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DON'T MISS TOMORRROW'S AOC VIRTUAL SERIES: Cybersecurity - Supply Chain Considerations, November 10

As the cyber threat evolves and the incidence of attacks increases, maintaining preparedness and situational awareness is vitally important. Customized malware, DDoS attacks and the vulnerabilities of mobile and enterprise networks all present real challenges.

Complex IT networks, web-based applications, cloud computing and the use of social media as a communications tool have considerably increased the risk of becoming a victim of cyberattacks, advanced persistent threats and phishing attempts.

This webinar will discuss the aspects of instrument security based on the DoD NISPOM/DSS ISFO requirements including sanitization and declassification procedures. Malware protection for different instrument platforms and updates for the operating systems in line with customer’s IT policies are explained.

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CONVENTION IS TWO WEEKS AWAY: Register Now for the AOC 53rd International Symposium and Convention, November 28-December 1

This year’s 53rd Annual International Symposium and Convention is AOC’s premier event to enhance your personal and professional network, while engaging in discussions regarding Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations with military leaders, policy makers and electronic warfare practitioners from an international perspective. Technical papers will be presented to disseminate research findings and increase awareness of emerging technologies or concepts in the areas of electronic support, electronic attack, electronic protection, spectrum awareness and spectrum deconfliction.

Speakers representing the combatant commanders and our international community will address their regional perspectives on Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations providing an overview of their operational environments and addressing capabilities and challenges regarding EMSO policy, doctrine, procurement, training and joint or coalition operations. International regions that will be represented include Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Connect with thousands of colleagues and over 1,600 military and industry leaders and experts from all career levels, sectors, and EMSO focused businesses for three days of practical insight and networking with our U.S. and International members.

Call For Volunteers 2016: Donate Your Time at the Annual Symposium
AOC is seeking qualified volunteers to assist with the successful execution of the Annual Symposium. Donate your time and qualify for a full registration to this year's event.
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AOC 2nd Annual STEM Outreach Program: November 30-December 1, DC Convention Center
The AOC will host a STEM Program in conjunction with the 53rd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention. This program will focus on students interested in potential STEM careers. This program will feature engaging and informative presentations by an exclusive group of professionals who aim to empower and inspire students about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students will learn about the basic concepts Radio Frequency (RF) Spectrum (e.g. waveforms, amplitude, frequency, transmitters, receivers, antennas and more), the physics of radio and RADAR transmissions and the concepts behind Cyber vulnerabilities and Cyber security through a series of interactive booths featuring technologies, equipment and platforms utilized today and planned for the future. Plans for our STEM program include hands-on interactive robot and unmanned air vehicle displays and aircraft simulators.

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DON'T MISS: AOC Convention Courses

Electronic Countermeasures - Theory and Design
December 2-3
Washington, DC
Instructor: Kyle Davidson

EW Against New Generation Threats - UPDATE COURSE
December 2-3
Washington, DC
Instructor: Dave Adamy

The Association of Old Crows is excited to increase the convenience of your learning opportunities through our brand new on-demand professional development library! The AOC is making some of our most popular courses available anytime and anywhere you're connected to the internet! On-demand course offerings currently include Dave Adamy's Fundamentals and Advanced Principles of EW, Kyle Davidson's ELINT - Principles and Practice and Warren du Plessis’ Introduction to RF & Microwave Front Ends.


SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED: Register Now for AOC Electronic Warfare Singapore, January 17-18

We live in a time of increasing uncertainty on many fronts. Threats, challenges and opportunities are rising. Technology is accelerating. The world is undoubtedly changing and in unforeseen ways. In terms of future warfare, national forces are being re-shaped and re-equipped to face an operational maneuver space that will be complex and connected, but constrained. It may well be chaotic unless the right, informed choices are made now. The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most vital areas in the world and the focus of much change, but also of uncertainty. In terms of EW and electromagnetic operations, how can we make sense of all of these things?

AOC EW Singapore will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where potential opponents are out-performing the West. It will consider the possible responses, how thinking and attitudes must change, and examine the new capabilities that will be required across all lines of development, by all services, in all countries in the free world. The Conference will consist of plenary sessions focusing on operations, defence capability development, and industry inventiveness. AOC EW Singapore 2017 will bring together the communities of EW, SIGINT, C4ISR, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA) and more. Speakers will include leaders and operators from the military, government, academia, S&T and international R&D communities and, crucially industry. This is an unclassified English language Asia-Pacific focused EW networking, exhibition, workshop and conference and is not to be missed.

Speakers include:
Professor David Stupples, Professor of Electronic & Radio Systems, Director EW Systems Research, City University London, UK
Daniela Pistoia, Corporate Chief Scientist, Elettronica SpA, Italy
Colonel Stephen Miller USAF (Ret.), Senior Research Engineer, Strategic Program Development Lead, GTRI, US
Rear Admiral Simon Williams, Chairman, Clarion Events, UK
Dr Sue Robertson, AOC International Region 1 Director, UK
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2017 AOC Sponsorships
How do you reach more customers in the Electromagnetic Warfare community? The AOC! To maximize your impact in 2017, begin securing your sponsorship positions today. When you strategically plan out your year with the AOC, you can realize significant savings.
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Employers can post on the Job Vacancies page for free. Follow the guide located HERE to provide information on posting a job listing. Submitted listings will remain live for 30 days. The AOC will not format or edit submitted postings, and will not respond to any questions from candidates concerning postings. We are hoping that members and sponsors will take advantage of this free AOC service. Complete the guide linked above and submit to Tim Hutchison at hutchison@crows.org.

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INDUSTRY NEWS: New Surveillance Technology Helps Take Over Drones
Thanks to a data-gathering surveillance platform originally developed for cities, an emerging battlefield technology will allow soldiers to take control of enemy drones by intercepting and manipulating radio frequencies. Called the Hitachi Visualization Suite (HVS), the platform collects, consolidates and analyzes technological information in a single, centralized program designed to significantly improve electronic warfare capabilities. Gathering relevant data and metadata is crucial to U.S. military supremacy and fits with the technological advances and advantages outlined in the "Third Offset" strategy announced earlier this year. (Defense Systems)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Meet Raytheon’s Drone-Destroying Microwave-Energy Weapon
There is no shortage of innovative ways to shoot down drones. Some companies are pitching lasers, others prefer radio-frequency disruption or, if you prefer explosions, the U.S. Army has tested Raytheon AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and fired course-corrected projectiles with forward-blast fragmentation warheads from a 50-mm Bushmaster cannon. But could a whole swarm be destroyed electronically with a 1-millisec. zap? (Subscription) (Aviation Week)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Electronic Weapons: The Growing Chinese EW Fleet
China has developed and built several new EW (Electronic Warfare) aircraft. While some of these use twin-engine civilian aircraft, most use the Chinese equivalent of the American C-130. The latest version of this is the Y-9, which will supplement and replace earlier Y-8 models. As electronic warfare aircraft these are referred to as Y-8G and Y-9G. The first three of the new ones went to the navy as Y-9G ELINT (electronic intelligence). There are over 20 Y-8G EW aircraft in service and the Y-9G will supplement the Y-8Gs and eventually replace them. (Strategy Page)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Rear Adm. Douglas Small Takes Command of PEO IWS
Rear Adm. Douglas Small relieved Rear Adm. Jon Hill as Program Executive Officer for Integrated Warfare System (PEO IWS) last week in a Washington Navy Yard ceremony. Small served as the major program manager for above water sensors at PEO IWS, putting him in charge of programs like the Air and Missile Defense Radar, the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program and other radars and EW systems. In 2015 he was assigned to serve as executive assistant for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN RDA), according to a Navy news release. (USNI)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: A ‘Highly Lethal’ War Of ‘Fleeting’ Advantages: Multi-Domain Battle
The US Army isn’t counting on airpower in the next war. Without that cover, there won’t be supply drops, recon drones or medevac helicopters picking up your casualties – and you will have casualties. "Land-based forces now are going to have to penetrate denied areas to facilitate air and naval forces. This is the exact opposite of what we have done for the last 70 years, where air and naval forces have enabled ground forces," Gen. Mark Milley, the Army chief of staff, said last month. (Breaking Defense)
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Controversy over the relationship between BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defence company, and one of its main customers, Saudi Arabia, was raging when Ian King, its chief executive, started his job in 2008. BAE’s link to Saudi Arabia was forged 30 years ago with the first "al-Yamamah" arms deal. It saved the firm amid a difficult business environment, but embroiled it in a long-running corruption scandal that even led to Mr King’s immediate predecessor, Mike Turner, being briefly detained by America’s Department of Justice just before he stepped down. (The Economist)
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