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Join us for the continuation of the AOC Discussions | EMSO Leadership series. The next session is a conversation with Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., the Chief of Staff of the Air Force taking place on January 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET. If you missed any of the sessions so far, your registration will give you access to all six sessions. This means you can listen live and be part of the discussion, or access the recordings and listen at your leisure.

Registered attendees will receive a post-event report and are added to an online forum to continue the conversation and network with other EMSO community members.

Get registered now.

The next AOC Virtual Series webinar is coming up soon. There's still time and space to register:

Thursday, January 28, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
When Crows Break Codes
Presented by: Mr. John Kolm

This webinar will cover the history of modern codes and ciphers, with some brief reflections from an early career spent in the field. Join us to break a World War 2 German Enigma cipher message together, to get an understanding of cryptography both then and now, and to gain some insight into the modern issues in codemaking and codebreaking. We will cover the core principles of codemaking and codebreaking, look at some practical case studies up to 1970 including some of the more sensational spy cases which were solved by cryptanalysis, and then take a more general tour of events since 1970 leading to modern advances like asymmetric cryptography, the safety of transactions on the Internet, Bitcoin and Blockchain. This is an unclassified presentation containing material that can be found in open sources.

Be sure to check out the full 2021 schedule to sign up for more webinars.

 
  

AOC Raytheon STEM Student of the Year Scholarship

A fundamental part of the AOC's mission is investing in the next generation of Crows. One of the most significant ways we do this is by providing the AOC/Raytheon Scholarship to sophomore and junior year college students. We provide two scholarships annually, each in the amount of $12,500, to students studying in the fields of engineering or engineering technology. These scholarships are funded by a generous donation from Raytheon Intelligence & Space. Applicants must be Sophomores or Juniors in the 2021-2022 school year and must apply by April 31, 2021.

Click here for a list of submission requirements and to apply!

 

US Army Cyber Corps Warrant Officer Scholarship Program

The Cyber Corps Warrant Officers Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to US Army Cyber Corps (i.e., 170A, 170B, and 170D) warrant officers. Awards range from $1,500 to $3,000. To qualify, applicants must be a CW3 or under, demonstrate excellent promotion potential, be in the Cyber Warfare or Electronic Warfare (EW) workforce, have a minimum of two years left on active duty, and be eligible and accepted to attend a Masters or PhD program. Applications are due by March 31, 2021.

Click here for more information and submission requirements.

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Careers

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.

Internship Opportunities

- Internship Seekers: Search available internships to gain the experience you desire

- Internship Postings: The AOC is committed to supporting the growth of the EW talent pool by offering FREE Internship Postings for AOC Industry Members

Featured Jobs:

- Software Engineer (Phantom Works) – The Boeing Company –  Tukwila, WA, United States
- Senior Software Engineer – The Boeing Company –  Tukwila, WA, United States
- Electronic Warfare/Electronic Protection Analyst – Lukos LLC – Tampa, FL, United States

 
New AOC Industry Members
Industry News
  

Electronic warfare will be a priority of Space Force members looking to protect military satellites and radars, but don’t expect it to look like the Air Force’s EW units. (Air Force Magazine)

The Navy’s next-generation guided-missile destroyer may end up packing a futuristic arsenal consisting of both laser weapons and hypersonic missiles, service officials recently stated. (Task & Purpose)

  

Black Flag is a brand new, large-scale, test and evaluation exercise that the U.S. Air Force is betting big on. It forms a central pillar in transforming the way it gets new capabilities into the hands of frontline squadrons as quickly as possible. (The Drive)

  

Northrop Grumman announced an Air Force award to complete a project for the electronic warfare suite for the F-16 fighter jet. The goal of the prototyping is to protect pilots from increasing radio frequency-guided weapons by detecting, identifying and defeating them, a Jan. 11 announcement from Northrop said. (Defense News)

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