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Submit Your Nomination for the AOC 2024 BOD Election

Do you want to play a key role in shaping the future of the AOC? This is your chance to make a difference! We invite you to nominate yourself for one of the open positions on the AOC Board of Directors. By joining the board, you can act as the voice of the members in your region and help drive our association forward.

Positions that are eligible for election this year are

  • At-Large Director (2 slots available)
  • Central Region Director
  • Mid-Atlantic Region Director
  • Mountain-Western Region Director

Submit your nomination by May 31 and help lead the AOC into a brighter future.

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CEMA 2024: A Recap of This Year's Event

The 10th annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity Conference (CEMA) 2024 Conference was hosted at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland April 30 - May 2, 2024.

Each year, cyber and electronic warfare experts and leaders from across the military, along with industry, partners, academia and acquisition professionals gather at CEMA to learn, share and collaborate.

With a focus on reestablishing dominance in the electromagnetic spectrum, take a look at the recap from this year's event.

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AOC STEM Student of the Year Scholarship

Each year, the AOC Education Foundation awards two students who exhibit academic excellence in engineering or engineering technology, as well as interest and potential contribution to national defense, with $12,500 each. These scholarships are generously funded by Raytheon Intelligence & Space.

Application deadline: May 31

Do you know someone who would be interested in applying? Let them know about this amazing opportunity!

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

Theme: Accelerating EMSO Capabilities

The overall goal of this signature conference for Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields is to discuss issues related to shortening the timeline to field advanced Force Level EW and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) capabilities across the Services. Technical panels and keynote speakers will address EW and EMSO requirements, emerging technologies necessary to support joint warfighting, and achieve an enduring advantage in the electromagnetic spectrum.

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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.

Warfighter Information Advantage Symposium 2024
Oct. 29-30 | Augusta, Georgia

Theme: EW Reenergized - The Army Phoenix Taking Its Place in the Joint / Coalition Fight

Original papers are being solicited from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operational Units and Subject Matter Experts. Final Symposium presentations may be unclassified up to US Secret. Abstract submissions should be unclassified and indicate the level of classification for presentation and focus on the following topic areas:

  • Information Advantage During Large Scale Combat Operations
  • Unified Network and the Hybrid Cloud – Accessing Information Anytime, Anywhere
  • Novel solutions for succeeding in a competitive, congested and contested EME
  • Electromagnetic Warfare – how to Fight and Win in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Unmanned Capabilities in Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare
  • Transforming in Contact - Exercises, Experimentation and Soldier Touchpoints
  • From the Field – Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations and Lessons Learned
  • Signature Management – Hiding in Plain Sight
  • Adversary Capabilities and Challenges in EMS
  • Cyber and EW in Joint /Coalition Operations

Submission deadline: June 28

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

Call for Nominations for 2024 AOC Awards

A central tenet of AOC's mission is recognizing individuals, groups and military units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the AOC and the Electromagnetic Warfare enterprise. The AOC has a number of awards that are available each year, with three categories – Prestige, Community and Chapter Flow Up.

Submit your nomination by June 30.

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AOC Future 5
Honoring the Best and Brightest Young Professionals in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Are you an early career professional in electronic warfare, information operations or related disciplines? If so, we invite you to apply for the AOC Future 5 program. This prestigious program annually recognizes five outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the field and show promise as future leaders. Selected participants will receive exclusive benefits, including mentoring, professional development opportunities and networking with industry leaders. Don't miss this chance to advance your career and become part of the AOC's legacy of excellence EMS/EW/IO industry

Application deadline: June 30

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MPG Solutions® - Advancing RF & Microwave Subsystems
MPG Solutions dedication to excellence propels us to continually push the boundaries of signal purity, speed, bandwidth, dynamic range, linearity, SWAP (Size, Weight, and Power), and reliability.  In the process, we forge close partnerships with our customers, aligning our efforts towards the development of advanced RF & Microwave solutions. Through this commitment, we not only push the limits of technology but also contribute to the overarching mission of Connecting and Protecting People®
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Call for Papers: AOC 2024

AOC has chosen Electromagnetic Spectrum Warfare - The Great Power Competition as the theme for its 61st Annual International Symposium and Convention. Complimentary to the keynote, spotlight and breakout Sessions, we are planning for 12 technical Sessions comprised of subject matter experts from the military, academia and industry in numerous topic areas. If you're a professional with original, unclassified information related to electronic warfare or information operations, you're encouraged to submit your abstract. This is an excellent opportunity to share your expertise and contribute to the conversation on advancing EMS superiority.

Submission deadline: July 31

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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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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!

The Fundamental Physics of Doppler Radar Jamming and Jamming to Signal Ratio (JSR)
May 30 | 2 PM ET

This presentation will cover the fundamental physics of pulse Doppler radar signals and processing, including the effects of phased array steering, aperture fill time, bandwidth, and noise. It will conclude with a discussion of noise and DRFM-based jamming techniques, with jamming to signal ratio (JSR) as the metric of effectiveness.

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Advancing Distributed, Collaborative, Autonomous EW Systems

In this episode of From the Crow's Nest, host Ken Miller talks to Chesapeake Technology International (CTI) Founder and CSO Dustin Hellwig. Dustin has over thirty years of experience in electronic warfare (EW), spectrum management and CEMA environments. He specializes in the development of distributed, collaborative and autonomous EW systems. He has significantly advanced EW models, simulations and mission planning for various military platforms and operations.

During their conversation, Ken and Dustin delve into the potential benefits – and drawbacks – of recent advancements with these EW systems. Dustin's unique perspective highlights how these systems can enhance operational capabilities and extend the "reach" of special operations with autonomous or semi-autonomous participants. However, he also acknowledges the diverse opinions on how to operate and manage this space. The duo also addresses the challenges of the military sector in appreciating and keeping up with commercial innovation, providing valuable insights.

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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

• Modeling & Simulation Project/Senior Project Leader – The Aerospace Corporation – El Segundo, California, United States – (On-Site)

Cyber Warfare Instructor II – Tyonek Native Corporation – Hurlburt Field, Florida (On-Site)


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Chapter News

48th Dixie Crow Symposiums
March 24-27 | Museum of Aviation Foundation

A huge thank you to AOC President Brian “Hinks” Hinkley for being a part of our 48th Dixie Crow Symposium.  Hinks welcomed attendees prior to General George W. Casey, Jr. USA (ret) Keynote Speaker’s remarks during the Plenary Session, mingled with attendees and exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall throughout the event and the Exhibitor Reception in addition to inducting newly elected 2024-2025 Dixie Crow In-Coming President Rodney Brooks and Board Members during the Annual Dinner Banquet where Lt General David Bassett, USA (ret) was the Guest Speaker.

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Summit 2024: Spectrum Control for Resilient Space Operations
June 11-16 | Bedford, MA

Join us for a deep dive into Spectrum Control for Resilient Space Operations. This in-person event brings together experts in the field to discuss the latest trends, challenges and solutions in controlling the spectrum battlespace throughout all phases of military operations. Don't miss this opportunity to network, learn and collaborate with industry leaders and innovators.

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Achieve Spectrum Superiority and Deploy Next-Gen EW Capabilities Faster
Spectrum superiority has never been more critical to success on the battlefield. Amid an increasingly contested and congested electromagnetic spectrum, the ability to reliably operate CNS and Radar/EW systems, while deceiving and disrupting the adversary, creates a significant tactical advantage.
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Industry News

JED contributing writer Richard Scott has been shortlisted for an Aerospace Media Award in the Best Military Aviation Submission category. (JED)

Russia’s military has begun drills involving tactical nuclear weapons that were announced by Russian authorities earlier this month in an apparent warning to senior Western officials who had spoken about the possibility of deeper involvement in the war in Ukraine. (AP)

Egyptian intelligence quietly changed the terms of a ceasefire proposal that Israel had already signed off on earlier this month, ultimately scuttling a deal that could have released Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners, and set a pathway to temporarily end the fighting in Gaza, according to three people familiar with the discussions. (CNN)