47th Annual Collaborative EW Symposium

47th Annual Collaborative EW Symposium

March 13-15, 2018 | Pt. Mugu, California




As EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and interdependency, it is clear that future EW systems must work collaboratively with other Air, Ground, Surface Space and Cyberspace systems. The 47th Annual Point Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of Collaborative Electronic Warfare. Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the United States military, government, academia, and industry will come together to address current Electronic Warfare gaps and emerging technologies in Collaborative Electronic Warfare required to address these gaps.


Brig. Gen. Edward A. Sauley III (Invited)   RADM Mark Darrah (Invited)    

Deputy Director of Operations for Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations, and the Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.


Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons, United States Navy.

Captain Robert Gamberg    

U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Future Concepts and Experimentation Division Lead (N90). 


This call for presentations challenges presenters to explore enabling collaborative electronic warfare through innovation and invention. We welcome 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. Planning/Directing/Assessing Collaborative EW. Collaborative EW 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.

  2. Testing and Demonstration of Cognitive and Collaborative Systems. Improvements in the testing, modeling, and demonstration of collaborative EW systems against modern/next gen threats is essential to gaining and maintaining the 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.

  3. Autonomy vs. Control of Cognitive EW Systems. The optimal employment of cognitive and autonomous EW systems is a challenge for the designers and developers as well as the operators. The level of interaction required/desired between the operators and the cognitive EW systems in their span of control are functions of many factors including trust, reliability, speed, and awareness of changes by the cognitive systems.

Abstracts for presentations must be unclassified and no more than one page of text or 400 words. Please forward abstracts to Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org by January 26. All sessions will be classified US SECRET ONLY.


Industry/Contractor, Non-Member – $750 (includes one-year membership)
Industry/Contractor, Member – $700
Active Duty Military – FREE
Active Government Civilian – FREE

*Active government civilian does not include contractors working for the government. Current Military/Government ID must be presented at check-in.


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*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 March 2 or for no-shows.


Pt. Mugu Naval Base Ventura County
311 Main Road
Point Mugu, California 93042
United States


AOC recommends the following hotel for attendees. Department of the Navy (DON) civilian and military personnel are encouraged to stay at the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites in accordance with DON approval memorandum.

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort

2101 Mandalay Beach Rd
Oxnard, California, 93035
(805) 984-2500

Click here to make your hotel reservation

Special AOC rate is $173 plus taxes per night. Reservations must be made by February 19, and will be based on availability. Self Parking - $22.00 per night / Valet Parking - $26.00 per night.

Please note that free wifi is available to Hilton Honor members. If you are planning to arrive before March 12 or extend your stay after March 16 and have a problem making your reservation online, please contact Mayra Ruiz mayra.ruiz@hilton.com, (805) 760-9007.

Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard

600 East Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, California, 93036
(805) 988-3600
Click here to make your hotel reservation

Special AOC rate is $139 plus taxes per night. Reservations must be made by February 19, and will be based on availability.  Complimentary wifi and parking for hotel guests.

Navy Gateway Inn and Suites NBVC Pt. Mugu

Bldg. 27, D St. | Point Mugu, CA 93042
Please call (805) 989-8287 or (805) 989-7510 to reserve. 


Monday, March 12 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Beer & Badge Welcome Reception
Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel
2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard, CA

Tuesday, March 13 - 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Happy Hour on the Harbor
Waterside Restaurant & Wine Bar (Channel Island Harbor)
3500 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA

Wednesday, March 14 - 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Chapter Salute to the Warfighters Reception
Commemorative Air Force Museum
455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA


This symposium is US Secret Only:

All attendees representing the United States must submit their valid Security Certification via JPAS, SMO Code 631266, POC – AOC 2018/C. Perez , First Visit Date: 13 March 18, Last Visit Date: 15 March 18, Phone Number: 805-989-4001. This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 13 MAR - 15 MAR 18. Other time frames will not be accepted. Any attendees sending their clearance via fax must have Need-to-Know completed. All conference attendees will be required to show proper state or federal issued photo identification. Clearance requests must be received by February 21. If you would like to verify your clearance or base access please send an email to EW_verify_vr_access@navy.mil.


US Attendees, if you have a government issued CAC, active/reserve/retired military ID, or a RAPIDGate card you should be able to access the base by showing your appropriate identification card.

If you do not hold a Common Access Card (CAC), you are required to complete the Base Access Form prior to the conference. Those who have received access by February 9, will be allowed to drive on base.

For attendees who are not on the base access list by February 9, there will be a passenger van available for shuttle services from 0715-0830 daily by building 112 (outside the main gate). Click here to download the map.

Click here to download the Base Access Form.


If you would like to be able to take notes during the sessions, you will need to complete this classified note taking form prior to taking notes. Click here to download the form. 


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 the following sponsors/exhibitors for making this event possible.




















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.