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– Register Now for the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
For 49 consecutive years, the AOC International Symposium and Convention has been the leading annual event for Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO) and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) professionals from around the world. This legacy is self-evident as we approach the 50th anniversary of the AOC Symposium and the AOC as a whole. The theme for this year's event is "Proud Legacy, Strong Future." The strength, passion and vision of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Warfare community is strong today, and swiftly propelling the AOC into its next 50 years.

In today’s fiscal environment, it is imperative to consider all avenues for professional development, and this Symposium promotes the Spectrum Warfare community in a dynamic environment available nowhere else. This year features more than 27 hours of focused discussions and passionate practitioner perspectives from the leading military and industry experts. It's the best financial investment you can make in yourself this year.

Prices increase at midnight, so register TODAY to take advantage of early bird discounts!

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REGISTER FOR THE NEXT AOC WEBINAR: STRATCOM’s Perspective on: The Future of Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Control

Thursday, October 3, 1400-1445 EDT
Freedom of maneuver in the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) is inherently critical to conduct operations in and across all domains and joint functions. Our ability to prioritize, integrate and de-conflict EMS operations must adapt to meet the demands of an increasingly contested and congested EMS. Therefore, the warfighter needs to be agile and dynamic in the planning and execution of operations in this evolving environment. The power of the EMS is being unleashed globally and joint force access to the EMS is increasingly threatened as a result. Col. Stephen T. Ling, director, Joint Electronic Warfare Center (JEWC), Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, will discuss USSTRATCOM's efforts to move the joint force towards sustainable Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (JEMSO) now and in the future.
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SUPPORT EW ON THE HILL: Plan Now to Join Us for Capitol Hill Awareness Day, October 31

Please join the Association of Old Crows (AOC) for Capitol Hill Awareness Day (CHAD) 2013.  CHAD is an important opportunity for U.S. AOC members to visit the nation’s capital, experience first-hand how Congress works, and represent the AOC and Electronic Warfare (EW) in meetings with congressional representatives and senators. The event is free, but you must be a U.S. resident to attend.

RSVP for CHAD by downloading this registration form. (Registration deadline is October 10.) Email the completed form to Brock Sheets or fax it to (703) 549-2589. Once we receive your registration we will place you in a small team and work to schedule meetings with your congressional representative and senators based upon the information you provide. Upon check-in, you can pick up your participant information packet and view your team’s meeting schedule. Check-in is available during AOC Central hours at the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention and prior to the Advocacy Training Seminar.

On Monday, October 28, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., there will be an Advocacy Training Seminar. CHAD registrants are strongly encouraged to attend. At the training seminar, AOC staff will provide you helpful information on:
  • An Introduction to the AOC Advocacy Program
  • The AOC advocacy message to Congress
  • How to communicate effectively to Congress
  • Roles and Responsibilities for Team Meetings
  • Congressional Meeting Do’s and Don’ts
On Thursday, October 31, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., CHAD participants will congregate on Capitol Hill (location TBD) for a brief organizational breakfast meeting. Members and staff from the congressional EW Working Group (EWWG) will be invited to attend.

At 9:30 AM, CHAD teams will disperse for scheduled meetings. Teams will also be asked to drop off AOC material to select congressional offices that do not have meetings with the AOC. Upon completion of team meetings, participants are welcome to meet at the Longworth House Office Building Cafeteria for a no-host lunch.

Registration Deadline is October 10.
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IN TWO WEEKS: Access the Global Market With the AOC EW Pavilion at DSEI, September 10-13 in London
DSEI is the world’s largest fully integrated defence and security exhibition that brings together the entire industry to source the latest equipment and systems, develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities. Based in ExCeL, London every two years, the event provides unrivalled access to key markets across the globe.
Combining a high quality of exhibitors across the supply chain, networking opportunities and the ability to see new technologies first hand on the show floor, DSEI provides an inspirational experience to nearly 30,000 visitors.
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EW Pavilion
AOC has partnered with DSEI to offer an exclusive Electronic Warfare Pavilion, offering exclusive discounts for AOC members.

Learn more at www.dsei.co.uk.


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for 'Information Operations in the Pacific,' October 22-24 in Honolulu
This symposium examines the contested and congested information environment across the Pacific Region and discusses how multinational information operations can help shape conditions for continued stability and peace within the region. The conference will provide a venue for increased awareness of Asia-Pacific issues and an opportunity for networking, a multinational exchange of ideas and partnership building within the region.

Topics will include:
  • Asia-Pacific Challenges
  • Partnership Outreach
  • Intel Update: Asia-Pacific Threats
  • Information Operation in the Pacific Region
  • Impacts of Emerging Technology on Security
  • Nexus of Commerce, Diplomacy, Security and Human Migration
  • Open Source and Crowd-Source Solutions
  • Mapping the Human Terrain in Support of IO
  • Satellite Imaging of the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Opinion Research for Business
  • Training and Partnership Building Within the PACOM AOR
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EDUCATION TO PROPEL YOUR CAREER IN EW: Take Advantage of Great Courses Coming to You in the D.C. Area!

September 24-27
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare

Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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October 22-25
Electronic Warfare Update
Instructor: Dave Adamy
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 26
PRI Analysis and Deinterleaving Course

Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 26-27
Survey of Electronic Warfare Battle Management (EWBM) Concepts
Instructor: Lynn Berg
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 27
Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) Radar and What to do About it
Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 31-November 1
Survey of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) EW Applications and Payloads
Instructor: Lynn Berg
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 31-November 1
Using Technical CONOPS to Save (Even GROW) Your Project/Program During Declining Budgets
Instructor: Mack McKinney
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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December 3-6
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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TIME IS RUNNING OUT: Support the AOC at the 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 the 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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REGISTRATION OPEN NOW: AOC 2013 Land EW Conference: Innovation and Demonstration, December 10-11

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.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 43rd Collaborative EW Conference, January 2014 in Pt. Mugu

The 43rd Annual Pt. 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 (EW). 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. The symposium will be a three-day Classified SECRET event held at Naval Base Ventura County Pt. Mugu Station Theater, January 38-30, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: This conference is tentatively planned and subject to approval. Confirmation will be announced by the AOC sometime in the future.
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REVERSING SEQUESTRATION REMAINS CRITICAL: Urge Your Representatives to Take Action Today!

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 is proud to announce its Award recipients for 2013, including the AOC Gold Medal, Hal Gershanoff Silver Medal and other awards honoring excellence in and contribution to the electronic warfare industry. Awards will be presented at the AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention in October.
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AOC is proud to announce the Chapter of the Year Award recipients for 2013. The Chapter of the Year award winners will be honored at the AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention in October.
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Join the Patriots' Roost for its 2013 summit, "Public/Private Partnerships: A New Model for Defending the Nation," September 9 at The Wentworth Marriott, New Castle, NH.

This year's summit will increase the synergy across local, state and federal government agencies, industry and academia focusing on the cyber and net-centric challenges facing the U.S. The goal of the summit is to explore techniques for "whole of government" and complimentary relationships that optimize a cross-flow of technologies and systems to enhance operational capabilities. Technology applications, system options and best practices from various organizations will be examined. Panels will identify both critical problems and innovative approaches in information sharing and coordination for preventing and responding to terrorist and cyber attack. Invited speakers from emergency management, law enforcement, health services, port security and cyber security, as well as from critical infrastructure sectors.
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DSI’s Military Tactical Communications Summit is designed as an educational and training "Town Hall" forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across U.S. military and U.S. civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. The Summit will focus on an agile approach to modernizing secure, networked and interoperable tactical communications systems. 

September 9-10, 2013 | Alexandria, VA, Mary M. Gates Learning Center
AOC discount code = AOC25 (Active members of the military and government attend complimentary.)
Click HERE to register

2013 Confirmed Subject Matter Expert Speakers include, but are not limited to:
* Dr. Ronald Jost, DASD, C3 & Cyber
* Dr. John Zangardi, SES, DASN, C4, IO & Space
* Mr. Terry Edwards, SES, Director, (SoSE&I) Directorate, ASA(ALT)
* Col. Mark Elliott, USA, Director, HQ G 3/5/7, LandWarNet/Mission Command
* Dr. Paul Zablocky, A. Director, S&TCD Directorate, CERDEC
* Col. Peter Reddy, USMC, PM, MAGTF Command, Control, Communications, MCSC
* Col. Edward Swanson, USA, PM WIN-T, PEO C3T
* Dr. Wayne Phoel, PM, STO, DARPA
* Mr. William Jackson, Chief, AFC2IC LO National Capital Region
Subject matter to be discussed includes:
1. SATCOM On-the-Move
2. Joint Aerial Layer Network
3. Creating a System of Systems Architecture
4. Dynamic Spectrum Management
5. Antennas for Tactical Communication
6. Cellular Networks (Multi-Hop), Mobile Devices and Applications for Tactical Edge Users
7. Integrating Comms Systems in Joint and Coalition Environments
8. Review of Current and Future Evaluations, Such as the Army's NIE 14.1, Fielding of Capability Set 13

The AOC India Chapter has announced EWCI 2014, the Third Annual International EW Conference in Bangalore, India. This conference follows the other two successful events and is supported by the Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDO), Government of India and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. The conference will address the technical and commercial needs of operational users, planners, developers, procurers, testers and trainers of the latest EW technologies and systems. The theme for this year is "EW: Share to Succeed."

Technical papers are being solicited and are due August 31.
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The Center for Cryptologic History hosts a biennial international symposium in October during odd-numbered years. The speakers and audience are a mix of outside scholars, current practitioners, retired veterans and interested members of the public. Past symposia have had presenters from more than a dozen countries.
The theme for the 2013 symposium, to be held on October 17-18 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Conference Center (just west of Laurel, Maryland), is "Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges." The conference will include sessions on "A Tribute to Alan Turing," a "Roundtable on Cyber History," "Bletchley Park," "COMINT and the Civil War," "The Cryptologic Legacy of the Great War Era," "SIGINT and the Vietnam War Era" and "A Technological Advantage: Historical Perspectives on Cryptologic Research and Development."
In all there will be 21 separate sessions and more than 70 presentations. Speakers will include scholars, such as David Kahn, and cryptologic pioneers, such as Whitfield Diffie.
All symposium sessions are unclassified and open to the registered public. A complete agenda and registration information will be available at the website or by contacting the Center for Cryptologic History at (301) 688-2336 or via email at history@nsa.gov.

In addition, the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation has an excellent program the day before ours at the same venue. Click HERE for more information.

The Army’s Project Manager Electronic Warfare (PM-EW) is looking for industry help to develop requirements for electronic warfare capabilities. A request for information will ascertain industry capabilities to develop advanced prototype aircraft survivability equipment, better countermeasures to defeat radio-controlled IEDs and improved threat detection. (Defense News)
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U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III will soon release a new service strategy paper designed to pave the way for the next 10 years and prepare for continued budget uncertainties, service officials explained. (DoD Buzz)
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The Department of Defense (DOD) needs to continue assessing potential duplication and overlap of the capabilities for its $7 billion investment in a next generation airborne electronic surveillance jamming system, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). (Avionics Today)
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General Atomics has demonstrated electronic attack capability on an MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft fitted with a Northrop Grumman jamming pod. A test flight took place during a U.S. Marine Corps weapons and tactics instructor (WTI) course in April, the results of which have only now been made public. The companies plan to participate with the Reaper in the next WTI course in October, as part of a joint demonstration with smaller unmanned aircraft and EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare (EW) jets. (AIN Online)
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Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2, the "Death Jesters," arrived aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, in support of U.S. Pacific Command with the unit deployment program to replace VMAQ-4, Aug. 7, 2013. VMAQ-2 was commissioned Sept. 15, 1952, originally known as VMC-2. (DVIDS)
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Groundbreaking advancements to F-16 Fighting Falcon warfare training here arrived during the week of Aug. 12-16 in the form of a Joint Deployable Electronic Warfare Range, or JDEWR. The JDEWR is a weapon system that provides tactical-level training to participants in live training events. It's implemented as a threat capable of submitting ground threat defenses for bilateral and joint missions and exercises for United States Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Navy aircraft stationed here, according to Lt. Col. Kevin Jones, 35th Operations Support Squadron director of operations. (US Air Force)
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Fifteen Soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division were educated on several types of Improvised Explosive Devices at the Mobile Counter-IED Interactive Training center on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Aug. 13. (Hawaii Today)
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