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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!

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Present a Webinar or Instruct a Course

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 EMSO community when you present a webinar and/or instruct a course.

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Or contact Raleigh Leavitt, AOC Education Coordinator, at leavitt@crows.org

Future 5
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.

Submit your application by June 30!

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Seminar Tour: Developing Digital RF Memories and Transceiver Technologies for Electromagnetic Warfare
Four Tour Locations | June 6-10

This complimentary one-day seminar tour, led by Dr. Philip Pace and hosted by Rohde & Schwarz and daily AOC Chapter Sponsors, will focus on modern electronic support and electronic attack techniques using deep learning methods. Tour locations include Virginia Beach (VA), Hampton (VA), King George (VA) and Columbia (MD). 

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Reserve a Booth at AOC 2022

The Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention is the leading event for electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum operations, cyber-electromagnetic activities, and information operations experts from around the world and has the largest concentration of DECISION MAKERS among industry shows.

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Or contact Sean Fitzgerald, AOC Sales & Client Operations Manager, at 703-549-1600 x222  or fitzgerald@crows.org

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Millimeter Wave (MMW) Propagation
June 2 | 2-3 p.m. EDT

This webinar discusses the nature of radio propagation in the millimeter wave (MMW) frequency range. This is typically considered frequencies between 30 and 300 GHz MMW signals provide significant increases in bandwidth, but also suffer significantly increased losses, which limits link distances, particularly in the atmosphere. Formulas and nomographs are presented to show MMW propagation losses as a function of frequency, distance, rain, fog, atmosphere, and foliage. Calculations are made for links completely within the atmosphere, in space, and between a satellite and a terminal on the Earth. Outline: Frequencies, Antennas, Propagation in the atmosphere, Ranges, Line of sight loss, Atmospheric loss, Rain loss. Foliage loss, Propagation in space, Propagation space to Earth

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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 wants our webinars to serve you, our audience, in the best ways possible. To help us succeed, we'd like to hear your thoughts. Please take just a few minutes to complete our 2022 Education Survey below. Thank you!

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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.

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Podcast

The Role of EMSO in Today’s Conflict

From Ukraine to China, NATO to Congress, a lot has happened in May. In this episode, host Ken Miller talks with JED editor, John Knowles to take a step back and discuss where these topics stand in the EW community. John and Ken particularly discuss how these current conflicts have generated a lot of new interest in EMSO, and they ask the question: how can we move EMSO past this type of episodic interest driven by conflict to become a sustained and managed practice? John and Ken also update us on the new phase of conflict in Ukraine, the role of EMSO in NATO, and what the Russia-Ukraine conflict implies for China and Taiwan.

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

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Careers

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.

Featured Jobs:

• Senior Principal Systems Engineer - (HEL) — Raytheon — McKinney, Texas 

•  Systems Engineer — Babcock — Inskip, United Kingdom

 
Chapter News

Summit 2022: Space and Cyber Capabilities to Address Emerging Challenges
June 14-16 | 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.

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Industry News
  

Russian forces claim to have jammed a NATO drone over the Black Sea, Russian state-controlled news agency RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday. The news agency reports that Russia's electronic warfare system jammed a NATO unmanned aerial vehicle while the drone was trying to conduct reconnaissance over the Black Sea and approaching the coast of Crimea. (Newsweek)

  

Russia’s foothold on Snake Island, a smattering of land off the coast of Western Ukraine is bolstering its control of the Black Sea, preventing Ukrainian ships from delivering the country’s life-sustaining grain to Egypt, Algeria, Libya and others. (Forbes)

  

The US Army has awarded a $624.6 million contract to Raytheon Technologies to build Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to restock its own supply after sending roughly 1,400 Stingers to Ukraine to bolster the nation’s defense against the Russian invasion. (Defense News)

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