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SPACE IS LIMITED! Don't Miss Tomorrow's AOC Complimentary Webinar – Electronic Attack: What Makes It It?

Thursday, March 28, 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. EDT
Moderated by AOC President Lt. Gen. Robert Elder Jr., USAF (Ret.), this 45-minute presentation by Mr. Joe Hulsey from the Northrop Grumman Corporation will cover key points of Electronic Attack, including RADAR Electronic Attack (EA) vs. Communications Electronic Attack (EA), the Jamming System, Polarization, Jammer RF Spot Size, Noise vs. False Targets and Range.
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AOC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Register by Friday to SAVE on Fundamental Principles of Electronic Warfare, April 9-12!

April 9-12
Fundamental Principles of EW

Instructor: Dave Adamy
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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 Friday, March 29!
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May 7-8
Survey of Electronic Warfare Battle Management (EWBM) Concepts

Instructor: Dave Adamy
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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June 11-14
Advanced EW

Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
Course Details

October 22-25
Electronic Warfare Update

Instructor: Dave Adamy
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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November 12-15
ELINT and Modern Signals Course

Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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NOMINATIONS DUE MONDAY: Nominate Your Colleagues for the 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


EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS END APRIL 5! 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.

May 28: Intelligence Workshop
Sponsored by PLATH, the Intelligence Workshop is a free-to-attend event. This full-day seminar will host many of Europe’s leading experts from the military, the intelligence service and industry. It will brief delegates on today’s cutting edge technology and some of its operational implications.

Register Now at www.eweurope.com/offer
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RECOGNIZE EW EXCELLENCE: Nominations for the 2013 AOC Annual Awards due May 1

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.

URGE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO TAKE ACTION! Reversing Sequestration Remains a Critical Need

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!


EXHIBIT SPACE IS 60% SOLD! SECURE YOUR SPACE Today for 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.
ACCESS THE GLOBAL EW MARKET at 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.


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 Lauren Stewart, stewart@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

Windy City Chapter Hosts Annual Awards and Scholarship Dinner
On Saturday, March 2, 2013, the AOC Windy City Chapter hosted their Annual Local Recognition Awards and Scholarship Dinner at the Meridian Banquets Ballroom in Rolling Meadows, IL. This was a formal dinner at which presentation of the chapter member recognition awards and scholarships to local university students seeking a degree in engineering were made.

In addition to the local chapter recognition awards, the Education Foundation, under the chairpersonship of Ms. Pat Allen, presented scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each to seven deserving students from local universities. 
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Aardvark Roost International Electronic Warfare Conference, September 4-5
The Aardvark Roost, the South African Chapter of the Association of Old Crows (AOC), is hosting its biennial two-day international Electronic Warfare (EW) conference on September 4-5, 2013 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. The Aardvark Roost is soliciting original, unclassified papers for the conference, following this year's theme: Management of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) in the modern scenario of irregular warfare conducted in current operational environments.
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Fort Worth Chapter Reorganizes
The Fort Worth "Cowtown Crow" Chapter held a reorganization luncheon on March 8, 2013 at a local restaurant. Thirty-nine were in attendance, from various local aeronautical companies in Tarrant County, TX, in-country vendor support personnel, to former AFEWS engineers now retired. Of those attending, 10 were non-members considering joining. 

Benefits of being an AOC member and how the local chapter should support the schools, colleges and universities were presented. Possibilities of organizing local in-house training and hosting national/international training, symposiums and conferences were also discussed. General interest surveys were taken and those wishing to serve as a chapter officer or Board of Director were identified. For more information on the Fort Worth Chapter revitalization, contact Timothy O’Conner, timothy.oconner@lmco.com.

The U.S. military has ambitious plans to deploy global information networks and equip troops with mobile devices that provide up-to-the-minute intelligence. These goals will be hard to achieve, however, because of outdated security policies and procurement methods, information-technology experts said. (National Defense)
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The U.S. Navy is carefully backing away from the troubled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program – and putting in place a backup plan in case the trillion-dollar, jack-of-all-trades stealth jet can’t recover from mounting technical and budgetary woes. So much for the F-35 being too big to fail. (Wired)
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DARPA's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) program to develop a stealthy next-generation weapon for the US Navy is gaining heft. The agency has added two surface-launched tests and a third air-launched flight test of the missile, which is based on Lockheed Martin's JASSM-ER strike weapon. (Aviation Week)
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The cold seeped into Sgt. Becci Taylor’s bones as she faced the scariest challenge of her army career. Stationed in Afghanistan, on her first tour as an electronic warfare specialist, she was just a few metres from a device containing enough ¬≠explosives to kill 10 men. Then came gunshots, as the Taliban fired ¬≠directly at her and the other three men In her team. (UK Mirror)
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Seoul faces daunting challenges of countering growing cyber threats that gained fresh attention after Wednesday's hacking attacks on broadcasters and banks. The government, military and private sector have been beefing up their chiefly passive defence to safeguard the country's heavily intertwined computer networks from outside intrusions. (AsiaOne)
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