March is recognized as National Women's History Month. We're celebrating the month by featuring women in history who have contributed to EW/EMSO.
Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000)
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress and inventor who pioneered the technology that would one day form the basis for today’s WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth communication systems. As a natural beauty seen widely on the big screen in films like "Samson and Delilah" and "White Cargo," society has long ignored her inventive genius.
Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence 2023 Conference
June 6-8 | Charleston, SC
Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Into JADC2
Each service is working to integrate tactics, techniques, procedures and capabilities into JADC2 to enable this force multiplier for all services and agencies. At this conference, we will advance that effort by gathering the best minds and decision-makers in their fields to discuss plans, objectives, successes and challenges with this transformational move in strategic planning and mission execution.
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Electromagnetic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2023 Conference
May 16-18 | Crane, IN
Call for speakers ends this Friday, March 3! Be a speaker and share your knowledge on concepts, technologies, and capabilities that will enable Force Level EW. Submit an abstract
Force Level Electromagnetic Warfare
The overall goal of this signature conference for Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields is to discuss issues related to achieving Force Level EW and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) capabilities across the Services. Technical panels and keynote speakers will address EW and EMSO requirements and emerging technologies necessary to support joint warfighting and achieve an enduring advantage in the electromagnetic spectrum. Government and military leaders across the Department of Defense will present the essential role of EW and EMSO in Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), Joint Long-Range Fires and Information Advantage and exchange with the EW community how innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are needed to advance collaborative and agile solutions to persistent gaps in our joint warfighting capabilities.
Classification: US Secret Only with third-day session held at TS/SCI US Only level
Partner with AOC and increase your reach! Sponsoring the EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2023 Conference is a great way to increase your reach and be part of what's happening right now in the EMSO industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities for this event.
AOC STEM Student of the Year Scholarship
Applications for the AOC STEM Student of the Year Scholarship are now open! Each year, the AOC Education Foundation awards two students who exhibit academic excellence in engineering or engineering technology, as well as interest and potential contribution to national defense, with $12,500 each. These scholarships are generously funded by Raytheon Intelligence & Space.
Application deadline: April 30
Do you know someone who would be interested in applying? Let them know about this amazing opportunity!
Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2023
March 2-4 | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Spectrum Dominance — Maneuvering as an “Inside” Force
Hosted by AOC, PEO IEW&S/C5ISR and the AOC Susquehanna APG Roost, CEMA 2023 intends to bring the community together to educate, discuss and strategize these technical needs. We anticipate 800+ representatives from the military, government, industry and academia supporting PEO IEW&S, CCDC/DEVCOM and related organizations from APG and other areas. All attendees will be encouraged to tour the exhibits to learn about your unique solutions and insights.
Classification: US Secret Only and TS/SCI Sessions
Reach your target audience at CEMA 2023! AOC sponsorships are a great way to increase your reach and be closest to those in the CEMA industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities for CEMA 2023
2023 AOC Sponsorship Catalog
AOC connects electromagnetic warfare practitioners, industry partners, policymakers and procurement decision-makers.
For more than 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.
Chinese Thinking on the Establishment of “Information Dominance”
March 2 | 2 p.m. ET
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is continuing its extensive modernization program, to prepare to fight and win "informationized local wars." Such wars are a hallmark of the "Information Age," where information is now not only the currency of international power, but the key to successful prosecution of wars. To this end, the PLA is intent upon achieving "information dominance," which includes electronic warfare, network warfare, and space warfare measures to establish dominance over the outer space and electromagnetic/network domains.
This presentation will discuss Chinese thinking on the establishment of "information dominance," based upon Chinese military textbooks and teaching materials. It will also address Chinese revisions in their military regulations, in light of the reorganization of the PLA and advances in certain aspects of information technology.
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Finding Creative Solutions to Global Security Challenges
We all face complex challenges to global security and can examine these issues from many different perspectives. One of these perspectives is fiction storytelling, which often comes close to fact and reflects current problems. In this episode, Ken Miller talks with author Jeffrey Fischer to discuss his military fiction books and how to use these stories to help us learn, adapt, and explore creative solutions that address global security challenges today.
Jeff Fischer is a military fiction author, retired US Air Force Colonel, longtime aviator, and EW officer. Jeff discusses his journey from being in the military to becoming a writer and how this has given him insight into global security issues. Ken and Jeff discuss Live Range and Balkan Reprisal, two books exploring these themes through Dr. Kurt Nover's story. Dr. Nover is the main character who is a retired Navy Seal turned medical doctor who battles PTSD and finds himself caught in the middle of global security-altering events.
You can find Jeff's books 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.
• Lead Data Engineer — Novo Nordisk — Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
• RF/Radar Systems Engineer — Georgia Tech Research Institute — Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2023 EWA Technical Conference
The 2023 theme is “Maintaining Dominance in the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) by Rapidly Fielding and Modifying Systems through the use of Innovation and Open Common Standards.” We are soliciting papers that relate to EW, ISR, or Avionics and may include (but are not limited to) technical solutions, initiatives, enablers, techniques, methods, policy/doctrine updates, interoperability, open system, modeling, architectures and best practices.
The US Army’s Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) system has achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) with the US Army, system developer Northrop Grumman announced last month. (JED)
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says her first visit to Ukraine underscores Washington's commitment to continuing its economic support for the country. (Independent)
Sunday's meeting followed the killing of two Israelis in the occupied West Bank, the latest violence in a wave of fighting that has has left dozens dead on both sides of the conflict in recent months. (NPR)