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What does the AOC do?

The Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities.  The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.


AOC provides a membership subscription to our premiere monthly professional magazine, the Journal of Electronic Defense, which includes news, information, technology updates, and articles on many aspects of defense electronics and information operations.


AOC produces many one-and-two-day advanced technology conferences, forums, courses, and symposia each year (classified and unclassified) enabling representatives of US and friendly nations to discuss defense electronics and information operations issues, programs, and initiatives. Prominent leaders from the military, government, academia, and industry come together to address current policies, new programs, and advanced technology issues. Topics have included Information Operations; Modeling and Simulation; Directed Energy; ELINT; UAV/UCAV Payloads; Radar/EW; Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (JSEAD); Navigation Warfare; EO/IR; Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR); Spacecraft and Satellite Protection and Time Sensitive Targeting; Homeland Security; Passive and Covert Radar; EW and IO fundamentals; and many more subjects of interest to EW/IO professionals.


AOC publishes advanced technology and management studies in support of the government, the military, and industry. AOC-sponsored research committees have investigated the production of traveling wave tubes; the EW Industrial Base; EW Test Methodology; Information Warfare; EW Measures of Effectiveness; Airborne Electronic Attack: Analysis of Alternatives; EW Critical Technologies; A New Approach to EW Acquisition: “The Partnership Process”; and the EA-6B Analysis of Alternatives Study.


AOC distributes over $60,000 annually, through the AOC Educational Foundation and affiliated chapters, for scholarships and grants to assist military enlisted personnel and US undergraduate students in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics, and related disciplines.

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