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TIME IS RUNNING OUT! 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.

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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AOC NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT the AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention

Due to sequestration and curtailed government and military travel, the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention, October 27-30, is one of the few chances your company will have in 2013 for vital face-to-face interaction with your Spectrum Warfare suppliers and customers. It is the most cost-effective vehicle for en-masse discussions between you and military.

To adapt to this new fiscal reality, the AOC recently announced complimentary Symposium registration to both military personnel AND government civilians. Because of the large concentration of military and government personnel around the Washington, D.C. Beltway, this local Symposium will prove to be a widely attended mission-critical meeting of industry, academia, military and government. To accomplish this momentous event, the AOC community needs your support now more than ever.

Sponsorship makes an important statement about your company’s role in supporting our industry. It marks who the leaders are without regard to size and it offers benefits that are difficult to obtain elsewhere.

We welcome your ideas for tailoring any sponsorships or developing something new to fit your needs. Plan early for the best availability and exposure. Visit the Additional Branding Opportunities page to learn how your company can get involved for as little as $500!

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TWO WEEKS REMAIN: Recognize Excellence by Nominating Your Colleagues 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.

REGISTER FOR THE NEXT AOC WEBINAR: The NATO Response Force (NRF) and the Future of Joint EW/SIGINT C2

Friday, April 26, 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. EDT
The challenges that NATO faces today are far different from those of the Cold War. As demonstrated by recent NATO operations in Afghanistan and Libya (and going back to Kosovo), the future NATO operation is more likely to be based on the concept of a purpose-built Joint Task Force vs. a large standing force structure. Likewise, the future NATO adversary is more likely to be an asymmetric, geographically isolated one composed of highly mobile targets vs. broad strategic frontier of fixed targets. As a result, NATO must be able exercise flexible C2 of all Joint ISR and EW assets – regardless of nation or echelon.

This free AOC webinar with keynote speaker Lt. Col. Matt J. Martin, USA AF (NATO HQ AC Izmir/A3-C2W) will provide an overview of recent efforts to provide this allied flexibility – including the Unified Vision Series of NATO Joint ISR/EW trials. It will also provide recommendations on the joint C2 of ISR and EW within the context of the NATO Response Force (NRF) concept.

EDUCATION IN YOUR BACKYARD: Survey of EW Battle Management Concepts and Other Key Courses in the D.C. Area!

May 7-8
Survey of Electronic Warfare Battle Management (EWBM) Concepts

Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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June 11-14
Advanced EW

Instructor: Dave Adamy
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
Course Details

July 16-17
Survey of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) EW Applications and Payloads

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

August 6-9
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare

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.
Course Details

November 12-15
ELINT and Modern Signals Course

Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
Course Details


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!


PAPERS DUE IN TWO WEEKS: 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.

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

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.

Dixie Crow Technical Symposium XXXVIII a Great Success
The Dixie Crow Chapter is very blessed to have organized and conducted a successful technical conference in today's environment. Many curve balls were thrown at the committee, and we successfully managed them all through perseverance and tenacity. 

We would like to extend a big "Thank You" to the Symposium Committee, our many volunteers, our speakers, our sponsors, our exhibitors, our registrants and our numerous other participants for attending all of our symposium events. Symposium 38 goes down in the record books as the best one yet!!!! We just keep getting better!

A few of the notables:
1) More than 2,200 registrants
2) 54 vendors occupying 72 booths
3) $750,000 to date awarded in scholarships for continuing education
4) $175,000 to date donated to the Museum of Aviation
5) March 26, 2013 Proclaimed EW/IO Day in Warner Robins, GA
6) AOC President Lt. Gen. Bob Elder (USAF Ret.) – Keynote Speaker
7)  Industry Panel moderated by Maj. Gen. Bob McMahon (USAF Ret.) focusing on "Maximizing EW/ISR Capabilities in an Austere Defense Budget Environment"
8) Industry Panel participants: Congressman Austin Scott, Mr. John Watkins, VP BD BAE Systems; Mr. Paul Summers, Director Boeing; Mr. Tom McDermott, Director GTRI; Mr. Andy Dunn, VP BD ITT Exelis; Mr. Mike Broadway, Corporate BD Lockheed Martin; Mr. Ray Mitchell, Director MERC; Ms. Janine Nyre, VP RFIS Northrop Grumman; Mr. Michael Jordan, SAS Site Lead Raytheon
9) Exhibitor Reception Welcome: Col. Mitch Butikofer, 78 ABW/CC
10) Hospitality Night at the Courtyard. A+++++
11) Mr. Wayne Osborn, Director 402d Software Group – Banquet Speaker
12) Record Sponsorship!!!

Many thanks to Col. Kelly, Lt. Col. McFalls and Ms. Karen Brigance, for our excellent AF LCMC/WNY support!!! 

We have our work cut out for us for next year! Mark your calendars for March 23-27, 2014; Dixie Crow Technical Symposium XXXVIIII will be here before you know it!

See you next year!!!

RSVP BY APRIL 26: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the EA-6A with the Capitol Club
The Association of Old Crows Capitol Club Chapter is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first EA-6A flight (April 16, 1963) by sponsoring a luncheon with our co-host, Northrop Grumman Corporation, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the Sheraton Pentagon City (the one near Marine Corps Headquarters). This event will start at 11:30 a.m. and end by 1:30 p.m.

Our program will feature a presentation by Captain John "JJ" Thompson, USN, and Commander David "Smack" Edgarton, USN, both veteran EA-6B pilots. "JJ" is currently the OPNAV N98 AEA and F/A-18 Requirements Officer, while "Smack" works on the CNO’s staff as the Airborne Electronic Attack Requirements Officer.

The reduced cost of this event will be just $10 per person (including complementary parking) with any funds over costs going into the AOC Capitol Club’s Annual Joe Pitts Scholarship. To reserve your spot in this celebration, contact Juan Moore at jpmore1@comcast.net, Chopper Lamb at douglas.g.lamb@saic.com, or any other Capitol Club BoD member via the AOC Capital Club website at http://aoccapitolclub.com, and pay via the PayPal button at the Capitol Club website.

We have to provide the Sheraton with a final headcount by April 26, so reserve your spot now. If you have any questions, contact Chopper at douglas.g.lamb@SAIC.com or (703) 623-0848.  This should be a great event with wide participation by all whole EW community, so don’t delay making your reservation.

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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One of the dangers of sequestration is the amount of attention spent on managing budgets and finances rather than airmen focusing on training and their jobs, the commander of the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command said here today. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva met with reporters of the Defense Writers Group to discuss the impacts of sequestration on his command. (Department of Defense)
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The U.S. Department of Defense rolled out its fiscal year 2014 budget request on April 10. But the $527 billion spending plan does not include overseas contingency operations (OCO) funding, nor does it reflect the effects of the automatic budgets cuts imposed by the U.S. Congress. OCO funding plans will likely be submitted during May, according to Pentagon comptroller Robert Hale. (Flightglobal)
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ITT Exelis has named Rich Sorelle corporate vice president and president of its Electronic Systems (ES) division. Joe Rambala assumes the role of vice president and general manager of the division’s integrated electronic warfare systems (IEWS) business area , a position previously held by Sorelle. In addition, Dave Prater has been named vice president and general manager for the division’s radar, reconnaissance and undersea systems (RRUS) business, and Mark Adams has been named vice president and general manager of specialty applications for Exelis Electronic Systems. (ITT Exelis)
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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan – Electronic countermeasures: This is the mission of the EA-6B Prowler operated by Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4 currently participating in the Unit Deployment Program aboard Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni. (DVIDs)
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Six cybertools have been designated as weapons by the U.S. Air Force, allowing the programs to better compete for increasingly scarce Pentagon funding, an Air Force official said on Monday. Lt. Gen. John Hyten, vice commander of Air Force Space Command, told a conference held in conjunction with the National Space Symposium that the new designations would boost the profile of the military's cyberoperations as countries grapple with attacks originating from the Internet. (CNet)
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A hundred years ago, electrical pioneer Nikola Tesla was working on a radical new type of radio using waves that skim the surface of the earth rather than radiate into space. Tesla believed he could transmit signals across the Atlantic using these surface waves but never succeeded in his lifetime, and the idea faded into relative obscurity. Today it's back, with the promise of a new system for high-speed data transmission that would combine the benefits of wired and wireless communication. (Popular Mechanics)
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Dr. John Montgomery, director of research at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is recognized "for leading the Navy's electronics-warfare technical authority, and for developing critical operational systems." (Naval Research Lab)
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Killer Apps sat down with Rob Ruszkowski, Lockheed Martin's man in charge of making sure its new stealth drone becomes the U.S. Navy's next light-strike and reconnaissance jet. Remember, the sea service is looking to field an unmanned, stealthy, fighter-size jet capable of taking off from aircraft carriers and doing everything from spying to bombing to conducting air-to-air refueling by 2020 under a program called Unmanned Carrier Launched Surveillance and Strike – or UCLASS. (Foreign Policy)
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday cancelled the production of a new military medal for service members involved in drone attacks and cyber warfare – following widespread criticism that the award would rank higher than the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. (Fox News)
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