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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 former Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology (ASA(ALT)) & Army Acquisition Executive (AAE). If you missed the previous sessions, your registration includes the recordings.

Get register now.

Are you interested in adding to our program for CEMA 2021? Review the program description below and if the subject matter falls into your expertise, submit your abstract before our deadline.

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.

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

The next AOC Virtual Series webinar is happening this Thursday. There's still time and space to register:

Thursday, February 11, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
From Sarissa To Cyber Warfare
Presented by: Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

This webinar will survey the history of decisive military technologies that have caused a Revolution in Military Affairs, resulting not only in new tactics and strategies but changing the course of civilization and world history. For example, ancient Macedonia’s King Phillip II (382-336 BC) introduction of the sarrisa—a spear measuring about 18 feet in length, much longer than those used by any other army of antiquity—became the basis for a revolutionary new military formation, the Macedonian Phalanx, that enabled Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) to conquer the known world, spread Greek culture, and transform civilization into the Hellenistic Age (323-31 BC). The webinar is inspired by, and will seek to update and expand upon, strategic thinker Bernard Brodie’s classic 1962 book “From Crossbow To H-Bomb: The Evolution of the Weapons and Tactics of Warfare” that contributed to the development of nuclear deterrence and arms control as “the answer” to the Revolution in Military Affairs caused by the invention of nuclear weapons. Most of the course will focus on the present era and the future, on new military technologies that could potentially cause a Revolution in Military Affairs and potentially change the course of civilization. 

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

 

We know it's hard to stay up-to-date with advancements in the electromagnetic spectrum operations industry. That's why we created the Product Showcase, a monthly email to all of AOC's subscribers with the latest product updates and announcements from our industry partners. Looking for a product? You can view our recent issues online anytime.

Have one to promote? If you are interested in getting your product in our next issue, contact Sean Fitzgerald at fitzgerald@crows.org.

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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 sponsorship 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
  

The Association of Old Crows Garden State Chapter is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of its beloved member, Bradley David Farnsworth, age 36, on January 29, 2021 following complications with a heart condition. He was the son of Brian D. Farnsworth of East Liverpool, Ohio and of Lyneah Breskvar Huff of Apollo Beach, Florida.

If you would like to join in making a lasting tribute to Bradley, the family has established the Bradley Farnsworth Fund for Undergraduate Research at Case School of Engineering. You can read more about Bradley's achievements and involvement with his alma mater here, where there is also a guide for supporting this fund in his memory. 

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
  

Active-duty Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines will soon be able to apply for jobs in the Space Force, as the new service begins to include people outside of the Department of the Air Force for the first time. (Air Force Magazine)

  

A quantum sensor has been developed that can analyse the full spectrum of radio frequencies, which could enable new options for military communication. Researchers for the US army built the quantum sensor, which can sample from zero frequency up to 20GHz, detecting AM and FM radio, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other communication signals along the way. (Engineering & Technology)

  

Artech House has published a new book relevant to the EW community, Introduction to LabVIEW FPGA for RF, Radar, and Electronic Warfare Applications by Terry Stratoudakis.

This comprehensive book introduces LabVIEW FPGA, provides best practices for multi-FPGA solutions, and guidance for developing high-throughput, low-latency FPGA based RF systems. Written by a recognized expert with a wealth of real-world experience in the field, this is the first book written on the subject of FPGAs for radar and other RF applications.

AOC members receive a discount! Use the code AOC30 at checkout.

  

Ever since Donald Trump designated the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain as “major security partners,” experts have been trying to assess what it means and what sort of privileges the designation bestows. (Breaking Defense)

  

Defeating a swarm of small unmanned aircraft systems may one day require faster decision making than what a single human being can provide, and may mean the use of artificial intelligence to make those decisions. Right now, though, rules of engagement still require a human in the loop. (DOD)

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