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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

Hurry! Applications close Wednesday, June 15!

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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.

AOC provides numerous sponsorship opportunities allowing you to introduce your product and/or company to our audience. Don't miss the chance to interact with 2,000+ industry professionals, build brand awareness, recruit new talent and secure client referrals.

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

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Mercury Systems

Development of Cognitive EW Datasets
June 16 | 2-3 p.m. EDT

In this webinar, we will review the challenges that mode-agile radar and EW threat emitters pose to traditional static threat library implementations in radar and EW systems, and assess the architecture of cognitive Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) systems that can be used to deliver effective RF countermeasures. We will then discuss to show how MATLAB can be used to create training datasets for radars, communication systems, and other RF emitters to ensure robust training of deep learning and machine learning algorithms for use in cognitive radio applications. We will demonstrate data synthesis techniques that include the effects of propagation channels, hardware impairments, and interference sources. We will conclude with a discussion of a wideband RF record, simulation and playback system that can be used to create realistic training environments with over-the-air (OTA) measurements of those AI & ML systems running on real-world hardware.

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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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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.

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We know it's hard to stay up-to-date on new advancements in the electromagnetic spectrum operations industry. That's why we created the Product Showcase, a monthly collection of the latest product updates and announcements from our industry partners. View the latest issue below!

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Be Featured in the Next Product Showcase Issue | Contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald, fitzgerald@crows.org, 703-549-1600 ext 222.

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Podcast

Breaking Down the Congressional Defense Budget Process

The congressional defense budget process will be heating up over the next few weeks. To understand what we should expect for defense funding in the fiscal year 2022, Ken Miller talks with Madison Strader Arcangeli and Katy Nazaretova of Forza DC, a federal strategies and consulting firm that helps organizations engage with Capitol Hill over defense, technology, and cyber security issues. Madison and Katy break down the National Defense Authorization Act and Defense Appropriations Bill, explaining how these bills differ from each other and what each bill covers. We also discuss the big-ticket items the defense budget committee will grapple with, how congressional staff will navigate the political dance of defense bills, and what the future holds for the responsible defense budgets.

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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:

•  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
  

As the U.S. Space Force plans for a growing number of national security launches in coming years, House lawmakers want the service to choose a single company to manage launch integration. (Defense News)

  

Australia and Canada have accused China of conducting dangerous intercepts of maritime patrol aircraft performing routine surveillance and sanctions-monitoring missions over the East and South China seas. (Defense News)

  

Russian airstrikes hit a freight railcar repair factory in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on the weekend, a week after Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to facilitate the export of grain from Ukraine amid a worsening global food shortage and inflation crisis. The latest attacks on the railcar factory — reportedly used to transport goods such as grain — have raised questions over the possibility Moscow could weaponize the supply of food. (CNBC)

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