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The AOC Crow Career Builder is a program created by AOC to connect our network of professionals with the next generation of crows. Through step by step communications, our mentors and mentees are given a template for creating a valuable working relationship. Mentees will also have the opportunity to network and socialize among people just like yourselves and make essential connections.

For mentors: Mentoring with AOC consists of a long-term relationship focused on supporting the growth and development of the mentee. A great mentor is able to lead their mentee with empathy, sensitivity and patience, while constantly adapting to changing times and complex circumstances. To become a mentor with AOC, please contact Blain Bekele for the code.

The AOC Asia Virtual Summit will have two themes – Cognitive EW and Space EW with experts from academia, industry and the military providing their views on how these disciplines will support the warfighter in future operations.

If you are unable to join us live, register now to gain access to the recording. Only registered attendees will receive access to the recording.

Learn more and get registered at

If you are interested in sponsoring the AOC Asia Virtual Summit, view the opportunities online and contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald,, 703-549-1600 ext 222.

Register for AOC 2021, the Association of Old Crow’s Annual Symposium & Convention, which brings together the full spectrum of people working in electromagnetic spectrum operations.

No matter what your mission, you need an advantage in the spectrum. A better understanding of the invaluable role of spectrum in military operations is imperative for success.

You are the technology makers, the rapidly evolving designers. Through research and development, you are solving the problems and providing the solutions to the war fighters.

The spectrum is part of your world and touches everything you do. You need to join our mission in order to gain the knowledge you need to drive decisions in your organization.

Need help justifying your attendance? We have resources for you to use.

International attendees: If you require a letter of invitation from AOC in order to secure a visa or funding, we are here to help!

Learn more at

Be sure to book your room at this year's host hotel, the newly renovated, upscale Courtyard/Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown/Convention Center!


Booth Space Selling Out!
Learn more about exhibitor benefits, rates and how to reserve your booth at You can also contact Sean Fitzgerald at or 703-549-1600 x222 for more information.

United States Loses First Global Space War to Russians
Thursday, Sept. 16 | 2-3 p.m. EDT

This presentation will discuss outer space warfare actions that occurred during the 2014 Ukrainian conflict. These attacks appear to be mostly cyber war actions and reactions against space systems. However, ultimately it is assessed that this war was “lost” due to linked cyber attacks occurring on the ground, and not against space assets. This illustrates the global and strategic nature of space warfare, and how reactions outside of the space environment must be taken into consideration during operational planning cycles. These hidden cyber attacks also illustrate how cyber and space operations can add additional, more subtle rungs, on the overall conflict escalation ladder. This enables direct communications between countries to show intent and resolve without causing more extensive political implications and reactions.

Register now.


AOC is seeking committee members for the following committees. Can you share your expertise and volunteer for these fields?

Training and Education Committee - develop and implement a training and education strategy for AOC
Communications Sub-committee - give input on the future of AOC publications
Future Crow Sub-committee - build programs and resources for young crows

Interested? Reach out to Shelley Frost for more information.

Quartz Gen 3 RFSoC SOSA Aligned 3U VPX Board For Greater RF Performance
The Quartz Model 5553 3U VPX board provides full sub-6 GHz direct-RF I/O support and greater flexibility with more decimation and interpolation options. Ideal for 5G, SIGINT, EW and radar applications.
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We have lined up experts to address the 2021 theme, which discusses multi-domain operations for electromagnetic spectrum dominance. What are the latest threat systems and strategies in electromagnetic warfare? Find out from real-life specialists who plunge into their fields of expertise and share their valuable insights at AOC Europe 2021. In addition, you will get an opportunity to ask them any questions you may have first-hand. Browse the agenda and, register your pass now.

Pre-Conference Course from AOC
The course, 21st Century Electronic Warfare, will be held on-site for two days prior to the event. Find out more.

AOC continues to connect Electromagnetic Warfare practitioners, industry partners, policymakers, and procurement decision-makers.

The year 2020 was a massive interruption to life and business, changing how we work, how we connect and forced us into a new way of doing things. We have created new ways to connect and share with our members through these changing times. We have taken events to a virtual space and created new and exciting opportunities for our members to continue looking to AOC as industry leaders.

Now more than ever it's important to keep in touch and AOC sponsorships are a great way to be part of what's happening right now in the electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) industry.

Partner with AOC to increase your reach!
By partnering with AOC, Industry Partners have a variety of ways to connect with members throughout the year. Stay relevant to your customer base, participate in high-level discussions and, most importantly, nurture relationships with key contacts.

Learn more.

Help shape the future of AOC by choosing the next AOC Headquarters Board of Directors. Learn about the open positions and each candidate’s biography now to be an informed voter.

Your AOC dues must be current as of September 20 in order to vote.

Elections open Oct. 1.

Elma Electronic Inc.
Mercury Systems

Optimized for Possibilities: How AI/ML are Changing How We Think About Everything
In this episode, host Ken Miller sits down with Mr. David Weinberger, author of Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We’re Thriving in a New World of Possibility. Ken and David discuss how the Internet and technology is changing the way we do business and live our everyday lives. Specifically, they address how Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are leading us to rethink our assumptions and learn to “unanticipate” as we predict, model, and prepare for the future to better understand the world in which we live. This topic holds extraordinary implications and possibilities for the electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) community as we develop new products through open standards, implement new business strategies across our industry, and pursue interoperability for a scale of system optimization we have yet to fully grasp.

Start Listening now.

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

Thank you to our episode sponsor.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

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

Featured Jobs:

EW/RF Systems Engineer – Arcata Associates – Point Mugu, California, United States
• RF Engineer – Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3) –  Huntsville, Alabama, United States

SpectraScopeRT Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Software
SpectraScopeRT - Windows based spectrum analyzer application requiring no programming and allows for integrated operational control of both the downconverter receiver and the digitizer for signal capture, analysis, recordings. Analysis displays include IQ Time Domain, Frequency Domain, I Spectrum, IQ Power Spectrum, Constellation Plot, Spectrogram Plot, Persistence Plot, and Histogram Plot. Multiple windows can be shown simultaneously with auto tile and cascade options or manually sized and placed as desired.
Click here for additional details!
Young Crow Spotlight

Check out our STEM group and find resources for STEM students, including blogs and webinars.

Chapter News

The Australian Chapter of the Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce the EW Australia 2021 Brisbane Symposium. Being held at Customs House in Brisbane on Wednesday 13 October 2021, this full day thought leadership symposium will focus on: “ADF Information Dominance – Building a Resilient Sovereign Capability”. Attendees will hear Defence and civilian speakers on EW, IO, and Cyber, while being able to maintain connections and expand networks within the Australian EW, IO, and Cyber Defence community. The speaker list is being finalized with further details to be released shortly. For further information, visit

Industry News

Air Force researchers plan to kick-off a project to develop new kinds of AI and machine learning to enable attack aircraft to engage and defeat next-generation enemy integrated air-defense systems. (Military and Aerospace Electronics)

The Space Force has ramped up use of its Space Enterprise Consortium, pushing out $1 billion in contracts for prototyping efforts in its first year under new management, marking a significant increase. (C4ISRNet)


The Drone Restricted Access Using Known Electromagnetic Warfare system, or DRAKE, built by Northrop Grumman and originally used on Humvees during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is now used across the Navy’s surface fleet. (USNI News)

Signal Hound
Acromag, Inc.