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AOC 2022, AOC's International Symposium & Convention is taking place this week in Washington D.C.!

Stay up to date with everything that's been happening so far at the event:

From the Crows' Nest Podcast live from AOC 2022

AOC podcast Host Ken Miller is taking the opportunity to record live episodes at the international symposium & convention to interview and host recaps with individuals at the event. Listen to the most recent episode: Revisiting the EMSO Playbook.

2023 AOC Sponsorship Catalog
AOC connects electromagnetic warfare practitioners, industry partners, policymakers and procurement decision-makers.

For over 55 years, electronic warfare (EW), electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO), cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) and information operations (IO) professionals from military, government, industry and academia have looked to AOC to provide access to emerging technologies and the latest developments to protect the warfighter.

Plan to partner with AOC in 2023! AOC sponsorships are a great way to increase your reach and to be part of what's happening right now EMSO industry.

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Elma Electronic Inc.
Mercury Systems

Testing Your RWR - Accuracy Matters
Nov. 3 | 2-3 p.m. EDT

Accuracy is of the utmost importance when testing a radar warning receiver and maintaining the highest accuracy of your test system is essential. One is only as strong as the other or else you might be initiating countermeasures miles off-target. This presentation will explore how measurement errors and inaccuracies in your test system can compromise the effectiveness of an EW system. We will describe the calibration procedures that can be implemented to achieve higher EW system performance and traceability necessary for the assurance test and evaluation engineers seek.

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Learn Anytime, Anywhere
On-Demand Professional Development Courses From Leading Experts in the EW Field

Achieve your professional development goals and learn at your own pace with AOC’s growing library of 20+ on-demand online courses on EW topics including:

  • Modeling & simulation
  • Communications
  • Radar systems
  • Direct energy weapons
  • Space
  • Machine learning
  • Electro-optical/infrared sensor engineering
  • Small unmanned aircraft system (sUAI)

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Revisiting the EMSO Playbook

In this special episode of From the Crows’ Nest recorded from AOC 2022 in Washington, DC, host Ken Miller is joined by guest John Knowles, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electromagnetic Dominance (JED), the AOC’s official publication. Ken and John talk about the concept of an Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) playbook and what it means for stakeholders across military and industry, both in the US and abroad. They also discuss how to best apply lessons from the playbook to the dynamic global threat environment, including both Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and growing tensions in the Pacific.

Start Listening


Ultra Electronics Limited – EWST
Microwave Products Group

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 — NSA — Fort Meade, Maryland, United States

USINDOPACOM Joint Exercise Experiment Planner (Cyber SME) — Valiant Integrated Services — Camp H M Smith, Hawaii, United States

SpectraScopeRT Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Software
SpectraScopeRT - Windows based spectrum analyzer application requiring no programming and allows for integrated operational control of both the downconverter receiver and the digitizer for signal capture, analysis, recordings. Analysis displays include IQ Time Domain, Frequency Domain, I Spectrum, IQ Power Spectrum, Constellation Plot, Spectrogram Plot, Persistence Plot, and Histogram Plot. Multiple windows can be shown simultaneously with auto tile and cascade options or manually sized and placed as desired.
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W. L. Gore & Associates
Industry News

It may be no coincidence that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, have held at least two phone conversations in the last three days—after months of going incommunicado—while both countries are holding their annual nuclear-war exercises. (Slate)


Young volunteers blast techno music while helping people in destroyed villages and then hold dance parties to blow off steam. "Listening to music keeps us balanced, so we can keep working," one says. (NPR)