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IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR TOMORROW’S WEBINAR: 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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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.

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


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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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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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.

Boeing is touting the effectiveness of its fourth-generation EA-18G electronic attack plane over Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 stealth fighter as the lobbying battle over attack aircraft heats up.The world's largest aerospace company didn't waste any time making its case during the opening day of the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space conference here, saying the Growler is more equipped than the Joint Strike Fighter for operating in areas with sophisticated enemy air defenses, known in military parlance as anti-access, area-denial, or A2-AD, environments. (Military News)
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Last month saw the eighth Whidbey Island Naval Air Station electronic attack squadron complete its transition from the EA-6B Prowler to the EA-18G Growler. The VAQ-129 Vikings, which has piloted Prowlers since the 1970s, conducted a final flyover last month to commemorate the transition. (Whidbey News-Times)
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Stealth is being outpaced by software, radar and computing power, so electronic warfare and cyber attacks are growing in importance. While the F-35 may possess excellent – if circumscribed – electronic attack and cyber capabilities, it needs help from the Navy’s EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft. That means, Boeing and the Navy are arguing, that the Navy needs more of the electronic attack versions of the F-18, known as the Growler, to fly with the F-35 on the first day of combat to protect the F-35 and to help protect the service’s precious carrier strike groups. (Breaking Defense)
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U.S. Navy officers in the Pacific fleet say the service’s Littoral Combat Ship may lack the speed, range and electronic-warfare capabilities needed to operate in Asian waters, according to a congressional audit. "Several 7th Fleet officials told us they thought the LCS in general might be better suited to operations" in the smaller Persian Gulf, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a 56-page report, labeled "For Official Use Only," obtained by Bloomberg News. (Bloomberg)
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The chief of staff of the Army told senators "tough" choices must be made in uncertain fiscal times, and up to 46 percent of active brigade combat teams might need to be cut if full sequestration hits in 2016. Gen. Ray Odierno testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee today, at a hearing on the active Army and Reserve force mix related to the Defense Authorization request for fiscal year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program. (Army

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Spartan brigade soldiers helped graduate 59 Afghan soldiers of Route Clearance Company, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps of the Afghan National Army, from an anti-Improvised Explosive Device system training class, April 2, 2014, at Camp Parsa,Khost Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers were trained and qualified to operate a system called Symphony, a mobile system used to counter the newer types of IEDs which are becoming more common on today’s battlefield. (DVIDS)
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Congress may not fund the Navy’s recent request for 22 more EA-18G Growlers for the 2015 fiscal year. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen said Tuesday that he is still looking into the Navy’s request for additional electronic attack aircraft, but that funding them might be a stretch. "To be clear, the Navy did not put them in its budget, so Congress would have to cut $2.1 billion from the defense budget to find the dollars to pay for them," Larsen said. (Whidbey News-Times)
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The Navy plans to install a laser weapon prototype on a ship this summer for at-sea testing in the Persian Gulf. The technology, called the Laser Weapon System, will be the first of its kind to be deployed, the Navy said. The idea is that the laser could zap dangerous swarming small boats and flying drones while on the USS Ponce in the Persian Gulf. Its power also can be scaled down, presenting the Navy a non-lethal alternative to ward off threats such as pirates, terrorists and smugglers. (L.A. Times)

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