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association news HIGHLIGHTS: INFOWARCON 2009 Hundreds of enthusiastic attendees gathered April 22-24 for the AOC’s InfoWarCon 2009, a conference dedicated to the development of information operations (IO), the discussion of IO concepts and the strengthening of the IO community. Held just outside of Washington, DC, at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD, the event marked the revival of InfoWarCon, which began in the 1990s and returned after a brief lapse. Its first year being supported and managed entirely by the AOC, this year’s InfoWarCon featured an impressive lineup of speakers and panels. Delivering the keynote address on Thursday was LTG Thomas F. Metz of the US Army, acting director of the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), who spoke on the status of IO as “the great enabler.” Other speakers and panelists covered topics including IO’s future, cyberwar, homeland psychological defense and information warfare in China and Arab countries. Friday’s keynote speaker was James Glassman, former US Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, and the closing address was given by the DOD’s Senior Advisor for IO, Office of the Director, IO & Strategic Studies, Jake Schaffner, who thanked the AOC for reestablishing a meeting place for information operators. Accompanying InfoWarCon 2009 was the April launching of the AOC’s IO Journal, a publication about IO written by and for information operators. An on-line version of the inaugural issue of IO Journal can be accessed at a The Journal of Electronic Defense | July 2009 51

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

JED - July 2009
The View From Here
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Advancing TWT Technology
Technology Survey: COMINT/DF Receivers
EW 101
AOC News
JED Sales Offices
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look

JED - July 2009