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April 23, 2015 | 1400-1500 EDT (1800-1900 GMT)

Advocacy is the art of advancing a cause, idea or policy through generating and distributing knowledge and facilitating networking and trade. Successful advocacy requires both commitment of people and investment of resources. It can be daunting to think about making a difference, but it is really quite simple if you follow a few best practices. Join us for the first advocacy webinar of 2015. You'll learn best practices and tips for applying advocacy principles for both individual and organizational advocacy. We will also discuss AOC's advocacy roadmap for 2015 and provide an update on activities and legislation before Congress.

The webinar will cover the following topics:
  • Defining advocacy and its value to the public policy process
  • Advocacy versus lobbying: What separates the two concepts, and why is advocacy quickly becoming the preferred method to engage Congress?
  • Advocacy tools, tactics and best practices for individuals and organizations (plus helpful free resources at your fingertips)
  • AOC Advocacy for 2015: What we've done and what we plan to accomplish in the coming months.
Participants of the webinar also will be able to continue the discussion and to receive guidance from the AOC following the webinar to help you get started and stay involved.

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NOMINATIONS DUE NEXT WEEK: Don't Miss Your Chance – Nominate Someone for AOC Annual Awards by May 1

Recognize individuals and units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the Association of Old Crows in support of the United States or Allied Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO), Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO). Every year, the AOC presents competitive prestigious awards to each recipient at the Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention. Non-competitive awards provide the means for our Chapters and the AOC Board of Directors to recognize individual achievements and contributions any time of the year. These awards are not be presented at the Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention.

Ensure colleagues and friends receive the recognition they deserve by this year's nominating worthy accomplishments. Nominations are due May 1.

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REGISTER NOW FOR NEXT AOC VIRTUAL SERIES: Demystifying Monopulse Radars, May 7
May 7 | 1400-1500 EDT (1800-1900 GMT)

Modern tracking radars are almost always classified as monopulse radars. But what does the term "monopulse" really mean, and how do monopulse systems work? Do other options exist, and, if so, why are they not as widely used? And most importantly: What does this all mean in the real world?

This webinar will attempt to answer these and other questions by considering monopulse and other comparable techniques. The historical development of these techniques will be summarized to show how this process led almost inevitably to the development of monopulse radar. A simplified version of the theory behind monopulse will be provided to show how the measured returns are related to an angular error. A basic discussion of some of the approaches used to implement monopulse radar will be provided including considerations such as the difference between amplitude- and phase-comparison monopulse. Throughout this presentation, the focus will be on why each of these considerations is relevant to real-world systems.

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REGISTER NOW: 15th Annual AOC Electronic Warfare Europe,
"Future EW – Innovation, Information & Interoperability"
May 26-28, 2015 | Stockholm, Sweden
Make the most out of your attendance at EW Europe. There are very few stands left, so contact the sales team today. Don't miss out on a stand and make use of our range of sponsorship opportunities to promote your brand and messaging.

EW Europe 2015 will once again bring together all the communities needed to underpin successful transformation of EW and all related EM capabilities, including SIGINT, C4ISR, spectrum management and cyber. It attracts leaders and operators from the military, government, academia, S&T and R&D, and industry. Book your stand space today to secure your place.

EW Europe's conference programme for Day One and Day Two is now available on the EW Europe website. The main conference will be preceded by the PLATH Intelligence Workshop on May 26. Participate in information sharing through the comprehensive conference on May 27-28 produced by the AOC.



Keynote Address – Capability Development in the Swedish Airforce
Brigadier General Gabor Nagy, Swedish Air Force, Commander Air Component Command, Sweden

Opening Address – Overview of Sweden’s EW Capability Development
Johan Falk, Head of EW Systems Department, Sensor and EW Systems Division, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Sweden

Keynote Address – The Baltic Region from a Swedish Perspective
Rear Admiral Anders Grensted, Deputy Director Joint Operations, Sweden

Exercise Listening Lion 2014
Captain Christopher A. Passerella, USMC, Charlie Company Commander, II MEF, 2nd Radio Battalion, U.S.
Colour Sergeant Chris McGonnell, RM, 30 Cd0, Y Sqn RM, UK

NATO Joint ISR Trial UNIFIED VISION 2014 & EW Context, Outcomes & EW Focus
Wg. Cdr. Rob Munday, RAF (Ret.) UV14 Assessment Director, UK
Alasdair Gilchrist, MBE Head of UK Delegation NATO EW Advisory Committee & Working Group

Electronic Warfare Market Outlook and Technology Trends
Asif Anwar, Director Strategy Analytics, UK


Keynote Address – Modern EW Transforming the Nature of War/Innovation, Information & Interoperability as Critical Investments for Superiority
Maj. Gen. Ken Israel, USAF (Ret.), International AOC President, U.S.

Closing Address – Understanding Operational Challenges: The Future Littoral & Land Environments and EW Support
Major General David Hook, CBE RM (Ret.), EW Business Development Executive, L3 TRL Technology, UK

PMA 272 Advanced Tactical Aircraft Protection Systems Program Office Brief
CAPT Scott Porter, USN, Director PMA-272, United States TBC

EW – An Equation with Many Variables
Cdr Gunnar Marcusson, C4ISR Department, EW, Swedish Armed Forces HQ, Sweden

Information Operations – Fighting the Next War
LCDR Francisco Vega, USN, Information Operations Officer, U.S. 
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Conference Details


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Register Now for Great Upcoming Courses Near D.C.!

May 12-15
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Mr. Robert Samuel
Classification: Unclassified
Alexandria, VA

June 23-26
Advanced Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Mr. Dave Adamy
Classification: Unclassified
Alexandria, VA


CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Papers for the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention Due May 20

"Synchronizing EW and Cyber to Achieve Spectrum Dominance"
December 1-3, 2015

Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Dominance in the future will require that we "Synchronize EW and Cyber to Achieve Spectrum Dominance." The Department of Defense, along with its industry partners, face an uncertain global security environment driven by adversaries who recognize that the EMS has become vital to the success of their campaigns. Adversaries are aggressively fielding electronic warfare systems and cyber systems/technologies that significantly erode DoD's ability to use and control the EMS while conducting military operations.

During this year's symposium, we have 12 sessions set up to examine various aspects of the evolving EW and Cyber strategic relationship and how they impact the EMS. We will start with reviewing how EW/Cyber enable our military capabilities and permit us to dominate in Spectrum Maneuver Warfare Scenarios. We also will examine the underlying EW/Cyber technology base and its implications for future warfighting capabilities. We will take a deep dive into key EW/Cyber S&T initiatives and review how these investment strategies are supported on the Hill. Rapid transition of key EW/Cyber technologies are vital, and they must be shared and organized with our joint and coalition partners. Cyber also plays a key role in the security and resilience of our Homeland Critical Infrastructure. Finally resourcing and exploiting EW/Cyber capabilities are vital for ensuring the tremendous investments we have in our software intensive C4ISR systems are protected. Thank you for your attendance and we hope you enjoy this year's Symposium.

The AOC Convention Committee is soliciting original unclassified English language technical briefings for the 52nd International Symposium and Convention from U.S. and international leaders, operators, subject matter experts and thinkers from the military, academia and industry. You are invited to submit an abstract of presentation in one of these sessions:
• 21st Century EW and Cyber Technologies and Innovation Enablers
• Arming Robotic Systems: Integrating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Robotic Land Vehicles and Undersea Unmanned Vehicles with Advanced Electronic Attack and Electronic Protect Capabilities
• Adaptive Strategies for EW/Cyber Resiliency: Diversity and Redundancy, Integrity Assurance, Separation and Isolation, Detection and Monitoring, Non Persistence, Distributed and Moving Target Offense and Defense
• Space EW Countermeasures: Initiatives and Opportunities
• Protecting the Homeland Infrastructure from Threats: Nuclear Power Plants, Transportation Networks, Electrical Utilities, and Government Organizations
• Tradeoff Analysis Between Standoff and Standing Jamming Systems Against Modern Threats
• Cognitive Adaptive EW Research and Development
Submission Deadline is May 20, 2015.

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NEW AOC VIRTUAL SERIES WEBINAR: Evolving to the Next Generation of Multifunctional Electronic Warfare, May 28

May 28 | 1400-1500 EDT (1800-1900 GMT)

With today’s increasingly sophisticated threats in the global defense battlefield and the proliferation of Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD), technology must rise to meet the challenge of complex missions – particularly for those operating across the electromagnetic spectrum. These missions call for ‘smart’ systems that address multiple threats, meaning that they need to be adaptive, multifunctional and operate on any platform (whether in the air, at sea, on the ground or unmanned) – all under reduced size, weight and power. Dated systems built with one specific purpose and function (e.g., one individual system for electronic attack; a different system for electronic protect, etc.) require ongoing upgrades and multiple parts, which can limit mission effectiveness and slow down critical mission turnaround time.

This webinar presentation will focus on the evolution of the EW environment and the need to leverage next generation capabilities that will increase situational awareness for warfighters operating on any platform and within any domain, protecting them against adversaries navigating across the spectrum.

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REGISTER NOW: 6th Annual Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference
June 2-4, 2015 | SPAWAR, Charleston, SC

Electronic warfare and cyberspace technical capabilities are becoming more technically similar. However, the communities that practice these disciplines remain largely separated and vary widely across the military services in terms of their equipment, unit organization and operating methodologies. This conference provides the EW and cyberspace communities an opportunity to collaborate and discus capabilities, TTPs and research in EW and cyberspace operations to enable more rapid deployment of new and improved capabilities. The EW/Cyberspace Convergence Conference identifies ways to develop advanced technologies and systems to address the changing battlefield dynamics of the digital age and bring EW and cyberspace together for the warfighter!

Keynote Speakers

Rosemary Wenchel (invited)
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary,
Cyber Policy, Office of Policy,
Department of Homeland Security

COL Bryant Glando (invited)
Deputy Directory Army Cyber Proponent,
U.S. Army Cyber Command

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PLAN NOW TO ATTEND THE JUNE AOC VIRTUAL SERIES WEBINAR: Signal Analysis in Urban Environments, June 11

June 11 | 1400-1500 EDT (1800-1900 GMT)

Nowadays, due to the explosive increase in activity within the radio spectrum and the ever-increasing density of the signal scenarios, searching for unknown signals is the equivalent of looking for a needle in a haystack.

An ideal signal monitoring solution must comb through this "haystack" to find specific signals, effectively and reliably.

As a result, automated techniques for signal detection (for example spectral shape detection), baseband classification, demodulation and processing are becoming the key elements in the design of automatic signal monitoring solutions.

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SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Operational & Technical Information Exchange, August 11-13
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.


DAY 1: Exploring the service's gaps, including the mutually supportive capabilities of EW across all maneuver spaces (domains). This informative session of presentation and open discussion will provide senior leaders and attendees insight to Spectrum programs and operations that are key areas to the entire battlespace operations. SECRET US ONLY

DAY 2: Review of the service's gaps with respect to the many disciplines of EW and Non-Kinetic Warfare, including but not limited to RF, EO, and IR. This informative session of presentation and open discussion will provide senior leaders and attendees insight to Spectrum programs and operations that are key areas to the entire battlespace operations. SECRET US ONLY

DAY 3: Detailed Intelligence Community updates on where our adversaries'threat systems are today and where they are going in the future. TS/SCI ONLY

Conference Details

Join the Peachtree Roost and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) for the International & Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Electronic Warfare (EW) Symposium & Workshop, June 8-12, 2015 at the GTRI Conference Center, Building 250 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30318. The theme for this event is "Navigating the International EW Market." AOC members receive a $50 discount! This event is FREE for Current/Active US & International Government Civilians and Military.
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Join the Peachtree Roost and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) for the International & Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Electronic Warfare (EW) Symposium & Workshop, June 8-12, 2015 at the GTRI Conference Center, Building 250 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30318. The theme for this event is "Navigating the International EW Market." AOC members receive a $50 discount! This event is FREE for Current/Active US & International Government Civilians and Military.
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OBITUARY: Long-Time Member Edward "Jack" Donovan Sr.
Major John Edward "Jack" Donovan Sr. (USAF Ret), 82, died peacefully at his home in Tucson, AZ, on April 11. Jack was born in Butte, MT, on April 4, 1933 to Richard and Julia Piazzola Donovan. On November 25, 1954, Jack married the love of his life, Joyce Becky. Upon graduating the University of Montana in 1956, he entered the Air Force and soon completed Navigator and Electronic Warfare Officer training. During their 60 years of marriage, the Air Force life suited their shared sense of adventure, taking them from Japan to Las Vegas and many places in between. For many years they settled down on the Gulf of Mexico in Ft. Walton Beach, FL.
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The Kittyhawk Chapter, Association of Old Crows invites you to attend Kittyhawk Week 2015. The feature event is the Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM). The TIM is scheduled for June 2-3, 2015, and will be held at the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC), located in close proximity to Wright-Patterson AFB in Beavercreek, OH. ATIC maintains a first-class educational facility designed to support multiple classification levels. The TIM will be at the SECRET level, U.S. only. This will be a valuable opportunity for all stakeholders to learn from others in the community and help shape Air Force electronic warfare (EW) research programs best meeting the needs of combatant commanders.

Maintaining spectrum dominance, the fundamental realm of EW in future conflicts requires flexibility to rapidly adapt to a continually changing threat. Whether it is at the sensor level or in mission operations, success may depend on having the right concept of operations or new disruptive technology. Spectrum dominance requires the integrated contributions of many elements across the EW enterprise. Open architecture concepts offer the potential to integrate advanced technology and adapt system capability rapidly at a lower cost.

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INDUSTRY NEWS: New Tech Will Allow Navy to Target with Jamming Pods
The U.S. military has largely relied on aerial video from drones, aircraft and satellites to locate and target Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. But new technology could allow the Navy’s fleet of jammer jets to pinpoint battlefield insurgents hiding under cover. "Three Growlers working together can get you weapons-quality [targeting] tracks really in a meaningfully short period of time, which is a game-changer," Dan Gillian, the head of Boeing’s Growler program said during a meeting with reporters at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space conference in Washington. (Defense One)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: The U.S. Air Force is Determined to Junk Half its Best Jammers
The U.S. Air Force is winnowing down its fleet of EC-130H Compass Call electronic attack planes. The 15 high-tech jammers belong to the 55th Electronic Combat Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. But if the flying branch has its way, it will retire seven at the turn of the fiscal year in October, according to the Pentagon's budget request. (The Week)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Deft Jam: Electronic Warfare is the Face of Future Combat
Electronic warfare, as this cat-and-mouse game is called, isn’t something that military practitioners like to talk about in public. Almost everything about the subject is secret. Companies such as BAE Systems and Raytheon make billions of dollars every year equipping warfighters with the tools they need to dominate the spectrum, and yet seldom disclose details about what they’re doing. For instance, BAE developed the agile electronic warfare suite on the F-35 fighter, likely to be the most widely used tactical aircraft in the world through mid-century. Good luck getting hard information about how the company designed it or what it can do. (Forbes)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Marine Leaders Fight to Bolster Cyber Capabilities
Victory on future battlefields will require an overhaul of cyber training, planning and acquisition, according to a top Marine cyber warrior. Well, that, and also simply getting the rest of the operational force to understand just what cyber is and what it can do for them in combat, said Col. Gregory Breazile, director of the Marine Corps' C2/Cyber and Electronic Warfare Integration Division. (Marine Corps Times)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Interview: Col. Joseph Dupont, Project Manager, Electronic Warfare, U.S. Army
The Army's electronic warfare capabilities have been an important tool during the war in Iraq. They've taken a big evolutionary step with the new Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool. It's designed to give soldiers more options in dealing with improvised explosive devices, and it won't necessarily destroy local infrastructure when deployed. Col. Joseph Dupont, the project manager of the Electronic Warfare Office, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the tool. (Audio) (Federal News Radio)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Army Using Computer Modeling to Improve Effectiveness
The U.S. Army is now using high-performance computer modeling and simulation to ensure its weapons platforms and systems deliver greater effectiveness to the warfighters, said Dr. Jeffery Holland, director of U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. Holland, who is also chief scientist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, spoke at a National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored Engineered Resilient Systems (ERS) seminar in Springfield, VA, March 25. (Armed With Science)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Stunning Images of U.S. Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler Jets Flying at Dusk
Based at MCAS Cherry Point, NC, Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1 (VMAQT-1) is responsible for training of student pilots and electronics countermeasures officers destined to fly the EA-6B Prowler. The unit, previously VMAQ-1 (Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 1), was assigned the training role in 2013, when the U.S. Navy transition from the Prowler to the EA-18G Growler forced the Marine Corps to assume the responsibilities of "insourcing" training its EA-6B aircrews (previously trained by the USN at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington) in order to feed its squadrons until 2019. (The Aviationist)
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