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On the Road to Army of 2028 - Delivering Integrated EW, SIGINT and Cyber at the Tactical Echelon.




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 Collins - PEO IEW&S
Mr. Patrick O’Neill - Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s C5ISR Center before Nucci
Mr. Adam Nucci
- Deputy Director (DISL) at U.S. Army HQDA G-3/5/7 Cyber, Electronic Warfare, Information

View the dynamic conference agenda here!

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.

Click here to register! Join us for an earlier convention this year, from October 28-30!

Whether you're interested in attending our symposium sessions or just the exhibit hall - we have the right pass for you.

The deadline to book your hotel room in the AOC Housing Block is Wednesday, October 2!

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers

- 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 David Gaedecke, USAF, Director, EMS Superiority, Deputy Chief of, Staff for Strategy, Integration & Requirements, HQAF
- 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


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.


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.

Learn more...


Achieving SWAP-C Benefits in EW Systems Using Positive Gain Slope MMIC Amplifiers

September 19, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

This presentation will illustrate how designers of wideband Electronic Warfare (EW) systems can utilize distributed amplifiers or other components with a positive gain slope to simplify their designs while at the same time improving overall performance. The techniques presented will show how using these high performance MMIC devices can dramatically help reduce the size, bill of materials, power consumption and cost of an overall solution versus traditional discrete components with a negative gain slope allowing the system or subsystem designer to maximize the SWAP-C potential of their design. This presentation will also demonstrate how paying closer attention to the component design considerations within the selection process can have a significant impact on not only your final system performance but also the overall complexity and size of implementation.

First 100Gb-Capable COTS FPGA Board
For the most challenging real-time data digitization, processing, and storage applications, there is a new, higher-performing 6U OpenVPX board – the WILDSTAR 6XB2. RT3 backplane connectors deliver 100Gb per Fat Pipe.
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"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: Submissions are due no later than October 18.

Mercury Systems
Pursuit of excellence that delivers results
With a multimillion dollar investment in support of electronic warfare and over 80,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing space, BAE Systems is driving reliable, repeatable performance.
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API Technologies
Crane Aerospace & Electronics

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

Featured Jobs:

- Principal Software Engineer – Sierra Nevada Corporation – Folsom, CA | Plano, TX | Centennial, CO, United States
- Principal Systems Engineer – Sierra Nevada Corporation – Folsom, CA | Plano, TX | Centennial, CO, United States
Northrop Grumman is Hiring for Multiple Engineering Positions – Northrop Grumman – Linthicum, MD | Cincinnati, Beavercreek, OH | Rolling Meadows, IL | Camarillo, Pt Mugu, China Lake, CA | Buffalo, Bethpage, NY, United States

New – 18 GHz, 500-MHz Bandwidth Miniature Tuner

Atlanta Micro announces the product release of a new fully integrated 0.1 to 18 GHz miniature tuner module with an instantaneous bandwidth of 500 MHz and an analog IF output centered at 1 GHz.  The heterodyne tuner is designed for high performance and low SWaP and supports multi-channel receiver applications.  The module measures 1.38” x 2.69” x 0.26” and is mounted to a host board through miniature blind-mate connectors. 

To view this product online please visit:
Infinite Electronics
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Chapter News

The AOC Kitty Hawk Chapter will host its annual CLASSIFIED Kitty Hawk Week from September 24-26 in Dayton, Ohio. 

REGISTER NOW! Registration will end September 18! Click here to register and learn more.

This year's event will feature Classified SECRET N/F Sessions on:
- EW/EMD Superiority  ECCT
- AF 2030 and AFWIC
- OSD & DARPA Programs/Plans
- AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation Office Programs
- Cyber Security
- NASIC/MISC Threat Briefs


Data is a strategic asset, but the human factor is the greatest unsolved issue in cybersecurity. Much progress has been made in securing technology, but today, it is not just the technology but also how you factor in human behavior. Security is not just about protecting the widget or fixing the algorithm because you must factor in behavior and external sources as well. A panel of five women, all whom have excelled in cyber-related careers, took on some of cyber’s most pressing issues at TechNet Augusta.


Our AOC Director of Membership, Glorianne O’Neilin, celebrated her birthday in the AOC Booth at AFCEA TechNet on Wednesday, 21 August 2019 with a little help from Karen Brigance, AOC Southern Regional Director, and Lisa K. Frugé-Cirilli, AOC Immediate Past President. Go Green Jacket Roost!!!


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:
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 or 843-685-2725.

Read more about Rosemary Wenchel's impactful career in defense here, and visit her obiturary.

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.

Industry News

A spending bill making its way through the Senate includes at least $1 billion more for hypersonics and hypersonics defense than what the Pentagon requested in March. While the formal language for the legislation, which was passed by the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on defense Sept. 10., has yet to be released, a summary distributed by the subcommittee claims that the bill sets aside extra funding to several hypersonic-related programs across the Department of Defense. (C4ISRNET)


U.S. Air Force is hoping to integrate a new, advanced chaff countermeasure onto its F-35A Joint Strike Fighters next year, according to a report. The cartridges, which release radar reflective material to blind and confuse enemy aircraft and air defenses, are a staple across many of the service's other combat aircraft, but have been curiously absent from the stealthy F-35's otherwise extensive defensive suite. (The Drive)


The Army tested its current and future equipment and warfighting methods for the potential next war in a massive, weeks-long simulated experiment that wrapped up recently. The Unified Challenge 19.2 experiment in August involved more than 400 participants working with 55 formations, 64 concepts and 150 capabilities, said Col. Mark Bailey, chief of the Army’s Futures and Concepts Center’s Joint Army Experimentation Division. (Army Times)


The U.S. Army has begun testing the newest Ballistic Low Altitude Drone Engagement, or BLADE, prototypes mounted on a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, according to a recent U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center news release. (Defense Blog)


The B-52 is getting new engines, but that’s not the only modification coming soon to the U.S. Air Force’s oldest bomber. The Boeing-built B-52 — colloquially known as the Big Ugly Fat Fellow, or BUFF — is one of the Air Force’s oldest airframes, but that isn’t stopping the service from constantly deploying its fleet, most recently in September to RAF Fairford in England. (Defense News)


The United States and several European nations are pursuing next-generation fighters. While many details are closely held or are still being fleshed out, a picture is starting to emerge of the capabilities they will possess. (National Defense Magazine)

VIAVI Solutions, Inc.
Analog Devices Inc
Sep 2019
September 19, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT
Oct 2019
October 3, 14:00-15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
Oct 2019
October 8-17 (4 sessions), 13:00-16:00 EDT
Oct 2019
October 8-10
Oct 2019
October 26-27, 08:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Oct 2019
October 26-27, 09:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Oct 2019
October 28-30
Oct 2019
October 31 - November 1, 09:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel
Oct 2019
October 31 - November 1, 08:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel
Nov 2019
November 7, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
Nov 2019
November 14, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
Nov 2019
November 21, 14:00 -15:00 EST