2023 AOC Board of Directors Election
AOC members are invited to exercise their fundamental right to vote in the upcoming election for the AOC Board of Directors representatives. Take the opportunity to acquaint yourself with the candidates below to learn about their backgrounds, leadership approaches, and contributions to AOC.
Eligible voters were emailed with voting instructions on Oct. 1.
Voting deadline: Oct. 31
Meet the Candidates
The Association of Old Crows 60th International Symposium & Convention
Dec. 11-13 | National Harbor, MD
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.
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Explore the Dynamic Agenda Led by Experts in the Field
Immerse yourself in subject-specific sessions led by expert speakers in the field.
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Browse the Show Floor
With over 125 exhibiting companies, you'll discover the latest products and solutions in the field.
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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 email@example.com
Collaborative EW Symposium 2024
March 12-14 | Point Mugu, California
Theme: EW at Scale – EW Capabilities for Near Peer Force on Force Warfighting
Presentations may deal with the Symposium themes and topics directly or indirectly. Any important EW presentation will be considered as all such are relevant to the stated Symposiums topics and theme.
Potential presenters are challenged to explore collaborative EW through innovation and invention. Presentations or demonstrations from US DOD, Industry and Academia are requested for the following topics:
- Scaling up currently existing EW capabilities for US and Allied Forces
- Designing New EW Systems for Rapid and Affordable Capability Expansion
- Designing and/or Upgrading EW Systems for the ever expanding use of the EMS in warfighting:
- Sharing EW Mission Capabilities across Services
- Warfighter Perspective
Submission deadline: Nov. 29
Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2024
April 30 – May 2 | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Theme: EW Overmatch – Reestablishing Dominance in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Taking place at a critical juncture for electronic warfare (EW), CEMA 2024 marks a significant moment as the Army is on the verge of fielding terrestrial and airborne EW capabilities after a 30+ year hiatus.
You're invited to submit an original, unclassified abstract focused on one of the following key topics:
- Science & Technology: Current, emerging and future trends in EW/Cyber/SIGINT/IO technologies, architecture, techniques, use of machine learning/artificial intelligence and other novel technologies
- Acquisition Programs: Updates from key leadership, program and capability managers and policy makers on current and emerging programs of record, quick reaction capabilities and rapid prototyping efforts
- Exercises & Experimentation: Lessons learned from CEMA exercises and experimentation
- DOTMLPF-P: Integrating holistic CEMA solutions into Army and Joint formations in support of multidomain operations
- From the Field: Feedback on current employment of CEMA capabilities from operational units, emerging CONOPS, TTPs, signature management and force structure implications
- Special Emphasis Topics: Multi-Domain Systems of Systems, Information Advantage
Intelligence Production in support of CEMA operations, Distributed Operations, Indo-Pacific unique requirements, Navigation Warfare, Machine Learning and Automation, Electromagnetic Battle Management in support of Joint All Domain Command and Control
Submission deadline: Jan. 19
2024 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 2024! AOC sponsorships are a great way to increase your reach and be part of what's happening now in the EMSO industry.
Stephanie B. McClernan-Krech, age 75, passed away peacefully at home in Oak Harbor, Washington, on Sept. 24. Throughout her career, Stephanie actively supported the AOC and served multiple terms on the AOC Board of Directors, in addition to her term as AOC President. (JED)
Present a Webinar
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
Navigating the Labyrinth of AECA and ITAR
In this episode of From the Crows’ Nest, we try to make sense of how to navigate the crazy labyrinth of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulatory regime. Host Ken Miller is joined by friend and colleague Steven Casazza, President of Defense Trade Solutions, a company dedicated to helping clients holistically approach international defense business. Ken and Steven discuss best practices, the most common mistakes, and what needs to be done to make this process easier without compromising national security. Whether you’re a US company selling abroad or a foreign company trying to do business in the US, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.
48th Dixie Crow Symposium
March 24-27, 2024
The Symposium Committee, Dixie Crow Chapter President, Adam Delestowicz and the Chapter Directors cordially invite you to join us for all the exciting events described here. Thank you in advance for your support of this important Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Trade Show.
Download a complete schedule of events here. To register for the symposium click here.
The sponsorship opportunities help fund the Dixie Crow Education Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization. This is a great company opportunity to provide branding visibility to over 2000+ government/military/academia and industry
attendees. All sponsorships directly fund Dixie Crow STEM Scholarships and are tax deductible.
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.
President warns of ‘dangerous situation’ for his country as western attention shifts to Israel after Hamas attack. (The Guardian)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former Defense Minister Benny Gantz agreed on Wednesday to form an emergency unity government as the fighting with Hamas in Gaza continued for a fifth day. (Axios)
Israel's south has been evacuated of civilians as anticipation grew of an Israeli ground assault into Gaza. The army has said there were still firefights between Hamas gunmen and Israeli soldiers. (NPR)