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REGISTER NOW AND SAVE $100: Rates Increase Monday! Just 3 Months the 51st Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
October 6-9, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

For 50 consecutive years, the AOC International Symposium and Convention has been the leading annual event for EW, IO and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations professionals from around the world. This legacy is self-evident as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the AOC.

The theme for this year's event is "Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations in Contested and Permissive Environments." 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.

Keynote Speakers

Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC (Ret.)

Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Dr. Paul Kaminski
CEO of Technovation, Inc. and Former Chairman of DSB

Mr. Frederick D. Moorefield, Jr.

Director, Spectrum Policy & Programs, Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer

Rates increase Monday, so register now to save $100. Active duty military and government civilians are free.

Make your hotel reservations by Tuesday to ensure you receive the AOC rate and that rooms are still available. Space does sell out, so complete your registration to secure your hotel rooms today.

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TOMORROW AFTERNOON: 3 Pillars of EW, Part 3 – Electronic Protection, September 18, 2 p.m. EDT
Modern Electronic Warfare is made up of three vital components. Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Support (ES), and Electronic Protection (EP). This three-part series discusses in detail the intricacies of each "pillar" in the EW enterprise.

In most military disciplines, the terms "attack," "support" and "protect" are usually platform-centric. In U.S. doctrine, EW is unique in that these terms apply to Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) access – rather than looking at them from a platform-centric perspective.

Part 3: The importance of Electronic Protection (EP)
September 18, 2014 | 1400-1500 EDT (1800-1900 GMT)
EP is the division of EW involving actions taken to defend access to the electromagnetic spectrum. Ensuring unfettered access to the spectrum at the time and place of one's choosing requires technology, tactics, and tenacity. Formerly known as electronic counter countermeasures or ECCM; electronic protection has often been viewed as solely a retaliatory or responsive component of spectrum engagement standing on its own, independent of its sensing and attack brethren. During this webinar, you will learn why this perception is not valid in our ever evolving world of Electronic Warfare. The presentation will highlight how many of the best forms of EP are not only integrally related to ES and EA, but that the most effective approaches to EP are baked in and not spread on. Truly effective EP requires the same environmental awareness we demand of our electronic sensing equipment and the same technique generating prowess we demand of our electronic attack systems.



REGISTER NOW: 3rd Annual Information Operations in the Pacific Conference
October 21-23, 2014 | Honolulu, HI

The purpose of this symposium is to examine humanitarian assistance/disaster relief operations in the Pacific Region and the role of multinational information operations. 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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Keynote Speakers:


Lt. Gen. Dan "Fig" Leaf, USAF (Ret.)
Director of Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies   

Lt. Gen. Robert "Bob" Elder Jr., Eng.D., USAF (Ret.)
Research Professor, George Mason University
AOC Past President

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr. Pam Milligan, Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance – Response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
  • Lt. Col. Michael Harris, Public Affairs, ADF – Australian Information Operations in the Malaysian 370 Flight Search
  • MG Yu, Deputy Director of Political Warfare, ROC Ministry of National Defense – Taiwan's Information Operations in Disaster Relief Operations during Typhoon Morakot (2009)
  • Wg. Cdr. John Clifford, OBE, RAF (Ret.), AOC EW – EW and EM Operations role in HA/DR TBC
  • Rene' Van Slate, USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) Humanitarian Assistance Advisor

Invited Nations:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Philippines
  • Australia
  • Taiwan
  • Japan
  • Chile
  • Singapore

USARPAC has initiated steps for approval of attendance for Army personnel.

Additional guidance is provided to assist in travel justification via Memorandum from the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics, Mr. Frank Kendall on participation in technical and industry conferences. Click here to download.

Classification: Unclassified

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AOC VIRTUAL SERIES: Register Now for the Next Free Webinar Cross-Eye Jamming, October 30

Cross-eye jamming is an old idea with two U.S. patents being submitted in 1958, and the underlying concepts being described in essentially all introductory EW textbooks. However, it was not until 2000 that the existence of cross-eye jammers suitable for operational use was publically announced. Perhaps more surprisingly, a number of academic papers by authors from around the world have recently been published on the topic of cross-eye jamming – a highly unusual situation for any EW technique, let alone one as old as cross-eye jamming.

But what is cross-eye jamming, and how does it work? More importantly, what is so special about cross-eye jamming that it still attracts significant interest almost 60 years after it was initially proposed? And why was there such a long delay between the formulation of the underlying concepts and their practical implementation? This webinar will seek to answer these and other questions about cross-eye jamming.

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REGISTER NOW: Make the Most of Your AOC Convention with On-Site Professional Development Courses

October 4
PRI Analysis and Deinterleaving Course
Instructor: Dr. Richard Wiley
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

October 5
Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) Radar and What to Do About It
Instructor: Dr. Richard Wiley
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

October 5-6
Survey of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Design, Operations, Capabilities, and EW Potential
Instructor: Dr. Pat Ford
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

October 5-6 & 10-11
Electronic Warfare Overview & Update – 2-Part Course
Instructor: Dave Adamy
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

October 10-11
Survey of Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM) Concepts
Instructor: Robert Samuels
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

November 18-21
ELINT and Modern Signals Course
Instructor: Dr. Richard Wiley
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA


REGISTER NOW: 6th Annual EW Capability Gaps & Enabling Technologies Operational & Technical Information Exchange
November 18-21, 2014  |  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.

All sessions will be held at the Crane Lakeview Event Center at the U.S. SECRET and U.S. TS/SCI levels.

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AOC 2014 AWARD WINNERS: Congratulations to Our Chapter Winners
AOC is proud to announce our Chapter Award recipients for 2014.

Large Chapter Category

  • Large Chapter of the Year – Dixie Crow Chapter and the UK Chapter
  • Large Distinguished Chapter – Kittyhawk Chapter  
  • Large Outstanding Chapter – Peachtree Roost Chapter, Capitol Club Chapter
  • Large Excellent Chapter – Garden State Chapter

Medium Chapter Category
  • Medium Chapter of the year – Palmetto Roost Chapter
  • Medium Distinguished Chapter – APG Susquehanna Roost Chapter, Billy Mitchell Chapter, Patriots’ Roost Chapter, Mugu Crows Chapter
  • Medium Outstanding Chapter – Saudi Arabia Chapter

Small Chapter Category
  • Small Chapter of the Year – Aardvarks Roost Chapter

  • Northeast Region – Niagara Frontier Chapter
  • Mountain-Western Region – Mile High Chapter
  • Mid-Atlantic Region – APG Susquehanna Roost
  • Southern Region – Peachtree Roost Chapter
  • Central Region – Kittyhawk Chapter
  • Pacific Region – Mugu Crows Chapter
  • International Region I – Saudi Arabia Chapter
  • International Region II – Australian Chapter

  • Overall Increase Winner – Saudi Arabia Chapter
In addition, to chapter winners, our national award winners will be honored in October at the AOC's 51st Annual International Symposium and Convention in Washington, D.C. We congratulate all of the winners and thank them for their service to the electronic warfare industry.
View the List of National Award Winners


The Association of Old Crows is pleased to co-sponsor the "Asymmetric Threat Symposium VIII." These discussions focus on the indispensable role of cyber, electromagnetic spectrum dominance, and electronic warfare in defending the United States and its critical cyber infrastructure, as well as assuring U.S. military operational superiority. There is an urgency to protect the nation from all-hazards including cyber, electronic and physical threats. The success of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, as well as military operational superiority, requires the best of the public-private partnership and a full application of U.S. knowledge in the fields of cyber and Electronic Warfare.

The event will feature a keynote speech by:
Suzanne E. Spaulding
Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security


Richard "Rick" Ledgett
Deputy Director, National Security Agency

Lt. Gen. Robert P. "Bob" Otto
Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Headquarters, U.S. Air Force

R. James Woolsey
Former Director of Central Intelligence

Scott Aaronson

Senior Director National Security Policy, Edison Electric Institute

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As more E/A-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft make their way in the fleet, U.S. Navy aviators are starting to extol the capability they see in the jets now – and the potential missions they envision in the fleet’s future. (Aviation Week)
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British combat air post-2020 will depend on the RAF’s Typhoon fast jet fleet – currently planned to total 107 aircraft at the end of this decade – and the F-35 Lightning II strike fighter, operated jointly by the RAF and the Royal Navy. Then-Secretary of State for Defence Phillip Hammond said in July 2012 that the UK would buy up to forty-eight F-35B short take-off, vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft in the next ten years of the newly agreed equipment plan. These will not only form the fixed-wing complement of the new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, but will also deploy with the RAF alongside the Typhoon force and replace Tornado strike aircraft after 2019. (RUSI)
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In August 2014, the U.S. Air Force grounded 82 F-16D jets after cracks were discovered in longerons (metal support beams inside the forward fuselage, which hold the cockpit in place). The D version of the F-16 is the two seater used for training. Some 16 percent of the 969 F-16s in the U.S. Air Force are the D model and these are all at least 24 years old with more than 5,500 hours in the air. (Strategy Page)
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Navy jets have been on duty around the clock in the Persian Gulf, dropping laser-guided bombs on Islamic State militants in Iraq. Marine Corps Osprey aircraft last month helped rescue Yazidi refugees who were stranded on a mountaintop in Northern Iraq. At last week’s Tailhook reunion in Reno, Nevada, naval aviation leaders showered praise on the fleet for these accomplishments. They also lamented how little recognition they get from the outside world, particularly from Washington policy-makers.
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More than four years before the aircraft is scheduled to enter service, the US Navy already is considering modifying the Lockheed Martin F-35C to perform future missions beyond 2030. Navy officials announced on September 9 that an analysis of alternatives (AoA) for the FA-XX aircraft would begin in calendar year 2015 and will consider modifying both the F-35C and the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, as well as building a new aircraft to fulfil the requirement. (Flightglobal)
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