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.
Gladys West: The Hidden Figure Who Helped Invent GPS
Gladys West, US Air Force Hall of Famer, contributed to modeling the shape of the Earth, which later led to the development of the Global Positioning System (GPS).
HOC Spotlight: Women in EW
In celebration of Women’s History Month, this episode honors the contributions of three women whose discoveries, inventions and insights made a lasting impact on electromagnetic spectrum operations and, in some cases, helped turn the tides of war: Florence Violet McKenzie, Joan Curran and Hedy LaMarr. To help us tell these stories, we turn to Author David Duffy and Author Kimberly Moravec. The guest narrator is Ms. Shelley Frost, the first woman Executive Director of the Association of Old Crows. While we celebrate these and other women's achievements during Women’s History Month, we must also acknowledge that women in Electronic Warfare have faced significant barriers in their careers, even barriers to simply be considered equal members of society. This episode is dedicated to all women of Electronic Warfare – past, present and future.
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.
Share your innovations with professionals. Call for speakers is still open! Submit your abstract by March 29. Learn More.
Make face-to-face connections with your target audience when you partner with AOC! Sponsoring the Cyber/EW Convergence 2023 Conference puts you in front of those active in the field, increasing your reach in the industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities for Cyber/EW Convergence 2023 Conference
Electromagnetic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2023 Conference
May 16-18 | Crane, IN
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.
Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2023
May 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
Stop by our booth in the Exhibit Hall next week and say hi!
March 13-16 | Washington, DC | Booth #2543
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.
Countering UAS Using EW and DEW Attack Vectors
March 9 | 2 p.m. ET
In this webinar, David C. Stoudt, Ph.D. will discuss techniques for countering UAS using a combination of both conventional EW techniques and DEW techniques, as technological advances in UAS technology make conventional EW attack vectors increasingly difficult to exploit
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The Arctic Frontier: A New Security Battleground
The power struggle between the US and China is all too familiar. After the Chinese-operated balloon traveled from the Aleutian Islands down to the US Heartland, the defense community is speculating if this was simply another chapter in our power struggle or if China is seeking specific intelligence from the US. In this episode, Ken Miller talks with journalist Michael Fabey about the implications of the Chinese-operated balloon and how the Arctic region is emerging as a new global security frontier.
Michael Fabey is an award-winning journalist and author currently researching the US Arctic region and the implications this region holds for global security. Ken and Michael discuss what information China likely received through the balloon, why the US took so long to address it and the likelihood that a US homeland attack would occur in the Aleutian Island-Arctic region.
Ken also commends the new podcast D-Fence, hosted by Dr. Alix Valenti. You can learn more about her and the podcast 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
AOC STEM Student of the Year Scholarship
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!
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 recently concluded Aero India air show, held in the Southern Indian city of Bengaluru, was witness to a growing range of domestically developed electronic warfare (EW) systems. (JED)
A 12-year-old was punished over her anti-war artwork, the latest sign of a growing crackdown against young people. (Al Jazeera)
Germany said Tuesday it is reviewing tech suppliers such as China's Huawei and ZTE, whose equipment is used in Germany's 5G networks. Europeans are starting to favor a tougher stance on China. (NPR)