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UPCOMING AOC VIRTUAL SERIES: Army EW Division on: Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA)
Thursday, April 17 | 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. EDT (1800-1845 GMT)

Recently the U.S. Army announced that the Cyber Center of Excellence will be stood up at Fort Gordon, GA. The Cyber CoE will be responsible for the Army's Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA). Join Army Col. Jim Ekvall, Chief Electronic Warfare Division, for an interactive 45-60 minute presentation that will dive deep into the relationship between electronic warfare and cyberspace operations. Just this February, the Army released a field manual for CEMA FM 3-38, to explain the separate, yet related sections of CEMA, which comprise of Electronic Warfare, Cyberspace Operations and Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations.

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REGISTER TODAY: Electronic Warfare Europe 2014 – Evolution of EW and Electromagnetic Operations, May 13-15 in Edinburgh

For 14 years, AOC Electronic Warfare Europe has been the largest and most renowned European EW conference and exhibition discussing the latest in EW and related capabilities across land, maritime and aerospace. Held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), this venue offers more space available in response to increased demand following the hugely successful 2013 event in Cologne where 45 nations were represented. 

The EW program is full! Confirmed speakers include:

  • Chairman, Air Marshal Philip Sturley, CB, MBE, RAF (Ret.)
  • Lt. Col. Wayne Shaw III, USAF (Ret.), AOC President
  • Lt. Gen. Bob Elder, Eng.D., USAF (Ret.), AOC Past President
  • Brig. Gen. M.I. Zaidi, Ph.D., Research Fellow, University of Durham, Pakistan
  • Professor Steve Roberts, Visiting Professor, Cranfield University, UK
  • Capt. Timothy M. Hill, USN, OUSD (AT&L), JSF, U.S.
  • Cdr. Andy Rolph, RN, SO1, Joint Forces Command, C4ISR, SIGINT RN, UK
  • Lt. Col. Chris Middleton, Commanding Officer, 30 CDO IX GP RM, UK
  • Lt. Col. Mark Purves,Commanding Officer, 14 Signals Regiment (EW), UK
  • Wing Cdr. Garry Crosby, RAF (Ret.), Former CO 51 Sqn, UK
  • Michael E. Ryan, Deputy PM, EW, SFAE-OEW-EW, U.S.
  • Kent Namikas, Joint EW Center, U.S.
  • Many others – NOW AVAILABLE: Main Conference Programme

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Don't miss this chance to recognize individuals and units for their achievements. Nominations for the 2014 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.

Visit Awards Central

Please submit forms to oneilin@crows.org. Contact Glorianne O'Neilin at (703) 549-1600 with any questions.


AOC VIRTUAL SERIES: Barrage vs. False Target vs. Precision Jamming Techniques
Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. EDT (1800-1845 GMT)

This webinar covers the evolution of jamming techniques from brute force barrage jamming, to more sophisticated False Target techniques, to the Digital RF Memory (DRFM)-based precision jamming techniques used in today’s modern EW jamming systems. The evolution of these classes of EW techniques is typically in direct response to advancements and improvements in threat radar technologies. This presentation will not only describe the characteristics and capabilities of these technique classes but will describe the radar capabilities and features that drove this evolution. The webinar will be presented at a tutorial level covering basic concepts and general characteristics of the subject jamming techniques through the use of simplified diagrams and illustrations.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Register for Great AOC Courses This Spring!

May 6-7
Survey of Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM) Concepts
Instructor: Robert Samuel
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

June 17-20
Advanced EW
Instructor: Dave Adamy
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA


REGISTER NOW: 5th Annual Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference, June 3-5 in Charleston, SC

As wired and wireless digital communications continue to converge, EW and cyber technical capabilities are becoming more technically similar. However, the communities that practice these disciplines remain largely separated by their operating authorities (Title 10 v. Title 50) and vary widely across the military services in terms of their organization and operating methodologies. This initiative seeks to combine EW capabilities with cyber warfare tactics and enable more rapid deployment of new and improved capabilities. Technologies that utilize the EMS are traditionally categorized as EW, are increasingly overlapping with technologies, such as exploiting vulnerabilities, which have previously been classified as cyber. We aim to identify ways to develop advanced technologies and systems to address the changing battlefield dynamics of the digital age.


Robert Giesler
Special Advisor, Irregular Warfare at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Rosemary Wenchel
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategy & Policy/Cybersecurity Coordination at U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Col. Robert A. Morris, USAF (Ret.)
Former Chief of Staff, AFCYBER

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AOC VIRTUAL SERIES: AOC Advocacy Training 
May 14, 2014 | 2 p.m - 2:45 p.m. EDT (1800- 1845 GMT)

What is advocacy? Why is advocacy necessary to advance the EW discipline? How can you become an effective advocate to government from where you live and work? The Advocacy Training Webinar will provide participants with a better understanding about advocacy and its role in policy development and the cultivation of leadership. You'll learn best practices and tips for applying advocacy principles for both individual and organizational advocacy.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare Systems Engineering and Acquisition Conference | July 15-17, 2014 | Dahlgren, VA

Our adversaries are using ubiquitous and cheap technology to further develop cyber warfare, as well as advance and proliferate electromagnetic spectrum capabilities. EMW is an operational approach to seizing the initiative across the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS). The goal is to combine EMW capabilities in the sea, air and land domains to generate enhanced combat effects. EMW, in essence, means leveraging the cyberspace domain and the full electromagnetic spectrum for both offensive and defensive effects. EMW is not a program, system or even a refined concept of operations. It is an emerging operational art, one we must master to fully understand the battlespace. We must then use that awareness to better employ our own forces while altering the enemy’s perception of the battlespace and minimizing his freedom to maneuver within it.

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Due to operational changes and demands on our speakers, we must postpone this event until a later date.

POSTPONED: 6th Annual EW Capability Gaps & Enabling Technologies Operational & Technical Information Exchange, May 20-23, Crane, IN

The overall goal of the event is to provide a forum for EW professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields to discuss issues related to the requirements of EW programs, platforms and operations. This capstone event will focus on the identified gaps and technologies the services require to ensure EW maintains freedom of maneuver through the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) in support of achieving commanders' objectives. Speakers and presenters will look back at the previous few years and identify progress made to ensure the success of the warfighter in tomorrow's battlespace.

DAY 1: Exploring the service's gaps, including the mutually supportive capabilities of EW across all maneuver spaces (domains). This informative session of presentation and open discussion will provide senior leaders and attendees insight to spectrum programs and operations that are key areas to the entire battlespace operations.

DAY 2: Review of the service's gaps with respect to the many disciplines of EW and non-kinetic warfare, including but not limited to RF, EO and IR. This informative session of presentation and open discussion will provide senior leaders and attendees insight to spectrum programs and operations that are key areas to the entire battlespace operations.

DAY 3: Focusing on submarine EW gaps and enabling technologies, and delving into issues like Rapid COTS, and contact density and littoral operations.

DAY 4: Detailed intelligence community updates on where our adversaries threat systems are today and where they are going in the future.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 3rd Annual Information Operations in the Pacific Conference
October 21-23, 2014 | Honolulu, HI

The purpose of this symposium is to examine the contested and congested information environment across the Pacific Region and discuss how multinational information operations can help shape conditions for continued stability and peace within the region. The symposium 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.

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Ph.D. Student Research, Request for Participation in a Study About Military Technology Diffusion

We are looking for current and former military personnel (active, guard, reserve, territorial, etc.), military civilians and defense contractors to participate in an international research study about military information systems and the warfighters and support personnel who use them. You will be asked to complete a short online questionnaire that should take 30 minutes or less to complete. Anyone who completes the questionnaire will be registered for a chance to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card. If you wish to participate, please click here and select Agree at the bottom of the informed consent form. If you have questions, please contact Harry Tunnell at hadtunne@iupui.edu. Thank you.

When you think of fighter jets, you might think of barrel rolls, nosedives and Maverick locking on to his target. But what about disrupting radars, jamming enemy communications or quarterbacking the electronic attack game plan? That might seem more "James Bond" than "Top Gun," but these are the next-generation capabilities that are beginning to define the air battles of the future. (The Hill)
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Vice Adm. Jan Tighe was just appointed to head up the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. 10th Fleet, making her the "first female commander of a numbered fleet in U.S. Navy history," the military branch reported. Adm. Tighe takes over for Adm. Michael Rogers, who's taking on the director role at the National Security Agency and leading up the U.S. Cyber Command, CNN reported. The Navy also announced that she's the third commander in the fleet's history. (The Washington Times)
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The Department of Defense has updated its existing electronic warfare policy, refining it as a "cross-cutting capability" of joint operations, Defense Systems reports. DOD is now setting out goals for the program and assigning responsibilities for tasks such as acquisition, development, validation and oversight, according to a recently released directive. (Washington Business Journal)
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The U.S. Air Force has sent Congress an $8 billion unfunded priorities list, with more than $3.3 billion eyed for new procurement programs, according to a copy of the list obtained by Defense News. The undated list includes $200 million for the Combat Rescue Helicopter program, a last-minute add to the five-year spending projection contained in the Pentagon's fiscal 2015 budget proposal, which was sent to Capitol Hill in early March. (Defense News)
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The Defense Department has refined its plan for electronic warfare as "a cross-cutting capability" of joint operations in which DOD components will share tactics, techniques and technologies. A recently released directive from Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine Fox updates DOD's existing electronic warfare policy, setting out goals for the program and assigning responsibilities for tasks such as acquisition, development, validation and oversight. (Defense Systems)
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The Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport is preparing to formally inaugurate a facility that includes a massive tower designed to repair and certify periscopes, submarine communication systems, electronic warfare equipment as well as imaging and optical systems. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is expected to attend Monday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at the $20 million Electromagnetic Sensor Facility. The 54,000-square-foot building includes six laboratories and a five-story periscope tower. (The Washington Times)
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Babcock of Britain is to provide in-service support for the Communications Electronic Support Measures system on Royal Navy Trafalgar-class submarines. The company said the four-year Ministry of Defense contract for the CESM system, known as Eddystone, encompasses post-design services and support for supporting infrastructure ashore. (UPI)
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Electronic warfare (EW) experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will field-test a prototype artificial intelligence system designed to counter adaptive wireless communications threats under terms of an upcoming sole-source contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va. (Indian Defence)
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Boeing Co. is pressing lawmakers to restore funding for the Navy's EA-18 Growler, in the latest lobbying fight between the aerospace giant and Lockheed Martin Corp. over attack aircraft. The Defense Department's budget for fiscal 2015, which begins Oct. 1, doesn't include money for the Growler, a version of the fourth-generation F/A-18 fighter jet designed for electronic warfare. (DOD Buzz)
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RF and microwave experts at the Raytheon Co. will help U.S. military researchers find new ways of shortening the time it takes to develop, deploy and upgrade arrays for communications, signals intelligence (SIGINT), radar and electronic warfare (EW). (Military and Aerospace Electronics)
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Agilent Technologies Inc.
Naylor, LLC
W. L. Gore & Associates
IMT - Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
Wide Band Systems, Inc.
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