AOC is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Brock as the inaugural Director of Strategic Partnerships and Training. This new position underscores AOC’s commitment to fostering collaborations and enhancing the professional development of its members.
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Training
In his new role, Mr. Brock will identify and nurture strategic collaborations that align with AOC’s vision for innovation and excellence in electronic warfare. This effort includes engaging with industry leaders, government agencies and international partners to enhance AOC’s impact on the global stage. Additionally, he will develop and oversee training initiatives that empower AOC members to continue their professional growth, expand their skill sets and contribute meaningfully to the organization’s objectives.
The Association of Old Crows 60th International Symposium & Convention
Dec. 11-13 | National Harbor, MD
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2023 Theme: Advancing EMS Superiority Through Strategic Alliances and Partnerships | Join us at the industry's leading event to hear from subject-matter experts, explore a show floor brimming with the latest cutting-edge technology and network with stakeholders, thought leaders and experts in the field.
Register today and book your room early – discounted rooms are limited!
Become a Sponsor | AOC provides numerous sponsorship opportunities allowing you to introduce your product and/or company to our audience. Learn more or contact Sean Fitzgerald, AOC Sales & Client Operations Manager, at 703-549-1600 x222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EW/Cyber Technology Assessments by DOT&E: A Process Primer
Sept. 14 | 2 p.m. ET
The Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) has a role, mandated by Congress, to conduct cyber assessments across the Department. Within the DOT&E Cyber Assessment Program (CAP), there is also a team focused on offensive cyberspace operations (OCO) and non-kinetic effects (NKE). The DOT&E CAP OCO/NKE establishes an annual campaign plan to “establish a Cyber Readiness Campaign for OCO/NKE that can inform the Department on its ability to develop, test and field OCO and NK-related capabilities and inform commanders at all echelons how these capabilities are integrated and synchronized with Joint Fires to achieve an operational effect.” This highlights four lifecycle areas of interest: development, test/demonstration/experiment, integration and synchronization. CAP OCO & NKE participation in all aspects of this lifecycle process places the team in a unique position to understand the systems in development and/or test for fielding and align these efforts with the combatant command’s objectives for integrating the systems into mission executions and support to the synchronization of the multi-domain operations plans. CAP OCO & NKE’s involvement in strategic support initiatives (e.g., DODI 3600.03 rewrite, threat, and range realism, etc.) informs our approach across all lifecycle areas and enables timely influence for capabilities and employment processes. The knowledge and experience gained through the capability assessment facilitates and drives realistic planning, use cases and scenarios for exercise planning and execution.
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Educating and informing the Electromagnetic Warfare community is at the heart of AOC’s mission. As the leader in training EMSO and EW professionals worldwide, AOC offers a wide selection of professional development courses and webinars on various topics led by experts in the field.
Be at the forefront of educating the men and women in the EW/EMSO industry and submit a proposal to instruct our next live webinar.
[Course] Principles of ESM Analysis
Nov. 6-9 | Instructor: Dr. Sue Robertson
Are you an ESM professional looking to enhance your skills and take your career to the next level? Our upcoming course is designed to empower ESM analysts with the knowledge and techniques to decipher and optimize ESM system performance. Whether you're a seasoned professional working as an ESM data analyst, equipment developer, system assessor or just starting out, this course promises to offer valuable insights to help you excel in your field.
Advance your knowledge in various topics:
- ESM systems and the electromagnetic environment (EME)
- Equipment Considerations
- ESM Processing, including Direction of Arrival Calculation, Deinterleaving, Radar Location
- ESM Testing and Trials in the Real World
- Radar Identification and Library Generation and Matching, Specific Emitter Identification
- Common Issues with ESM Systems, including DOA Errors, Multipath, and Multi-tracking
A Conversation with Dr. Alix Valenti
In this episode of From the Crows’ Nest, host Ken Miller sits down with journalist, writer and friend, Dr. Alix Valenti. Alix hosts her own podcast, D-Fence, which focuses on European military and security issues. In this collaborative podcast effort, Ken and Alix discuss issues ranging from the art (and experimentation) of creating a podcast to the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning. In between, they cover current events, their perspectives on coalition operations and trends in Naval EW and Undersea Warfare. You can learn more about Dr. Alix Valenti here.
CONVENTION 23 - Australian Information Warfare: Beyond the Defence Strategic Review
Sept. 26-28 | Adelaide, South Australia
The Information Warfare discipline is emerging at the forefront of Australian Defence priorities as a key enabler of critical operational capabilities. Convention 23 will see electronic warfare, cyber and information operations professionals from domestic and international government, Defence, industry and academic partners convene to engage on topical areas of interest in the IW domain. The convention will feature two days of open conference followed by a classified day for eligible attendees.
Visit aocaustralia.com/convention23 to secure your place!
Join the Spectrum Working Group
AOC Australia and the SWG are run by volunteers committed to promoting the interests of Australia's IW community. If you're interested in helping out and getting some personal and professional development along the way, please get in touch!
12th Annual Pacific Information Operations & Electromagnetic Warfare Symposium
Oct. 17-20 | Honolulu, HI
USINDOPACOM, the Diamond Head Chapter of the Association of Old Crows, and the OSD Phoenix Challenge team are co-sponsoring the 12th Annual Pacific Information Operations & Electromagnetic Warfare Symposium.
Oct. 17-18 - Unclassified plenary sessions will take place in-person at the Alohilani Hotel. A hosted evening social on the Alohilani Swell Deck area follows the end of the first day from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 17. This portion of the symposium is offered both in-person and virtual and attendance is limited to 250. Those who register for virtual only will be able to view all presentations as they are given, or after the recording is posted to the site for later viewing.
Oct. 19-20 CLASSIFIED plenary - On the 19th, the CLASSIFIED plenary sessions begin with the morning session set at S/REL TO USA, DEU, FRA, JPN, KOR AND FVEY. The main plenary will be held at the Towers Conference Center with overflow at USARPAC and MARFORPAC HQs. Attendance at these sessions is restricted and requires an additional registration process – please visit the Know Before You Go page for instructions. Classification for sessions on Oct. 19-20 is SECRET REL TO USA FVEY.
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