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Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday season from AOC!

AOC 2023, AOC's 60th International Symposium & Convention took place in National Harbor, MD, Dec. 11-13. Thank you to all those who joined us for a successfull event surrounding this year's theme: Advancing EMS Superiority Through Strategic Alliances and Partnerships!

View Show Daily newsletters, news articles covering the event and browse the photo collection.

AOC Podcasts Live From AOC 2023 | AOC podcast host Ken Miller took the unique opportunity to record episodes of From the Crows' Nest live from the show floor, engaging in insightful interviews and recaps with prominent individuals attending the event. Tune in to the latest episodes 

STEM Students at AOC 2023
Students participating in the AOC Muddy Watters STEM Program took a special trip to AOC 2023, bringing their robots, introducing their program to AOC Chapter Presidents, and speaking at the Young Crow exchange.

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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, and Electromagnetic Battle Management in support of Joint All Domain Command and Control

Submission deadline: Jan. 19

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Reach your target audience at CEMA 2024! AOC sponsorships are a great way to increase your reach and be closest to those in the CEMA industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities for CEMA 2024

Collaborative EW Symposium 2024
March 12-14 | Point Mugu, California

Theme: EW at Scale – EW Capabilities for Near Peer Force on Force Warfighting

Join us at Collaborative EW Symposium 2024, a premier event uniting leaders from the US military, government, academia, and industry. Focused on cutting-edge research in EW, the symposium addresses challenges in large-scale force-on-force combat. Explore the latest advancements and opportunities in EW, engaging with top-tier experts and decision-makers. Be part of shaping the future of electronic warfare strategy in this dynamic and collaborative environment.

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Reach your audience at Collaborative EW Symposium 2024. When you partner with AOC, you come face-to-face with professionals directly involved in the EW/EMSO industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities for Collaborative EW Symposium 2024.

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Assuring Cognitive EW Systems
Jan. 11 | 2 PM

This presentation describes some of the challenges associated with testing the performance of Cognitive Electronic Warfare (CogEW) systems. CogEW incorporates Artificial Intelligence (AI) enables EW systems to respond more quickly and effectively to real-world conditions with complex and novel emitters; these systems learn post-deployment from novel experiences in the field. Cognitive capabilities will force multiple paradigm shifts from legacy test and evaluation (T&E) approaches. Notably, the system may never be the same twice. These paradigm shifts highlight changes needed in T&E processes, infrastructure and requirements to support this capability. T&E processes must validate the learning process, rather than validating the learned model. Testing must become a continuous process, rather than a final exam. T&E infrastructure must adopt a mixed-resolution closed-loop T&E framework and a data fabric that supports rapid test analysis. Finally, requirements should be placed on cognitive systems for data collection, transparency and rules for how to interact with legacy systems.

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2024 AOC Sponsorship Catalog

AOC connects electromagnetic warfare practitioners, industry partners, policymakers and procurement decision-makers.

For over 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 right now in the EMSO industry.

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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.

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Inside AOC 2023, Day 1

In this episode of FTCN, host Ken Miller is joined by the opening keynote speaker, Lt Gen Matthew Glavy, Deputy Commandant for Information, US Marine Corps. Ken also sits with John Knowles, editor-in-chief of the JED magazine, and AOC International Board of Director Erik Bamford. They dive into the main themes of Day 1 of the symposium, which features discussions on the role of strategic alliances and partnerships in securing an EMS advantage in combat.

Inside AOC 2023, Day 2

In this special episode of From the Crows’ Nest, host Ken Miller welcomes Col. William “Dollar” Young, USAF (Ret.) and Maj. Gen. David Gaedecke, USAF (Ret.) to discuss their symposium session on Advancing EMS Superiority. Their session traces the spectrum superiority story arc from 2018 to the present, through the eyes of senior leaders particularly well-positioned to offer critical observations and fresh insights into the history, evolution, current status, and future of spectrum superiority. Ken also then sits down with AOC Senior Analyst Matt Thompson to “connect the dots” among the many sessions and technical briefings taking place this week.

Inside AOC 2023, Day 3

Ken Miller is joined by Day 3 Keynote Speaker Vice Admiral Francis Morley, US Navy. Admiral Morley is the Principle Military Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition. They discuss the the current state of play in today’s Department of the Navy acquisition efforts, including specific areas of EW, the challenges of today and tomorrow, opportunities, and our collective challenge going forward in today’s increasingly competitive world order. Ken is also joined by AOC Senior Analyst Matt Thompson for his insight into the myriad of topics discussed during the symposium this week.


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

Data Engineer Intern – CNH Industrial – Oak Brook, Illinois, United States (On-Site)

SCAMP 2024 Summer Research Program – Institute for Defense Analyses – La Jolla, California, United States (On-Site)

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Chapter News

48th Dixie Crow Symposium
March 24-27, 2024

The 2024 theme is “Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) as a Maneuver Space - Achieving Dominance in the EMS through Speed, Innovation, and DATA”. Papers are being solicited on topics related to new technologies, open architectures, EMS data (needs and/or CONOPS), software development pipelines, innovative approaches to validation and release processes, and novel approaches to using or integrating existing technologies that will allow rapid acquisition and fielding.

Submit unclassified abstracts to by January 26, 2024. Learn More

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.

JED 2023 Spotlight Q&A with Vinay Clauson of Rantec Power Systems Inc.
JED engages in discussions with Rantec Power Systems Inc. to explore the provision of dependable and inventive power solutions for the defense sector, ensuring optimal performance of mission-critical systems through high-quality power solutions.
Click here to read the discussion
Industry News

President Zelensky said his military has asked for an additional 500,000 troops as Ukraine claims Putin’s forces have been hit by a disease outbreak. (The Independent)

The US and other nations are creating a force to protect ships transiting the Red Sea that have come under attack from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced. (NPR)

Some 44 million people — almost half the population — were expected to vote, but many, including several million displaced by conflict in the vast country's east, could struggle to cast their ballots. (NPR)

Parker Meggitt Baltimore