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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED: 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.

Click here to view the Current Agenda

*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.


    Lt. Gen Robert "Bob" Elder, Jr., Eng. D, USAF (Ret), Research Professor, George Mason University
    Maj Gen Mark Dillon, Vice Commander, Pacific Air Force (invited)
    BGen Christopher J. Mahoney, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Marine Forces Pacific (invited)

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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DON'T MISS NEXT WEEK'S AOC VIRTUAL SERIES: Approaches for Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT), October 15
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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REGISTER NOW! Marine Corps Spectrum Maneuver Warfare, October 28-29, MCAS Cherry Point

Conference is Approved by USMC - Click Here to Download the Memo

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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Take advantage of the opportunity to sponsor this inaugural event and be highlighted to thousands, including DOD officials, military, government offices, academia leaders, research and development organizations and industry partners.
Become an exhibitor today

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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:


Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (7-Inch | 8GB)

  • 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!


SUPPORT STEM WITH A 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 Pamela Wallace, wallace@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!

Register Today
Housing Information

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)

Exhibit Details

Convention Host


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


PLAN NOW TO ATTEND: 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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AARDVARK ROOST BIENNAL CONFERENCE: African Electronic Warfare on the Rise, November 3-4
The AOC Aardvark Roost is holding its biennial EW International Conference and Exhibition on 3rd and 4th November 2015 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa. The event is supported and sponsored by Armscor, CSIR, Saab and GEW Technologies.

The keynote address will be given by Lieutenant General Derick MGwebi SD, SM, MMM, Chief – Joint Operations, South African National Defence Force, South Africa.  Presenters from South Africa, Uganda, Malaysia, Australia, Switzerland, USA and India are set to provide stimulating and lively topics from EW strategies, diverse EW operations, IEDs and emerging technologies.

The Aardvark Roost conference and exhibition is held in association with its logistics partner, Tangent Link Ltd and further information on attending, exhibiting or sponsoring the event can be found at www.aardvarkaoc.co.za  and www.tangentlink.com.

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.

INDUSTRY NEWS: NAWCWD Teams Validate Electronic Warfare Systems During Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division teams fielded two experiments as Trident Warrior 2015 initiatives during the Talisman Sabre 2015 multinational exercise conducted in the Pacific this summer. The Trident Warrior program provides a venue to test out new ideas and innovations in a real-world environment. NAWCWD submitted two Electronic Warfare Battle Management (EWBM) experiment proposals to the Naval Warfare Development Command (NWDC) Fleet Experimentation department in 2014. (Ventura County Star)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Baltic States Develop Military Coms, Radar Capabilities Amid Russia EW Fear
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, keenly aware of Russia's use of sophisticated electronic warfare against Ukraine, are pushing to further develop their communication and radar capabilities. "Russia’s armed forces actions and its support to the separatists in Eastern Ukraine highlighted [that] the use of radio electronic warfare highly restricts the actions of the forces of Russia’s opponent," Lithuania’s Defense Ministry said in its Assessment of Threats to National Security, a strategic document released this year. (Defense News)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Jamming the Jihad: Russian Electronic Warfare Systems Spotted in Syria
The Russian military has deployed its mobile, ground-based electronic warfare system Krasukha-4 in Syria, according to footage placed on Russia's Zvezda news network. At the beginning of the video (the 6th second), which shows a Russian-made Su-25 landing at a Syrian airfield, a characteristic set of antenna devices is visible in the background. (Sputnik News)
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The Pentagon will continue to place a high priority on cyber-security funding in the years ahead, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work told a House Armed Services Committee hearing Sept. 30. Top officials from the Department of Defense (DoD) spent a second day on Capitol Hill, having testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee a day earlier, discussing the importance of cyber security with lawmakers. (Seapower Magazine)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Convergence Dominates Army Cyber Activities
The U.S. Army is converging many of its communications, electronics and intelligence disciplines to combat a cyberthreat that already has eroded much of the competitive advantage the U.S. military has possessed in recent years. Countering this threat virtually mandates that cyber operations move into the realm of fully integrated operations. When Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, USA, took command of Army cyber about two years ago, he admits that he was surprised at "the speed of the threat." (Signal)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Spy Planes, Signal Jammers, and Putin’s High-Tech War in Syria
Russian airplanes are battering rebel targets throughout Syria, but Moscow’s use of next-generation surveillance and communications-blocking equipment is packing a growing punch. (Foreign Policy)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Is Space Warfare Inevitable?
Diplomats call for it. Astronomers see it as vital. Even military officials usually separated along old geopolitical fault lines view it as a matter of mutual self-interest. Virtually everyone agrees that outer space should remain free of weapons. But decades of diplomatic efforts to ensure that it does have failed to produce a significant new agreement among nations. And with the United Nations set to discuss space arms once more later this month, experts anticipate little headway. (Quartz)
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The global defence and security market for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also referred to as ‘drones’, will expand at 5.5 percent per year over this decade, from the current figure of $6.4 billion, to $10.4 billion by 2024, according to new analysis released today by IHS Inc. (IHS)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Leaders Debate Next Steps for UCLASS, Carrier Drones
Planes without a pilot in the seat are the future of aviation, top Navy officials have said, but aircraft carriers are in a holding pattern as they wait for the Navy's embattled next-generation carrier drone to get off the ground. The House and Senate Armed Services committees agreed to invest $350 million next year into pre-acquisition projects for the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Aerial Strike and Surveillance program. In the meantime, some in the carrier Navy would like to get some more practice before UCLASS comes online around 2025. (NavyTimes)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Northrop, Lockheed at Odds Over Future of ISR
As the Pentagon looks to define a path forward for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, two giants in the aerospace community are battling for a piece of the action. Right now, the Air Force’s plan of record is to replace Lockheed Martin’s infamous U-2 spy plane with Northrop Grumman’s RQ-4 Global Hawk, an unmanned, long-range surveillance platform. (Defense News)
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