AOC's Future 5 Program
Honoring the Best and Brightest Young Professionals in the Aerospace and Defense Industry
In AOC’s newest program, the AOC Education Foundation (AEF) will recognize five young professionals as the Future 5 each year. The Future 5 will showcase young professionals who actively innovate and strive for excellence as they build their careers in the EMS/EW/IO industry.
Applications are open!
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US Army Cyber Corps Warrant Officer Scholarship
The US Army Cyber Corps Warrant Officer Scholarship, established by the Laurie Buckhout Foundation, was created to provide support to US Army Cyber Corps warrant officer by allowing them to apply for financial assistance in gaining various levels of formal higher education.
To qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a CW3 or under, demonstrate excellent promotion potential, be in the Cyber Warfare or EW workforce (i.e., 170A, 170B, and 170D)
- Minimum of two years left on active duty
- Be eligible and accepted to attend a Masters or PhD program
Submit your application today!
Electromagnetic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2022 Conference
May 10-11 | Crane, Indiana
Registration and waitlist for this event have reached capacity and are closed. On-site registration will not be available. Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields will discuss issues related to achieving Force Level EW and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) capabilities across Services.
Visit crows.org/crane2022 for more information about the event.
AOC Europe 2022
May 10-12 | Montpellier, France
Final reminder! This is your last chance to join us for the biggest AOC Europe exhibition yet. To hear from our world-class experts their thoughts on the 'Integratingelectromagnetic effects across all domains', make sure to secure your place as soon as possible.
Visit aoceurope.org for more information about the event.
Solutions for Quantum Computing and Communications
May 5 | 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.
Interested? Contact Raleigh Leavitt, AOC Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
From the Crows' Nest in Print: Learning Lessons From Ukraine
In our April 13, episode of our From the Crows’ Nest podcast, host Ken Miller sat down with retired US Air Force Colonel Jeffery Fischer to discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine – what we’ve learned and what we can expect moving forward. If you haven’t had a chance to listen, visit here to download the full episode.
The conversation covered a range of topics from what we are learning from the conflict to date, what assumptions have we been wrong about, and the role of training and readiness in complex EMS operations. Colonel Fischer has a distinguished career in the US Air Force, having served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as diplomatic assignments with the US State Department. Today, he is a consultant and an author of character-driven military fiction thrillers.
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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
2021 AOC STEM Program Winners
The AOC Stem Program aims to encourage and support student STEM groups to consider the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) in their studies. The competition is a chance for the school or STEM team to work on a fun project with an AOC Mentor, learn about the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) and how it applies to everyday life and a future career. In addition, the competition is an opportunity to win a significant financial award for your school/group and a chance to be informative, inventive, artistic, scientific, technical, and creative in a short video.
Oakton High School
Civil Air Patrol Hertz Power
Civil Air Patrol NJ102
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Summit 2022: Space and Cyber Capabilities to Address Emerging Challenges
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.
May Issue Highlights:
Cover Story: Layered Protection for Amor Survivability
• Feature: Long-Range Strike
• EW 101: Electromagnetic Protection
• News: DARPA Issues Microelectronics BAA
Russia is said to have lost another general in Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, the Kyiv Post reported Sunday. A Ukrainian official said Maj. Gen. Andrei Simonov was killed near the city of Izyum in the Kharkiv region, which is occupied by Russian forces. (Business Insider)
The Naval Postgraduate School and Microsoft have signed a cooperative research and development agreement to tackle four key technology areas where industry investments and naval operational needs may overlap. The agreement, announced publicly on May 2, covers work involving intelligent edge computing solutions and cloud-enhanced networks; gaming, exercising, modeling and simulation to improve military capability development and command decision-making; the development of a “campus of the future” at the school’s Monterey, California, campus; and establishing an infrastructure and processes that can rapidly transition research and development projects to the field. (C4ISRNet)