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

On-site registration is EXTREMELY limited! Register today to secure your spot!

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

All security clearances and base access forms must be submitted ASAP. 

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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

Achieving Spectrum Superiority with the Congressional Electromagnetic Warfare Working Group
April 27 | 4-5 p.m.

Please join Hudson Senior Fellow Timothy A. Walton and Association of Old Crows Director of Outreach Ken Miller for a discussion on the US military’s efforts to achieve spectrum superiority with Representatives Don Bacon (R-NE), Rick Larsen (D-WA), and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), the co-chairs of the Congressional Electromagnetic Warfare Working Group.

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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.

Submit your nomination by April 30

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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.

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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.

MPG Solutions – Cutting-Edge RF & Microwave Subsystems
Five decades of experience in supporting mission-critical Electronic Warfare and Radar platforms under the most challenging conditions. We push the limits of signal purity, speed, bandwidth, dynamic range, linearity, SWaP, and reliability while establishing close partnerships with our customers that lead to advanced RF & Microwave solutions.
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AOC Europe
May 15-17 | Bonn, Germany

As the space domain continues to hold great geopolitical significance and sovereign interest, AOC Europe 2023 will take a closer look at the role of satellites in electromagnetic warfare. Our conference agenda will extensively focus on relevant technologies needed to achieve multi-domain integration in information superiority and domination of the EMS including ISGINT applications. Can’t wait to find out more? Join us in Bonn next month.

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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

Elma Electronic Inc.
Mercury Systems

5G Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) – Technology Outlook and Evolution
May 4 | 2 p.m. ET

With 3GPP Release 17, the 5G system is “learning to fly” and technology wise 5G will enable satellite based connectivity. But it will present a long technology evolution and the NTN will be further enhanced. Those enhancements allow the incorporation of more processing power into the satellites known as regenerative mode or will enable other airborne stations beside satellites and also enhance the interoperability of terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks. Combined with the trend of private networks, there are various options to incorporate NTN ad hoc networks into private networks. This webinar will discuss the technology details of 5G NTN and the technology evolution of “beyond satellite” on the long term path to 6G unified networks.

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Learn Anytime, Anywhere
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)

Enroll in a course today

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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
Wireless Telecom Group

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.

Submit your application by April 30.

Do you know someone who would be interested in applying? Let them know about this amazing opportunity!

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IMS 2023
W. L. Gore & Associates
Chapter News

A huge thank you to AOC President Brian “Hinks” Hinkley for being a part of our 47th Dixie Crow Symposium. Hinks welcomed attendees during the Plenary Session, mingled with attendees and exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall throughout the days and the Exhibitor Reception in addition to inducting newly elected 2023-2024 Dixie Crow Board Members at the Annual Dinner Banquet where SSgt Johnny “Joey” Jones, USMC (Ret.) was the Guest Speaker.

Industry News

The DOD released its Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget request in March. The $842 billion descriptions and details about hundreds of the Department’s electronic warfare (EW), signals intelligence (SIGINT) and offensive cyber operations programs and projects. (JED)


Russian forces can jam some of the GPS-guided weapons that the United States has given Ukraine, including Joint Direct Attack Munitions, or JDAMs, according to Business Insider, which cited leaked documents.

Parker Meggitt Baltimore
Elettronica SpA