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59th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention

2022 Theme: The EMSO Playbook: Maneuvering to Win in a New Era

The Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention is the leading event for electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum operations, cyber-electromagnetic activities, and information operations experts worldwide, having the largest concentration of decision-makers among industry shows.

Mark your calendars for June 20—registration and housing open!

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Become a Sponsor | 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.

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

US Army Cyber Corps Warrant Officer Scholarship

The application deadline for the US Army Cyber Corps Warrant Officer Scholarship has been extended to June 30. 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 30.

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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.

You still have time to apply! Submit your application by June 30.

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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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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

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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Podcast

Book Discussion: Heavy Metal with Michael Fabey

Host Ken Miller sits down with journalist and author, Michael Fabey, to discuss his new book, Heavy Metal – The Hard Days and Nights of the Shipyard Workers who Build America’s Supercarriers. The book chronicles the building of the USS John F. Kennedy, the 2nd Ford-class supercarrier. He takes us into the lives and stories of the shipyard workers who build these “cities on the sea” and provides us insight into the revitalization of the American labor movement.

Michael Fabey has reported on military and naval affairs for most of his career. In his work for National Geographic Traveler, the Economist Group, Defense News, Aviation Week, and Janes, he has collected more than two dozen reporting awards, including the prestigious Timothy White Award. His first book, Crashback, provides an account of the power struggle between the U.S. and China in the Pacific.

To learn more and purchase his books, visit here. Listeners will also enjoy his recent article in Medium entitled, “Why what happened to the Russian warship Moskva won’t happen to American aircraft carriers,” here.

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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

 
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Industry News
  

In November, a team of French science fiction writers working with the country’s military dreamed up a new program, known as Myriade, to head off future threats: one that would help nations detect the manipulation of public opinion. The move quickly proved prescient. (Defense News)

  

AT&T Inc. said it successfully demonstrated its 5G network at Naval Base Coronado in California as part of a Department of Defense effort to adopt the technology and create so-called smart warehouses. (C4ISRNet)

  

The US Army will double the size of its active-duty cyber forces by the end of the decade as the Pentagon shifts its focus from counterinsurgency and prepares for future fights with technologically savvy opponents, officials said. (C4ISRNet)

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