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REGISTER ON-SITE: Join Us Next Week at 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.
You can join us at the Marriott Wardman Park and register on-site!

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DON'T MISS NEXT WEEK'S COURSES: Make the Most of Your AOC Convention with On-Site Professional Development

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


THREE WEEKS AWAY: Register Now for the 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.

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 publicly 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: 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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In 2007, improvised explosive devices were killing a growing number of American soldiers fighting in Afghanistan. What the military calls an "urgent need statement" arrived from the front lines, asking for help detecting the hidden ground-based bombs to stop the deadly attacks. (Miami Herald)
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Frank Kendall, U.S. defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, oversees hundreds of billions of dollars in procurement programs. On Sept. 19, he unveiled the first draft of his Better Buying Power 3.0 initiative that seeks to push the Pentagon and industry to collaborate more on projecting future needs and meeting them through closer collaboration. The new guidance implements Better Buying Power initiatives developed by Kendall and his predecessor, Ashton Carter. (Defense News)
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Cyber operations are just about the only area of the DoD budget that hasn't been subject to cuts. But the leader of the Army's new Cyber Center of Excellence says that doesn't mean the Army can grow its newest military discipline in isolation. Speaking to an industry audience just outside Fort Gordon, Georgia, earlier this month, Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, the commander of the Army's newest center of excellence, described the balancing act his organization will need to perform. (Federal News Radio)
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The U.S. Navy hopes to post three camper-sized trucks with electromagnetic-radiation equipment on the Olympic Peninsula to conduct war exercises with military aircraft from 15 sites. (The Oregonian)
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The Israeli air force has inaugurated a new flight training centre for the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 "Lavi" trainer at its Hazerim air base. Elbit Systems, as prime contractor, developed and delivered the ground-based training system (GBTS) centre, together with Alenia Aermacchi, CAE and Selex, following a selection by TOR Advanced Flight Training, which is responsible for the operation of the air force's new training fleet. Elbit will provide the GBTS facility and logistics services for 20 years. (Flightglobal)
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Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems - Amherst Systems
Keysight Technologies
X-Com Systems
IMT - Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
Wide Band Systems, Inc.

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