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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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Learn additional information from UK Chapter and Dr. Phil Judkins, Chairman, Defence Electronics History Society www.dehs.org.uk. You can also find more on Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Beams.


AOC EDUCATIONAL COURSES: Don't Miss the Final Course of 2014

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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PACOM REPORT: News From the 3rd Annual Pacific Information Operations Symposium
The Diamondhead Roost was pleased to participate once again in the annual Pacific IO Symposium hosted by the AOC. Senior Diamondhead Roost members filled critical roles in planning support to U.S. Pacific Command and AOC National, with planning beginning as soon as the 2013 Symposium had concluded.

This was the third iteration of an increasingly successful symposium that continues to attract quality speakers and Ally partner participation. The symposium theme was "The role of Information Operations in HA/DR." This was the first known IO Symposium to examine the unique requirements of effective IO in HA/DR operating environments.
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AOC INDIA CHAPTER: 2014 Awards Presentation in Bangalore
The AOC India Chapter Awards 2014 Presentation Function was held at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore on September 20. The awards function was inaugurated in a traditional Indian style by invoking the almighty and lighting a ceremonial lamp. The meeting was presided over by Dr. U.K. Revankar, President, AOC India Chapter and Wing Cmdr. (Ret.) Athmaram, Director AOC India Chapter. Mr. S.S. Sundaram, Distinguished Scientist and Director General (ECS), DRDO, graced the occasion as the chief guest.
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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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After months of build-up, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel formally launched the military’s quest for a combination of new technologies to maintain America’s military supremacy over the next 20 years in the face of Russian and Chinese challenges. (Breaking Defense)
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The Marine tactical electronic warfare community at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., hosted the inaugural Prowler Day Nov. 7, recognizing several Marines for outstanding leadership from within its ranks. (DVIDs)
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The U.S. Navy is looking at possible additional orders of Boeing Co's EA-18G electronic attack planes, or Growlers, as it shapes its fiscal 2016 budget request, the Navy's top uniformed officer said Saturday. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert told Reuters the Navy was reviewing its inventory of tactical aircraft, including Growlers and strike fighters, to ensure its electronic attack needs were met. (Retuers)
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Commanded by Capt. D.L. Cheever, the squadrons of CVW-8 are: Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 "Fighting Black Lions;" VFA-31 "Tomcatters;" VFA-15 "Valions;" and VFA-87 "Golden Warriors;" Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron 134 "Garudas;" Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 124 "Bear Aces;" Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 "Rawhides;" Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 70 "Spartans," and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 9 "Tridents." (WKTR-TV)
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Connecting with researchers and getting personnel involved in projects are ways to encourage innovation, the Navy’s top officer said at the Reagan National Defense Forum here yesterday. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert attended a panel discussion about rethinking the industrial base and how the Pentagon can capitalize on and incentivize innovation. (DOD)
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The Precision Attack System Program Office, with teams located at Robins and Wright-Patterson Air Force bases, has won a 2014 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics award for its work on the sniper advanced targeting pod. The Sniper Pod Sustainment Program falls under the Precision Attack Element at Robins, which includes 11 personnel, and manages the Performance Based Logistics contract for the Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod. (Robins AFB)
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With the return Friday of Electronic Warfare Squardon 134, the Garudas, the last of the EA-6Bs currently on deployment from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station are back home. For those who have lived on Whidbey for any length of time, it is a bittersweet transition from the EA-6B Prowler to the EA-18G Growler. Early next year, the full transition from the Prowler to the Growler will be complete. VAQ-134 will be the last squadron at NAS Whidbey to fly the old workhorse EA-6B. (Whidbey News-Times)
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America loves technology. As a nation, our cultural predilection for technical ingenuity has created the conditions for economic prosperity, scientific discovery, and military superiority. However, the worldwide proliferation of American free market ideas and liberalism (not to mention technology) has led to the emergence of an increasingly competitive global innovation landscape. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, the U.S. represented just 26 percent of world total patents in 2012, down from 40 percent in 1999. (War on the Rocks)
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