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59th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention

2022 Theme: The EMSO Playbook: Maneuvering to Win in a New Era
Join us at the industry's leading event to hear from subject-matter experts, explore a show floor brimming with the latest cutting-edge technology and network with stakeholders, thought leaders and experts in the field. So register today and book your room early — discounted rooms are limited!

Register and book your room early — early bird rates end Friday, July 22!

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Become a Sponsor
AOC provides numerous sponsorship opportunities allowing you to introduce your product or company to our audience. Learn more or contact Sean Fitzgerald, AOC Sales & Client Operations Manager, at 703-549-1600 x222 or

2022 AOC Award Winners
Please join us in celebrating this year’s award winners for their exemplary service to our community!

Every year AOC recognizes individuals and units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the association in support of the United States or Allied Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO), Cyber-Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) and Information Operations (IO).

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Congratulations to 2022 AOC Scholarship Winners
Please join us in celebrating this year’s scholarship winners!

 STEM Student of the Year

Annie Ostojic

Samuel Weiss

US Army Cyber Corps Warrant Officer

Douglas B. Price

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Development Platform for SOSA 1.0 & CMOSS
Elma’s new feature-rich E-Frame Development Platform provides all the slot profiles called out in the latest SOSA Technical Reference Standard 1.0 and CMOSS for accelerated test & development of plug-in cards (PICs). The 12-slot backplane supports 100 GbE, high-speed RF and optical I/O, PNT, chassis management and many more features.
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Cognitive Electronic Warfare: An Artificial Intelligence Approach
July 28 | 2-3 p.m. EDT

This webinar will present an overview of how AI can be used in EW. Dr. Haigh will describe opportunities for using AI in situation assessment and electronic support (ES) and decision-making techniques for electronic protect (EP), electronic attack (EA) and electronic battle management (EBM). Haigh will present AI techniques from Situation Assessment, Decision Making and Machine Learning, and discuss tradeoffs. Haigh will describe approaches to the important issue of real-time in-mission machine learning and evaluation approaches that demonstrate that a cognitive system that learns how to handle novel environments. The webinar is intended to be a voice track to the book Cognitive EW: An AI Approach (Artech 2021) and an introduction to the September AOC course

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Norden Millimeter, Inc.
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!
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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Collaboration to Improve Cyber Operations

Host Ken Miller is joined by Brigadier General Guy Walsh, USAF (Ret.). Gen. Walsh is currently the Executive Director of the National Security Collaboration Center at the University of Texas San Antonio (NSCC). They discuss the state of cyber operations today across the Department of Defense and homeland security agencies. Gen. Walsh highlights the need to strengthen public/private collaboration to more efficiently address the complex threats and challenges facing the US and our allied partners in cyberspace. They also discuss how cyber operations align with the 2022 National Defense Strategy.

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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

Featured Jobs:

•  Systems Engineer — Babcock — Inskip, United Kingdom

Senior Principal Firmware Engineer - EW *50K Sign-on Bonus* — Raytheon — Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Chapter News
AOC welcomes its newest Chaper: the Bohemian Crows in the Czech Republic.
The Patriots Roost Chapter awarded OC Jeffrey B. Jones Cyber Operations Award to Raul Blanche at its Space Resiliency Conference this past June.
The French Lafayette Chapter celebrated its 25th birthday at AOC Europe in Montpellier, France, and provided all attendees with birthday cake.
Dr. Pace, a senior scientist at L3Harris, Advanced Systems & Technologies, visited Dahlgren, Virginia Beach/Hampton, Chesapeake Bay area and Capitol Club areas in a one-day course tour held June 6–8. The tour was sponsored by Rohde & Schwarz and local chapters.

11th Annual Pacific information Operations & Electromagnetic Warfare Symposium

This event will be delivered both in-person and online via the Federal Business Council
(FBC) Online Events platform from Oct. 18-19 for the UNCLASSIFIED plenary and
secure video teleconference for the CLASSIFIED plenary Oct. 20-21.

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Industry News

On July 14, the US House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 in a vote of 329-101. The NDAA serves as the backbone for US national security policy and priorities. The final bill contains $839 billion for national security spending, $37 billion above the president’s budget request. The bill builds on previous investments in cutting-edge technologies and innovations and the Association of Old Crows (AOC) applauds the US House of Representatives and the House Armed Services Committee for advancing this critical legislation for the 62nd consecutive year. (JED)


Russian President Vladimir Putin won staunch support from Iran on Tuesday for his country’s military campaign in Ukraine, with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei saying the West opposes an “independent and strong” Russia. (AP)


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a Pentagon office that conducts research and development of emerging technologies, said it successfully conducted the first flight test of the Operational Fires Program at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. (C4ISRNet)