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54th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention
November 28 - 30, 2017
Marriott Marquis and Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

Innovation and Change in Electromagnetic Warfare

The electromagnetic environment is changing at an increasing pace, and thus the importance of electronic warfare (EW) system adaptability, flexibility, and innovation has also increased. Not only are innovative technologies greatly needed, but the Industry and EW Community itself needs to change organizationally to embrace innovative ideas, technologies, and tactics - and at a significantly faster pace. Innovation is more than just technology refresh, it is also culture refresh.

The 54th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention will focus specifically on these ideas and provide Industry, Government, and Militaries a world-class forum to address how we should change and innovate as an EW community. The Symposium will highlight some of the most advanced and innovative technologies on the horizon and discuss how organizational change can be embraced to be more agile and engender more calculated risk taking. Talks will focus on what challenges are currently in the way and some stories of how change is currently being implemented.

Upgrades to our systems, as well as our acquisition cultures, is vital to maintain (and in some cases, regain) our electromagnetic warfare superiority.

Keynote and Distinguished Guest Speakers include:

AOC Wilson AOC Rand AOC Darrah AOC Thompson
General Stephen Wilson, USAF,
Vice Chief of Staff of the US AIr Force
General Robin Rand, USAF,
Commander of Air Force Global
Strike Command
Rear Admiral Mark Darrah,
US Navy,

Program Executive Officer for
the Unmanned Aviation
and Strike Weapons
Maj Gen Marcus Thompson,
Deputy Chief Information Warfare,
Australian Defence Force
AOC Israel AOC Fantuzzi AOC Bacon AOC Conley
Major Gen (Ret) Kenneth Israel,
Past President AOC
Lt Gen Giovanni Fantuzzi,
Logistics Commander,
Italian Air Force
The Honorable Don Bacon,
United States House of Representative
Dr. William Conley, SES,
Executive DIrector, OUSD (AT&L)/A?
Tactical Warfare Systems
AOC Clark AOC Walden AOC Law AOC Covannon
Mr. Bryan Clark, SES,
Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic
and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
Mr. Randall Walden, SES,
Director of Rapid Capabilities
Office (RCO)
Dr. Nick Law,
Technical Lead for the NATO
Smart Defence DAS Project,
Defence Science and Technology
Laboratory, UK MOD
Mr. Ed Covannon,
Kodak Invention Strategist
  AOC Kaplan  AOC Montminy  
  Mr. Fred Kaplan, 
Author, Pulitzer Prize finalist
 Mr. Guy Montminy, 
Senior VP & Deputy GM,
Electronic Systems Sector,
BAE Systems



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Thank you for all the corporate sponsors who are making this event possible.