March is recognized as National Women's History Month. We're celebrating the month by featuring women who have contributed to EW/EMSO.
Fragile Like a Bomb - Not Fragile Like a Flower: Women Behind USAF ICBMs
The intercontinental ballistic missileers sit alert each hour of every day to provide the nation's unstoppable nuclear deterrent. In honor of International Women's Day, teams of female missileers across all ICBM wings participated in a coordinated, simultaneous training launch. This key-turn simulation was the first time a training launch of this nature has occurred and offers, as all historic moments do, a chance to look back on how far we've come.
A central tenet of AOC's mission is recognizing individuals, groups and military units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the AOC and the Electromagnetic Warfare enterprise. The AOC has a number of awards that are available each year, with three categories – Prestige, Community and Chapter Flow Up.
For information on AOC's Awards Program or to submit a nomination, go to crows.org/awards.
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
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.
Call for Speakers is still open! Share your innovations with professionals. Submit your abstract by March 29. Learn More.
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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.
SDR For Strategic COMINT Applications
March 23 | 2 p.m. ET
Software defined radio "SDR" technology has been around for decades. Some of the benefits have been limited to the COMINT receiver vendors. In this presentation we focus more on the benefits for the end-user. We go through some general advantages of SDR technology and more specific benefits it brings to strategic COMINT monitoring systems. We will look at SDR enabled COMINT receiver functionality and how to combine it with a modular HW architecture to improve the reusability of the equipment for various missions. The presentation examines how to use SDR technologies with related technologies and concludes with an outlook of possible SDR enabled functionality in COMINT.
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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.
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.
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.
Science Olympiad Build Event Trials at VHS
The Science Olympiad Build Event Trials at VHS was held this past Friday. Those events include Flight, Bridge, Scrambler, Trajectory, and It's About Time. The trials were an opportunity for these students to test their devices. We will be competing at the region competition at Middle GA State on Feb 18. This has been, in part, the result of the Dixie CROWS financial donation. We appreciate your support.
Moscow told Washington on Wednesday to keep well away from its air space after a US drone intercepted by Russian jets crashed into the Black Sea - the first known direct confrontation between the superpowers since Russia invaded Ukraine. (Reuters)
China claims self-ruled, democratic Taiwan is part of its territory and refuses most contacts with countries that maintain formal ties with Taiwan. (NPR)
The Armed Forces of Ukraine struck a Russian command post, two radar stations, an electronic warfare station and an anti-aircraft missile system, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. (Yahoo)