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as s ociation n ew s AOC AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE APRIL 15 AOC is taking nominations for its annual awards. See the ad on Page 31 for a list of awards. For more information and a nomination form, visit REPRESENTATIVE VISITS CRANE ROOST In December, US Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-8, Indiana) took a break from his pre-holiday schedule at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division to have lunch with the Crane Roost. Jimmy Hearn, president of the Crane Roost, briefed Rep. Ellsworth and his legislative director, Jed D’Ercole, on the Association of Old Crows (AOC) and the Crane Roost. Rep. Ellsworth is a member of the Congressional Electronic Warfare (EW) Working Group and is concerned with capability gaps in EW. Following the luncheon, Hearn said, “It is fantastic for EW to be receiving this degree of congressional interest and support!” Rep. Ellsworth was visiting the Naval Surface Warfare Center in southern Indiana to gather information on the Naval Electronic Warfare Technical Integration Center (NEWTIC) and related EW efforts at Crane. Morning sessions were devoted to unclassified briefings by NEWTIC Director Erika White. The remainder of the day was devoted to classified briefings pro- ONR EW PROGRAM MANAGER VISITS CHESAPEAKE BAY ROOST 50 The Journal of Electronic Defense | March 2009 From left to right: US Rep. Brad Ellsworth, Crane Roost Vice President Carl Lohkamp and Crane Roost President Jimmy Hearn. Dr. Peter Craig, Program Manager for Electronic Warfare at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), was the guest speaker at the Chesapeake Bay Roost’s (CBR) Roost January Luncheon, held January 15 in the Pioneer Hall of the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, MD. ONR sponsors scientific research and technology that pursue revolutionary capabilities for future naval forces and mature transitional science and technology (S&T) advances to improve naval capabilities, respond to current critical needs and maintain broad technology investments. Dr. Craig discussed the ONR Electronic Warfare S&T area objectives and challenges. He placed particular emphasis on the ONR Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) posted January 8 titled “Electronic Warfare Discovery and Invention (D&I)” (ONR BAA 09-014). This BAA is seeking white paper submissions on technologies to defect and defeat imaging infrared (IR) and multi-mode threats. For more information about CBR and its activities, contact John Hawkins at (410) 551-0620. vided by EW Director Don Schulte and the Crane staff. Director White said, “NEWTIC is part of the renaissance in EW. We will be the catalyst for EW technology transition and application Navywide.” NEWTIC will provide the Navy with technology transition and integration into current and future EW requirements. This will be accomplished through an analysis of current and projected multispectral, multi-domain and multi-mission EW needs. HELP DETERMINE THE AOC’S FUTURE AOC is taking nominations for the 2009 Annual Election. Positions include President, who will service as Vice President in 2010 and President in 2011, along with three At-Large director positions and regional directors from the Central, Mid-Atlantic and Pacific Regions. Nomination forms are available on the AOC website at or by contacting Carol Vann at the AOC. Nominations must be submitted to Ms. Vann by close of business on April 10, 2009. For any questions or assistance, please contact: Carole Vann, AOC Election Coordinator Office: (703) 549-1600 Fax: (703) 549-3279 E-mail: a

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - March 2009

JED - March 2009
The View From Here
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
EW Across the Nordic Region
Case Study: EW Sustainment
New Products
EW 101
AOC News
JED Sales Offices
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look

JED - March 2009