9th Annual Cyber and EW Convergence Conference

9th Annual Cyber & EW Convergence Conference

June 5-7, 2018 | Charleston, South Carolina




Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare technical capabilities are becoming more technically similar. However, the communities which practice these disciplines remain largely separated and vary widely across the military Services in terms of their equipment, unit organization and operating methodologies. This conference provides the EW and Cyberspace communities an opportunity to collaborate and discuss capabilities, TTPs and research in EW and Cyberspace operations to enable more rapid deployment of new and improved capabilities. The Cyber/EW Convergence Conference identifies ways to develop advanced technologies and systems to address the changing battlefield dynamics of the digital age and bring EW and Cyberspace together for the Warfighter!



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9th Annual Cyber and Convergence Conference

Theme: EW/Cyber Integration, ISR, and Fires Across Full-Spectrum Conflict

This call for presentations challenges presenters to explore enabling collaborative electronic warfare (EW) through innovation and invention. We will accept presentations and/or demonstrations from all United States services, Department of Defense, industry, and academia that identify technical paths, options, and potential opportunities for EW collaboration. Specifically, abstracts should address one or more of the symposium sessions:

1.    Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence Doctrine and Policy

2.    Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence Training Impacts

3.    Cyber/Electronic Warfare Converged Operations

4.    Cyber/Electronic Warfare Converged Mission with Drone Technology

5.    Cyber/Electronic Warfare Advanced Technology

As you decide to submit an abstract please consider the following concepts:

Collaborative Electronic Warfare is driving mission planning to a new reality. To achieve efficient coordination with and tasking of distributed and cognitive networked EW systems, mission planning needs to be capable of working with multiple disparate systems before, during, and after a mission.  The challenges of enabling dynamic resource allocation by EW operators working with unmanned and cognitive systems at the tactical to operational levels need to be addressed.

Improvements in the testing, modeling, training and demonstration of collaborative EW systems against modern/next gen threats is essential to gaining and maintaining advantage in EW. Advancements in the Live Virtual Constructive infrastructure as well as collaboration with the gaming and other related commercial industries are examples of areas to be explored.

Abstracts for presentations must be unclassified and no more than one page of text or 400 words. Please forward unclassified abstracts to Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org  and Dave Walman at david.walman@navy.mil  NLT March 30, 2018.    If your abstract is selected, you will be required to send a classified abstract/briefing to Dave Walman at david.walman@spawar.nmic.ic.gov  for final review before being accepted into the agenda.

All sessions will be TS/SCI.  

Abstracts due by March 30, 2018

Notifications by April 6, 2018



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 Member Sign In Required to Register

*Conference cancellations must be submitted in writing; telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Please email your cancellation request to events@crows.org. Refunds will be issued minus a $75 administrative fee for all paid registrations. No refunds after June 1 or for no-shows. Online registration will close on June 1. Any registration after that time will need to register onsite.


SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic Cooper River Landing Conference Center (Bldg. 3112) 

Charleston, SC



The Renaissance Hotel Historic District

68 Wentworth Street Charleston, SC 

(843) 534-0300  

Click here to make a reservation.

The AOC has a block of rooms at a per diem rate of $177 per night plus taxes, based on availability, until May 14, 2018


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Tuesday, June 5th

UNCLASSIFIED                   Session 1:                                          09:00 – 10:30

TOP SECRET//SCI              Session 2:                                          10:30 – 17:00

Wednesday, June 6th

TOP SECRET//SCI              Sessions 3 & 4:                                  09:00 – 16:30

Thursday, June 7th

TOP SECRET//SCI              Sessions 5 & 6                                   09:00 – 17:00


Monday, June 4th   5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  

Badges & Beer Networking Reception

Bay St. Biergarten  

549 East Bay Street

Charleston, SC  


Tuesday, June 5th 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rooftop Terrace Networking Reception

Harbour Club

35 Prioleau Street

Charleston, SC


Wednesday, June 6th 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Salute to the Warfighter Reception

5 Church Restaurant

32b North Market Street

Charleston, SC


** ALL VISIT REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 18, 2018.    Late submissions may not be approved. 


All attendees must be registered and have an active TS//SCI clearance.   Just having eligibility will not allow you to attend. You MUST be indoctrinated into SCI.

Submit your Visit Request via JPAS to SMO Code: 652363

FAX Subject Line and/or JPAS Additional Remarks MUST include “OLD CROWS”

Your SPAWAR Sponsor is: David Walman - Phone: 843.218.7381

For questions regarding SPAWAR facility access, contact Lee Ann Marrale,

Phone: (843) 218-6447; Fax: (843) 218-4045, Email: VisitorControl@navy.mil

For questions regarding TS//SCI eligibility, contact the SPAWAR Special Security Office (SSO):

Phone (843) 218-4003; Email: ssclant_sso.fcm@navy.mil

**SCI Visit Requests MUST come from the Government Agency that holds the individual's clearance. SPAWAR SSO will NOT accept requests coming directly from a contractor security office.

**Agencies that do not use JPAS must send an M3 message to plain language address (PLA): SPAWAR CHAS

All conference attendees will be required to show a valid state or federal issued photo identification (i.e. a driver's license, state identification card, and/or passport)

Real ID Act

If you do not have the new "enhanced" driver's license/state ID then a second form of identification is required per Home Land Security! Each state is listed, those states that are compliant are listed and require the second ID, and those states with an extension listed on the left do not require the second ID until the extension date. The ONLY acceptable forms of identification are highlighted.   See attached PDF for further information.



If you have a government issued CAC or active/reserve/retired military ID you should be able to access the base by showing your appropriate identification card. If no CAC card or military ID you MUST complete Form 74 for base access.  LAST DAY TO TURN IN FORM 74 IS 25 MAY.   Please send the completed form along with a photo/photo (not a photocopy – they do not scan clearly) of your valid state driver’s license in an email to Dave Walman at david.walman@navy.mil  

For attendees who do not complete and submit Form 74 by the deadline, you will not be authorized to attend the conference. All individuals that do not possess one of the above mentioned forms of ID, must be 100% vetted through the host installation. Escorting is not allowed.

Click here for Form 74



Take advantage of the opportunity to sponsor and exhibit at this well-known annual event and be highlighted to thousands internationally, including Department of Defense (DoD) officials, military, government offices, academic leaders, research and development organizations and international industries. Gain unparalleled exposure to EW decision makers and new and current customers through immense networking opportunities and visibility before, during and after the conference. Click here for more information.

This Government co-sponsored event does not constitute Federal sponsorship, sanction or endorsement of the Non-federal entities (NFE) sponsors or the NFE activities.


Thank you to all our Sponsors. If you are interested in sponsorship, please see the Sponsorship Contract for opportunities.





With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.