Welcome to the Show Daily for the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention!


Here are the features from the video above:

  • General John E. Hyten, Commander, Air Force Space Command
  • Dr. Frank Klemm, 2015 AOC Gold Medal Winner
  • General David Deptula, Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

Today was a great kick-off day at the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention!  Here are some of the highlights from the symposium sessions:


General Session #1
Keynote Speaker #1: General John E. Hyten, Air Force Space Command, USAF
Across the military, the services are moving electronic warfare and cyberspace operations ever closer together as the two disciplines ... (Click HERE to read more)
Keynote Speaker #2: Air Commodore Madelein Spit, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Chief NATO NAFAG
Commodore Spit leads two “Think Tank” organizations within NATO, the first being the NATO Air Force Armaments Group (NAFAG), responsible for capability integration among NATO member Air Forces... (Click HERE to read more)

Session #1: Spectrum Maneuver Warfare
Session Chair: Mr. Neil Kacena, Raytheon
Neil framed the session by pointing out the transformation of national defense from industrial based warfare to information based warfare... (Click HERE to read more)
Session #2: Cyber/EW as Force Enablers
Session Chair: Mr. Ken "Kilo" Parks, Harris Corp.
Mr. Ken ‘Kilo’ Parks led a session that benefited from having a broad perspective from the point of view of international participation... (Click HERE to read more)
General Session #2
Keynote Speaker #1: Dr. Mark Maybury, CTO, MITRE and Former Air Force Chief Scientist
Dr. Maybury provided a lively discussion about the challenges and opportunities in the EW and cyber convergence. Using the analogy of marriage... (Click HERE to read more)
Keynote Speaker #2: Dr. Will Roper, Director, Strategic Capabilities Office at Office of the Secretary of Defense
He focuses on what’s changing. He asked us to think about what the future would look like if we had tried to envision it 25 years ago... (Click HERE to read more)

Session #3: What are the Technical Challenges to Synchronizing EW & Cyber?
Session Chair: Dr. Robert Andrews, EW Simulation Technology LTD
He introduced the session topic by noting that technology does not currently converge between EW, IO, and Cyber... (Click HERE to read more)
Session #4: EW Program with Cyber Implications
Session Chair: Col. Jim "Hook" Pryor, USAF (Ret), L-3 Com Unmanned Systems
This session was structured to address issues related to Domain Overlap between EW and Cyber within the broader application of Information Operations (IO)... (Click HERE to read more)
General Session #3
Keynote Speaker: Lt Gen David Deptula (Ret), Former USAF/A-2
Lt General David Deptula (USAF Retired) spoke on “The Combat Cloud: A Vision of 21st Century Warfare”... (Click HERE to read more)
Don't miss these presentations and events tomorrow!
General Session #4
08:00 - 09:15 EST
Mr. Robert Stein, Senior Fellow, US Defense Science Board 
Dr. Thomas Kennedy, Chairman and CEO of Raytheon
Session #5: EW Cyber S&T Research and Development (R&D) Activities
09:30 - 11:15 EST
Session #6:  Human Capital - Our Greatest EMS Resource
09:30- 11:15 EST
Session #7: Challenges of Applying EW and Cyber Technologies to Non Military Requirements
11:30 - 13:00 EST
Session #8: Joint & Coalition: Organizing and Planning for EW-Cyber Solutions
11:30 - 13:00 EST
Exhibit Hall Open
13:00 - 18:00 EST
Annual AOC Banquet
18:00 - 21:00 EST
Ms. Michele Weslander-Quaid, Founder and President, Sunesis Nexus LLC Former Intelligence Community Deputy CIO
While you're here at the event, don't forget to reserve ad space in the 2016 JED, just head over to the JED booth on the floor! 2016 AOC Sponsorships are available as well, talk to Brock Sheets from the AOC!


Tune in tomorrow for another exciting edition of the Show Daily!
Thank you to all the Sponsors and Exhibitors that made this Symposium and Convention possible!

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