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NEXT WEEK: 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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Keynote Speakers

Mr. Alan Shaffer
Principal Deputy, ASD R&E

Ms. Margie Palmieri
Director, Integrated Fires OPNAV

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

December 2-5 – Confirmed!
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course
Instructor: Mr. Robert Samuel
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA


SUPPORT THE AOC, BUILD YOUR BUSINESS: Secure Your 2015 Sponsorship Today

There are many exciting business development opportunities that exist within the AOC Calendar for 2015. The sponsorship catalog presents opportunities for you to gain maximum exposure within the Electromagnetic Warfare community. Sponsorship at AOC webinars, conferences and the Annual Symposium allows your company to be seen as a support for the warfighter and increases your visibility in this highly targeted marketplace. Sponsorship of the AOC also helps bring valuable advocacy messages to the U.S. Capitol Hill, and it supports delivering those same efforts through the local chapters to EW centers of gravity around the world.

Please take a moment to look through the updated AOC sponsorship catalog, and let us know which opportunities you would like to take advantage of for 2015. If you have any questions, or need a sponsorship package customized for you, please don’t hesitate to contact the AOC staff at www.crows.org.

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Thank you in advance for your critical support of the AOC Community!


REGISTER FOR THE NEXT AOC WEBINAR: Enhancing Network Security, December 11
Thursday, December 11 | 1400-1500 EST (1900-2000 GMT)

Wireless Access Points (WAP) remain one of the top 10 network security threats. Research has focused on developing a physical (PHY) layer aware Radio Frequency (RF) air monitoring system with multi-factor authentication to provide a first-line of defense for network security – stopping attackers before they can gain access to critical infrastructure networks through vulnerable WAPs. This webinar will present early results on the identification of OFDM-based 802.11a WiFi devices using RF Distinct Native Attribute (RF-DNA) fingerprints produced by the Fractional Fourier Transform (FRFT). These fingerprints are input to a "Learning from Signals" (LFS) classifier which uses hybrid Differential Evolution/Conjugate Gradient (DECG) optimization to determine the optimal features for a low-rank model to be used for authentication. Results are presented for devices under the most challenging conditions of intra-manufacturer classification, i.e., same-manufacturer, same-model, differing only in serial number. The results of Fractional Fourier Domain (FRFD) RF-DNA fingerprints demonstrate significant improvement over results based on Time Domain (TD), Spectral Domain (SD) and even Wavelet Domain (WD) fingerprints.

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Gold Sponsor

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 will also be covered. Learn more at www.patriotsroostaoc.org.
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The AOC India Chapter has announced its third National EW Workshop India (EWWI 2015) next February at the National Science Seminar Complex (NSSC) at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. EWWI 2015 is the third event in the EWWI series of National-Level Workshops, the only national-level event in India in the field of Electronic Warfare, the niche and crucial part of Modern Warfare. The Workshop is being organized by the organizers of the prestigious EWCI series of International EW Conferences in India, the Association of Old Crows (AOC) India Chapter, Bangalore, India. The three-day workshop is designed to impart in-depth professional knowledge covering highly advanced and emerging topics in the field of EW.
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Concerns about China’s growing technological capabilities, the likely return of sequestration and "Better Buying Power 3.0" dominated remarks made by the Pentagon’s acquisition chief at the November installment of the Navy League’s Special Topic Breakfast series November 5. (SEAPOWER Magazine)
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The Navy has sent the USS Carl Vinson carrying EA-18G Growlers based out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to assist in air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The Carl Vinson strike group, which includes Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139, replaces the USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group which has been deployed since February 15, according to the Navy. (South Whidbey Record)
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The initial batch of Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft for the Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) will remain in the United States until the security situation in Iraq improves, the US Department of Defense (DoD) disclosed on November 10. (IHS Jane's)
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Adopting open architectures in systems that the Defense Department buys from industry can reduce costs and facilitate competition, the assistant secretary of defense for acquisition said here yesterday. Katrina G. McFarland was the morning keynote speaker at Defense Daily’s 2014 Open Architecture Summit, which focused on open architecture in military acquisition. (Department of Defense)
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Britain and France have awarded contracts worth €150 million (US $187 million) to teams of British and French firms for a two-year feasibility study for a combat drone, a step forward in a search for successors to the Typhoon and Rafale fighter jets. (Defense News)
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The Navy's plan to play high-tech war games in Olympic National Forest has sparked much more protest than government officials expected. In response to a flood of negative comments and at least one emotionally charged public meeting, the Forest Service has extended the time the public may comment on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's proposal to conduct electronic warfare training from several locations on Olympic's west side. Initially closed at the end of October, the public comment period will now end November 28. (Military.com)
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Philippine troops launched a new offensive against Abu Sayyaf in October, following a spate of kidnappings by the terror group. But without spy planes and other advanced gear of its own, Manila could be relying on American support to help find the insurgents and their captives. (Medium.com)
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Bob Stasio never planned to become a cyber warrior. After he graduated high school, Stasio enrolled at the University at Buffalo and entered the ROTC program. He majored in mathematical physics, studying mind-bending theories of quantum mechanics and partial differential equations. The university, eager to graduate students steeped in the hard sciences, waived the major components of his core curriculum requirements, including English. Stasio never wrote a paper in his entire college career. (The Daily Beast)
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