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IN TWO WEEKS: Register Now to Attend '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.

Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling
, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific
Major Gen. Gary Beard, USA (Invited), DCG USARPAC
Major Gen. William K. Fuller, USA, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Pacific

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AOC Members: Don't Forget to Take the AOC Membership Survey
In an effort to evaluate member satisfaction and identify future needs, the AOC would like your input. This information will be used to determine how well we are meeting the needs of our members, as well as how we can improve the types of services we provide.

Your participation in this survey is very important to us. We understand your busy schedule, so we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. The survey consists of 11 questions and should not take longer than 5-10 minutes to complete.
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REGISTER FOR TOMORROW'S AOC WEBINAR: Overview of EW Modeling and Simulation, October 10
Thursday, October 10, 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. EDT
This is an overview discussion of Electronic Warfare Modeling and Simulation. It explains the purposes of Modeling and Simulation and the basic approaches. It also discusses the steps in developing a model and the required fidelity for two simulation missions: training and test & evaluation (T&E). Among the concepts covered are the roles of spherical trigonometry, propagation models, the gaming area and dynamic scenarios. This webinar is complimentary.
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– Prices Increase Thursday for the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention; Military and Government Attend FREE

The Honorable James Clapper,
Director of National Intelligence
Intelligence Integration – Past, Present and Future

Major Gen. Robert E. Wheeler, USAF, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations
Imminent Domain 2014

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 are 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.

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REGISTRATION CLOSES TOMORROW for the AOC's 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 a.m., 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 tomorrow, Thursday, October 10.
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GET THE MOST FROM CONVENTION: Register Now to Take Advantage of Great Courses On-Site at the Marriott!

October 22-25
Electronic Warfare Update
Instructor: Dave Adamy
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Course Details

October 26
PRI Analysis and Deinterleaving Course

Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Course Details

October 26-27
Survey of Electronic Warfare Battle Management (EWBM) Concepts
Instructor: Lynn Berg
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Course Details

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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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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REGISTER NOW for the 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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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS! 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.

Call for Presentations

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.
Papers are due December 4.
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PLEASE NOTE: This conference is tentatively planned and subject to approval. Confirmation will be announced by the AOC sometime in the future.

Chief Johnson Rolls Out the Red Carpet for AOC's 50th

At 5 p.m. on Monday, October 28, Chief Johnson’s 50th Anniversary painting will be unveiled at booth #219. Chief Johnson was the illustrator for a series of Sanders Associates advertisements during the late 1970s and 1980s on the history of Electronic Warfare.

BAE Systems has commissioned Chief Johnson to paint a C-130 Compass Call-themed 50th Anniversary painting. The painting along with his past artwork will be compiled into a 2014 Calendar and Chief Johnson will be signing copies at BAE’s booth.
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UK Electronic Warfare Symposium 2013: The Electromagnetic Environment – An Operational Manoeuvre Space, December 4-5
This year’s EW Symposium is jointly sponsored by the Association of Old Crows, the AOC UK Chapter, Cranfield Defence and Security and the Defence Academy College of Management and Technology at Shrivenham. This event, which is in its ninth year, is organized and run by Symposia at Shrivenham and will follow a well-proven format of presentations and discussions in a relaxed atmosphere within secure surroundings with lunches and refreshments included. An inclusive formal Symposium Dinner will be held in the award-winning STEAM museum in Swindon.
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Wild Parrots Chapter at First Naval EW Conference in Rio
The Braz Navy EW Center (CGEM) organized the First Naval EW Conference (I CGEM) at the Rio de Janeiro Naval Base (BNRJ) premises in Mocanguê Island, August 20-21. This year theme was IMINT dedicated to surveillance of the Blue Amazon, which is the Brazilian maritime EEZ (it is about of the size of the local Amazon region, but instead of green, it is blue!). The subject is quite appealing because the Brazilian Navy is in the process to choose a firm to lead the construction of a Surveillance System for all that sea area (the SisGAAz).
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The Desert Lightning Team Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Induction Ceremony
During the summer, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, and the greater Desert Lightning Team honored its newest inductees into the SNCO ranks. The Association of Old Crows on behalf of the local Desert Sun Roost out of Tucson, AZ, donated $500 dollars to this event. The newest SNCOs were fortunate to have the 5th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Robert D. Gaylor on hand as the guest speaker. Pictured is CMSAF Gaylor presenting SMSgt. Phillip R. Patterson Jr., the Desert Sun Roost President, a personal coin for his efforts to make the event a resounding success! It is great to see Crows doing great things in their communities!
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In the week following the U.S. government shutdown, tea party Republicans are now poised for a new attack on federal spending as lawmakers and the White House battle over the nation’s borrowing limit. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has put Congress on notice: The United States will hit its borrowing ceiling on Oct. 17. (Defense News)
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As they seek to weather a perfect storm of Pentagon budget cuts, government dysfunction and uncertainty about future business, defense executives are eyeing the 2014 mid-term elections and the 2016 presidential race. "These next elections are going to have an influence" in the future of defense industry, said David F. Melcher, CEO and president of Exelis Inc., a $6 billion firm that supplies high-tech equipment to the U.S. military. (National Defense)
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Call it a promise placed on hold. On Saturday, a U.S. Marine was killed in Helmand province. On Sunday, four troops were killed by an IED in southern Afghanistan. Until the shutdown ends, none of their families can expect to receive the "death gratuity" of $100,000 promised to immediately reach them within 24 to 36 hours. Grieving families also cannot expect the military to cover all the usual costs of family travel to meet their loved ones returning home for burial in American flag-draped coffins through Dover Air Force Base. And if the shutdown continues into November, monthly survivor benefits are in jeopardy because the Department of Veterans Affairs has warned it will be out of cash to pay them. (Defense One)
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Army Electronic Warfare Division Chief Col. Jim Ekvall and Army Cyber and Information Operations Division Chief Col. Carmine Cicalese on the Sunday morning news show, This Week in Defense News with Vago Muradian, discussing cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) and the Cyber Center of Excellence. (Video) (This Week in Defense News)
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During suspected Iranian cyber¬≠ attacks on the websites of commercial banks last year, Gen. Keith B. Alexander, who simultaneously heads the country’s largest electronic spy agency and the military’s Cyber Command, proposed a simple solution: Shut off the attacks at their source. (The Washington Post)
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Lockheed Martin’s F-35A Joint Strike Fighter and the Eurofighter Typhoon are back in play for South Korea’s F-X III fighter requirement after that country made a sudden decision to reject the last remaining contender, Boeing’s F-15SE Silent Eagle, and restart the procurement process. (Aviation International News)
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Leaked documents showing that Canada’s electronic intelligence-gathering agency targeted the Brazilian government threaten to disrupt relations between the countries – and thrust the secretive CSEC into the public spotlight. (The Globe and Mail)
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During a diplomatic visit to Tokyo this week, U.S. officials confirmed that the Japanese government has agreed to base "two to three" American-operated Global Hawk UAVs on Japanese soil beginning early next year. The deployments of the unmanned aircraft "will not be year-round," a senior administration official said. "It’ll be a seasonal deployment, but they'll be flying out of a U.S. base in Japan for a period of the year." (Defense News)
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The coming weeks probably represent the last opportunity for Iran and the international community to reach an enforceable deal that will dismantle Tehran's nuclear weapons program, before Israel concludes that time has run out, that Iran has gotten too close to creating its first atomic bombs, and that the time for a military strike has arrived. (The Gatestone Institute)
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The Royal New Zealand Navy is set to become the first export customer for MBDA’s new Sea Ceptor missile after the weapon was nominated as the preferred choice to provide local area air defense for two frigates due for upgrade by the Ministry of Defence. (Defense News)
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