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

Register for the live steam.

Find out more at crows.org/CEMA2021.

See below for the approved slate of 2021 AOC Board of Directors. Elections and more information about these individuals will be available soon.

President-Elect
Brian Hinkley
Sharon Lyczak

At-Large Director (2 available)
Nino Amoroso
Bob Andrews
Steve Oatman
Pedro Vasquez

Central Region Director
Michael Gardner
Jim Utt

Mid-Atlantic Region Director
Dennis Monahan
Chuck Quintero

Mountain-Western Region Director
Wayne Shaw

 

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

5G for Non-Terrestrial Networks
Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

Presented by Reiner Stuhlfauth

From the beginning, 3GPPs vision of ubiquitous communication included the usage of satellite or airborne based network components. Early trials and implementations never took off successfully due to commercial reasons. In the short history we saw beside tremendous development in the satellite and aerospace community also a worldwide wireless communication requirements. Now it is the time to make those ideas real. Satellites from GEO tot LEO or airborne base stations like HAPS can be launched and connected to terrestrial ground stations in a feasible way. Radio technologies like beamforming and enhanced coding support a reliable connection from mobile devices to stations in high altitude. In this webinar, we will take a closer look at the current status how non-terrestrial networks are treated in the 3GPP standardization, especially in Rel. 17, what are the technical challenges, how does the spectrum allocation look like and how to leverage the deployment of NTN capable devices and networks.

Register now.

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

 
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C4ISR Requirements, Principles, and Systems
When: June 7 - 30, 2021 | Mondays, & Wednesdays | 1:00-4:00 PM EDT

This 24-hour web-based course delivers a thorough overview promoting an understanding and building a successful Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR) architecture. Through technological innovation, modern warfare is conducted at longer ranges and with greater precision than ever before. Overall mission effectiveness increasingly depends upon systems and services external to a weapon system. Those systems and services fall in the domain of “C4ISR.” This course presents a comprehensive view of C4ISR systems from Global Hawk to JSTARS and the associated architectures. It begins with fundamental scientific principles, shows how those principles are exploited in various technologies, describes current systems that take the technology into the theater of war, and concludes with a look at the vision of the future “network-centric” battlespace. Register now.

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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications are due by May 30, 2021.

Find out more and apply!

 

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. Deadline to submit is June 21!

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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.

Stay tuned for more information. We will let you know when we have new dates to share with you.

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Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2)

JADC2 is a vision to connect all military sensors into a single network. It is designed to give a situational awareness picture across every area of responsibility for Combatant Command leaders and senior Department of Defense officials. But the question is, how will these various systems and activities across all military services come together in a compatible network? In this episode, we speak with Mr. Steven “Tango” Tourangeau, Dean of the new Reginald Victor Jones Institute on Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations.

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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.

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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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Industry News
  

The Air Force will propose about a 10 percent cut in its planned F-35 purchases in the upcoming future years defense plan, citing sustainment costs for the jet well above what was expectd, and because the service prefers to wait for the more advanced Block 4 model. (Air Force Magazine)

  

The Joint Requirements Oversight Council will give the services new marching orders by month’s end to ensure that future weapon systems support All-Domain Operations, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten said today. (Breaking Defense)

  

The U.S. military is spending too little on new electronic warfare gear, putting it behind China and Russia in the race to jam radios, spoof radars, and hide their own emissions, experts and lawmakers said Tuesday. (Defense One)

  

If it weren’t for recent congressional mandates placed into law, the Department of Defense would not have made significant improvements to its electronic warfare enterprise, one top lawmaker asserted. (C4ISRNET)