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.
AOC 2022 is here and we are planning to have a show floor packed with the latest technology in the field and amazing agenda! Register today and book your room early—discounted rooms are limited!
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Become a Sponsor | AOC provides numerous sponsorship opportunities allowing you to introduce your product and/or company to our audience. Learn more or contact Sean Fitzgerald, AOC Sales & Client Operations Manager, at 703-549-1600 x222 or email@example.com
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.
Hurry! Submit your application by next Thursday, June 30.
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.
International Microwave Symposium
June 19–24 | Denver, CO
AOC is thrilled to be exhibiting at International Microwave Symposium—be sure to stop by our booth #3001!
Electromagnetic Battle Management
June 30 | 2-3 p.m. EDT
Electromagnetic Battle Management...What does it really mean? What knowledge is needed to make it real? What tools are needed to make it an activity? How can a real solution be built and fielded? This webinar addresses all of those topics from the perspective of a technologist who has worked in this field for 30+ years...EMBM, EMSO, EW, SIGINT, Spectrum Management...where is our community coming from and where do we need to get to in order to truly OPERATE in and through the spectrum battlespace? Let’s talk about it!
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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.
Or contact Raleigh Leavitt, AOC Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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.
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.
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.
• Systems Engineer — Babcock — Inskip, United Kingdom
Those with boots on the ground are looking to the skies for the extended, accelerated and protected communication and data-sharing capabilities needed to meet the challenge of high-tech opponents on battlefields the world over. The US Army is experimenting with what it calls the aerial tier network, airborne assets that can relay information, reduce reaction times and help resolve communication breakdowns in areas where foliage, mountains and buildings impede signals. (Defense News)
A provision in the House’s annual defense authorization bill, released Monday, would require the Pentagon to establish a critical munitions reserve and establish a pilot program to keep better tabs on subcontractors involved in production. (Defense News)
US lawmakers are pushing for more money to support the Pentagon’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control endeavor and the creation of a related headquarters in the Indo-Pacific, as well as for critical technology including microelectronics and hypersonics. (C4ISRNet)