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DON'T MISS TOMORROW'S WEBINAR: EW in the Cyber-Information Age
October 1, 2015  |  1400-1500 EDT (1800-1900 GMT)

In 2006, the US National Military Strategy for Cyberspace Operations (NMS-CO) added cyberspace as a domain "characterized by the use of electronics and the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) to store, modify, and exchange data via networked systems and associated infrastructures." With the increasing international concern over cybersecurity, the US Department of Defense later redefined cyberspace as "a global domain within the information environment consisting of the interdependent network of information technology infrastructures, including the Internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems, and embedded processors and controllers." The original DOD definition of cyberspace recognized the need for a medium to transport data (and information) between electronic systems; the current definition emphasizes information systems specifically. Just as the sea is the medium for movement of people or cargo in the maritime domain, electromagnetic spectrum serves as the medium for the movement of data and information in all domains. This makes it even more important for the EW community to understand the importance of Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (JEMSO) to cyberspace operations and other information-related capabilities, particularly in the context of military operations conducted in contested environments.

This AOC presentation offers practitioners in all warfighting domains a fundamental way to think about Electronic Warfare (EW) in an age of increasing operational dependency on the EMS and information. For the EW community, it offers fundamental principles to guide a coordinated, coherent approach to our profession, including our relationships with the cyberspace and information operations communities.

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SOLD OUT! Cyber Electromagnetic Activity 2015, Next Week at Aberdeen Proving Ground

The International AOC and APG Susquehanna Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with Army Team C4ISR APG, will hold the Inaugural CEMA 2015 Conference at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Sessions are open to Five Eye nations.

Conference is approved by the Department of the Army
Click here to download the memo.

Full Conference Details


MG Stephen Fogarty, USA
Commanding General, Cyber
Center of Excellence

MG Bruce Crawford, USA
Commanding General CECOM & APG

Mr. Jay Kistler
ASD (RDE) Electronic Warfare

MG John Wharton, USA
Commanding General, U.S. Army Research, Development
and Engineering Command (RDECOM)

Mr. Mike McConnell
Former Director National Security Agency and Director of National Intelligence

Mr. Stephen Kreider, SES


Maj. Gen. Kenneth Israel, USAF (Ret.)
AOC President

Mr. Mike Ryan
Conference Chairman

Don't miss the chance to have a table top exhibit at the Inaugural CEMA conference. Prices start at just $750.
Space is limited, so sign up now!


ONE MONTH AWAY! Marine Corps Spectrum Maneuver Warfare, October 28-29, MCAS Cherry Point

For the last 65 years, the Marine Corps has been a leader and innovator in the field of airborne electronic warfare as technology has advanced and new threats have emerged. Today, as our adversaries become more reliant on the RF spectrum for specialized sensing and networking their platforms, sensors, control systems and weapons and as unmanned aerial systems take on larger roles across the battlefield, the Marine Corps continues to adapt its warriors, systems and capabilities to prosecute spectrum maneuver warfare using airborne systems to exploit the spectrum vulnerabilities of our adversaries, interdict their operations that rely on RF sensors, controls and connectivity, and target and destroy their spectrum-linked fighting systems and capabilities. This Marine Corps Spectrum Maneuver Warfare Symposium will address the Marine Corps challenges, current capabilities and future plans as they continue to evolve their airborne capabilities to fight in the spectrum domain.


Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis

Deputy Commandant for Aviation

MGen H. Stacy Clardy (invited)
Deputy Director for Force Management,
Application and Support, J8

BGen Loretta Reynolds (invited)
Principal Director OUSD Policy
South/Southeast Asia

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OCTOBER 15 AOC VIRTUAL SERIES: Approaches for Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT)
October 15, 2015  |  1400-1500 EDT (1800-1900 GMT)
Diverse elements of our military capability and national infrastructure are critically reliant on GPS as a near "sole means" source for precise location and time. Yet, GPS signal reception is potentially vulnerable to interference, and it does not work well in many environments; for example, indoors where people spend most of their time. Resilient "anywhere, anytime" position and timing will entail using a system of systems, not just a particular system.

The discussion starts with a quick review of how pervasive GPS has become and then describes some of the unmet needs and vulnerabilities. This webinar then surveys some of the alternate approaches currently being fielded and under development with an eye toward their strengths, weaknesses and synergisms in differing environments and applications. In the course of the webinar, other timing and location systems surveyed will include other SATNAV systems, such as Glonass, Galileo and Beidou; eLoran/VLF; Locata’s position and time system; WiFi positioning; select LTE/4G capabilities; Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR); the P1588 precision clock synchronization protocol; and Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) developments. The importance of maintaining situational awareness for establishing environmental context is examined. Different system/sensor combinations shine in different environments, but only if correctly matched to the environment.

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT: Register Now for the 4th Annual AOC Pacific Symposium in Honolulu, October 20-22
This year's unclassified event, in association with USPACOM, will cover the role of Information Operations, Electronic Warfare (EW), Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), EM Spectrum Operations (EMSO), and other Information Related Capabilities (IRCs) and AOC mission areas, with specific operational and conceptual focus on the emergent threats and challenges posed by Hybrid Warfare*. As in previous Pacific events, the symposium will include global partners and Allies from around the Pacific region who will present their unique perspectives. The symposium continues October 22 with a classified working group at the SECRET REL FVEY at HQs U.S. Pacific Command on Camp H.M. Smith. The agenda and instructions for attendance for the classified working group will be coordinated through official military channels with PACOM J39.

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*Download an excellent paper on Hybrid Warfare by Col. Arthur Tulak USA (Ret.) here.

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together government, military, industry, academia, small business and other stakeholders for discussions on the operational challenges facing the practitioners of these IRCs, and to explore possible technological and tactics/procedural solutions. To stimulate wider interest and inquiry into these issues, the symposium and related activities and events will be open to registration by government, industry and academia representatives without regard to their AOC membership status (both AOC members and non-members may register) except that access of foreign and any other persons may be restricted as necessary in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

You can see the caliber of the Global thought leaders who are speaking at the AOC/USPACOM Symposium, by reading this very informative article that includes extensive material from two of our speakers, LTC Oatman and COL Church:
Not Your Old Timer's Electronic Warfare

The AOC will run a separate, collocated table-top exhibition for key industry leaders and SME to enable them to demonstrate their capabilities across the range of information-related capabilities, including EW, SIGINT, Cyber, Spectrum and IO to the large senior leadership and operator audience from PACOM, the Services and around the Pacific Region.

Space is limited, so if your company would like an opportunity to meet the PACOM leadership and key global Pacific decision-makers and operators and to demonstrate your capabilities, please contact the appropriate contact below who will explain the sponsorship options and benefits:

Rest of World – Alex Soar, alex.soar@clarionevents.com, 44-20-7384-7780
U.S. Companies – Tom Mapes, tom.mapes@clarionevents.com, 1-203-491-2400

Conference Details
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SUPPORT STEM WITH A STATIC DISPLAY at the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
December 1-3 | Marriott Marquis and D.C. Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

In recent years, STEM Education has become an imperative and worthy initiative in the U.S. The AOC is joining this cause, starting with its inaugural STEM program. The high school and college students attending this event are at a pivotal point in their education, allowing us the opportunity to capture their interests in STEM subjects and potentially inspire them to continue into careers in these essential fields.

Help us inspire these STEM students – the future innovators, inventors and leaders of this nation – to become Spectrum Warriors and Young Crows. We are seeking cool static displays the students can see and touch. If you can provide a display, please contact Bridget Whyde, whyde@crows.org.

STEM sponsorship opportunities

Registration and housing are now open for the AOC International Symposium and Convention. Take advantage of early bird discounts until September 21!

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Electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) dominance in the future will require that we synchronize EW and cyber to achieve spectrum dominance. The U.S. Department of Defense, along with its industry partners, faces 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.

  • Gen. John Hyten, Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base
  • Air Commodore Madelein Spit, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Chief NATO Air Force Armaments Group 
  • Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.), former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Lt. Gen. David Deptula (Ret.), former USAF/A-2
  • Lt. Gen. Bradley A. Heithold, Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command
  • Dr. Paul G. Kaminski, CEO of Technovation Inc., former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Technology, former Chairman of DSB, AOC 2000 Gold Medal awardee and former AOC Senior Advisory Board
  • Dr. Mark Maybury, CTO, MITRE and former AF Chief Scientist
  • Dr. William Roper, Director, Strategic Capabilities Office at the Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Dr. Thomas Kennedy, Chairman and CEO, Raytheon Company
  • Ms. Michele Weslander Quaid, Chief, Innovation Evangelist, Google, Inc.
Symposium Agenda


Exhibit space is almost sold out! Secure your spot today. Contact Stew Taylor at taylor@crows.org.

Exhibit Hall Show Hours
Tuesday, December 1: 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (with reception)
Wednesday, December 2: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. (with lunch and reception)
Thursday, December 3: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (with lunch)

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DON'T MISS FALL AOC Fall Professional Development Courses and Courses at the 52nd Annual International Symposium and Convention

October 20-23
Essentials for 21st Century Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Robert Samuel
Classification: Unclassified
Alexandria, VA

November 3-6
Advanced Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Dave Adamy
Classification: Unclassified
Alexandria, VA

December 2-3
Navigation Warfare and Dynamic Spectrum Technologies

Instructor: Robert Samuel
Classification: Unclassified
Washington, D.C.

December 3-5
EW Against a New Generation of Threats

Instructor: Dave Adamy
Classification: Unclassified
Washington, D.C.

February 9-11
Introduction to Electronic Intelligence (ELINT)
Instructor: Dr. Patrick Ford
Classification: Unclassified
Alexandria, VA

RECRUITMENT DRIVE: Member-Get-A-Member Contest Until October 30!
Help us strengthen our membership and spread the word on the importance of EW, IO and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations. Encourage your friends and coworkers to join this Membership Recruitment Drive starting now through October 30! Win these great prizes:


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  • High-resolution, 7" display for vivid detail
  • 8GB Flash Memory, 1.5 GB RAM Memory
  • Read e-books, watch movies, play games, browse the web, and more
  • IR blaster allows you to use tablet as universal remote
  • Share your tablet with multi-user mode
  • Rear and front cameras
  • Add up to 32GB memory with microSD slot
  • Easily multitask with two apps using Multi Window
  • Lightweight, portable design


Individuals that recruit 5, 10, 15 or even 25 members are also eligible for other AOC Prizes.
Click here to see other possible prizes.

All applications must include:
•    The recruiter's name
•    Payment information
And must submitted no later than October 30!

Sign up for just $25! Use discount code "25DISC" when signing up online or use this form.
Be sure to note the recruiters name on the application!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR: AOC Virtual Series – Accelerating High Performance Algorithm Designs on FPGA-Based Software Defined Radio (SDR), November 5

November 5, 2015  |  1400-1500 EST (1900-2000 GMT)

With the technology evolution of Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and affordable RF electronics the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) has become more accessible than ever before. Software defined radios (SDR) have proven to be powerful and agile solutions for a variety of Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Protect (EP), and Electronic Support (ES) applications such as threat detection, creation of interference, and even decoding signals. A key driver to the widespread adoption of SDR lies with the advancement of software tools for algorithm development and hardware interfacing. In this session we discuss both opportunities and  challenges in high performance system design and explore a variety of design flows that can accelerate the design process enabling rapid iteration and deployment on agile SDR platforms.

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DVR ALERT: Smithsonian Channel Features Prowler/Growler on Season 2 of "Air Warriors"

Set your DVR's for this October 4 Prowler/Growler special by the Smithsonian Channel! A few active AOC members helped contribute to this great effort!

"Air Warriors," Season 2, Episode 2: Prowler/Growler
Airs October 4, at 8 p.m. EDT
What they do is untraceable and highly classified. Instead of utilizing bullets and bombs, they use force and frequency. This is the story of the Prowler, the U.S. Navy's electronic warrior, and its leading counterpart, the Growler. These aircraft are the first line of attack, able to locate, jam, and destroy enemy radar, giving fighter planes more time to complete their missions. With the capability to fight in the electromagnetic spectrum, these Air Warriors have an advantage in the new age of defense.

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October 20, 2015 (UNCLASSIFIED Session) & October 21, 2015 (CLASSIFIED Session)
MITRE S Building, Bedford, MA
"Cyber Challenges: Threat, Technologies and Systems"
This session will focus on cyber challenges facing the U.S., operations other than war 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. The session will explore techniques for "whole of government" and complementary relationships that optimize a cross-flow of technologies and systems to enhance operational capabilities. Speakers will include representatives from the JCS, HQ USAF, DARPA, AFRL, AFLCMC, USCG, FBI and other DOD and non-DOD agencies. Registration is available at www.patriotsroostaoc.org.

Questions? Contact Russ Graves or Nino Amoroso.

The Fourth International Conference on Electronic Warfare (EWCI 2016) is the latest event in the benchmark of EWCI Conference Series in the advanced field of EW. The Conference is being organised by the Award Winning India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore. The Conference is supported by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore is the patronising sponsor of the event. The Conference addresses the technical and commercial needs of Operational Users, Planners, Developers, Procurers, Testers and Trainers of the latest EW Technologies and Systems.

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INDUSTRY NEWS: UAS in Contested Skies: A Primer on Survivability
For years, Predators, Global Hawks, Ravens and the other members of the West’s unmanned menagerie have flown against little opposition. Maybe the skies haven’t exactly been friendly, but at least al-Qaida and the Taliban had no jet fighters or sophisticated anti-aircraft defenses. But those days are fading fast. Bad enough that the familiar threats like air defense missiles and guns are becoming more deadly. Now there are new threats that strike specifically at the vulnerabilities of unmanned aircraft. (C4ISR & Networks)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Obama, Xi Reach Anti-Hacking Agreement, but Skepticism Remains
The countries remain at odds on cybersecurity, one of the biggest disagreements between the world’s two largest economies. Obama and Xi announced an agreement not to conduct or support hacking of intellectual property, including confidential business information for commercial advantage, a long-awaited first step, but cybersecurity experts say the pact is limited in scope and does not outline how the countries will enforce their pact. (Kansas City Star)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Air Force Asks Industry for Ideas on Building Cyber Security and SIGINT Systems
U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for ways to develop advanced cyber security and signals intelligence (SIGINT) communications collection techniques that run on government multi-agency systems with open architectures and scalable technologies. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Four Years on, Army Common Operating Environment Takes Shape
The necessity of rapidly deploying IT tools like sensor computing during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan rendered integration into a common operating environment an afterthought. Then, the focus was on protecting soldiers. Now the Army is shifting its focus to creating a long-term architecture for the service. "Because of the sense of urgency about all of this, there was no integration amongst all these systems," said Col. Tony Sanchez, a project manager in the Army Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors. "In other words, each one of these capabilities was delivered to theater as a stand-alone capability," devoid of interoperability. (FCW)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: India Inks $2.5B Helicopter Deal with U.S.
India, one of the largest defense buyers in the world, has finalized a $2.5 billion deal to buy attack and heavy transport helicopters from Boeing Co., ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States later this week. India's cabinet committee on security cleared the agreement to purchase 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers, according to a Press Trust of India report Tuesday. (International Business Times)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Here’s How the Russian Air Force Moved 28 Aircraft to Syria (Almost) Undetected
Satellite imagery released in the last couple of days has exposed the presence of 28 Russian aircraft at al-Assad airfield, near Latakia, in western Syria. The photographs taken from space gave us the possibility to identify the combat planes as 4x Su-30SMs, 12x Su-25s (based on their color scheme, these are Su-25SMs belonging to the 368th Assault Aviation Regiment from Budyonnovsk) and 12 Su-24M2s along with about a dozen helicopters, including 10 Mi-24PN, Mi-35M and a couple of Mi-8AMTSh choppers, from the 387th Army Aviation Air Base Budyonnovsk. (The Aviationist)
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