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– For Making the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention a Great Success

What a fantastic week we had in Washington, D.C., at The 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention! We heard from senior leaders in government and industry. We met one of our oldest crows and some of our youngest crows. We enjoyed dynamic industry displays. Through the myriad of networking opportunities, we made new strategic partnerships and caught up with old friends. Most importantly, we celebrated 50 years of the AOC's "Proud Legacy," and set the direction for next 50 years of the AOC's "Strong Future."

Miss any editions of the Show Daily? Use the links below:

Sunday, 10/27/13 Show Daily
Monday, 10/28/13 Show Daily
Tuesday, 10/29/13 Show Daily
Wednesday, 10/30/13 Show Daily
Thursday, 10/31/13 Show Daily

In a few weeks, the videos of symposium sessions and briefings will be synced together and made available for review through the AOC Live Learning Center. This benefit is free for full-symposium attendees, and it can be purchased for $99 for all others. You can pre-register for access to these features by completing this order form, and returning it to the AOC.

The AOC would like to sincerely thank all of the sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, volunteers and participants that made this Symposium a tremendous success. After this last week, the AOC community is stronger and ready to charge forward into the next 50 years of Electronic Warfare.


FINISH THE YEAR WITH GREAT AOC COURSES: Local D.C. Area Courses in November and December

November 12-15
ELINT and Modern Signals Course

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

December 3-6
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
Course Details


PRESENTATIONS DUE DECEMBER 4: Submit Your Papers for the 43rd Collaborative EW Conference, January 2014 at 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!

FORMER AOC BOARD MEMBER Daniel A.K. "DAK" Proctor Passes
The AOC and the Billy Mitchell Chapter (BMC) have lost a dedicated CROW with the passing of Daniel A.K. "DAK" Proctor. DAK Proctor at the age of 85 died on Friday, September 27, 2013 in San Antonio, TX. DAK represented the heart and soul of the BMC. Both the AOC and the BMC owe DAK a debt of gratitude that we will never be able to repay. DAK was one of the founding members of the BMC, and he served as BMC President twice from 1971 to 1973 and then again from 1989 to 1991.
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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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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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A top Army electronic warfare official said last week that the service will likely sign an electromagnetic spectrum operations doctrine before the end of 2013. Col. Jim Ekvall, chief of the electronic warfare division at Army headquarters, said the service doctrine is awaiting approval and he anticipates it will be signed "before the end of November." (Inside Defense)
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With every Pentagon research and procurement program facing up to a 20 percent reduction, even critical technologies such as electronic warfare are on the table, said Al Shaffer, acting assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering. The Pentagon will have to decide just how important electronic warfare systems are to its strategy, Shaffer said October 28 at the Association of Old Crows international symposium. (National Defense)
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The Defense Department must be more agile and squeeze more capacity out of available spectrum as it prepares to shift to new frequency bands, DoD’s deputy CIO told an industry conference on October 30. Air Force Major General Robert Wheeler, deputy chief for C4 and information infrastructure capabilities, described ongoing spectrum reallocation plans that require DoD’s shift to two new frequency bands. (Defense Systems)
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The 53rd Electronic Warfare Group recently picked up some "hardware" for its continuous mission data software advancement efforts and many other EW achievements. The 36th Electronic Warfare Squadron was the big winner earning an Air Force Outstanding Unit award and five individual awards from the Association of Old Crows. (Northwest Florida Daily News)
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Increasing reliance on scarce electromagnetic spectrum is prompting military planners to rethink their spectrum strategies as conventional tools like electronic warfare merge with cyber operations to become what senior leaders call "spectrum warfare." (Defense Systems)
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MacAulay-Brown, Inc., announced that Keith Carter, electronic warfare systems engineer at MacB, will be inducted into the prestigious Association of Old Crows (AOC) Electronic Warfare (EW) Technology Hall of Fame. (Global Newswire)
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As new technologies emerge and new cyber and electronic warfare threats plague soldiers in the field, U.S. Army scientists and engineers continue to define next-generation protocols and system architectures to help develop technology capabilities to combat these threats in an integrated and expedited fashion. (Army.mil)
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Rivalries between the services are a favorite topic in this town, especially when budgets tighten. But when it comes to cyberwarfare, electronic warfare and the wireless world where they intersect, the Navy’s top man in uniform is more than happy to get help from the Army. (Breaking Defense)
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Army electronic warfare capabilities in their early days in Iraq got a reputation as a sledgehammer that jammed both roadside bomb detonators and friendly communications indiscriminately, but today, Army officials say those capabilities have been refined to bemore like a scalpel or a Swiss Army knife. (Army Times)
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The Eighth Army Electronic Warfare Cell held Electronic Warfare Training at the Exercise Control Facility on USAG Yongsan, October 16. The instructors from Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) came to teach electronic warfare (EW) personnel from battalion up to Army level units, about the EW situation here on the Korean peninsula and methods to deter IED attacks and hinder enemy electronic communication using EW. (Eighth Army)
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A second batch of F-16 fighters being supplied to Iraq under a U.S. Foreign Military Sales deal will be equipped with a Raytheon electronic warfare system. Raytheon said the contract was issued by Lockheed Martin, the aircraft's manufacturer, and calls for 18 advanced counter-measure electronic system, or ACES. The order, which includes spares and delivery of the systems to Lockheed, will begin in 2015. (UPI)
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