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JED Show Daily
From the Editor
Welcome to the 56th Annual AOC Symposium and Convention. The JED team is excited to be covering this week's event in the AOC Show Daily – reporting developments from the symposium sessions and providing insight and analysis of each day's events.

The theme of this year's symposium is "Building the EMS Enterprise," and the symposium program will explore the many facets of what this entails. The concept of developing an enterprise approach to how military forces, use, manage and control the EMS is a relatively new idea that really began to evolve over the past few years. While new, it represents an important shift in thinking from less connected and more isolated military operations in the EM Environment (EME) to an aggregated and more integrated approach.
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Professional Development TSCM Group
Inside the Convention
BAE Systems (Nashua, NH) is the Host Sponsor for this year’s 56th AOC International Symposium and Convention. As such, JED felt it appropriate to talk with the company about its strong support for the symposium and what its expectations are for this year’s event. In response, Lisa Frugé-Cirilli, Director of Customer Requirements and Advocacy for BAE Electronic Systems as well as AOC Immediate Past President, says the reasons are many.

"BAE Systems has been the AOC Host Convention Sponsor for the last three years, and it’s more important than ever for BAE, the AOC, and its members to collaborate with each other, educate and advocate for new advanced technology and to mentor our leaders of tomorrow."
 

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JED News
The December JED is in production and once Convention ends, it will be too late to get your ad in the 2020 EW/SIGINT Resource Guide Edition. Visit the JED team in the Crow's Nest during the show hours starting at 10 a.m. Monday to secure a space.
Today's Events
Event Time Location Details
Onsite Registration Until 6 p.m. Hall A Concourse,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Pick up your badge.
First Time Attendee Orientation 5:15 p.m. -
5:45 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center,
Room 140A
First time here? This meeting is for you. Take a crash course in everything you need to know.

Welcome Reception

sponsored by
BAE Systems

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Lucky Strike

701 7th St NW (2nd Floor), Inside Gallery Place

Buses depart from the Renaissance beginning at 5:45 p.m. and loop continuously through the evening.

 

Coming Tomorrow

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. – Opening Session, Welcome and Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Alan R. Shaffer, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S)

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. – Spotlight Session - State of the EMS Enterprise

Session Chair: Brigadier General Lance Landrum, USAF Dep Dir, JS Reqmts & Capability Development
 
Session Presenters:
Mr. Chris O’Donnell, SES, DASD, Platform and Weapon Portfolio Management OUSD (A&S)
Mr. Fred Drummond, SES, DASD, Force Education & Tng, OUSD (P&R)
Brigadier General James R. Stevenson Jr., USAF, USSTRATCOM J3E (Joint EMSO Office)


2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
– Operational and Technology Sessions

Ops Symposium Session - Threat-Based Intelligence in EMS Operations

Tech Symposium Session - Multi-Functional EMS Technologies

Event Time Location Details
Onsite Registration 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Hall A Concourse,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Pick up your badge.
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 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Mix and mingle during happy hour on the exhibit floor.