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The Association of Old Crows (AOC) has launched the much anticipated Certified Specialist in Electromagnetic Warfare (CSEW) Certification Program.

Educating and informing the Electromagnetic Warfare community is at the heart of the AOC’s mission and with this new certification program, your professional development training hours can now be applied towards a certified training program.

Learn more.

Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference 2022
Feb. 1-2 | Solutions Complex - Huntsville, Alabama

Join us for a two-day conference in Huntsville, Alabama, with classified presentations on the most recent analysis of advanced and emerging worldwide manportable air defense systems (MANPADS) and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) guided surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems. The conference is relevant to the current day warfighter, intelligence officers and those in the acquisition community associated with research, development and testing of countermeasures and missile warning sensors. Registration for this classified Secret, U.S. Only conference will be extremely limited due to the seating capacity limits of the session room. View the agenda.


GPS Spoofing – History and Prevention
Jan. 13 | 2-3 p.m. EST
Low signal strength, open specifications and advances in software defined radios have made imitating GPS and other satnav systems within the grasp of relatively unsophisticated bad actors. Mr. Goward will discuss the rapid development of GPS signal deception over the last 10 years and what receiver manufacturers and the US government are doing about it.

Register now.

Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2022
May 3-5 | Belcamp, Maryland

Theme: The Invisible Battlefield: Deterrence during Competition, Dominance throughout Conflict

Call for Papers: Original presentations are being solicited from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operational Units, and Subject Matter Experts on how current and emerging technologies in electronic warfare, cyber, signals intelligence, information operations, and other forms of non-kinetic engagement will support deterrence of our adversaries win decisively in a joint, multi-domain, high-intensity conflict across all phases of competition.

For more information and submission.

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.

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.

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Mercury Systems

Space Delta 3 as a Pathfinder
In this first episode of 2022, host Ken Miller sits with special guest, Col. Christopher “Trigger” Fernengel, the Commander of Space Delta 3, Space Operations Command, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado. They discuss Space Delta 3 and how it executes premiere Space Electromagnetic Warfare through sustainable operations to dominate the space domain. Col. Fernengel the vision of where and how space force is going to employ innovation and be a “pathfinder” to drive decisions to all force levels to gain agility necessary to win the future fight. Ken and Col. Fernengel highlight how you can't have space superiority without electromagnetic spectrum and vice versa and Col. Fernengel elaborates on the dependent and interwoven nature between EMS operations and space operations that cannot be understated.

Start listening

Wireless Telecom Group

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:

System Engineer — Warrant Technologies LLC — Norfolk, Virginia

• Acquisition Program Management Analyst, Senior — Apogee — Dayton, Ohio

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Chapter News

The 15th conference of the Israeli Association of Old Crows (IAOC) was held on Dec. 21, 2021. The conference was hosted by the ELTA company on its Ashdod campus with 200 attendees from IMOD, the IDF and the EW industry.

During the conference there was a short but very moving ceremony in which Maj. Gen. (ret.) Shlomo Inbar was awarded the AOC Outstanding Achievement Award. Maj. Gen. Inbar, who is now 92, was the head of the IDF SIGINT Unit, the chief communication officer, the head of the IMOD R&D unit and the military attaché to the US among other positions during his long career. He was very active in the development of spectrum dominance capabilities, both in the operational and technological domains. Maj. General Inbar was very grateful and thanked the AOC leadership. He emphasized that he does not see the award as a personal one, but as a recognition to the entire EW community in Israel. He addressed the audience and encouraged the young men and women of the EW and spectrum community to keep advancing the Israeli capabilities in the field. 

During the ceremony three more veterans of the EW branches of the IDF, now active in the industry and the association, received awards for their contributions. 

View the ceremony.

Industry News

While the Department of Defense has historically relied on its own electro-optical satellites to generate weather data for military operations, those satellites are aging and the Space Force is interested in using commercial providers to supply some of that data instead. (C4ISRNet)


In a report released by SolarWinds — an IT management and software company who contracted Market Connections to conduct the survey — 56% of respondents said the general hacking community was one of the largest source of security threats at public sector organizations, followed by careless or untrained insiders at 52% and foreign governments at 47%. (C4ISRNet)


The sea is vast, and full of secrets, and the US Navy is in the business of knowing them. This fall, in both the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, the Navy experimented with new robotic boats. These machines, the Saildrone and MANTAS T-38 unmanned surface vessel, are forays into launching future flotillas of autonomous sensing machines, all of which promise to expand the scope of what the Navy can know about the waters it patrols. (Popular Science)

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