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From the Symposium Chair
  
Operating in the EMS is evolving from a tactical communications and fires responsibility to a comprehensive maneuver opportunity of strategic significance. So, while our activities in this space may appear tactical to us individually, we must evolve to demonstrate mastery of participation across this space to produce decisive outcomes in the future. So, in order to protect hundreds of billions of dollars in capability investment, what can the DOD do to shift our EMS-dependent portfolio from an ad hoc to a decisive posture?

The Department now appears to be moving toward deliberate description, establishment and sustainment of an EMS Enterprise.
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Today's Conversation
Today marks the busiest day of the 56th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention

At 10 a.m., the Ops Symposium track will discuss "The Demand Signal for the EMS Workforce." The skillsets we developed in the past for EW, SIGINT and spectrum management are not likely to be the same skillsets we need for EMS operations in the future. What do these new skillsets look like, and how many people will we need in these new roles? This discussion will be led by Session Chair Mr. Tom Taylor, GS15, EMS Policy & International Engagement, DoD CIO, and will feature Captain Brian "Hinks" Hinkley, USN (Ret), Vice President for EMS Strategic Operations, AECOM, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew J. Glass, USAF, EMS Policy & Programs, DoD CIO, Commander Shelly Frank, USN, Military Faculty at Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, and Ms. Angela Lane, Deputy Chief, Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Information Analysis and Fusion, Joint Electronic Warfare Center.
Inside the Convention
  
Pointing to this year's symposium theme of "Building the EMS Enterprise." Watters asked, "So now that we have this thought process started, 'how do we do this?'" To answer the question, he said the solution is through an enterprise approach. "When we talk enterprise, it's across the board. It's a strategic vision; it's investment in manpower, training, development of doctrine, modeling and simulation, and more. How do we do a system-of-systems approach to taking down adversaries in the A2/AD environment, or terrorism environment, countering UAS, or even influencing a war way before it actually starts so that we win even before troops are actually deployed? This is the rock we must push forward, as we look at building the enterprise."
  
Alan Shaffer, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S), wasted no time in making his presence known to the symposium attendees of AOC 56. Shaffer opened up by taking a couple of good-natured jabs at the previous keynote remarks of AOC President, "Muddy" Watters. In so doing, he also challenged the overall AOC.

Noting that he likes to "come out and challenge folks," Shaffer chided Watters with, "You didn't reference the point that I think matters the most in today's world. I didn't hear the word agility, and I didn't hear the word speed. Today, we are at the point where we are in a contest for digital supremacy and we have to go faster. For me, controlling data means controlling the EMS, but we have to figure out how to upgrade systems faster – how do you maintain capability in a world where you have to be able to rapidly upgrade?"
The AOC Symposium's first Tech Session on Monday offered attendees an interesting discussion of "Multi-Functional EMS Technologies." The session was chaired by Muddy Watters, who led a panel comprising Mike Meaney, Vice President for Maritime Electronic and Information Warfare Programs, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; Anthony Nigara, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development Space & Airborne Systems, L3Harris; and Laura Cawthron, Assistant Program Manager for the Strategic Electronic Warfare Portfolio, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
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From the AOC

Register online or onsite and take advantage of post-Conference courses at the AOC Convention.

Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare
October 31-November 1, 2019 | Presented by: Dave Adamy

This is a follow-on overview course to the EW Fundamentals course presented at the beginning of the AOC convention. It builds on the earlier discussion, extending coverage to new generation radar and communication threats and countermeasures against them.

Register HERE

Electronic Countermeasures – Theory and Design
October 31-November 1, 2019 | Presented by: Kyle Davidson

The goal of this course is to educate the participants in the field of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Electronic Attacks (EA). This includes the complete countermeasures development cycle from analyzing threat systems, to developing jammer techniques, and finally confirming their effectiveness.

Register HERE

JED News
  
The digital edition November JED is live now! Use this link for open access. This month's stories include:
-The EW Story of the Gripen EW
-Where is DRFM Technology Headed?
-Novel Antenna Technologies
-How Will Ground EW Evolve?
-Interview with Deb Norton, VP of F-35 Solutions, BAE Systems
Today's Events

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. – Keynote Addresses

Mr. James A. Faist, SES, Director, Advanced Capability, OUSD Research & Engineering
Dr. Tim Grayson, Director, Strategic Technology Office (STO), DARPA

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Ops Symposium Session - Demand Signal for the EMS Workforce

Session Chair:
Mr. Tom Taylor, GS15, EMS Policy & International Engagement, DoD CIO

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Tech Symposium Session - High-Energy Electromagnetic Weapons Update

Session Chair:
Mr. Mark W. Neice, Executive Director, Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Ops Symposium Session - Mechanics of Great Power Competition in the EMS

Session Chair:
Mr. Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow, CSBA

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Tech Symposium Session - Managing the Electromagnetic Battle

Session Chair:
Dr. John A. Stine, Head of Operations Research, MITRE

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Spotlight Symposium Session - Application of Electronic Warfare on the East of Ukraine: 2018-2019 Experience

Session Speaker:
Colonel Ivan Pavlenko, Deputy Chief of Combat Support Units of the Joint Forces HQ of the Joint Staff Armed Forces of Ukraine

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: A Night of Honor, Annual Awards Banquet

Celebrate with us for our Night of Honor, AOC's Annual Awards Banquet. Each year AOC bestows prestigious awards to individuals who have accomplished outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the Association of Old Crows in support of the United States and Allied Nations in Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) and information-related military activities. While honoring these individuals, you will be treated to delicious food, wine, an award presentation and a fireside chat with Roy Azevedo from Raytheon and Bryan Clark from CSBA.

Doors Open: 6:15 PM Programming Promptly Starts: 6:30 p.m.

Note: This event requires a purchased ticket. Visit registration to purchase.

Sponsored by Raytheon

Event Time Location Details
AOC STEM Program 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Enabling the next generation of EW professionals.
Program Manager Briefing Series 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Room 140A, Walter E. Washington Convention Center Note: These briefings require
a ticket.
Exhibit Hall,
Career Fair and Crows' Nest Open
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
More than 115 companies are participating on this year's Expo floor.
Innovation Stage Presentations 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Check the App for today's presentations.
Happy Hour 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Mix and mingle during happy hour on the exhibit floor.

A Night of Honor, Annual Awards Banquet

Sponsored by Raytheon

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Renaissance Ballroom, Renaissance DC Downtown  Note: This event requires a purchased ticket.
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Coming Tomorrow

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Keynote Address & Congressional Panel – *Press Not Permitted

Keynote Speakers:
The Honorable James Langevin, US House of Representatives (RI-02); Chairman, Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee (via Video Presentation)
The Honorable Don Bacon, U.S. House of Representatives (NE-02); House Armed Services Committee; House Homeland Security Committee

Panel Discussion:
Congressional Perspectives on EW/EMSO in the FY 2020 Defense Budget

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Ops Symposium Session – Readiness in the EMS

Session Chair:
Colonel Eric Shafa, USAF, Air Force Chair, Eisenhower School, NDU
 
Session Presenters:
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew E. Poole, USMC, Chief, Electronic Warfare Requirements Division, Joint Electronic Warfare Center
Lieutenant Colonel Gary "Mongo" Lyke, USA, Operations Branch Chief, Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat (JEPAC), Nellis AFB
Colonel Craig "Magnum" Harm, USAF (Ret), Association of Old Crows, Board of Directors

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Tech Symposium Session – Advanced Technologies for EMS Operations

Session Chair:
Dr. William Conley, Chief Technology Officer, Mercury
 
Session Presenters:
Colonel William “Dollar” Young, USAF, Special Assistant to the Commander, USAF Warfare Center
Dr. David Stupples, Support to the UK NoD GCHQ, Professor of Electronic and Radio Systems, City University London
Dr. Dan Green, PM for Electronic Warfare, Office of Naval Research

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Spotlight Session – Service Visions for Multi-Domain Operations in the EMS

Session Chair:
Lieutenant General Robert Elder, USAF (Ret), AOC Senior Advisory Board

Session Presenters:
Rear Admiral Steven Parode, USN, OPNAV N2/N6F Warfighting Integration
Brigadier General David Gaedecke, USAF, Director, EMS Superiority, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration & Requirements, HQAF
Mr. Laurence Mixon, Special Assistant to the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S)

Event Time Location Details
Exhibit Hall,
Career Fair and Crows' Nest Open
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
More than 115 companies are participating on this year's Expo floor.
Innovation Stage Presentations 10:20 a.m. -12:40 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Check the App for today's presentations.
Lunch on the
Show Floor
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Mix and mingle during happy hour on the exhibit floor.