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Join us for the continuation of the AOC Discussions | EMSO Leadership series today at 1 PM ET. Today's session is a conversation with Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. If you missed the previous sessions with General Hyten and General Thompson, your registration will include the recordings.

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.

On Tuesday, January 25, the Potomac Officers Club hosted in partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) a virtual panel discussion on “Achieving Spectrum Dominance in the Digital Battlespace.” The forum featured keynote speaker Ms. Ellen Purdy, Director, Emerging Capabilities & Prototyping Initiatives & Analysis (OUSD(R&E)) and an expert panel, including AOC President Glenn “Powder” Carlson. Other panelists included Ms. Melinda Tourangeau, Executive Director, RVJ Institute, and Mr. David Tremper, Director of EW, OUSD(A&S)A/Platforms and Weapons. The moderator was Dr. Charles Johnson-Bey, Senior Vice President of BAH.

  

The first edition of the Advocacy Newsletter for 2021 is now available. This edition takes a look at what’s ahead for the annual defense budget and the new Congress. We also take a look at some new business opportunities available to industry. Questions? Comments? Contact Ken Miller, AOC Director of Advocacy and Outreach, at kmiller@crows.org.

Are you interested in adding to our program for CEMA 2021? We are seeking original papers from the United States and Five Eyes Nations, Government, Academia, Industry, Operational Units, and Subject Matter Experts on how to fight and win decisively against any adversary in a joint, multi-domain, high-intensity conflict through the employment of Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) capabilities.

Focus on the Future
(MDO 2035 and Beyond)
By 2035, as the Joint Force responds to adversaries contesting international norms in either competition or armed conflict, it will conduct operations in an emerging operational environment shaped by four interrelated characteristics: adversaries are contesting all domains, the EMS, and the information environment and U.S. dominance is not assured. This event will focus on DOTMLPF considerations for an MDO 2035 ready Army and how emerging technologies in electronic warfare, cyber, signals intelligence, information operations, and other forms of non-kinetic fires will support such operational formations.

For more information, visit crows.org/cema2021.

The next AOC Virtual Series webinar is this thursday. 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.

 

Back and better than ever. The AOC’s EMS Virtual Summit was so highly successful in 2020 we are bringing it back in 2021.

This one-day Virtual EMS Summit will have sessions and discussions that focus on Collaborative Electromagnetic Warfare, Force Level Electromagnetic Warfare, and other EW related topics.

Registration will be opening in late February.

Interested in sponsorshop opportunities? Get more information online or contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald, fitzgerald@crows.org, 703-549-1600 ext 222. 

  

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.

Find out more and 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.

Find out more and apply!

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Chapter News

John Shawhan has been selected as a 2020 Dixie Crow Exemplar. The selection is long overdue but well deserved. John has been member of the Association of Old Crows since 1983 while he was working at the Kittyhawk Chapter in Dayton, Ohio. 

John has faithfully served the Dixie Crow Chapter since 1988. He is a long-time local chapter board member and has served over six years as Chapter treasurer. John also served as an outstanding Technical Programs Chairman for the annual Dixie Crow Symposium for many years.

  

The Dixie Crow Symposium Committee, Dixie Crow Chapter President Adam Delestowicz, and the Chapter Directors cordially invite you to join us for all the exciting events Dixie Crow Symposium 45 has to offer. Thank you in advance for your support of this important Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations trade show.

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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

 
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Industry News
  

The fight for electromagnetic spectrum superiority has been ongoing for over a century. The U.S. military’s domination of the spectrum has steadily declined over the past two decades. (War on the Rocks)

  

The F-35 joint strike fighter is still struggling to meet its mission capable rate goals, with current figures well below the military’s target, the Pentagon’s outgoing acquisition chief told reporters on Jan. 19. (Defense News)

  

The U.S. Air Force is in the midst of a major review of its tactical aircraft fleets. This includes investigating the possibility of using drones equipped with the artificial intelligence-driven systems being developed under the Skyborg program as red air adversaries during training, and potentially in the light attack role. (The Drive)

  

The F-35 fighter jet’s exorbitant life-cycle costs means the Air Force cannot afford to buy as many aircraft as it needs to fight and win a war today, which makes the Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program all the more important, says outgoing Air Force acquisition czar Will Roper. (Breaking Defense)

  

The coronavirus pandemic has delayed release of the Pentagon’s new joint combat guidelines until the spring, complicating efforts to put the armed forces on the same path to better communication and speed up decision-making, the military’s No. 2 officer said Jan. 22. (Air Force Magazine)

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