You must register and submit clearances by September 4. There will be no registrations accepted after this date – No onsite registrations.
Two-day classified event to provide a forum for EMW professionals from the military, government, industry, and academic fields to discuss:
1. How our adversaries are challenging our dominance in the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS)
2. Current EMW capabilities being explored to ensure our dominance is maintained
3. Integration of capabilities into a warfare system
Dr. Karl Dahlhauser - Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering), Dir EW & CM Office
Rear Admiral David J. Hahn - Chief of Naval Research, Director of Innovation, Technology Requirements and Test & Evaluation (OPNAV N94) (tentative)
Rear Admiral Eric H. Ver Hage - Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center/Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Mr. Bryan Clark - Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
Dr. John Burrow - Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (DASN RDTE)
Sponsorship opportunities available! Find out more here.
Dave Adamy | 9/4/2019 - 9/20/2019 | Web Course
In the eight sessions of the Course, we will cover the nature of EW in space and go on to work practical EW problems appropriate to the space environment.
The World of Airborne Expendables & small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)
Dr. Patrick Ford | 10/8/2019 - 10/17/2019 | Web Course
This course provides attendees with a strong foundation in expendables/sUAS, from basic airframe classes and capabilities, to EW potential, to the current FAA airframe and pilot certification/flight approval process.
Fundamental Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy | 10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
This is a two day overview of Electronic Warfare (EW) with little math above Algebra. It assumes no prior knowledge of the field, but will allow you to understanding the underlying principles of EW and make some important performance calculations.
Machine Learning for EW
Kyle Davidson | 10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of machine learning and its application to modern Electronic Warfare (EW) and cyber solutions.
Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy | 10/31/2019 - 11/1/2019
This is a follow-on overview course to the EW Fundamentals course presented at the beginning of the AOC convention. It builds on the earlier discussion, extending coverage to new generation radar and communication threats and countermeasures against them.
Electronic Countermeasures – Theory and Design
Kyle Davidson | 10/31/2019 - 11/1/2019
The goal of this course is to educate the participants in the the field of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Electronic Attacks (EA). This includes the complete countermeasures development cycle from analysing threat systems, to developing jammer techniques, and finally confirming their effectiveness.
21st Century Electronic Warfare, Systems, Technology, and Techniques
Dr. Clayton Stewart | 2/3/2020 - 2/21/2020 | Web Course
This course offers a comprehensive overview of modern electronic (EW) warfare systems, technology, and techniques. The domains of electronic attack, electronic support, and electronic protection will all be explored.
On the Road to Army of 2028 - Delivering Integrated EW, SIGINT and Cyber at the Tactical Echelon.
General John M. “Mike” Murray - Commanding General, US Army Futures Command (invited)
LTG Scott David Berrier - United States Army - Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army G-2 (Intelligence) - (invited)
LTG Stephen Fogarty - USA - Commanding General, Army Cyber Command (invited)
The Honorable Dr. Bruce D. Jette - Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology
MG Neil Hersey - Commanding General, Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon
MG Gary Johnston - Commander, INSCOM (invited)
MG John Morrison - USA - Chief of Staff, US Cyber Command (invited)
MG Joel K. Tyler - Commanding General, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
MG Peter A. Gallagher - Director, Networks, Services and Strategy
MG David Bassett - PEO Command, Control and Communications-Tactical
MG Mitchell L. Kilgo - Commanding General, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Senior Commander, Aberdeen Proving Ground
BG Robert M. Collins - PEO IEWS
Sponsorship opportunities available! Find out more here.
The AOC International Symposium & Convention, the industry’s leading, three-day event, brings together nearly 2000 professionals from 30+ countries spanning industry, military, and government sectors. Learn from subject matter experts and influencers from military, government, academia and industry who will speak to a multitude of topics around the theme of “Building the EMS Enterprise”. Whether it is from a main stage keynoter, a breakout session panelist, or an Innovation Stage message, plan to walk away equipped with the latest developments in technology and governance in pursuit of EMS capability superiority.
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Whether you're interested in attending our symposium sessions or just the exhibit hall - we have the right pass for you.
Keynote and High Ranking Speakers
- The Honorable David L. Norquist, Deputy Secretary of Defense, United States of America (invited)
- The Honorable James Langevin, United States House of Representatives, RI-02 (invited)
- The Honorable Don Bacon, United States House of Representatives, NE-02 (invited)
- The Honorable Alan R. Shaffer, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
- Lt Gen Robert Elder, USAF (Ret’d), AOC Senior Advisory Board
- Dr. Tim Grayson, Director, Strategic Technology Office (STO), DARPA
- James A. Faist, SES, Director, Adv Capability, OUSD Research & Engineering
- Rear Admiral Steve Parode, Director, Information Warfare Integration (N2N6F)
- Brigadier General Lance Landrum, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), Joint Staff
- Brigadier General Robert Collins, Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
The AOC is seeking qualified volunteers to assist with the successful execution of the Annual Symposium and Convention. To learn more and sign up, click here.
Evolving to the Next Generation of Multifunctional Electronic Warfare Part II
Thursday, August 22, 2019 14:00 -15:00 EDT
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 and perform simultaneous functions, 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. New systems need to have modern software architectures that can keep pace with commercial software development cycles and loosely coupled to hardware. This will enable future hardware and software systems to run in diverse environments. Dated systems built with one specific purpose and function (e.g., one individual system for electronic attack; a different system for electronic support measures, etc.) require ongoing upgrades and multiple parts, which can limit mission effectiveness and slow down critical mission turnaround time.
"Advancing Electromagnetic Operations in the Asia Pacific Region"
February 4-5, 2020, Singapore
The 4th AOC EW Asia event will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats.
The conference will consist of plenary sessions focusing on operations, defence capability development, and industry inventiveness. AOC EW Asia 2020 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 is an unclassified, English-language, pan Asia-Pacific event providing unique networking opportunities, a specialist exhibition and a world-class conference.
Interested in speaking at the 2020 conference? To submit a paper for consideration, visit the event website: www.asia-decs.com/aoc-ew-asia-call-for-papers. Submissions are due no later than October 18.
This Workshop Is Designed To Help Program/Project Managers Address Their Daily Challenges
The theme for the UNCLASSIFIED portion of the 2019 Pacific Information Operations Symposium, “Countering Coercion: The Role of Information Operations,” examines the Indo-Pacific Information Environment (IE) to understand how coercion and malign influence diminish the effectiveness of deterrence. Following last year’s symposium focus on how Information Operations could support effective deterrence, this year’s theme will examine how comprehensive coercion undermines effective deterrence of adversaries and assurance of allies and partners. The symposium will examine how to counter the erosive effects of coercion and malign influence from weakening or negating friendly force inform and influence efforts, preserving confidence in the cohesion of our Alliances and national capabilities to defend sovereignty from multiple attack vectors.
The AOC and Clarion Events are event partners for EW conferences and exhibitions held in Europe and Asia. Clarion also runs the largest Defence & Security event in the world, DSEI, biennially in London, with over 35,000 visitors expected: https://www.dsei.co.uk/
Clarion has again given the AOC a complimentary stand in London this coming September. UK Chapter volunteers will run the stand (N4-180 in the Joint Zone, near the Joint Theatre) on behalf of the AOC.
The UK Chapter has also arranged a 90-minute EW Seminar in the Joint Theatre at 15:30 on Thursday 12 September. If you are coming to London for DSEI, please be sure to come to the stand and say hello. You might want to think about attending the seminar, too. UK AOC member Air Marshal Philip Sturley will chair the seminar, and four world class speakers have agreed to speak. The title of the Seminar is: "Hybrid Warfare, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities and Electronic Warfare – where we are and where we need to go."
UK Chapter Seminar Speakers
Major General Borys Kremenetskyi, UKR-Air Force, Defence and AirAttaché, Embassy of Ukraine to the UK, Ukraine
Colonel Alan Blackman (British Army Retd), Director, ABAL Insight Ltd, UK
Commander von Spreckelsen, Chief Policy Section NATO Joint EW Core Staff, Germany
Professor David Stupples, Professor of Electronic and Radio Systems, Director EW Research, City, University of London, AOC At-Large Director, and UK Chapter Director, UK
The AOC Palmetto Roost chapter has established the Rosemary Wenchel Memorial Scholarship at Charleston Southern University in honor of Rosemary Wenchel, who served the defense community in various capacities throughout her life.
The scholarship will support a female student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program at Charleston Southern University. Mrs. Wenchel was a leader, mentor, and friend to so many, and the Palmetto Roost endeavors to honor her legacy through this scholarship program.
Full scholarship details can be found here.
Would you like to make a contribution to this scholarship?
Contribute online: www.charlestonsouthern.edu/giving
Checks can be mailed to: Charleston Southern University
Development Office | PO Box 118087 | Charleston, SC 29423
Contact Cady Nell Keener, Assistant Vice President for Development & Special Gifts, for additional questions at email@example.com or 843-685-2725.
Read more about Rosemary Wenchel's impactful career in defense here, and visit her obiturary.
I'm not the best at everything, but I care. Being a Chapter President has been a challenging role. This past year has been difficult to manage work and life, and my efforts with the AOC have dropped considerably. I don't think I did enough to even get a chapter of the year award again. I can't find a volunteer to take over, either, so I guess you get what you get and you don't throw a fit.
But, today was my birthday. It started with getting coffee and my barista guessing my age at 41. I turned 36 today. I am no longer an AOC Young Crow, as defined as 35 and under. I've been one for almost a decade, so it's strange. The fact that ladies regularly think I'm in my forties (the highest I've gotten is 55!) is an indicator that I'm not aging well.
The AOC Japan Chapter hosted the 8th EW Research Group Conference on April 16 in National Defense Academy, Yokosuka. The event was co-sponsored by the IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Japan, Technical Committee on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics (SANE).
The Sixth International Conference on Electronic Warfare (EWCI 2020) is being organised by the much Awarded India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore, and has the active support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India, Ministry of Defence and the Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. The Conference is envisaged to be of great use for modern armed forces, military planners, developers, procurers, testers, trainers, and vendors of the latest EW technologies and systems. Past conferences in the series attracted large delegations from Indian Armed Services, DRDO, Defence PSUs, and national and international EW professionals. A large scale indoor exhibition will accompany the conference, displaying the latest EW products from international EW organisations.
The Association of Old Crows is pleased to provide its online 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 https://careers.crows.org.
- Advanced Electronics Chief Scientist – BAE Systems – Merrimack, MA, United States
- Networked Signal Processing Chief Scientist – BAE Systems – Arlington, VA, United States
- Northrop Grumman is Hiring for Multiple Engineering Positions – Northrop Grumman – Linthicum, MD | Cincinnati & Beavercreek, OH | Rolling Meadows, IL | Camarillo, Pt Mugu and China Lake, CA, United States
As part of the U.S. Air Force's effort to improve how it prepares to deploy at a moment's notice, the service earlier this month tested how swiftly it could move its premier stealth fighter to a forward operating location in the Middle East. (Military.com)
The Navy has put a call out to industry to send in ideas for its planned fleet of corvette-sized unmanned surface vehicles, according to a draft request for proposal announced on Wednesday. The draft RFP for the Large Unmanned Surface Vehicle program starts the work of transitioning the effort from the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office two-hull Ghost Fleet into a full-fledged shipbuilding program. (USNI News)
In the the past year, the Army has announced the creation of new units that will focus on cyber and electronic warfare. They are among the service’s first forays into multi-domain operations, where leaders hope the military can overwhelm enemies using a host of connected and integrated weapons. (Fifth Domain)
U.S. Army researchers are surveying industry for companies able to support an Army Chimera database that helps intelligence analysts uncover key details on enemy improvised explosive device (IED) development. (Military & Aerospace Electronics).
The modernization, proliferation and commoditization of electronics make contending with peer and near-peer adversaries more difficult, according to Chuck Hoppe, director of science, technology and engineering at the U.S. Army’s Combat Capability Development Command C5ISR Center. (Signal Magazine)