JED - November 2013 - 47

association news

On September 25, the Windy City
Chapter of the AOC, along with the
Northrop Grumman Women Engineers
and Northrop Grumman Management
Club, hosted Dr. John Cashen, past
Director of the Northrop Grumman B2
Stealth Bomber Program. Dr. Cashen
gave a historical perspective of
Northrop Grumman's stealth technology efforts from its beginnings in the
1970's through 1990. Dr. Cashen has From left to right: Joe Duthie,
long since retired from his position as Windy City Chapter president; Dr.
John Cashen; and Janine Nyre,
Vice President and Chief Scientist at Vice President of Radio Frequency
Northrop Grumman, but his memory Combat Information Systems (RFCIS)
and recollections of the events that Business Area.
transpired during the game-changing stealth technology maturation
period seemed as if the events just happened yesterday.
Dr. Cashen gave a wonderful presentation on the history of stealth
technology from the start of stealth concepts up to the development
of the Northrop Grumman B2 bomber. John provided the audience
of approximately 170 with rare insight into the people that worked
stealth technologies and the day to day decisions that were being
made as the B2 bomber came to reality. During his brief, he touched
on the development of other stealth platforms such as Tacit Blue; the
Tri-Service Stand-Off Attack Missile (TSSAM); and the YF-23 Advanced
Tactical fighter (competitor to the F-22).

EWCI 2014 SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY
17-20 IN BANGALORE
The AOC India Chapter has announced EWCI 2014, the Third Annual
International EW Conference in Bangalore, India. This conference, now
scheduled for February 17-20, 2014, follows the other two successful
events, and is supported by the Defence Research and Development
Establishment (DRDO), Government of India and Bharat Electronics
Limited (BEL), Bangalore. The conference will address the technical and
commercial needs of operational users, planners, developers, procurers,
testers and trainers of the latest EW technologies and systems. The
theme for this year is "EW: Share to Succeed."
View the brochure at aoc-india.org.

PALMETTO CYBER
DEFENSE COMPETITION
SUCCESS STORY
The first annual Palmetto Cyber Defense
Competition (PCDC) sponsored by the
Palmetto Roost Chapter of the AOC, in collaboration w ith
Space and Naval
Warfare (SPAWAR)
Systems Center
Atl a nt ic,
took
place Saturday and
Sunday, April 13-14,
2013 at The Citadel:
The Military College
of South Carolina.
Each student Senior Cadet
team - from univer- Derek Bernsen
sities and colleges on Saturday, and area
high schools on Sunday - were responsible
for operating a small network that they tried
to protect from attacks by SPAWAR cybersecurity experts.
Senior Cadet Derek Bernsen from the
Citadel, majoring in Computer Science with
a minor in Cyber Security, was elected to
be the Citadel's team captain. As team captain, he met many people from the C4ISR
community that provided him with great
insight and invaluable professional contacts. Additionally, they were able to put
his resume into the hands of the Navy where
he was interviewed for a new community
position: The Cyber Warfare Engineer, or
1840 community designator. Almost immediately he was notified of his selection to
the Cyber Warfare Engineer community.
Thanks to his new contacts, he was able to
get temporary additional duty orders after
graduation to work at SPAWAR and receive
hands-on technical experience in the field
he will be working in once entering the Cyber
Warfare Engineer community. According to
Bernsen, he would not have been afforded
any of these opportunities if it weren't for
the Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition. a

The Journal of Electronic Defense | November 2013

WINDY CITY CHAPTER HOSTS DR.
JOHN CASHEN, PAST DIRECTOR OF THE
NORTHROP GRUMMAN B2 STEALTH
BOMBER PROGRAM

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - November 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
World Report
What’s New in Naval ESM
Technology Survey: COMINT/DF Receivers
EW 101
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - November 2013 - cover1
JED - November 2013 - cover2
JED - November 2013 - 3
JED - November 2013 - 4
JED - November 2013 - 5
JED - November 2013 - The View From Here
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JED - November 2013 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - November 2013 - Courses Calendar
JED - November 2013 - 11
JED - November 2013 - From the President
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JED - November 2013 - 14
JED - November 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - November 2013 - World Report
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JED - November 2013 - What’s New in Naval ESM
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JED - November 2013 - Index of Advertisers
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