The AOC is a professional organization that advocates the technical advancement of Electronic Warfare (EW) and Information Operations (IO) for our military. Its membership is composed of government, military, university, and industrial personnel who serve on important boards and committees which help guide Congress and the Department of Defense in creating policy advocating EW & IO methods and technologies.  As the world changes, the military and their methods/technologies also need to change.  It is our goal to ensure that our military have the best EW & IO tools with which to conduct operations and achieve total information superiority in any conflict.  The AOC Empire Chapter encompasses a large area bordered by Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton, and the St. Lawrence river.  We sponsor small technical symposiums, dinners with topical guest speakers, and various social events.