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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.

Register now.

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

 

CEMA 2021, AOC's first in-person conference of 2021, is taking place this month, 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.

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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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.

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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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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.

To learn more about today’s topics or to stay updated on EMSO and EW developments, visit our website.

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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.

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The Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem (UxS IBP) conducted off the coast of California over the last week featured sensor data exchange and remote sensing in all domains from seabed to space, and involved a variety of scenarios, including swarm attacks by drones and launch and recovery of an unmanned underwater vehicle by a submarine. (Seapower Magazine)

  

The U.S. Army recently approved rapid experimentation and prototyping to develop a new Tactical Space Layer that will enable the service to use overhead satellite imagery for beyond-line-of-sight targets. (C4ISRNET)

  

The Air Force’s newest fighter, Boeing’s F-15EX, will participate in the bi-annual Northern Edge exercise in the far North — which will have a heavy focus on Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2), says Lt. Gen. David Krumm, head of the service’s Alaska Command. (Breaking Defense)

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The Department of Defense wants to see a prototype that can ensure spectrum is available whenever it’s needed for aerial combat training, according to an April 26 request from the National Spectrum Consortium. (C4ISRNET)

  

The U.S. Army has begun fielding its first new short-range air defense system in decades as the range of potential aerial threats, from traditional fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to missiles, and especially small drones, has grown. (The Dive)

  

Recognizing the importance electromagnetic warfare will play, the Marine Corps plans to make big investments in new systems. As part of force design updates the Corps announced for 2030, the service is looking to invest around $1 billion in development over the next five years... (Defense News)