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TWO WEEKS AWAY! Register Now for 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

Active duty military and government civilians attend for free.

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REGISTER NOW: 3rd Annual Information Operations in the Pacific Conference is a Month Away!
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.

View the Agenda to see the excellent speakers, nations and topics addressed


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

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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 & 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 Samuel
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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PATRIOTS' ROOST: 12th Annual Net Centric Operations Summit
November 13-14, 2014
MITRE Corporation and Hilton Doubletree Hotel
Bedford, MA

Cyber Challenges and Solutions: Today and Tomorrow
This summit focuses on cyber challenges facing the U.S. and its Allies by increasing the synergy across local, state and federal government agencies, industry and academia. Technology applications, system options and best practices from various organizations will be examined. Exploring techniques for "whole of government" and complementary relationships that optimize a cross-flow of technologies and systems to enhance operational capabilities. Learn more at www.patriotsroostaoc.org.
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NEXT WEEK: AOC Strategic Partnership with CACI
and the Center for Security Policy – Asymmetric Threat Symposium VIII
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

Learn More and Register HERE


RECOGNIZING AOC'S 2014 Chapter and Individual Award 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, Golden 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 U.S. military is in a technology rut. American weaponry has ruled for decades, but that lead is at risk as countries like China continue to chip away. And although the Pentagon has far and away the world's biggest arms budget, military equipment is showing its age and efforts to modernize are sluggish at best. (National Defense)
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With more than 6,600 sorties and 38,000 flying hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron provides premier counter-communications electronic attack capabilities here. (DVIDs)
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The ad hoc nature of how the Army develops, trains and sustains cybersecurity workers is ending. Over the next year or two, the Army will give cyber workers their own career field, preliminarily known as Career Field 17. Ronald Pontius, the deputy to the commander of Army Cyber Command, said the professional cyber-trained forces in the Army will be about 5,000 to 6,000 soldiers strong. (Federal News Radio)
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The Association of Old Crows, India chapter, honored eight people for their contribution to the field of Electronic Warfare (EW) at an event held last Saturday. (Deccan Herald)
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The Air Force's dominance in the skies, space and cyberspace is the backbone of the military's global reach and U.S. commitments around the world, a senior Defense Department official said here September 17. Frank Kendall, under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, delivered this morning's keynote address for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Air Force Association's 2014 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition. Hagel was scheduled to speak, but was called to attend a meeting with President Barack Obama and other administration officials at U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, FL. (AF.mil)
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NATO’s Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) has released a study into the vulnerabilities that the alliance's in-use unmanned air vehicles have, claiming that the nature of UAV operations to date may have limited their development. (Flightglobal)
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