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Decide the future of the Association of Old Crows! Nominations for the AOC board of directors for the 2021 elections are now open. For regional directors, only members from that region are eligible to vote for their potential representative. Nominations are due NLT May 1, 2021.

Positions that are eligible for election this year are:

  • President-Elect
  • At-Large Director (2 available)
  • Central Region Director
  • Mid-Atlantic Region Director
  • Mountain-Western Region Director

Find out more information.

Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare
May 3-26, 2021
Monday & Wednesday  | 1-4 PM EDT
Presented by Dave Adamy

Course Length: 24 hours total - delivered across 8 sessions of 3-hours each.

This Advanced Electronic Warfare course has eight three-hour sessions. It is designed for individuals who have completed a fundamental EW course or have significant experience in the field. Legacy and new generation threats and EW techniques are covered at an unclassified level. The course avoids deep mathematical coverage, explaining all concepts in practical, physical terms. Each of the sessions includes lecture and in-class problems. These eight course sessions provide full coverage of the EW field.

This course will include updated material as it relates to the field of electronic warfare since the publishing of EW 102.

Register now.

Registration for the AOC Europe Online Summit is now open. If you would like to join our experts as they explore the two main areas of Cognitive Electronic Warfare and Battlefield Digitisation, secure your place online. The summit will be broadcast live over Zoom on Tuesday, May 18 from 14:00 to 17:05 BST.

We are delighted to have PLATH, Boger, Empower RF and Alaris Antennas on board as sponsors for the summit. If you are interested in joining them, we are still offering a variety of opportunities to increase your engagement with existing and potential customers via the AOC Europe Online Summit. For more information on how your organization can participate, browse our sponsorship bundles.

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

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
AI Guided Spectrum Operations
Presented by Nicholas Ortyl

From autonomous vehicles to autonomous markets, it is becoming clear that solutions comprised of autonomous intelligent agents are changing the way we get things done. In situations involving “person-in-the-loop” style systems, we continue to push the human operator out of the tighter, faster inner loops and into a more supervisory role. This push from the center is for good reason: for what autonomous systems lack in ingenuity, they make up for in untiring and unrelenting attention and speed.

This seminar will discuss an AI system that is computationally efficient, scalable and in compliance with the Defense Innovation Board Recommendations on AI Ethical Guidelines. More.

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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.

Do you have a child, sibling, cousin, neighbor, or friend studying in the fields of engineering or engineering technology? Encourage them to apply!

Applicants must be Sophomores or Juniors in the 2021-2022 school year and must apply by April 30, 2021.

Find out more and apply!

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

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 May 30, 2021.

Find out more and apply!

CEMA 2021, AOC's first in-person conference of 2021, is taking place May 25-26. We are offering a live stream option for those who cannot join us in-person. Register for the live steam.

We are currently adding people to a waitlist for the in-person event, and will add more spots should they open up. Join the waitlist.

Find out more at crows.org/CEMA2021.

New Sponsorship Opportunities Added! Contact Sean Fitzgerald, fitzgerald@crows.org, 703-549-1600 ext 222 for more information.

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.

Reserve your booth today!
Learn more about exhibitor benefits, rates, and how to reserve your booth at 58.crows.org. You can also contact Sean Fitzgerald at Fitzgerald@crows.org or (703) 549-1600 x222, for more information.

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The latest edition of the AOC Advocacy Newsletter is now available. In this edition we look at the Fiscal Year 2022 defense budget blueprint released by the Biden Administration.  We also provide an update on the new AOC podcasts, including a new episode of From the Crows’ Nest. As always we welcome your feedback to Ken Miller, Director of Advocacy and Outreach at kmiller@crows.org.

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2021 AOC Awards Program! A central tenant of the AOC's mission is recognizing individuals, groups, and military units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the AOC and the Electromagnetic Warfare enterprise. AOC has a number of awards that are available each year, with two categories - Competitive and Non-Competitive. Find out more at crows.org/awards.

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The Invisible Battlefield 
The US military must chart a new course to project, achieve, and sustain electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) superiority against peer competitors. What technology and operational concepts must the Department of Defense (DOD) adopt to address these challenges and persistent gaps in US electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO)?  In this episode, we speak with Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Defense Concepts and Technology at the Hudson Institute. Bryan is the lead author of a new report, “The Invisible Battlefield: A Technology Strategy for US Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority.”

Ken and Bryan discuss the need to invest in game-changing technologies, such as passive and multi-static sensing, networked electronic attack, and multi-function capabilities. They also address improved combat training through the use of live, virtual and constructive environments and the opportunities for open system architecture. 

You can download and read the Hudson Institute's full report. To learn more about today’s topics or to stay updated on EMSO and EW developments, visit our homepage.

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Careers

Help us make the AOC Career Center the place to go for internships within the electromagnetic warfare community! 

If you're looking for talented and hungry young candidates for internships, post your open positions today! As part of our commitment to the growth of the EW talent pool, we're offering free internship postings for AOC Industry Members.

Post Your Internship Now!

Just log into your account, hit "post a job" and select the internship posting product.

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.

Featured Jobs:

- Electrical Engineer, Sr. (MV) – Alion Science and Technology –  Robins AFB, GA, United States
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Ongoing work by the Pentagon's Space Development Agency (SDA) to establish new military-centric satellite communications and networking systems has opened the door for US Armed Forces' (USAF's) leaders to pursue tactical-level electronic warfare (EW) support capabilities from space. (Janes)

  

The U.S. military is trying to push its European allies to boost their capabilities against small unmanned aerial vehicles, as Western forces absorb lessons from the conflict last year in Nagorno-Karabakh, dubbed the first true "drone war." (Defense News)

Industry News
  

As the US Air Force (USAF) potentially faces more complex and fast-paced battles in the future, where communications are likely to be disrupted, for example by jamming, it is rewriting its basic doctrine to emphasise "commander's intent." (Flight Global)

  

The 97 F-35s added to service budgets over the last five years are a "self-inflicted wound," as they have played havoc with sustainment, House Armed Services Committee tactical air and land forces and readiness panel leaders said in a joint April 22 hearing. (Air Force Magazine)

  

The Army, primarily a land force, is looking to optimize its forthcoming electronic warfare equipment to operate in the Indo-Pacific theater against maritime targets, according to an Army official. (Defense News)

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