March is recognized as National Women's History Month. We're celebrating the month by featuring women who have contributed to EW/EMSO.
Space Force Makes History With All-Female 2 SOPS Crew
The Air Force has been providing precise position, navigation and timing for more than 25 years, however a first-of-its-kind crew assumed command and control of its newest satellite this week.
Schriever’s 2nd Space Operations Squadron, the providers of GPS signals to billions of users worldwide, made history July 23 when a crew of eight women space operators gained satellite control authority of satellite vehicle number 76.
Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence 2023 Conference
June 6-8 | Charleston, SC
ONE WEEK LEFT! Call for Speakers is still open! Share your innovations with professionals. Submit your abstract by March 29. Submit your abstract today.
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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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
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.
May 15-17 | Bonn, Germany
Registration for AOC Europe 2023, our international flagship event for the electronic warfare community is now open. Join us for this two-day exhibition and conference with the focus being "Achieving Multi-Domain Integration." Register now to secure your place!
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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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.
• Software Engineer — Terma, Inc. — Atlanta, Georgia, United States
• RF/Radar Systems Engineer — Georgia Tech Research Institute — Dayton, Ohio 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!
Russia is using a dam it controls to release water from Ukraine's massive Kakhovka Reservoir. It's one of dozens of cases where the war is limiting access to safe water. (NPR)
The US invasion of Iraq 20 years ago gripped the entire nation. Today it is far from the minds of most Americans, though not for the veterans who served there. (NPR)
To prevail in a congested electromagnetic spectrum, humans must learn to trust ML algorithms in high-stakes situations like combat. Therefore, cognitive EW, the idea of ML paired with signal processing, classification and automated responses, should be at the forefront of how the EMS community evolves. (JED)