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Call for Nominations for 2023 AOC Awards

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.

Nomination deadline: April 30

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Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2023
May 2-4 | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Theme: Spectrum Dominance — Maneuvering as an “Inside” Force

Hosted by AOC, PEO IEW&S/C5ISR and the AOC Susquehanna APG Roost, CEMA 2023 aims to connect warfighters, program managers, science and technology subject-matter experts and decision makers to enable discussions regarding current and future operational gaps/needs, program updates, technology advancements and the latest in policy and planning.

Catch a glimpse of the latest draft agenda and speaker lineup.

Classification: US Secret Only and TS/SCI Sessions

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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

Electromagnetic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2023 Conference
May 16-18 | Crane, IN

Theme: 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

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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.

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Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence 2023 Conference
June 6-8 | Charleston, SC

Theme: 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.

Classification: TS/SCI

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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

AOC Europe
May 15-17 | Bonn, Germany

As the importance of capability integration across all operating domains cannot be over-emphasised or underestimated, our upcoming conference will examine the political, strategic, operational, technological and implementation aspects of achieving multi-domain integration and EMS superiority. Join us in Bonn, Germany, May 15-17 to keep pace with the latest developments in electromagnetic spectrum operations.

Register before April 17 to take advantage of our Early Bird registration offer.

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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.

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Mercury Systems

EMS as the Context of Military OperationsSDR For Strategic COMINT Applications
April 6 | 2 p.m. ET

Across our portfolio of advanced warfighting capabilities, we have trouble seeing the causes of our shared problems due to a long-standing fixation on their symptoms. While our individual technologies are indeed exceptional, our philosophy is becoming obsolete and so our approach is becoming deficient for our circumstances. The Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS), or simply the Spectrum, is no less than the totality of all radiant EM energy, for every purpose, usually referenced by frequency. By its omnipresent and immersive nature, the EMS provides an entire physical system of concepts, objectives and relationships for underwriting strategic advantage in great power competition. However, we must deliberately choose to look beyond our comfortable, popular, localized assumptions to see and take advantage of the EMS’ systemic benefits. With those observations in mind, this discussion will visit our circumstances, challenges and future opportunities for underwriting strategic military superiority through improving our understanding of – and thus our approach to – the Electromagnetic Spectrum domain.

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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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Where Does JADC2 Stand Today?

The topic of Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) always brings up many different perspectives and ideas for its execution and implementation. Ken Miller talks with EW Writer and Analyst Dr. Thomas Withington about the latest developments of JADC2 and its implications for modern warfare.

Dr. Withington is the newsletter editor for Armada International and shares his analysis of what JADC2 is working to accomplish. Ken and Dr. Withington compare how JADC2 would unfold against a strategic competitor like China versus an acute threat like Russia. They also discuss the need for improved inter-service collaboration, the importance of data standardization and risk-management approach when implementing AI and ML technologies, and JADC2’s ability to improve decision-making on the battlefield.

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Ultra Electronics Limited – EWST

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:

Software Engineer — Terma, Inc. — Atlanta, Georgia, United States

RF/Radar Systems Engineer —  Georgia Tech Research Institute — Dayton, Ohio United States

Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Warfare 18-20 JULY 2023
This course is a concepts-driven, 3-day, introductory course to Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) with theory presented with minimal mathematics. This is an ideal course for those in the defense industry or government who are new to EMSO or in need of a refresh.  The course includes lecture and practical exercises. But what make our course unique, is the use of a simulated virtual battlespace that includes the electromagnetic environment.
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Young Crow Spotlight

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!

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W. L. Gore & Associates
Chapter News

More than 550 industry and government leaders in electronic warfare gathered for the 50th Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California, March 14-16.

On March 29, the Billy Mitchell Chapter returned to holding its monthly luncheon at the JBSA-Lackland Gateway Club after a years-long COVID-19 induced hiatus. The Commander of the 453rd EW Squadron, Lt. Col. Taylor "Rabbit" Eavenson, addressed a crowd of 21 Billy Mitchell Chapter members. There were lots of questions and back and forth in a presentation that was both highly informative and of intense interest to the assembled Crows.

Industry News

Finland joined the NATO military alliance Tuesday, dealing a major blow to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a historic realignment of Europe’s post-Cold War security landscape triggered by Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. (AP)


Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is in California on Wednesday, where she will meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in an encounter that is being closely watched in Beijing. (NPR)


The United States flew nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to the Korean Peninsula again on Wednesday in a show of strength against North Korea amid concerns that the North might conduct a nuclear test. (AP)

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