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hrinking defense budgets in many AOC member countries pose significant challenges. However, this situation also offers opportunities to
leverage the resulting reviews of programs and strategies to demonstrate the exceptional value of electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) capabilities. Seize this opportunity to make the case with defense officials
and elected representatives for proper funding of spectrum-related capabilities.
Help them understand that freedom of action in all warfighting environments –
land, sea, air, space and information – requires effective electromagnetic spectrum
control.
Recent AOC international conferences in Hawaii and Malaysia both successfully
told this story – key decision-makers not only heard the message, but also actively
participated. The AOC’s upcoming May conference in Cologne, Germany, also offers
a strong slate of international speakers and promises to be another resounding
success.
In the US, DOD has implemented travel restrictions that make it difficult for AOC
to conduct conferences as it has in the past, so we have initiated the AOC “Virtual
Series,” which uses alternative approaches to meet the professional development
and information exchange needs of our members. The first webinar in February
drew nearly 500 participants to hear Dr. Dan Gouré of The Lexington Institute
speak on the impacts of sequestration and lack of a US defense budget on EW interests in the US and its partners. A series of e-workshops are being conducted to
share information that had been intended for presentation and discussion in traditional conference venues. In the near future, AOC will conduct linked regional conferences to bring government and industry together in Chapter-hosted locations
that will then be connected virtually for presentations and plenary discussions.
Advocacy-related initiatives are particularly exciting! AOC partnered with other
associations to call on elected officials to prevent the effects of sequestration on
EW-related programs. The AOC Capitol Club hosted a very successful Congressional
Breakfast where industry and defense personnel presented issues to Congressional
EW Working Group (EWWG) members and their staffs. The Golden Gate Chapter carried the AOC’s spectrum management message to a meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC), where it was very well received.
The AOC’s Government-Industry Public Relations (GIPR) committee conducted an
Industry Roundtable to help identify and focus issues for AOC advocacy. They are
also working to expand and invigorate the EW Working Group on the Hill. The AOC
50th Anniversary Committee is working with the GIPR and convention committees
to incorporate a Capitol Hill Roundup as part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration.
So, while these are challenging times from a fiscal perspective, AOC activities are proving that the environment is well suited to promote spectrum-related
programs and policies. And through the collective efforts of our members, global
recognition of AOC as the international advocate for electromagnetic spectrum
(EMS) operations and associated capabilities has advanced substantially. Keep up
the great work! – Lt Gen Bob Elder, USAF (Ret.)

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PRESIDENT
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VICE PRESIDENT
Wayne Shaw
SECRETARY
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TREASURER
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AT-LARGE DIRECTORS
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Tony Lisuzzo
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Central: Joe Koesters
Northeastern: Charles Benway
Mountain-Western: John Wikheim
Mid-Atlantic: Douglas Lamb
Pacific: Joe Hulsey
International I: Robert Andrews
International II: Gerry Whitford
IO: Al Bynum

AOC STAFF
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - March 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Enabling Global Strike: EW Updates to the USAF’s Bomber Fleet
Technology Survey
EW 101
AOC News
2013 AOC Industry Member Guide
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - March 2013 - The View From Here
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JED - March 2013 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - March 2013 - Courses Calendar
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JED - March 2013 - From the President
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JED - March 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - March 2013 - Enabling Global Strike: EW Updates to the USAF’s Bomber Fleet
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