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Electromagnetic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2024
June 25-27 | Crane, Indiana

Theme: Accelerating EMSO Capabilities

We invite technical papers from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operational Units and Subject Matter Experts on concepts, technologies and capabilities driving Force Level Electromagnetic Warfare. Explore new and novel Spectrum Warfare capabilities and learn how to rapidly prototype, analyze, test and field them. Areas of Interest include Mission Integration, Digital Engineering, Rapid Capability Insertion, Leveraging ML and AI in Spectrum Warfare and more.

Submission deadline: April 12

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Reach your audience at EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2024. When you partner with AOC, you come face-to-face with professionals directly involved in the EW/EMSO industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities.

Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2024
April 30 – May 2 | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Theme: EW Overmatch – Reestablishing Dominance in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Classification: US Secret and TS/SCI US Only.

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. CEMA 2024 is not just any event, it's a unique forum that brings together military, government labs, industry and academia, offering countless reasons to attend.

  • Access to senior Army and Joint leadership
  • Exposure to the latest cutting-edge technology
  • Updates on current programs and insights
  • Insights into current and future threats
  • Direct access to cyber and electronic warfare specialists

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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

AOC Europe 2024
May 13-15 | Oslo, Norway

Theme: Alliances and Collaboration in Supporting Multi-Domain Electromagnetic Warfare Operations

With a history spanning more than 25 years, AOC Europe is a three day conference and exhibition and is the Association's flagship international event connecting organisations and individuals from government, defence, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information and review the latest advances in these fields.  

Register today via our website or access the link for further information on badge categories and event information.

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FREE Industry Webinar from NI: Validation and Functional Testing with Radar Target Generators
Modern radar systems increasingly employ digital technology so that agile and dynamic modes of operation can bring new capabilities to operators. Designers seek to expand sensing capabilities that can operate in increasingly congested and contested electromagnetic battlespaces. In this webinar, we'll review some of these trends in defense radar and consider common approaches from component to full system-level tests.
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As of Jan. 1, free live webinars are a members-only benefit. Non-members can purchase webinars for $25 each.

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How to Fight and Win Space Wars
March 7 | 2 PM

This webinar will review some of the foundational concepts of space warfare, illustrate some of the previous space wars or space “incidents” that have occurred in the past and go into detail of the various space attacks that have been occurring due to the Ukrainian conflict starting in 2014 until the present day.

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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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What a Mess! An Update From Capitol Hill

In this AOC member/subscriber-only episode of From the Crows’ Nest, host Ken Miller is joined by Madison Arcangeli and Katy Nazaretova from Forza DC to discuss the current state of Capitol Hill and the annual appropriations process. They cover a range of topics including keeping the government funded through FY 2024, the beginning of the FY 2025 National Defense Authorization Act, the Ukraine War Supplemental and the President’s upcoming State of the Union Address. It’s also Super Tuesday, so Ken, Madison and Katy discuss the impact of this week’s primary elections on the general election in November for Congress and the President. To learn more about Forza DC, please visit here.

These AOC member/subscribers-only episodes of FTCN will be released twice a month. Members and subscribers will also be able to participate in the live recording of the episodes. These episodes will be available for a limited time to everyone who already enjoys our podcast. Become a member today so you won’t miss one of these essential episodes at

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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)

• Defense Electronics Associate Consultant – Renaissance Strategic Advisors – Arlington, Virginia, United States (Hybrid)

Chapter News

AOC Returns to Hampton Roads

After an absence of several years, the Hampton Roads area has a local chapter. The Coastal Virginia chapter was recently established to provide support for all members of the Electro Magnetic Spectrum Operation (EMSO) community living or working in the area.

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Coastal Virginia Chapter Co-Sponsors Cognitive EW Seminar

On Feb. 13 the Coastal Virginia Chapter, working with Rhode & Schwarz, coordinated with the Lockheed Martin Lighthouse in Suffolk, VA to bring Dr. Karen Haigh to a daylong seminar on her work on Cognitive EW and the background of the benefits of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning in research and in Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations. The event brought together more than 60 Military EMSO professionals, industry professionals and representatives from local universities. The successful event represented the chapter’s desire to educate, provide a platform for professional networking, and advocate for local EMSO professionals.

48th Dixie Crow Symposium
March 24-27

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.

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.

Industry News

There are varying opinions on the role of fixed price contracts through the department of defense and industry, but most fall somewhere on the spectrum between ideal or overused, useful or uncontrolled. We need to rethink how we apply this mechanisms and whether fixed price is even an appropriate contract vehicle for defense procurement today. (JED)

Additional US aid was airdropped into Gaza on Tuesday amid a deepening humanitarian crisis, US Central Command said. This comes in the wake of an initial US military aircraft airdrop, in coordination with the Royal Jordanian Air Force, over the weekend. Tuesday's operation was also conducted by the US and Jordan. (NPR)

Ukraine’s military on Tuesday claimed another successful attack on a Russian warship, marking the latest in a string of naval defeats for Moscow’s Black Sea Fleet that Kyiv says has reduced its numbers by more than a third since the start of the war. (BBC)