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Because of the White House and Congress’s inability to reach a deal to reverse mandatory across-the-board sequestration budget cuts, the initial round of multibillion-dollar cuts to defense and non-defense federal agencies has begun. Unless reversed, sequestration will cut defense and non-defense programs by $1 trillion over nine years. Sequestration will put at risk more than a million American jobs, including hundreds of thousands of small business jobs, and threatens to stall the economic recovery.

The public is now waking up to the consequences of sequestration. You can make a difference. Write your elected officials and urge them to reverse this bad policy.

The AOC remains committed to stopping sequestration!


AOC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Don't Miss Fundamental Principles of Electronic Warfare

April 9-12
Fundamental Principles of EW

Instructor: Dave Adamy
This course provides insight into the whole electronic warfare field at the systems and operational level. It uses little math beyond algebra, yet the sources of important propagation and jamming equations are made amply clear. All information needed to understand the material is explained and included in the text. Both the course and the text avoid deep mathematical coverage, explaining all concepts in practical, physical terms.

Who Should Attend
This course is ideal for experienced engineers with expertise in one aspect of EW who want to round out their EW education, engineers and advanced technicians new to the field and those who need to understand how their products and subsystems fit into the big picture.

Save by registering before March 29!
Course Details

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GLOBAL EW MARKET: Join the AOC EW Pavilion at DSEi in London This September
DSEI provides exhibitors the platform to display their full capabilities – air, land, naval, security – at one event, to a prequalified audience of 28,000 from 121 countries. The event provides you the ability to exhibit at one show, which will reduce your trade show expenditures.

AOC has partnered with DSEi to offer an exclusive Electronic Warfare Pavilion, offering exclusive discounts for AOC members. Take advantage of these key benefits:

• Promote your electronic warfare capabilities and technologies in a dedicated area to a qualified and targeted audience
• Access more than 3,400 visitors expressing an interest in Electronic Warfare
• Exclusive member rates
• A variety of stand options
• Use of the EW meeting rooms and lounge
• Ability to request a visit from Official Delegations
• Access to seminars, briefings and demonstrations

For more information or to secure your space contact:

John Clifford
AOC Director Global Operations

Doug Schlam
DSEi Sales Manager
(203) 275-8014

Learn more at www.dsei.co.uk.


DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 1: Help the AOC by Nominating Candidates for the 2013 AOC Board of Directors
Each year, AOC's membership determines the future of the association by electing representatives to its Board of Directors. Nominations for the 2013 election are being accepted now. The deadline has been extended to April 1.

The election will begin on July 1, 2013 and will end on July 31, 2013.

The 2013 election slate will include the position of President-Elect, who will serve as Vice President in 2014 and as President in 2015. The AOC President appoints the Association’s Secretary and Treasurer, presides over the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and appoints committee chairs. The President is also the AOC’s primary spokesperson, visiting AOC chapters across the world and meeting with leaders in the Electronic Warfare community. This is a significant but rewarding commitment.

The 2013 election slate will also include three At Large Director positions. At Large directors serve a three-year term. In addition, Regional Directors will be elected for three-year terms from the International I, International II and Information Operations Regions. If you want to nominate more than one person, please duplicate the form.

Nomination packets must be received at AOC headquarters by close-of-business on April 1, 2013. Nomination Forms are also available on the AOC website at www.crows.org or by contacting Glenda Reyes-Montanez at reyes-montanez@crows.org.

Download a Nomination Form


RECOGNIZE YOUR COLLEAGUES: Nominate EW Excellence for the 2013 AOC Annual Awards

Don't miss this chance to recognize individuals and units for their achievements. Nominations for the 2013 AOC awards, including the AOC Gold Medal, the Stanley Hall Business Development Award, Communications Award, Outstanding Unit Awards and more than 20 others are being accepted now through May 1.

Please submit forms to oneilin@crows.org. Contact Glorianne O'Neilin at (703) 549-1600 with any questions.
Visit Awards Central


TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY BIRD RATES: Register Now for EW Europe 2013, May 28-30, Cologne, Germany – 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.

NEW: See the Updated Agenda!

Register Today!


CALL FOR PAPERS: 2013 Land EW Conference: Innovation and Demonstration

Due to protracted acquisitions and traditional doctrinal warfare solutions there is a lack of exposure or appreciation for the cutting-edge innovation and technological development resulting in missed opportunities to provide warfighters the most up-to-date spectrum and information related capabilities.

The 2013 Land EW Conference; Innovation and Demonstration will be held December 10-11 in Quantico, VA, to provide a forum for government and commercial attendees to both appreciate the latest innovations and/or witness how these tactics may be implemented.

The AOC is soliciting original technical abstracts for the second Land EW Conference in Quantico, VA. The conference will host eight technical innovation sessions on Day One and three industry demonstrations on Day Two.

Final briefs should be no more than 30 minutes in length, which includes time for Q&A. Time limits will be strictly enforced to the keep the program on schedule. If additional Q&A time is needed, breakout rooms will be available for the presenter to engage with interested attendees.

For more information or questions please do not hesitate to contact Miranda Fulk, conference program manager with the Association of Old Crows, at fulk@crows.org.

All applicants will be notified by May 10 with regards to their submission status. All submissions should be sent via email to callforpapers@crows.org with "2013 Land EW Conference" in the subject line.

Submission deadline is April 30, 2013.

Full Call for Papers Details


SECURE YOUR EXHIBIT SPACE at the AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention

The Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention is the leading trade event of the global Electronic Warfare and Signals Intelligence market. This year, we return to Washington, D.C., October 27-31, 2013, to celebrate our 50th event in the AOC & Spectrum Warfare Communities.

Across the globe, governments spend more than $7 billion per year on EW and SIGINT equipment and services. How do companies (from systems manufacturers to subsystem and component suppliers) reach their customers in this unique market? They exhibit at the AOC Convention.

For 50 years, the AOC Convention has served as the meeting place for the military customers who buy EW and SIGINT systems and the companies who develop and manufacture them. Don't miss your opportunity to showcase your company's products and services at the most important annual trade event in the global EW and SIGINT market.

Contact Stew Taylor, exhibits manager, taylor@crows.org or (540) 891-9956.
Exhibit Information

The AOC is soliciting original, unclassified, technical papers for the Symposium, following this year's theme: "Proud Legacy – Strong Future."

The submission deadline is May 15, 2013.

For more information, view the full call for papers details at crows.org or contact the AOC Convention Abstracts Review Committee at callforpapers@crows.org.

Full Call for Papers Details
More about the AOC Convention

REGISTER TODAY! Dixie Crow Symposium 38 – Maximizing EW/ISR Capabilities in an Austere Budget Environment
The men and women of the Dixie Crow Chapter of the Association of Old Crows will host our 38th consecutive Annual International EW Symposium from March 24-28, 2013. Our technical program, conducted at the unclassified level will consist of requirements, intelligence, analyses, and program status reviews from throughout the Electronic Warfare/Information Operations communities. 
This symposium is one of the largest aviation electronic defense trade shows in the country, drawing from industry, academia and government alike. We’ve selected our theme "Maximizing EW/ISR Capabilities in an Austere Defense Budget Environment" and have confirmed Lt. Gen. Robert Elder, AOC president, as our Keynote Speaker Tuesday morning.
The technical sessions will be held 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, and they will continue 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 in the Scott Theatre, Eagle Building of the Museum of Aviation. Following the theme "Maximizing EW/ISR Capabilities in an Austere Defense Budget Environment," we’ve compiled an excellent venue of technical presentations to be delivered this year. The following companies/organizations have volunteered to be represented: OO-ALC, 461st ACW, AFLCMC/WIID, GTRI, AFLCMC/WNY, MERC, Tektronix, Northrop Grumman, X-Com LLC, BAE Systems, NSWC Crane and AAI.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Register Now
Exhibitor Booth Listing
Schedule of Events
More about the Dixie Crow Symposium

MANAGEMENT SHORT COURSES: Take Advantage of These Courses at the 38th Dixie Crow Technical Symposium
A series of short courses will be held Thursday, March 28, as part of the Dixie Crow Technical Symposium, so don't miss this opportunity to add extra education to your trip. All courses will be held in the Eagle Conference Room; 3rd Floor Museum of Aviation Eagle Building. Moderators will be Mr. James Calvin and Dr. Doug Moody. Visit the Dixie Crow website or click here for speaker bios and course descriptions.

8 a.m.-9:45 a.m.: "Organizational Design and Performance; How are We Doing?"
Speaker: Mr. Kent A. Mueller, Defense Acquisition Consultant to Saudi F-15SA Program Office

10 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: "The Theory of Constraints"
Speaker: Dr. Anthony L. Patti, Middle Georgia State College

1 p.m.-2:45 p.m.: "Producing Winning Proposals in Less Time"
Speaker: Dr. George A. McCulley, WBDS Incorporated

3 p.m.-4:45 p.m.: "Technical Presentation Skills"
Speaker: Mr. James Calvin, 579th SMXS/FLT A, Robins AFB

FREE ACCESS VIDEO: See the Dynamic Presentation from Convention Speaker Jeff Jonas
If you missed Jeff Jonas at last year's AOC Convention, or just want to revisit this dynamic presentation, AOC is now providing free access to the entire keynote address through the AOC Live Learning Center.

Capitol Club Seeks Candidates for Upcoming Board of Directors Election
The Capitol Club is running its annual (three-year term) Board of Directors election. Interested candidates should send their names to the nominating committee at dahljelm@aol.com or call (703) 765-6558 for information. Additionally, there will be spaces for write-in candidates in the May-June election.


Tidewater Chapter Hosts CDR Jim Beaver, OPTEVFOR
On February 28, the Tidewater Chapter of the Association of Old Crows held a Chapter meeting in Norfolk, VA. The Chapter was pleased to have CDR Jim Beaver, the Airborne EW Systems Test Coordinator at the Navy’s Operational Test and Evaluation Force (OPTEVFOR), as the guest speaker. CDR Beaver provided a great presentation on all of the EW programs at OPTEVFOR, including airborne, shipboard and ground-based systems. 

Pictured from left, Glenn Carlson, the Tidewater Chapter Vice-President, CDR Jim Beaver, and Greg Kern, the Tidewater Chapter President.

The Joint Base Lewis McChord Chapter of the Association of Old Crows in Tacoma Washington is being launched. SFC Sherman Barto is the point of contact for Chapter inquiries.

Robert Baillie, a computer programmer in the small town of State College, Penn., is one of the first victims of sequestration. He worked for a consultancy that writes electronic warfare software for U.S. military agencies. As sequestration loomed – across-the-board cuts in public spending began on March 1 – those agencies stopped signing contracts. (Financial Times)
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The U.S. Strategic Command can execute its full mission responsibilities today, but the impacts of fiscal uncertainty and declining resources in the next six months or a year could change that, Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler said today. Testifying here before the House Armed Services Committee, the Stratcom commander characterized the impacts as an avalanche that will start slowly inside Stratcom and then accelerate as momentum builds. (DOD)
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Red Flag 13-3 currently underway at Nellis Air Force Base focuses on complex combat ops in an "electronic scenario." At least, this is what seems to emerge based on the analysis of the units taking part of the world's largest and more realistic exercise. RF 13-3 is the first to include real-time intelligence by ISR platforms thanks to the involvement of the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, via its 526th Intelligence Squadron. (The Aviationist)
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Recognition of cyber threats exploded in June 2010 with the discovery of Stuxnet, a 500-kilobyte computer worm that infected the software of at least 14 industrial sites in Iran, including a uranium-enrichment plant. Although a computer virus relies on an unwitting victim to install it, a worm spreads on its own, often over a computer network. (IEEE Spectrum)
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Training the next generation of flight test professionals is not a responsibility the United States Air Force Test Pilot School takes lightly; and as weapon systems become increasingly complex, the school is modernizing the curriculum to more accurately represent future technological trends of the Air Force. (AF.mil)
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An Army engineer was honored February 9 as the Black Engineer of the Year, Most Promising Engineer - Government category at the BEYA STEM Conference in Washington, D.C. Moses K. Mingle, a supervisory electronics engineer for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, was named most promising engineer for his contributions in the field electronic warfare countermeasures. (The Baltimore Sun)
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Donald Schulte, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) Director of Engagement, received the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash Award from State Representative Mark Messmer at his retirement luncheon held at the WestGate Academy. (Greene County Daily World)
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Northrop Grumman Corporation announced today it is designating five centers of design and integration excellence in support of its Aerospace Systems sector's manned aircraft, unmanned systems and electronic attack businesses. (Avionics Intelligence)
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