No Budget Resolution?
Last week, House Budget Chair John Yarmuth stated that a budget resolution to govern Fiscal Year 2022 spending was unlikely due to deep disagreements on defense spending. In his budget blueprint released in April, President Biden proposed a 1.7 percent increase in defense spending. Defense hawks have criticized the plan as insufficient, while Progressives in Congress are firmly opposing any increase.
The next AOC Virtual Series webinar is tomorrow. There's still time and space to register:
Technology Advancements Enabling Test & Evaluation Capabilities to Keep Pace with Modern and Future EW and Radar Systems
Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
Presented by Philip Gresock
Core technology advancements that support artificial intelligence, machine learning & cognition are enhancing the capability and flexibility of EW operational equipment. These capability advancements have also challenged test equipment and architectures, requiring higher fidelity, realism, flexibility, and speed of testing. It is the goal of this webinar to discuss various technology advancements to maintain pace with simulation and validation capabilities.
Be sure to check out the full 2021 schedule to sign up for more webinars.
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.
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!
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!
See below for the approved slate of 2021 AOC Board of Directors. Elections and more information about these individuals will be available soon.
At-Large Director (2 available)
Central Region Director
Mid-Atlantic Region Director
Mountain-Western Region Director
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.
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.
- Senior Software Engineer – Leonardo DRS – Germantown, MD, United States
- FPGA Electrical Engineer (Senior) – Intelligent Automation, Inc. – Rockville, MD, United States
- Software Engineer - Embedded Systems – Intelligent Automation, Inc. – Rockville, MD, United States
The Special Operations Command's top science and technology official said SOCOM plans to double funding available for offensive electronic warfare weapons research. (National Defense)
Based on Lockheed Martin’s backlog of F-16 orders, planned upgrades, and the recent revelation that the Air Force plans to depend on the fighter into the late 2030s, the F-16’s sunset years now could come in the 2070s, or later. (Air Force Magazine)
The Army has wrapped up an industry demonstration of a variety of possible Electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicles (eLRV), but the future of the program remains uncertain due to the absence of funding. (Defense News)
Tens of thousands of sailors and Marines will participate in the biggest U.S. naval exercise in a generation to test how the services will fight across vast distances as they prepare for possible conflict with China or Russia. (Military.com)
Aircrew in the back of a Black Hawk helicopter performing an air assault mission typically have limited information on the status and layout of a landing zone. But a two-weeklong exercise in the Utah desert gave those aboard three UH-60L helos unprecedented intelligence as they raced to their objective. (Defense News)