meet the leaders and operators across government, defense and industry that are shaping the future of EW.

Electronic Warfare Europe provides attendees with unparalleled opportunities to learn from operational feedback, network with key decision-makers and understand the shape of future requirements in the EW arena.

Take the opportunity to share your experience, knowledge, innovation, achievements and lessons identified within the theme of advancing EW and EMS Operations. Military and government speakers are especially welcome. Industry briefs are too but must be focused on technology or systems; company and sales briefs are not permitted. Limited opportunities so don’t delay – get in touch now! The deadline is February 1, 2013, but sooner is better. Please send abstracts to Clifford@crows.org.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention

The 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention returns to Washington, D.C., October 27-31, 2013, to celebrate this momentous milestone in the AOC & Spectrum Warfare Communities. Mark your calendars now to take part in this fantastic event!

Support the AOC Community with Corporate Opportunities This Year
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.

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 March 24-28, 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.

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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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APPLY FOR THE Joseph R. Pitts EW Scholarship Program for NCOs; Deadline March 1
Last month, the Association of Old Crows (AOC) Capitol Club announced the Joseph R. Pitts Electronic Warfare (EW) Scholarship Program, a scholarship opportunity designed to help non-commissioned officers serving in the U.S. armed forces pursue post-secondary education degrees to advance their military and career direction in fields related to electronic warfare.

The application deadline for the 2013 award is March 1, 2013. The awardee will be announced in April 2013 and the scholarship will be awarded through the selected student's educational institution.
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Judging from the robust profits for 2012 that military contractors will be reporting in a few weeks, the defense industry's winter of discontent has not yet arrived. Perhaps "winter of disarray" would be a better way of describing the consequences of the eleventh-hour fiscal compromise that President Obama will sign into law this week, since it leaves in place the possibility of (1) federal default, (2) government shutdown, and (3) draconian spending cuts – all in March. (Forbes)
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The U.S. military has entered a period of historic change after more than a decade of war, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. America has ended the war in Iraq; it is implementing an effective transition and drawdown in Afghanistan; and it has seriously weakened Al Qaeda's leadership in the fight against terrorism. (The Nation)
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America still needs us. That's the fundamental message of the first top-level Army document to address the post-Afghanistan era. It's a shot that will be heard round the Beltway in the coming budget wars. (AOL Defense)
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The Army's Distributed Common Ground Systems (DCGS-A) received a full deployment decision for its first increment from Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall on Dec. 14, but without top secret/sensitive compartmented information (TS/SCI) capability. (Defense Systems)
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Twenty-eight Soldiers in the Electronic Warfare Specialist Basic Course were the first students to receive the new Electronic Warfare, or EW, collar insignia at a graduation and cresting ceremony, Dec. 13, at Fort Sill. (Army.mil)
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Whatever happens with sequestration, Pentagon planners are now struggling to fit the services' myriad programs under a reduced budget topline. Advocates point to their particular project or personnel as vital to U.S. warfighting capacity. Technologists point to new capabilities that will allow us to do more with equal or even fewer resources. (AOL Defense)
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