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message

f ro m the p re s i d e nt

AOC'S
RELEVANCE

DEPENDS ON YOU

Association of Old Crows
1000 North Payne Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-1652
Phone: (703) 549-1600
Fax: (703) 549-2589
PRESIDENT
Wayne Shaw
VICE PRESIDENT
Ken Israel
SECRETARY
Vickie Greenier
TREASURER
Joe Koesters
PAST PRESIDENT
Robert Elder

J
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ust as EW equipment needs updating to pace the threat, how we view
EW and what we consider germane to our mission also needs updating,
consistent with our resources.
AOC International's Board of Directors - after extensive debate - is
proposing a major modification to the AOC's Constitution and Bylaws
that relate to our mission and aims. We are not abandoning our EW
legacy, but building on it to ensure our next 50 years are as successful as our first
50. Today, no nation, domain or mission set is immune from the effects of war
via cyberspace. There has been tremendous activity between the realms of cyber
and the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS). Threats can propagate at "net speed"
due to networks and modern software capabilities. Cyber and EW are becoming
more interconnected than at any time in AOC's history. Recall my earlier column
about the 7-layer OSI model for computer networks and EW's ability to affect the
first physical layer. Some argue that true convergence happens at higher layers.
General Cartwright, USMC (ret), former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
has described cyber as those electromagnetic activities that focus on "processing"
and EW as those electromagnetic activities that focus on the "signal." So, by his
definition, they are both activities in the EMS. We in the AOC believe the key to
success in conflict is to control the EMS, don't we? Both of these mission sets share
an increasingly contested, competitive and congested EMS and overlap extensively
in the areas of cyber operations (think wireless) and cyber ISR (think SIGINT).
The AOC Board believes this is the right time to broaden our mission and aims.
Your vote of approval is crucial for AOC to move ahead with new missions, roles,
and opportunities. There are five specific reasons why the Board supports this
Constitutional change.
1. Increasing sophistication of global threats that use cyberspace and EW to control
and manage EMS operations to their advantage in the Information Environment.
2. Increasing focus on software-intensive, versus hardware-intensive EW systems.
3. To borrow from computer network constructs, increasing concern with security
where the physical and logical layers must align.
4. Keeping pace with evolving US DOD and Joint doctrine, policy, strategy and
operations where the EMS is concerned.
5. Aligning AOC's mission and aims with our Allied, Coalition and International
mission partners. NATO has embraced "Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations" to
characterize this new focus on the use, control and management of the EMS - a
spectrum where both EW and Cyber collaborate.
This is a critical time for AOC. We have unprecedented challenges in how we
maintain our control of the EMS. The proposed change to our Constitution and
Bylaws will ensure we stay relevant and continue to grow our opportunities. This
is a bold step but one deserving of your enthusiastic support and advocacy. Now
PLEASE go vote! - Wayne L. Shaw III, Lt Col, USAF (ret)

AT-LARGE DIRECTORS
Powder Carlson
Todd Caruso
Lisa Frugé
Vickie Greenier
Ron Hahn
Mark Schallheim
Robin Vanderberry
Muddy Waters
Paul Westcott
REGIONAL DIRECTORS
Southern: Wes Heidenreich
Central: Joe Koesters
Northeastern: Charles Benway
Mountain-Western: John Wikheim
Mid-Atlantic: Douglas Lamb
Pacific: Joe Hulsey
International I: Robert Andrews
International II: Jeff Walsh
IO: Al Bynum
AOC STAFF
Mike Dolim
Acting Executive Director
dolim@crows.org
Shelley Frost
Director, Logistics
frost@crows.org
Glorianne O'Neilin
Director, Member Services
oneilin@crows.org
Brock Sheets
Director, Marketing
sheets@crows.org
John Clifford
Director,
Global Programs
clifford@crows.org
Stew Taylor
Exhibits Manager
taylor@crows.org
Lauren Stewart
Logistics Coordinator
stewart@crows.org
Bridget Whyde
Marketing/Communications Assistant
whyde@crows.org



JED - July 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - July 2014

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
The Art of Fusion – Ew and Radar for Fighter Aircraft
EPAWSS: F-15 Ew Upgrade Ready to Launch
Technology Survey: Airborne Ir Decoys and Dispensers
EW 101
New Products
AOC Election Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - July 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - July 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - July 2014 - Courses Calendar
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JED - July 2014 - From the President
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JED - July 2014 - The Monitor
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JED - July 2014 - Washington Report
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JED - July 2014 - World Report
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JED - July 2014 - The Art of Fusion – Ew and Radar for Fighter Aircraft
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JED - July 2014 - EPAWSS: F-15 Ew Upgrade Ready to Launch
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JED - July 2014 - Technology Survey: Airborne Ir Decoys and Dispensers
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JED - July 2014 - EW 101
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JED - July 2014 - New Products
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JED - July 2014 - AOC Election Guide
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JED - July 2014 - Index of Advertisers
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