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All Sessions will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center
(Updated September 19; Subject to change)

Convention Chairman
LTG James Lovelace, USA (Ret)
Vice President, International Programs, L-3 Communications
Convention Co-Chairman
Mr. Cliff Moody
Executive Director, MRSL  

Monday, September 24

Opening Session & Keynote Address
8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Location:  North Ballroom 

LTG David D. Halverson, USA
Deputy Commanding General / Chief of Staff
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
2012 AOC Gold Medal Award Winner

Mr. Jeff Jonas
Fellow and Chief Scientist, IBM Analytics Group
Big Data. New Physics. The Ultimate 'Weak Signal' Detection Weapon

Maj Gen Gregory A. Biscone, USAF
Director, Global Operations, U.S. Strategic Command
Ensuring EMS Superiority for the Joint Warfighter

Joint Session
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 1: EMS Technology & Technologists: Perspectives on Their Future
Location: North Ballroom

Session Chair: Mr. David Hime
DR-IV Senior Advisor – EW, Spectrum Warfare Division (AFRL/RYW), AFRL Sensors Directorate

As the lexicon for EW adapts to the future of electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) warfare or simply, Spectrum Warfare, the seeds of future ideas, concepts and possible solutions are held by the EMS technologists. Success of this collective brain trust hinges upon a closely cooperating government-industry team, writ large -- a partnership with the ability to both grow that next generation of Spectrum Warfare technologists and foster rapid experimentation with their advanced ideas in EMS sensing, protection and attack methods. This session will examine the EW Technology Futures perspective from a leadership cross-section of that collective - government, industry and academia.

Dr. Reginald Brothers
Director of Research, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering, ASD(R&E)/RD, US Department of Defense

Mr. Roy Azevedo
Vice President, Advanced Concepts and Technology, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

Dr. Jackie Craig
Chief, EW and Radar Division, Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO), Australia

Mr. Robert J. Giesler
Special Advisor, Asymmetric Operations, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Concurrent Sessions
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Session 2: Wanted: Young Crows
Location: 121 North

Session Chair: LtCol James Griffin, USMC (Ret)
Senior Systems Analyst, Atkinson Aeronautics & Technology, Inc.

Spectrum warfare is a rapidly developing, constantly evolving domain. We must be equally agile and innovative warriors. Who are the Spectrum warriors of the future? What weapons and what training do they need to achieve dominance in the battle space? What other, perhaps nontraditional, battle space considerations will they face? This session will examine those issues and hopes to answer some of these questions while inspiring the spectrum warriors of the future.

CAPT John Green, USN
Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) / EA-6B Program Manager (PMA 234), Naval Air Systems Command

Ms. Amanda Kammier
Business Development Manager, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems          AND
Ms. Sherri Thomas
Career Strategist, Career Coaching 360 

Dr. Matthew D. Markel
Engineering Fellow, Technical Staff - Engineering Technology Office, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

Mr. Jordan Scott
Senior EW Engineer, Boecore, Inc.
Operation Cancer

Mr. Wayne L. Shaw
Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Spectrumnauts: Using NASA's Youth Outreach as a Model to Reach Younger Crows

Dr. Jay Marble
Senior Electronic Warfare Engineer, URS Federal Services
Overcoming the Spectrum Warfare Training Gap

Session 3: Future Military Operations in Contested EMS Environments
Location: 122 North

Session Chair: Lt Gen Robert Elder Jr., USAF (Ret)
Research Professor, George Mason University

The recent stability operations in Iraq and Afghanistan produced highly congested EMS environments which have led to renewed interest in spectrum warfare; however, the latest defense strategy calls for greater emphasis on the Pacific Rim and the potential for anti-access/area denial operations to include highly contested EMS environments. As a result, the interest in spectrum warfare is expanding to reflect longstanding principles of traditional EW (electronic attack, electronic protection, and electronic support) to include counter-communications and navigation warfare. This session will consider the impact of contested EMS environments on the effectiveness of remotely piloted aircraft and other unmanned platforms, satellite-enabled command and control, datalink-enabled battle management, and other network-enabled operations. Spectrum control is important for military standard EMS environments, but EW is critical for all operations in contested EMS environments.

COL Gary R. Hisle, Jr., USA
Director, Army EW, Fort Leavenworth Combined Arms Center/Mission Command

CAPT Gregg Smith, USN
Director, US Navy Fleet Electronic Warfare Center (FEWC)

Lt Col Patrick Eberle, USAF
Senior IO Planner, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Concurrent Sessions
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session 4: The DoD Spectrum Strategy: Enabling Integrated and Coordinated EMS Operations
Location: 121 North

Session Chair: Donald P. McLemore, PhD
Chief Scientist, Technical Fellow, ITT Exelis

As we move into the next decade, there is even more pressure for integration on the EMS front: the melding of Spectrum Management (SM), EW, and IO. As we embrace this new challenge, it would be appropriate to evaluate our progress in transforming SM into Net-Centric Operations, address the large challenge of standardizing, organizing and integrating data between the two communities and offer some insights about how the Global Electromagnetic Spectrum Information System (GEMSIS) program might play a role in this endeavor.

Mr. Nicholas Basciano
HQE, Acting DSO Vice Director, DoD Defense Spectrum Organization

Ms. Mary Greczyn
Vice President, Freedom Technologies, Inc.

CAPT Gregg Smith, USN
Director, US Navy Fleet Electronic Warfare Center (FEWC)

Lt Col Troy D. Orwan, USAF
Senior Analyst, Office of the Secretary of Defense, DoD CIO

SGM Raymond M. Reyes, USA
Headquarters, Department of the Army, CIO/G6 Army Spectrum Management

Mr. Mark A. Jones
Lead, Warfighter Spectrum Support Branch, Air Force Spectrum Management Office (AFSMO)

Maj Matt Poole, USMC & CDR Tony Rodgers, USN
Joint Electronic Warfare Center (JEWC)
Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM) Proof of Concept Demonstration

Session 5: International Collaboration
Location: 122 North

Session Chair: Wg Cdr John Clifford OBE RAF (Ret)
President, United Kingdom Chapter, AOC

Military operations in the 21st Century are almost invariably conducted by international alliances such as NATO in Afghanistan or by coalitions such as those engaged in counter piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and off the Horn of Africa. EW is central to safe and effective military operations of many types across the spectrum of warfare and it is EW that ensures all other capabilities that use the EMS, like ISTAR, Intelligence, Navigation and Communications, prevail in the face of hostile activity. Consequently, for EW to work properly, each member of a coalition must understand their own EW capabilities and requirements, as well as those of their partners. This session will examine some of the issues and opportunities that International EW Collaboration entails.

Mr. Martin Ruskell
Head Tech Support, NATO Joint EW Core Staff
EW Collaboration in NATO – the Joint EW Core Staff Perspective and Contribution

Mr. Andrew Dunn
Vice President, International Business Development, ITT Exelis Electronic Systems
International Collaboration to Meet the A2AD Threat

Mr. Shawn Charland
President/CTO, Sky Industries, Inc.
Counter-RCIED ECM Protection Estimator - Field Trials Results

Tuesday, September 25

General Session & Keynote Address
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Location: North Ballroom

RADM Scott E. Sanders
Reserve Deputy Director, JCW J7, Joint Staff
Developing the Joint Force for 2020

Concurrent Sessions
9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Session 6: Electronic Protection…Smoke Alarm in the House of Electronic Warfare
Location: 121 North

Session Chair: CAPT Gregg Smith, USN
Director, US Navy Fleet EW Center

In our “House of EW,” Electronic Attack (EA) is the sexy topic that captures the most interest and imagination. We tackle EW support as a means to more effective EA, but Electronic Protection (EP) is the lowly smoke alarm — chosen from the bargain bin at the local big box store, supported with the cheapest alternatives, and hidden away, never to be noticed except as an irritant to our work or as the prime suspect in the event of catastrophe. While we continue to capitalize on the increasing appreciation of EW as a critical war-fighting capability, we can no longer ignore the imperative of upgrading our means of EP. Billions have been invested in EA and EW support, while our ability to leverage those investments relies upon the neglected essential function of EP. The panel will discuss EP as guarantor of assured access and freedom of maneuver in the EMS, answering questions like: What is our operational proficiency at countering adversary purposeful interference? What is our operational proficiency at preventing and resolving friendly interference? How are EP requirements accounted for in the acquisition system?

COL Charles "Jim" Ekvall, USA
Chief, Headquarters Department of the Army, DCS G-3/5/7 Electronic Warfare Division
Army IEWS (EP included)

Mr. D. Mark Johnson
Director, Electromagnetic Effects/Spectrum Policy and Programs, OPNAV N2/N6
Electronic Protection - The First Mile

Mr. Matthew J. Cullen
Chief, Frequency Spectrum Proponency Office, US Army Signal Center of Excellence
Spectrum Management as Part of Electronic Protect

Col Steve Ling, USAF
Director, Joint Electronic Warfare Center
Joint EP: Last Concern or First Breach?

Col Gregory M. Patschke, USAF
Director, Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat

Session 7: Technology in the U.S. Border Environment
Location: 122 North

Session Chair: Mr. Mark S. Borkowski
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, Customs and Border Protection, Dept. of Homeland Security

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the agency charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. and securing and facilitating trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws. CBP utilizes information and technology as a force multiplier to aid frontline officers and agents in protecting the country. Come listen in on this important and current panel session which will review the current and potential threats that our homeland security agency is tasked with defending. Other questions that the panel will discuss include how the EMS and new technologies fit into this fast paced world of border protection.

Mr. Tony Crowder
Director, Air and Marine Operations Center

Ms. Chinmayi Patel
Assistant Chief Engineer, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, Customs and Border Protection

Ms. Marjorie Ottenville
Intellectual Property Rights, National Targeting and Analysis Group

Concurrent Sessions
11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Session 8: Electronic Attack Service Focus
Location: 121 North

Session Chair: Mr. Steve Hogan
Vice President, F/A-18 & EW/IO Attack Programs, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Electronic Attack has been the center of attention due to our engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our Iraq engagement has dwindled and the Afghanistan conflict is nearing its end. What direction will the services take given the priority shift to more conventional tasking? How much focus should and will be placed on asymmetric threats?

COL Charles "Jim" Ekvall, USA
Chief, Headquarters Department of the Army, DCS G-3/5/7 Electronic Warfare Division

Mr. Gregory W. Torba
Department Chief, AF EW Requirements, USAF/A5RE Pentagon

Mr. Christopher Carlson
Director, Business Development, EW Systems, ITT Exelis, Electronic Systems Division

Ms. Janine T. Nyre
Vice President, RF Combat & Information Systems Sector, Northrop Grumman Corporation

LtCol Jason C. Schuette, USMC
EW Branch Head, Cyber Integration Division, Combat Development & Integration Command

Session 9: Impacts and Challenges of Global Spectrum Commercialization on EMS Operations
Location: 122 North

Session Chair: Dr. Rangam Subramanian, MBA
Chief, Wireless Technology & Business Strategy, National & Homeland Security Directorate, Idaho National Laboratory

We are living in a new world where integrated computing and mobility are finally starting to deliver compelling value, close to the way that people behave. This technology integration will continue to have a transformative effect on society, through cloud computing, social networking and context-aware computing. Technology is changing the communications paths and relationships that define both society and international relations. This transformation poses significant challenges for the spectrum warrior. Advanced technologies such as 4G LTE and effective spectrum-using technologies will be everywhere soon and will couple with social media to enable crowdsource behaviors with significant geopolitical effects. This session will consider the impact of the mobile technology revolution on EMS operations from a technological perspective.

Dr. Apurva N. Mody
Chairman, IEEE 802.22 Working Group, BAE Systems
Emerging Cognitive Radio-based Commercial Wireless Communications Systems in White Spaces

Mr. Brian T. Kassa
Head of Technology for Public Safety Broadband, Nokia Siemens Networks
Ubiquitous Long Term Evolution

Dr. John M. Chapin
Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office, DARPA
The DARPA Advanced RF Mapping (RadioMap) Program

Dr. Vanu Bose
CEO, Vanu, Inc.
International Trends in Commercial Spectrum Usage

Mr. Satyendra Yadav
Director Wireless Strategies and Product Planning, Intel Corporation
Advances in Device Development and Delivery to Support National Spectrum Challenges

International Session
4:30 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
Location: 121 North

Session Chair: Dr. Robert S. Andrews
Commercial Director, EW Simulation Technology, Ltd.

Academia and Industry constantly strive to identify better, more operationally effective capabilities and solutions for our EMS Warriors. The international speakers in this session have come from Japan, Italy, China, United Kingdom, and Turkey. They will examine a diverse range of issues including dynamic EM Spectrum Management; critical network operational issues; state-of-the-art SIGINT capability and RF technology, and integrated air platform protection solutions. A must attend diverse session for technologists and operators interested in international developments.

Dr. Haruko Kawahigashi
Chief Researcher, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation - Japan
Network Node Role Estimation Using Monitored Communication Traffic

Dr. Feng Yang
Researcher, National Information Control Laboratory – China
Dynamic Spectrum Management in Complex Electromagnetic Environment

Dr. Hayrullah Yildiz
Director, EW Programs, REHIS Division, ASELSAN Company - Turkey
EW Self Protection System for Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft

Dr. Andrea De Martino
Chief Technical Officer, Elettronica S.p.A. – Italy
Combined Radar and Communications EMS Systems

Mr. Tim Fountain
Business Segment Manager, Tektronix Component Solutions – United Kingdom
RF2D™ Technologies for Wideband Military Electronic Systems

Wednesday, September 26

Concurrent Sessions
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Session 10: Weapons & Tactics Employed by EMS Warriors
Location: 121 North

Session Chair: Ms. Lisa K. Frugé
Manager, Air Force Systems & Requirements, BAE Systems

Academia and Industry strive to identify better, more efficient tools and/or resources to be employed by our EMS Warriors. The speakers during this session will enlighten attendees on emerging opportunities for improved detection of RF signals, transmitter interoperability, hardware in the loop testing, and much more.

Mr. Johannes J. Strydom
Systems Engineer and Signal Analyst, CSIR
Hardware in the Loop Testing and Evaluation of Seaborne Search Radars

Mr. Bob Potter
President, SAT Corporation
UAS RFI Mitigation System, a New Cyber Paradigm for Safe UAS Operations

Mr. Stephen Boswell
Principal Engineer, Mercer Engineering Research Center
Lower Power Detection Methods

Mr. Steve J. Roberts
Vice President Strategy, SELEX Galileo, Inc.
Adaptable Architectures for Integrated ASE

Mr. Mark Elo
Vice President of Marketing, Giga-tronics, Inc.
Learnings from Working in the Unregulated Radio Bands

Mr. Patrick J. Ballester
EW Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin - MS2
ESM/RWR Interoperability with On-Board/Near-By Transmitters

Session 11: Unique EW Acquisition Process Challenges and Service Priorities
Location: 122 North

Session Chair: Col Stan VanderWerf, USAF (Ret)
President, Advanced Capitol, LLC

Given today’s budget challenges and the growing leadership recognition of the value of EW, what can the DoD, our allies, and our EW companies do to improve unique acquisition and sustainment policies? Can EW be the cost efficient enabler to meet Service priorities despite reduced budgets? What acquisition and sustainment impediments should we address to ensure both new and legacy EW systems are produced and updated efficiently? This session will address policy and process recommendations to improve EW system life cycle value well into the 21st century.

Mr. Christopher D. Lewis
Chief Technology Officer, KOR Electronics, a Mercury Computer Systems Company
Life Cycle Cost Savings via an Open Digital Receiver Architecture

Mr. Dan Siefert
CEO, Naval Systems, Inc.
Performance Based Logistics for EW Products

Mr. Kevin Torres
Engineer, EW FMS Branch, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex          AND
Mr. Robert Swistak
Senior Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Digital Processor Sustainment Model for Aging Electronic Warfare Systems

Ms. Karen K. Brigance
Chief Engineer, Robins AFB
The Opportunities for Air Force Electronic Warfare Operating in the 5-Center Construct

Mr. Barry Fell
Consulting Scientist, DARPA STO SETA, Schafer TMD
Importance of Advanced EW Technology on Logistics

Concurrent Sessions
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session 12: The State of U.S. Spectrum Warfare; Government, Markets, and the Industrial Base
Location: 121 North

Session Chair: Lt Col Jesse “Judge” Bourque, USAF (Ret)
Director, EM Spectrum Strategies & Requirements, URS Federal Services

This session will determine which EMS Warfare requirements need to be the current and future priorities while surveying what the current level of interest is for financing Spectrum Warfare in Washington. How will these financing decisions impact our EMSW/SIGINT production base and how will industry adapt to these changes. What are and will be the global effects of Spectrum Warfare decisions that are being made in Washington?

Mr. John Knowles
Editor, Journal of Electronic Defense

Mr. Joe Hulsey
Director, Strategic Initiatives, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Mr. J. Erlank Pienaar
Competency Area Manager: Radar & EW Systems, CSIR DPSS
The DPSS Pipeline Process for Human Capital Development of Young Professionals

Mr. Richard E. Ashooh
Director of Strategy, BAE Systems

Session 13: EMS Data Standardization Across Service Boundaries
Location: 122 North

Session Chair: Mr. Mark Schallheim
President, Mugu Chapter, AOC

Operations in Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) will naturally cross man-made organizational boundaries, and effective sharing of EMS information is required to manage almost all real-time theater operations. EMS data standardization is a requirement for Services to facilitate Joint EMS Operations (JEMSO) such as Electronic Warfare (Attack, Protection, and Support), Spectrum Management (SM), and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4I2SR). Recent efforts include a Joint Services' workshop to establish a common JEMSO Architecture. This session will address data standardization requirements from this workshop, as well as approaches, goals, and challenges to support interoperability between disparate architectures and technology growth areas.

Mr. Stephen McNamara
Technical Director, Joint Electronic Warfare Center (JEWC)
The Joint Role in Standards Development

LtCol Jason C. Schuette, USMC
EW Branch Head, Cyber Integration Division, Combat Development & Integration Command
Marine Corps EW: From Concept to Reality

Mr. Chris Gunderson
Government Technical Director, Multi-Agency Collaborative Environment (MACE)
MACE Model for Information Exchange

Mr. Stephen M. Simi
Program Manager US Army Aviation Programs, Tucson Embedded Systems, Inc. (TES) representing the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium
FACE Standardizations -- Enabling Portability and Reuse of Warfighting Capabilities across Disparate Airworthy Architectures

General Session & Keynote Address
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
North Ballroom 

Dr. Eric Haseltine
Former Director of Research, National Security Agency
Imagining the Next Evolution of National Security