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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.

Take a Peek at Some of the Speakers | 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.

Security clearances due April 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

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 regret to announce that the Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence 2024 Conference has been canceled.

However, we are excited to announce that plans are already underway for the Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence 2025 conference. We look forward to bringing together industry leaders, experts and enthusiasts to explore the latest advancements and strategies in cyber and electronic warfare next year. Stay tuned for more updates and details on the 2025 conference!

David J. Diol – 1942-2024

David Diol, 81, was born July 29, 1942, in Pakistan, to Pritam and Helmi (nee Erkintalo) Diol. He died March 27 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois. David was devoted to his wife, the love of his life, their three children and 11 grandchildren.

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Vernon Guenther – 1933-2024

Vern Guenther was a big supporter of the AOC Windy City golf outings and scholarship fundraisers. He passed away one day shy of his 91st birthday. His wife Jean is the sister of the second scholarship honoree, Bob Kranz. The Guenther family has been a significant part of the Windy City chapter for many, many decades. 

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Watch Demo: Radar Target Generation for System-Level Test
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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Elma Electronic Inc.
W. L. Gore & Associates
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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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Embracing Progress in EMSO: Acknowledging Gains, Yet Striving for More

In this AOC member/subscriber-only episode of From the Crows’ Nest, host Ken Miller is joined once again by John Knowles, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electromagnetic Dominance (JED) and Matt Thompson, AOC’s Senior Analyst to discuss current events and news on electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO). Together, they share their insights on recent developments in cognitive EW and the role of artificial intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML), investment trends on unmanned aerial systems (UASs) and air-launched effects (ALE), and the need to address gaps in EW training and readiness.

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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L3Harris Technologies

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)

Analog Devices Inc
Elettronica SpA
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

To delve deeper into the confluence of cyber warfare and EW, a perspective offered in a C4ISRNet article highlights a strategic pivot by the US military towards blending these domains. This integration signifies a recognition of the evolving battlefield, where the lines between cyber and EW continue to blur, fostering a new realm of tactical advantages and operational challenges. (JED)

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has signed into law three measures aimed at replenishing the ranks of his country’s exhausted and battered army, including the politically poisonous step of lowering the age when men become eligible for mobilization, and eliminating some medical exemptions. (NYT)

Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo is increasing and has caused over a million people to flee their homes. It is threatening to become a regional war. Many of the displaced end up next door in Rwanda and we hear about the conflict from some Congolese in a refugee camp. (NPR)