eCrow Newsletter
Association News   |   Association News cont 3   |   Careers   |   Chapter News   |   Industry News   |   Calendar
Association News

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

Learn More

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.

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.

Learn More

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

Register Now

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

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.
Watch On-Demand

As of Jan. 1, free live webinars are a members-only benefit. Non-members can purchase webinars for $25 each.

Not an AOC Member? Level up your learning and join AOC today!

Electromagnetic Protection for Defense and Critical Infrastructure Facilities
March 21 | 2 PM

Modern wireless and electromagnetic technologies continue to advance at a rapid and sustained pace. While the pace of technology advancement has been rapid, security against threats that exploit wireless devices and networks has not kept up. Data, operational information, intelligence and intellectual property are under constant attack. Threats are increasing in both magnitude and consequence, and in parallel with a rising reliance on wirelessly connected digital devices for communication and operations. This is occurring when secure federal work infrastructures (including SCIFs) are greatly in need of modernization and upgrades to shield against modern electromagnetic threats, including Directed energy and EMP threats. Recent guidance from multiple agencies has indicated the need for increased/enhanced electromagnetic protection postures. The need for protected work environments goes beyond the needs of secure federal government environments and extends to critical infrastructure sectors.

Fundamentally, the need for electromagnetically secure environments has accelerated greatly. The Electromagnetic Security Consortium (ESC) is an industry led and member owned consortium that collaborates with federal agencies, national labs, academia and industry to accelerate and facilitate Electromagnetic Protection (EP) solutions for US Federal and Industrial Base Critical Infrastructure. Working Groups are aligned to support US federal and Critical Infrastructure requirements, including Policy, Standards and Best Practices, Emerging Treats and Vulnerabilities, Critical Infrastructure and Test and Certification. This brief will provide overviews of progress toward EP against DE and EMP threats, including newer, high performance electromagnetic shielding technologies for facility shielding.

Register Now

Elma Electronic Inc.
W. L. Gore & Associates
Association News cont 3

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Transitioning the Compass Call Force to Next-Generation Warfighters

In this episode of From the Crow’s Nest, host Ken Miller and AOC Senior Analyst Matt Thompson host a panel of experts with the US Air Force’s 55th Electronic Combat Group called Compass Call. Lt. Col. Jesse Palchick and 1st Lt. Colin Schulz discuss the plans to transition their fleet from the aging EC-130H to the EA-37B aircraft and describe the capability differences between the new and outgoing models. They note that the upcoming EA-37B model will be able to fly higher and faster than the current EC-130H.

Ken asks Jesse and Matt how the Air Force has improved its understanding of the importance of electronic warfare and how upgrading to this new aircraft will affect the personnel working aboard this fleet.

Listen Now


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

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.

Enhancing Military Operations: Satellite Communications, 5G Impact, and Interference Mitigation
Satellite communication (SATCOM) is the cornerstone of modern military operations, facilitating global connectivity, bolstering intelligence gathering, and streamlining command coordination. The convergence of SATCOM with 5G technology offers a transformative potential, promising to elevate these capabilities to unprecedented heights. 
Learn More
Industry News

This week, President Joe Biden officially released his FY 2025 Budget to Congress, marking the official start of the annual defense authorization and appropriations process. There are several funding and policy initiatives highlighted in the budget that pertain to advancing EMSO. (JED)

The Russian leader struck a softer tone in an interview with state television than in last month’s state-of-the-nation address. He is aiming to project stability before this weekend’s vote. (NYT)

The US ship left Virginia last weekend as part of an emergency mission to build a temporary pier in Gaza to facilitate aid. Biden criticized the Israeli prime minister over civilian deaths in Gaza. (NPR)