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 by June 15, 2022!
2022 AOC Board of Directors Election Candidates
The 2022 AOC Board of Directors Election will take place in September.
The following are the 2022 election candidates:
At-Large Director (2 slots available)
- Eric Colon
- Tuhin Das
- Mark Dotson
- Ken Dworkin
- Haruko Kawahigashi
- Chuck Quintero
- Mick Riley
- Paul Vavra
Northwestern Region Director
Pacific Region Director
International Region I Director
- Erik Bamford (Norway)
- Air Mrshl Dalijit Singh (India)
Rotary Blade Modulation and the Convergence of Next Generation Communications
May 19 | 2-3 p.m. EDT
In this webinar, a study will present results on the impact of rotary blade modulation for future joint missions of manned and unmanned aerial platforms. This study has been conducted on a variety of rotor winged platforms, where it is a necessity to transmit command & control data links and radio waves through one or several rotor blade layers (helicopter-ground, helicopter-satellite or helicopter-helicopter). The study conducts channel measurement on propagation below 6 GHz and at millimeter waves with 3 types of helicopters and drones with different rotor blade designs and materials (metal, CFK). The impact on the radio waves for the different platforms and frequencies are compared with the results for example expected with a double knife-edge model. In addition to providing study results, current research activities will be highlighted paving the way towards 6G mobile communication targeting even higher frequencies in the sub-Terahertz range.
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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 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.
Sustaining EMS Superiority
In this episode of FTCN, host Ken Miller sits down with Col. William “Dollar” Young, Commander of the USAF 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing, to discuss how the Air Force addresses the challenges of achieving and sustaining EMS Superiority. Ken and Dollar talked at the AOC Dixie Crow Symposium 2022 in March in Warner Robins, GA.
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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 | Bedford, MA
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.
India has halted negotiations with Russia for the former to acquire 10 Kamov Ka-31 airborne early warning helicopters for $520 million, following uncertainties in arms supplies amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (Defense News)
The Pacific Fleet has stood up Unmanned Surface Vessel Division One to expedite the integration of unmanned surface vessels. The unit will manage unmanned surface vessel experimentation for medium and large unmanned surface vessels like the Sea Hunter and the Sea Hawk, both of which will participate in anti-submarine warfare missions. The Pacific Fleet’s Naval Surface Force held a ceremony May 13 establishing the command at Naval Base San Diego. (Defense News)
A little-known military construction funding policy will likely prevent Congress from granting most of the Pentagon’s $5.7 billion unfunded priorities list for lab and testing infrastructure projects, many of which are too early in the planning and design process for lawmakers to consider. (C4ISRNet)