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– Sign Up Now to Have Your Badge Waiting On-Site at the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention; Military and Government Attend FREE


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

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

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

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.

Pre-Registration Ends Friday, so Register Today!*

*You can still register on-site if you miss this pre-registration deadline. Just show up!

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LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER for Next Week's '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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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.
Course Details

October 31-November 1
Survey of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) EW Applications and Payloads
Instructor: Lynn Berg
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
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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 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. 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.


REVERSING SEQUESTRATION REMAINS CRITICAL: Tell Your Representatives About the Impacts and Urge Them 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!

Strategic Roost Returns
The Strategic Roost is coming back! Wayne Shaw, VP and President-Elect of the AOC, met with a cadre of the Strat Roost in August to discuss revitalizing the chapter. Approximately a dozen Strat Roost members attended the two-hour gathering and enough names were placed on a petition to begin the process of reactivation. Daniel House, an RC-135 Raven, has agreed to serve as the POC and Acting Chapter President until elections can be held. The group had lots of good discussions about the chapter's previous challenges, how to get younger Crows involved, and an immediate way ahead for the chapter. Stay tuned for some great things from this chapter.

Chief Johnson Rolls Out the Red Carpet for AOC's 50th
At 4:45 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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The AOC India Chapter has announced EWCI 2014, the Third Annual International EW Conference in Bangalore, India. This conference, now scheduled for February 17-20, 2014, 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."
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UK Electronic Warfare Symposium 2013: The Electromagnetic Environment – An Operational Manoeuvre Space, December 4-5
This year’s SECRET 5-eyes 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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A last-minute accord to avoid the first-ever U.S. debt default would be good news for the intertwined U.S. and global economies. But the temporary crisis-averting deal is mostly bad news for the U.S. defense sector. (Defense News)
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Britain may have to follow the example of the Netherlands and reduce its range of military capabilities if defense spending takes a significant hit after the 2015 election, according to Defence Secretary Philip Hammond. (Defense News)
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The UK MoD said the soldier, from 14 Signals Regiment (Electronic Warfare), was killed as a result of enemy fire while on a patrol in the area of Kakaran, north east of Lashkar Gah. (The Daily Record)
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Smarting from South Korea’s decision to sideline Boeing’s F-15 Silent Eagle and reopen bidding for a new fighter, the company is now lowering its expectations to capture some – but likely not all – of a forthcoming buy. Boeing Defense, Space and Security President Dennis Muilenburg said the company is still investing in development of the Silent Eagle and remains in the game for Seoul’s yet-to-be-revamped F-X Phase 3 competition. (Aviation Week)
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The RAAF is developing advanced electronic warfare capabilities to play a vital role in future operations. RAAF chief Air Marshall Geoff Brown told an Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) dinner in Canberra that Force Level Electronic Warfare (FLEW) would involve new Growler electronic warfare aircraft and Wedgetail surveillance and control aircraft. (The Australian)
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Airbus Military, the multinational consortium that builds the A400M, will soon deliver the first airlifter to the Turkish military, consortium and Turkish officials said. The first Turkish A400M will operate at an air base in Kayseri in central Turkey. (Defense News)
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India’s Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) contract with Dassault Aviation is not likely to be signed before April 2014, despite the Indian air force’s (IAF) concerns about maintaining its tactical air deterrent capability. According to a defense ministry official, with national elections expected sometime in April, it is highly unlikely the multibillion-dollar contract to buy 126 Rafale fighters will be concluded during India’s current fiscal year, which ends March 31. The program is India’s biggest-ever defense acquisition. (Aviation Week)
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In late September, the Royal Navy unveiled its latest nuclear-powered Astute-class submarine, HMS Artful, and also "christened" the hefty but sleek Daring-class destroyer HMS Duncan – the sixth and last of its class. Aside from the United Kingdom's aircraft carrier program, these represent the two most significant naval shipbuilding programs happening in Britain at the moment. And two of the most controversial. (Foreign Policy)
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The leaders who run the internet’s technical global infrastructure say the time has come to end U.S. dominance over it. In response to leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Fadi Chehadé, who heads the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and others have called for "an environment, in which all stakeholders, including all governments, participate on equal footing." (Wired)
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