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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
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.

Prepare to be inspired by our lineup of distinguished speakers who are leading the charge in shaping the future of EW and a carefully crafted agenda addressing the most pressing issues and cutting-edge developments in EW related to this year's theme.

Register and secure your accommodation before the hotel room block deadline on March 29!

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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

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.

AOC Europe 2024
May 13-15 | Oslo, Norway

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

With the ever-evolving nature of the multi-domain battlefield and the rapid advancements in cutting-edge technology, the significance of electromagnetic warfare in military operations continues to grow. Addressing this, the conference at AOC Europe 2024 will discuss the latest developments in international alliances and multi-sector collaboration that are vital to achieving control and dominance in electromagnetic spectrum operations.

Register before April 13 to take advantage of our discounted prices!

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We have launched our new member management platform! This marks a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to enhance your experience as valued members of AOC.

Mandatory Password Reset Required! To login, click Forgot Password on the login page. Use the email address this message came to and you will receive instructions on accessing your account.

While you are getting into the new system, take a look at your profile and other personal information to make sure it's all up-to-date!

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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.

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

Distributed, Collaborative, Autonomous EW
April 4 | 2 PM

As will be shown in this webinar, modern threat systems are difficult to deny and degrade within peer mission environments. There are many reasons for this difficulty and many methods to “attack” this problem set: one of which is using distributed, collaborative, autonomous EW systems of systems. Using existing, government-open tools, Mr. Hellwig will discuss methods and approaches for evaluating and effecting modern, complex spectrum battlespaces as well as methods and approaches for implementing “real world” distributed collaboration and autonomy to allow for the employment of hybrid manned and unmanned swarms across the physical and invisible battlespace domains.

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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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Advancing Cognitive Warfare: Unveiling Neuromorphic Frontiers

In this episode of From the Crow’s Nest, host Ken Miller talks to author Dr. Joseph Guerci about the evolution and outlook for cognitive electronic warfare systems. Dr. Guerci is an internationally recognized leader in research and development of next generation sensor and cognitive systems and has over 30 years of experience in government, industry and academia, including several years with DARPA.

Ken asks Dr. Guerci about the relationship between artificial intelligence, deep learning and cognitive systems, as well as what “neuromorphic” chips are. The two explore the role and limitations of “digitally engineering” in electronic warfare training.

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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

On March 22, Mountain-Western Regional Director Wayne Shaw met with members of the Querque Crows in Albuquerque, New Mexico, including Chapter President Jeff Schleher and Sameer Hemmady, who all served as judges for the 2024 Central New Mexico STEM Research Challenge. Lots of great young talent is coming up through the school system in Albuquerque. Jeff made a point to emphasize to the students that AOC was providing a scholarship to the top STEM project. Participating in this science fair is an annual tradition for the Querque Crows and their signature event.

On March 25, AOC Mountain-Western Regional Director Wayne Shaw visited with the Southwestern Crows at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR). Pictured left to right are Program Manager Kurt Austin, Chapter President Andreas Schmidt, Wayne Shaw and Jorge Salinas. Jorge, a chapter member and a EE by training, served as an outstanding tour guide of the Electro-Magnetic Vulnerability Assessment Facility (EMVAF) at White Sands Missile Range – a truly underutilized national asset that can be used for more than just testing US Army platforms. Kurt added valuable programmatic insights to the EMVAF tour. Later, Andreas led Wayne on a tour of the WSMR "Pod Shop" examining the build-up and maintenance of several high-end electronic attack (EA) pods used in testing at the WSMR. Wayne also had a chance to pitch the value of AOC membership to several future Young Crows assembled at the WSMR Pod Shop.

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. 
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Industry News

He spent seven years in the Ecuadorian Embassy and five years in prison, both in London. US prosecutors want his next move to be to the US But the High Court has delayed that. (NPR)

Amit Soussana is the first former hostage to publicly say she was sexually abused in captivity. A UN report has said it found “clear and convincing information” that some hostages suffered “conflict-related sexual violence.” (NYT)

The Air Force plans to add five EA-37B Compass Call electronic-attack aircraft to its arsenal in the coming fiscal year, as it swaps out the aging EC-130H fleet for a smaller, modern set of airborne jammers. (Air Force Times)