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The next edition of the AOC Advocacy Newsletter is now available. This edition takes a look back at the final FY 2021 Defense Appropriations bill. We also provide an update on new leadership of the defense-related committees in Congress and highlight recent AOC Discussions sessions on EMSO Leadership. Questions? Comments? Contact Ken Miller, AOC Director of Advocacy and Outreach, at kmiller@crows.org.

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.

Get registered now!

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

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 next Thursday. There's still time and space to register:

Thursday, February 25, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
HF meets Big Data – Intercept in an era of HF Renaissance
Presented by: Dr. Ronald Meixner

In an era of increasingly sophisticated digital attack vectors through cyberspace as well as Electronic Warfare techniques, critical businesses seeking resilient communication are turning to HF. At the same time state actors, seeking to dodge surveillance or needing long-range communication see HF as a low key less monitored channel.

 

In this presentation we will detail specific propagation challenges of HF DF and discuss how big data tech can be applied to make the interception and DF process faster and simpler. We will investigate latest techniques for HF propagation analysis in a DF context, from time of day issues through sun spot activity impacts.

Attendees will receive a refresher of decades of HF and DF accumulated knowledge and be brought right up to date on the latest algorithmic and processing methods that are fundamentally changing the operators role for good.

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

 
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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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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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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. 

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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:

- Senior EW Subject Matter Expert – Booz Allen Hamilton – Crane, IN, United States
- Senior EW/Communications Analysis Engineer – L3Harris –  Salt Lake CIty, UT, United States
- Senior EW Systems Engineer – L3Harris – Salt Lake City, UT, United States

 
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Industry News
  

The prospect of new drone-fired air-to-air weapons, such as those being introduced in DARPA’s LongShot effort, raise impactful tactical questions regarding the nature of air warfare moving into future decades. (The National Interest)

This iteration of Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base has been engineered to provide consistent and realistic training to include space and cyberspace as mediums for organizational learning to take place at the same level as air operations. (US Air Force)

  

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.

  

In the conflicts in Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh last year, unmanned platforms often made short work of the ground-based systems designed to neutralize them, paving the way for easy attacks on vulnerable troops. (Defense News)

  

Over the last several years, the U.S. Army has worked pointedly to build up its electronic warfare capabilities. From the early days of only having small groups of electronic warfare soldiers that ventured to counter radio-controlled improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army has since retooled its efforts. (Signal Magazine)

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