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The AOC’s 23rd European event in Lausanne, Switzerland, will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, the multi-domain battle (MDB), Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where some potential opponents are excelling. 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 Lausanne 2018 will bring together the EW, SIGINT, C4ISR, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA) communities and more. Speakers will include leaders and operators from the military, government, and academia, S&T and international R&D communities and, crucially industry. This Unclassified English-language event will attract over 40 nations from around the Globe.

MEET THE SPEAKERS: Learn more about the event with speakers' online interviews!



Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare technical capabilities are becoming more technically similar. However, the communities which 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 discuss capabilities, TTPs and research in EW and Cyberspace operations to enable more rapid deployment of new and improved capabilities. The Cyber/EW 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!

EVENT PREVIEW: View the latest Draft Agenda now!

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:

Lt. Gen (Ret) David Deptula, Dean, Mitchell Institute of Aerospace; The First Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C
MG (Ret) Michael Regner, USMC, Senior Strategy Mentor, USMC; Consultant, Expeditionary Operations and Technology, SPAWAR; Senior Government Affairs Director, Marine Corps League
Col (Ret) Chris Glaze, USAF, DARPA
Mr. Gregg Kendrick, SES, Executive Director, MARFORCYBER
Mr. Jeffrey Harris, CEO, JKH Consulting, LLC; Board Chairman USGIF, Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space; Director, National Reconnaissance Office

Find out more here!

This conference is CLASSIFIED: TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN. All attendees must be registered and have an active TS//SCI clearance.


Requirements are a fundamental part of systems engineering, but are often poorly understood, particularly in the context of Electronic Warfare systems. The goal of this presentation is to provide the audience an understanding of requirements engineering as it applies to EW programs. This will include a discussion of how EW systems are measured, how those metrics can be translated into system requirements, and qualities of a good requirement. The presentation concludes with a discussion of requirements from EW projects, their impact on system design, and how they can be improved.


On July 18, the AOC SIGINT Industry Partner Project (SIGINT IPP) will hold an event, entitled “Winning the EMS: The Future of Army SIGINT.” The event will take place on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and will study how the Army is prepared to fight in the EMS across DOTMLPF, specifically discussing SIGINT/EW/CO requirements, training, and organization. The Army is making significant progress, but there remain key challenges to address and opportunities on which to capitalize to have a decisive advantage in future warfare.

This two-session event, featuring a congressional panel discussion and an Industry Solutions Forum, will draw leadership and expertise from the US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (ICOE), the Cyber Center of Excellence (CCoE), the PEO Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sen- sors (IEW&S), and the defense industry. Both sessions qualify as "Widely Attended Events" and are open to military, government, and industry. The event is FREE, but registration is required.

The first session is a Congressional Panel Discussion, hosted by Rep. Jody Hice (GA-10), a member of the EW Working Group and House Armed Services Committee (HASC). This session will feature a keynote speaker (Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, invited) and panel to discuss developments in the integration of SIGINT, EW, and Cyberspace Operations, as well as the US Army SIGINT Strategy.  The second session immediately following is the separate Industry Solutions Forum, which will feature an industry showcase (available to sponsors), a networking reception, and a brief program featuring Army EW/SIGINT leadership.

The entire event is free, but you must register. Space is limited. For more information on the event and for registration, please click here or email Amanda Crowe at For sponsorship opportunities for the Industry Solutions Forum, please contact Ken Miller at

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention is the leading event for electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum operations, cyber-electromagnetic activities, and information operations experts from around the world. This event brings together nearly 2,000 professionals from 25 countries spanning industry, military, and government sectors to gather for educational sessions, networking, and of course, exposure to a show floor brimming with cutting edge technologies and services.

Learn about Exhibition & Sponsorship opportunities here


The Association of Old Crows (AOC) Educational Foundation (AEF) awarded two scholarships in the amount of $12,500 each to two college students studying in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Selection of applicants is based on academic excellence in a STEM area of study, and an interest in and potential future contribution to national defense. These scholarships are funded by a generous $25,000 donation from the Raytheon Corporation.

Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winners!

Mr. Eugene DeNezza - Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
Mr. Ryan Loehrlein - University of Southern Indiana

Learn more about our scholarship program and awardees here!


To date, the AOC Virtual Series has steered clear of mathematics, but that is about to change! This webinar will tackle the radar and jammer range equations head on to unpack the many layers of information buried in these important results.

By the end of this presentation, attendees will have gained a clearer understanding of how the parameters of radar and EW systems interact to determine system performance - the fundamental objective of the radar and jammer range equations. Factors including antenna gain, radar cross section (RCS), effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP), coherent processing time, range (yes, really!), and others will be explored to understand what they actually mean in real systems.


The Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce its new Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, & IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at

Manage Your Career:
- Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials
- Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information
- Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)
- Access career resources and job searching tips and tools
- Browse 100+ jobs already posted at

Recruit for Open Positions:
- Post your jobs, or your organization’s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them
- Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
- Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively

From now until June 30, we are offering a special to all employers & recruiters. For your first job posting, enter the code CrowsCareersLaunch18 and receive 50% off the normal job posting price!

We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!


We are pleased to announce the Association of Old Crows has launched a new website that is fully integrated with our membership database.

At the new, you can gain access to all of the following:

The electronic version of the JED (members only)
On-demand Virtual Series Webinars (members only)
The latest industry news
Chapter groups
Special interest groups
Register for AOC events
…and much more!

Since this is a brand new platform, you will need to login to the new system by following these simple steps:

1.    Click here to reset your password
2.    Click here to login
3.    Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS – NOT your old username
4.    Enter your new password created above

If you have any questions or comments regarding the new site/platform, feel free to contact us.

There will be many improvements and features being added in the coming weeks and months, so please check back regularly. Thank you for being a part of the AOC community!

The Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference will provide the latest findings from ongoing, allsource analysis of high interest threat air defense systems to include threat system capabilities and vulnerabilities, status of new development programs, and current and projected proliferation. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.


Deadline is June 29th!  Refer to for topic details and submission guidelines.

Sponsorship opportunities available! Click here.


The inaugural 2018 EMSO Challenge is a unique two-day event that will include hands on, team-based EMSO Decathlon challenge events in the morning followed by afternoon technical briefing sessions that will be Unclassified. The conference will focus on emerging concepts, innovative technologies, and unique approaches to current challenges that exist within contested and congested electromagnetic spectrum operations.

The EMSO Decathlon is a STEM-focused hands on competition consisting of 10 team-based technical challenges that include principles of Electronic Warfare, Information Operations, and Cyber Warfare. The challenges require basic knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with an aim to maximize the learning experience, promote intellectual development of EW/Cyber/Spectrum skill-sets, and recognize superior “EMSO Decathletes.”  Decathlon participants will engage in basic exercises in spectrum, radio frequency propagation, frequency allocation, polarization, direction finding and geolocation, repeater placement, satellite communications, waveforms, jamming principles, cyber vulnerability concepts, EMS trivia challenge and more, progressing through a series of interactive lanes featuring technologies, equipment and platforms utilized today and planned for the future.

Sponsorship opportunities still available! Find out more here!

Click here to learn more about how you can get involved!


This course will cover the unified presentation of the fundamental design principles of LPI radar. This includes a thorough treatment of the numerous types of wideband modulations that can be used to reduce the  probability of a noncooperative intercept receiver’s ability to intercept and extract the waveform modulation parameters (which may easily lead to an effective jammer response). We will also cover the intercept receiver time-frequency and bi-frequency signal processing techniques that can extract the wideband waveform parameters. Autonomous classification and parameter extraction algorithms are also an objective such that a real-time jammer response can be developed – just what we did not want to happen!

Learn more...

Looking for more immediate learning options? Our on-demand course library has excellent presentations from Dave Adamy, Kyle Davidson, and Warren du Plessis!  Learn more here.

The theme for this year’s CEMA conference is: “CEMA as a Critical Enabler to Modernization Priorities".  We will showcase the important role CEMA technologies and capabilities can play in helping achieve the CSA’s top 6 priority areas:  Long Range precision Fire, Next Generation Combat vehicle, Future Vertical Lift, Network/C3I modernization, Advanced Missile Defense, and Soldier Lethality.   Conference presentations may be Classified, TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY. 


The CEMA 2018 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States and Five Eyes Nations, Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in Electronic Warfare, Cyber, Signals Intelligence, and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations. Conference presentations may be classified TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.

All abstracts must be unclassified and MUST follow the abstract template. Click here to download the template.

Please forward abstracts Ms. Christine Armstrong at by July 20.

Sponsorship opportunities available! Click here.

Mercury Systems
D-TA Systems Inc.
W. L. Gore & Associates
Chapter News

On behalf of the Patriots’ Roost Chapter of the Association of Old Crows (AOC) International (and the organizing committees of the former Fault Tolerant Spaceborne Computing Using New Technologies and the former Cyber Summit), we invite you to register to attend a very informative and innovative combined conference to be held during June 4th-8th, 2018, titled “Space Computing and Connected Enterprise Resiliency.” Details on the planned agenda, session topics, speakers, workshops seminars, and logistics can be found here.

June 4-8
MITRE Corporation campus
Bedford, Massachusetts

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions
IMS 2018
Industry News

The Senate Armed Services Committee passed a version of the $716 billion defense policy bill Thursday that emphasizes investment in future warfare — with provisions on cyber, hypersonic weapons and artificial intelligence. Its National Defense Authorization Act would sprinkle $600 million more than the Trump administration budget requests into science, technology and testing programs, to include hypersonics, space constellation technologies, rocket propulsion, directed energy and quantum information science — the “key to advancing warfighting capabilities,” according to a summary of the bill released Thursday. (Defense News)


U.S. Army leaders are asking industry and academia for information on newly developed enabling technologies in electronic warfare (EW) solutions that might be effective against increasingly capable enemies in conflicts on land, in space, in the air, on and below the ocean, and in cyberspace. Officials of the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) at Aberdeen Proving Ground issued a sources-sought notice on Wednesday (W56KGU-18-R-T011) for the Multi Domain Electronic Warfare Capabilities (MDEWC) project. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)


One of the F-15C's known shortfalls is its dated cockpit, which includes a spattering of 'steam' gauges, radar scope, radar warning receiver display, and a small color multi-function display. Compared to fighters built even in the latter 1980s, it's archaic. Now it has come to our attention that the USAF has been upgrading their F-15C Eagle's with a large multi-function display that slots in where the F-15C's engine instruments and radar warning receiver were installed. This little talked about enhancement is known as the Passive Attack Display, or PAD. (The Drive)