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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/11/27: CIA-RDP87M00539R002904770003-7 PAO, 85-0488 26 September 1985 ill meet ou and escort you to t e Wisconsin Rom. Coff a wi11 be MEMORANDUM FOR: Deputy Director of Central Intelligence FROM: George V. Lauder Director, Public Affairs Office SUBJECT: Keynote Address of the Old Crows Association 1. Action Requested: None. This is background informat on for your address to the o ssociation of Old Crows (AOC) Electronic W rfare Technical Symposium on Tuesday, 1 October at the Sheraton Washington Hotol, 2660 Woodley Road, N.W., (corner of Woodley and Connecticut), Washington, D4C. Phone 328-2000. 2. Arrangements: You are requested to be at the main en~rance of the Sheraton Washington Hotel on Woodley Road at 8:45 ~w y d t%" will have time to visit with J. Kenneth Driesse , AOC Symposium d an serve Chairman Yo will proceed to the Ballroom for the welcoming remarks; President of AOC RADM Albert A. Gallotta, Jr. USN, (Ret) will introduce you. Y ur speech is scheduled to run from 9:10 - 9:45 a.m. The suggested format i for your keynote address to take most of the allotted time and, if you hoose, to accept a few unclassified questions at the close of your prepared remarks. PAO forwarded suggested remarks to your office on Tuesday, 24 September. Additional materials requested by were sent to our office yesterday. Congressman Les Aspin (D-WI), whose speech follow yours, and Mr. Driessen will be on stage with you. (See opposite agenda and biographies.) A podium and microphone will be available. 3. Audience: Approximately 1800 electronic warfare spe ialists from the military, , and private industry will attend. All hold SE RET or higher clearances. Although members of the media will not be allowe4 to attend your address, we understand that representatives from NATO countri s and Australia and New Zealand will be present. DCI/PAO/MEDean Distribution: 0-Addressee -0 - ER 85-3506 1 - PAO 85-0488 1 - PAO/Chrono 1 - PAO SECRET SECRET i) Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/11/27: CIA-RDP87M00539R002904770003-7 - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/11/27: CIA-RDP87M00539R002904770003-7 SUBJECT: Keynote Address of the Old Crows Association 4. Background: The Association of Old Crows is a professional association of individuals engaged in the science of electronic warfare, electronic defense, C3CM and related disciplines. The membership includes scientists, engineers, managers, operators, educators, and mill ary personnel in all grades. I The AOC was organized in 1964 to provide a forum for the echange of information on the technical and operational aspects of EW and elated fields. It has since grown to over 87 chapters with more than 3,000 members in the United States and 47 foreign countries. The AOC works f r the advancement of electronic defense subjects with the full cooper tion of the United States Department of Defense and defense organizations o allied nations by conducting technical symposia, field demonstrations,land other educational programs. (For further information see brochure op~osite.) The name "Old Crows" emerged from the first large-scale usl of EW during World War II. United States and Allied bombing raids over Euro a were equipped with radio and radar receivers to monitor the enemy, aid transmitters to jam enemy frequencies. The receivers and transmitters were art of the Allied Radio Countermeasures (RCM) efforts and were designed, p oduced and used under the equipment's common codeword "Raven." Operators ho flew on the missions were known as "Raven Operators." Common jargon later changed the term "Raven" to "Crows." I 5. Banquet: You have agreed to attend the AOC banquet on'Wednesday, 2 October which will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Sheraton Washi gton Ballroom. A reception for the headtable participants will be held in the Delaware Room at 7:30 p.m. (See opposite for headtable list and biographies.) Senator Phil Gramm (R-TX) is the guest speaker f (,r the evening and will be seated to your right. LTG William E. Odom will be on your left. Foreign nationals at the headtable are General Hans-Joachim Macl , Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and Major General Fernando Pau a Vicente, speakers see brochure opposite.) Other speakers who are on the program besides Congressman Aspin are General Hans-Joachim Mack, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and Dr. George Keyworth, Scientific Advisor to the President. (Forlist of beorge V. , au er Attachments: As Stated SECRET i i i Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/11/27: CIA-RDP87M00539R002904770003-7