Features from the video above:
- LTG James Lovelace (Ret), Symposium Co-Chairman
- Mr. Steve Hogan, Northrop Grumman, Chairman Symposium Session 2

Today was a great kick-off day at the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention!  
Here are some of the highlights from the symposium sessions:

Opening Keynote Address:  Intelligence Integration - Past, Present and Future
Keynote Speaker:  The Honorable James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

The Honorable James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, opened the Symposium with a discussion of critical issues facing today’s intelligence community, touching on history, integration and the impact of the three S’s: Sequestration, Snowden and Shutdown.

Clapper acknowledged hitting his own milestone anniversary in the intel community and paid tribute to the AOC’s 50th Anniversary, noting that the intellectual span of today’s crows had expanded exponentially. “It’s not is not just your father’s classic electronic warfare,” he said. “Now it’s... (Click HERE to read more.)

Session 1:  Future Acquisition Strategies in a Constrained Environment
Session Chair:  Mr. Jaymie Durnan, Senior Assistant to the Principle Deputy, OASD(R&E)

Citing the President’s January 2012 strategy document as a central reference,  Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering OASD (R&E), Al Shaffer, assured this morning’s audience at the opening joint session that the DOD does indeed have a strategy for guiding its future EW acquisition activities – a strategy that emphasizes continued and early investment in developing  new EW technologies and capabilities together with an increased focus on the development of adaptable, rapidly-reconfigurable systems....  (Click HERE to read more.)

Session 2:  Industry Response: Future Strategies in a Constrained Environment
Session Chair:  Mr. Steve Hogan, Northrop Grumman Corporation

The following afternoon session, chaired by Steve Hogan, Vice President & General Manager, Northrop Grumman Technical Services, provided the EW industry’s perspective on the Session 1 discussion of acquisition in the constrained environment. The discussion focused on how industry can potentially address the complex fiscal and business management challenges ahead – particularly as the true impact of sequestration cuts are realized and the use of unobligated funds is no longer an option....  (Click HERE to read more.)

Session 3:  International Perspective
Session Chair:  Wing Commander John Clifford, OBE RAF (Ret)

Session 3 featured a discussion of international EW capabilities, operations and plans from a wide range of participants who demonstrated that worldwide EW is undergoing shifts as the result of changing technology and operational requirements.

Chaired by Wing Commander John Clifford, OBE RAF (ret), the session included commentary from Lee Simonetta, Associate Laboratory Director, Electronics Systems Lab, at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, who....  (Click HERE to read more.)

Don't miss these presentations tomorrow:

General Session and Keynote Address
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Admiral Johathan W. Greenert, USN, Chief of Naval Operations
Imminent Domain 2014

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 4: The Speed of EW
Session Chair: Mr. Marvin Potts, Air Force Research Laboratory

Session 5: Developing Future EMSO Warriors
Session Chair: Dr. Casey Wardynski, Superintendent, Huntsville City Schools

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session 6: Navigation and Communications in Contested/Congested Environments
Session Chair: Dr. Paul Zablocky, CERDEC Space & Terrestrial Communications Directorate, Aberdeen, MD

Session 7: Advanced EW Technologies
Session Chair: Dr. Peter Craig, Office of Naval Research

Multi-National Forum
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Vice Admiral Kevin J. Cosgriff, USN (Ret)

...and of course don't forget the myriad of other events taking place in the Exhibit Hall, AOC History Hall, and Awards Ceremonies!

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