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AOC provides scholarships to students currently in their sophomore or junior year of college. Each year, one male and one female student studying engineering or engineering technology and interested in working in the aerospace and defense industry is awarded a scholarship of $12,500 each. These scholarships are funded by a generous donation from Raytheon Intelligence & Space funds these scholarships.
Hurry! The application deadline is this Saturday, April 30!
Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2022 Conference
May 3-4 | Belcamp, Maryland
Registration for this event is sold out. CEMA 2022 Conference is where key Army leaders, decision makers, and industry partners will discuss how to achieve information dominance to seize and maintain the strategic initiative during any conflict phase.
Visit crows.org/cema2022 for more information on the event.
Solutions for Quantum Computing and Communications
May 5, 2022 | 2-3 p.m. EDT
The quantum “space race” is officially upon us. Worldwide commercial, university and government entities are accelerating development to build functioning quantum technologies with the potential to revolutionize computing and communication applications. At the heart of quantum lies the qubit, a quantum version of the classical bit realized as a two-level system of simultaneous states of 1 and 0. Researchers alike are studying qubits to understand how quantum mechanical properties of superposition and entanglement can be manipulated for real-world use cases. Many challenges lie ahead though, such as ability to control and scale to hundreds of qubits while minimizing the effects of noise and crosstalk added to the system. To overcome these challenges, Keysight offers quantum engineering solutions including scalable, high-performance qubit control systems that when combined with Labber software, will handle instrument control, signal generation, qubit calibration, and device testing. In this lecture we will examine the current state of quantum computing and how to control and measure a qubit using software and hardware solutions built by Keysight.
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Cognitive Electronic Warfare: An Artificial Intelligence Approach
Sept. 12-28 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 1-4 p.m. EDT
This course will cover how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in electronic warfare (EW). AI enables EW systems to respond more quickly and effectively to battlefield conditions with complex and novel emitters. The course will discuss AI-based situation assessment techniques for electronic support (ES), including characterization, classification, patterns of life and intent recognition. The course will cover decision-making techniques for electronic protect (EP), electronic attack (EA) and electronic battle management (EBM), including optimization, temporal tradeoffs and distributed coordination. The course will describe how to handle real-time in-mission learning, motivate why this capability is crucial and discuss how to evaluate a system that learns during a mission. It will cover data management approaches and system architecture. The course is based on the book "Cognitive Electronic Warfare: An Artificial Intelligence Approach"
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AOC offers high-quality education and training to its professional members through live and on-demand webinars and courses, and we invite you to contribute! Have the opportunity to share your expertise and knowledge while contributing to AOC and the EW community when you present a webinar and/or instruct a course.
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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.
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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.
Making JADC2 Work
In this episode of From the Crows’ Nest, host Ken Miller revisits Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) and sits down with Bryan Clark and Dan Patt from the Hudson Institute to discuss their new report, “One Size Fits None: Overhauling JADC2 to Prioritize the Warfighter and Exploit Adversaries Weaknesses.” Ken, Bryan and Dan talk about the need to think differently about JADC2, an ambitious and potentially costly vision that may miss the mark when it comes to its primary customer – the warfighter. As technology changes at the tactical edge, the Defense Department must change the way it conducts business and implements potentially game-changing capabilities for the joint forces.
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.
• Principal RF/Microwave Engineer/Specialist — W. L. Gore & Associates — Elkton, Maryland
• Systems Engineer — Babcock — Inskip, United Kingdom
Summit 2022: Space and Cyber Capabilities to Address Emerging Challenges
June 14-16, 2022
MITRE Corp. will host a Space-Cyber Resiliency Summit in collaboration with Director Operational Test and Evaluation Test and Evaluation Threat Resources Activity (DOT&E TETRA), Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), and the Association of Old Crows (AOC) Patriot’s Roost. The event, “SUMMIT 2022: Space and Cyber Capabilities to address Emerging Challenges” will be held June 14-16 at MITRE’s Bedford, MA campus.
The Summit will focus on challenges and opportunities to address growing issues in Space Test and Evaluation (T&E), Cybersecurity, and Electronic Warfare (EW), through advancing interests in threats, technologies, capabilities, and collaboration to ensure a resilient Space domain.
A Pentagon official has detailed the speed at which Elon Musk's SpaceX Starlink fought off a Russian jamming attack in Ukraine. Starlink, the satellite-based internet division of SpaceX, has been helping Ukrainians stay online during Russia's invasion. SpaceX CEO Musk sent Starlink kits to Ukraine after Mykhailo Fedorov, the country's vice prime minister, requested help from the billionaire in late February. (Business Insider)
Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, now entering its third month, has seen devastating missile attacks striking cities like Kyiv, Kharkiv and Mariupol as Vladimir Putin’s forces adopt brutal siege warfare tactics, similar to those it has deployed in the past in Chechnya and Syria. (Independent)
The Pentagon is seeking $377 million over five years to fund high-profile rapid experimentation projects, including initial efforts to close capability gaps in support of the Joint Warfighting Concept and improve Joint All Domain Operations in U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, budget details released Tuesday show. (C4ISRNet)