All Sessions will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
(Updated October 23, 2013; Subject to change)

Convention and Symposium Chairman:
LTG James Lovelace, USA (Ret)
Vice President, International Programs, L-3 Communications
Symposium Co-Chairman:
Mr. Dave Hime
AOC Board of Directors

Keynote Speakers:
The Honorable James Clapper
Director of National Intelligence
Intelligence Integration - Past, Present and Future
Monday, Oct 28 - 8:30 am

Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, USN
Chief of Naval Operations
Imminent Domain 2014
Tuesday, Oct 29 - 8:30 am

Major General Robert E. Wheeler, USAF
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Wednesday, Oct 30 - 4:15 pm


Opening Session and Keynote Address
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
The Honorable James Clapper
Director of National Intelligence
Intelligence Integration - Past, Present and Future


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 1: Future Acquisition Strategies in a Constrained Environment

Session Chair: Mr. Jaymie Durnan, Senior Assistant to the Principle Deputy, OASD(R&E) (Invited)

Despite the fiscal uncertainties associated with current and future defense spending, the globalization of sophisticated electromagnetic spectrum warfare capabilities, including the confluence of electronic attack, electronic protection and cyber demand a comprehensive investment strategy across the DOTMLPF spectrum. This strategy must embrace not only the technology enabling solutions, but new organizations and concepts of operations to maximize the power of the EMS in providing our warfighters with a significant competitive advantage. This session will explore these complex issues by an engaging series of senior level perspectives and panel discussion.

Mr. Al Shaffer
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering OASD (R&E)

Dr. Reginald Brothers
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research OASD (R&E)

Mr. Earl Wyatt 
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rapid Fielding OASD (R&E)

Dr. David Walker
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology, and Engineering
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQ

Mr. Walter Jones
Executive Director, Office of Naval Research

Ms. Nancy Harned (Invited)
Director for Advanced Component Development & Prototypes, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology ((ASA (ALT))

Mr. James MacStravic 
Chief of Staff pro tem to USD/AT&L

12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Session 2: Industry Response: Future Strategies in a Constrained Environment

Session Chair: Mr. Steve Hogan, Vice President & General Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation Technical Services

With the “table set” in Session 1 as to future requirements, trends and priorities, how is Industry reacting to this complex set of issues? What efficiencies and opportunities exist to accelerate robust EW capabilities into the hands of the warfighter? What are the impediments – are they technical or procedural? This session will “respond” with various corporate views on strategies being taken to deal with global EW markets and fiscal realities.

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

Mr. Richard Sorelle
President, Electronic Systems, Exelis

Professor Steve Roberts
Cranford University, United Kingdom; Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

Captain Thomas J. Williams, USN (Ret)
President, Capitol Defense Consulting, LLC

Mr. Terry McKnight
Vice President, Government Relations, Cobham Defense Systems

Mr. Olaf Lukas
Head of Marketing, Rohde & Schwarz, Munich, Germany

Mr. Brian Walters
VIce President, Electronic Combat Systems, BAE Systems

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Session 3: International Perspective
Session Chair: Wing Commander John Clifford, OBE RAF (Ret)

Most military operations in the 21st Century will be conducted by international alliances such as NATO in Afghanistan and by coalitions of the willing elsewhere. EW and related EM operations, including ISR, SIGINT, communications and spectrum management are essential to effective military operations globally across the spectrum of conflict. Understanding mutual capabilities forms the foundation for international, cooperative, EW operational effectiveness and capability development but is difficult to achieve without a clear concept. Listening to and learning from others provides the vision needed for new concepts. This session will examine some of the issues and opportunities that effective international EW cooperation entails, with perhaps some surprising conclusions.

Commander Gunnar Marcusson

Joint EW Branch, Swedish Armed Forces HQ
Swedish National EW - A 21st Century Approach

Mr. Lee Simonetta
Associate Laboratory Director, Electronics Systems Lab, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Academia's Perspective and Contribution to Future U.S. & International EW Initiatives

Dr. Jim Wickes
Senior Principal Survivability, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
NATO EW Open Architecture Developments

Major William Cardwell, 2IC
14 Signals Regiment (EW), United Kingdom
From COIN to Contingency Operations - the Future of UK Land EW in Coalition Operations 

Wing Commander John Clifford, OBE RAF (Ret)
Towards a New Understanding of EW: Operational Experience and Radical Change



General Session and Keynote Address
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Admiral Johathan W. Greenert, USN
Chief of Naval Operations
Imminent Domain 2014


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 4: The Speed of EW
Session Chair: Mr. Marvin Potts, Division Technical Advisor, Spectrum Warfare Division, Air Force Research Laboratory (Invited)

Future EW challenges will be driven by time. Technology proliferation and flexibility continue to shorten the threat-to-countermeasure timeline into unprecedented territories. Development and upgrade cycles of years or even months will leave one on the losing end in the battle for EMS dominance. Future EW engagements will be won by those who can adapt in micro-timelines, even to the point of real-time EW design. This future will require significant paradigm changes in intelligence, EW reprogramming, and EW capability development and this session will explore those concepts.

Colonel John Arnold, USAF 
Deputy Director, Air Force Special Programs
and Commander William Arnold, USN (Ret)
Two Generations of EW

Mr. Philippe Guillaume
Thales Communication & Security
MINI-UAS: a New Threat, and a New Challenge for Electronic Warfare?

Dr. Yiftach Eisenberg
Program Manager, DARPA, Information Innovation Office (I2O)
Adaptive EW

Dr. Brian Reid
Research Leader, EW Systems, Defence Science & Technology Organization, Australia
(Co-authors: Dr. Damian Hall, DSTRO and Mr. Marvin Potts, AFRL)
Shared EW Battle Management Challenges


Session 5: Developing Future EMSO Warriors
Session Chair: Dr. Casey Wardynski, Superintendent, Huntsville City Schools

It is often said our greatest resource is people. With future EW/EMS paradigms on the horizon, what are we doing to produce that next generation of EMSO warrior? Purposeful efforts are required to develop a highly skilled EMSO and cyber workforce for the classified and technically demanding positions open today and those emerging for tomorrow – ranging from the K-12 STEM initiatives through the Service schools. Focused EW/EMS recruiting and career promotion is needed to keep from losing the best and brightest to other specialties. This interactive session will generate ideas for our government, industry and academic community to proactively work together to more clearly define our EW/EMS educational needs and career path development in engineering, physics/electromagnetics, mathematics, computer science, forensics, cyber technologies, and more.

Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Metzger, USA (Invited)
Chief, Leader Development, Training and Education, U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER)
Preparing Cyber Warriors: Instilling a Culture of Responsibility and Army Values

Dr. Rusty Baldwin (Invited)
Research Director, Center for Cyber Research (CCR), AF Institute of Technology (AFIT)
Graduate Research Opportunities in Cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations

Commander Pablo Breuer, USN (Invited)
USCCJ35, Chief, Counter Intrusion OPT, US Cyber Command
Breaking Bad: Hacking Future INFOSEC Leaders

Ms. Susan Moon 
Career Academy Director, Huntsville City Schools, Alabama
STEM Education: A Collaborative Approach

Ms. Christine Sutton
Cyber Curriculum Specialist, Huntsville City Schools, Alabama
Teaching Cyber Security in High School

Mr. James Brahm and Mr. Matthew Rogers
Huntsville City Schools, Alabama


2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session 6: Navigation and Communications in Contested/Congested Environments
Session Chair: Dr. Paul Zablocky, Director, CERDEC Space & Terrestrial Communications Directorate, Aberdeen, MD 

Spectrum once reserved exclusively for military use is now being repurposed to satisfy the ever growing commercial demands for higher data rates to mobile devices. The decrease in bandwidth allocated to military communications and navigation, combined with the increasing reliance of our fighting forces on information and networking are posing significant challenges. Developers will need to leverage commercial communications components and systems to the greatest extent possible, despite them having significantly different architectures and operating environments compared to their military counterparts. This session will explore new and innovated technologies and policies that will be necessary to enable military communications and navigation systems in order to meet functional and capacity demands in future congested/ contested EMS environments.

Mr. Marc Russon
Director of Emerging Technology, L-3 Communications, Communications Systems - West
Military/Commercial Spectrum Quandaries: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Mike Johnson
Information Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Harmonizing Communications and Electronic Warfare

Dr. Peter Klein
Branch Head, Communications & Network Systems, Naval Research Laboratory Code 5520
Optimizing Spectral Diversity, Agility, Capacity, and Resiliency in Challenging Environments

Dr. Haruko Kawahigashi
Chief Researcher, Mitsubishi Electronic Corporation, Japan
Network Node Role Estimation with Improved Algorithm for Control Traffic Cycle Extraction

Dr. Yiftach Eisenberg
Program Manager, DARPA, Information Innovation Office (I2O)
Spectrum Challenge

(Alternate) Dr. Mahbub Hoque
Chief Scientist, U.S. Army CERDEC, Space & Terrestrial Communications Directorate
Sustaining Communication through Spectrum Optimization


Session 7: Advanced EW Technologies
Session Chair: Dr. Peter Craig, EW Program Manager, Office of Naval Research (Invited)

EW capabilities are fueled by their underlying component and systems technologies. But the broad-ranging EW mission can represent significant challenges to developers of these technologies. Electronic Support (ES) receivers must detect weak and transient signals buried in the midst of a congested EM spectrum covering many orders of magnitude in power and frequency. Electronic Attack (EA) transmitters must efficiently project kilowatts of emitted power while retaining sufficient linearity to faithfully reproduce highly complex waveforms and modulations. And to top it off, these ES and EA systems must often operate side-by-side without interference, as well as communicate with impunity to other systems within their EW network. This session will highlight the cutting edge research and exploratory development that enables future EW systems which can meet and surpass these challenges, leading to the next generation of advanced EW capabilities.

Dr. Akis P. Goutzoulis
Senior Consulting Engineer, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
(Co-author: Dr. Doyle Nichols)
Integrated Photonic Circuits for EW Receivers

Dr. James Vian
Assistant Group Leader, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Nonlinear Digital Predistorter with 18-45 GHz Digital Transmitter on a Chip (DTOC) Array

Dr. Jinsong Huang
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
High Gain, Low Noise, Large Linear Dynamic Range UV Hybrid Photodetectors

Dr. Jerry Meyer (Invited)
Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
(Co-authors: Mr. Igor Vurgaftman, NRL and Mr. Martijn Heck & Mr. John Bowers, UC Santa Barbara)
High-Power Broadband Multispectral Source Heterogeneously Integrated on a Silicon Chip

Dr. Michael E. West
Principal Research Engineer, Electronic Systems Laboratory, Georgia Technical Research Institute
The Future Battlespace through the use of Heterogeneous UAV Networked Teams for Electronic Warfare (HUNT4EW) Operations

(Alternate) Dr. Dejan Filipovic
Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
Electronic Attack with Frequency Independent Antennas



10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session 8: Cognitive/Adaptive Systems: Can "Skynet" and "the Borg" Solve EW and Cyber Challenges?
Session Chair: Mr. J.D. McCreary, Chief, Strategic Technology Program Office, GTRI

Future military operations are likely to encounter dense, diverse and dynamic target environments. As we think through the challenges of executing missions outlined in Air Sea Battle or the Joint Operational Access Concept, there is the balance of choosing effects and delivery mechanisms. Some choices will be driven by the level of apriori intelligence on the battlespace. Other factors include timely access, persistence, lethality, survivability and combat power regeneration. Command and control and situational awareness will become increasingly challenging for decision-makers at all levels of execution, to include the integration of machine-machine execution, whether that be unmanned vehicles or cyber and EW operations. This session will explore how future warfighting capabilities might benefit from multi-disciplinary, multi-domain advances in cognitive/adaptive systems, machine hierarchies, and complex behavior systems.

Mr. Harry Wingo
Managing Partner, West River Solutions, LLC
Cloud Spectrum Warfare: Innovation, Security, and the IoT

Dr. Allan Friedman
Brookings Institution

Dr. Henrik Schmidt
Professor, MIT
Nested Autonomy: A Robust Operational Paradigm for Adaptive and Collaborative Ocean Acoustic Sensing

Mr. David Slayton
Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Dr. Bob Baxley
Senior Research Engineer, Georgia Technical Research Institute
Distributed Spatial Reasoning for Electronic Warfare


Session 9: Game-changing Technologies: Revolution over Evolution
Session Chair: Dr. Gerry Borsuk, Associate Director of Research for Systems, Naval Research Laboratory (Invited)

Evolution is “a process of gradual or progressive change;” whereas Revolution is “a radical or sudden, complete, marked change.” As has been discussed throughout in this symposium, the future threat terrain is complex, ever-changing and has access to advanced electronics technologies. A few years ago, cloud computing was a “game changer,” but today “the cloud” is part of our everyday experience. Are there new, revolutionary technologies that will fundamentally change the nature of the EW engagement – something that will provide a leap-ahead EW capability? This session will present several examples of such leap ahead advanced technologies.

Mr. Ara Kurdoghlian
HRL Laboratories 
Wideband High Dynamic Range EW Receiver Components

Dr. Daniel Sparacin
Director of Technology, Aurrion, Inc.
Heterogenous Silicon Photonics for True Time Delay (TTD) Applications

Dr. W. Devereux Palmer (Invited)
Program Manager, DARPA, Microsystems Technology Office (MTO)
Expanding the EW Design Space

Dr. Dejan Filipovic
Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
Antenna Technologies for Wideband Millimeter-wave EA and ESM Systems

Mr. Thomas Johnson
Manager, RFSOC Microelectronics Design Group, BAE Systems
Tunable Filter Technology


2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session 10: EM Spectrum/EW Battle Management Initiatives
Session Chair: Colonel Steve Ling, USAF, Director, STRATCOM Joint Electronic Warfare Center (Invited)

The evolution of operations in the electromagnetic spectrum, driven by the proliferation of EMS enabled technologies, has far outpaced the development and adaptation of policy, doctrine, tactics, tools, and procedures. The hotly contested and congested EMS environment challenges the traditional approach of separating EMS operations into independent stove-piped sub-specialties for operations, communications, and collections, and requires a more integrated approach. This session addresses ongoing efforts within the joint community to merge electronic warfare and operational aspects of spectrum management operations into a unified concept of Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (JEMSO).

Mr. Stu Timerman
Director, Defense Spectrum Organizations

Colonel Jim Ekvall, USA (Invited)
Chief, HQDA G-3/5/7, Electronic Warfare Division
Cyber Electromagnetic Activities

Colonel Jim Pryor, USAF (Invited)
Chief, Electronic Warfare Headquarters, USAF
Applying the JEMSO Construct: Spectrum Warfare

Lieutenant Colonel Jason Schuette, USMC (Invited)
MAGTF EW Requirements, EW Branch Chief
MAGTF Spectrum Warfare

Mr. Ron Hahn
Vice President, EMS Campaign, URS Federal Services
EMS Challenges


Closing Session and Keynote Address
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Major General Robert E. Wheeler, USAF
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense


Mr. Mark Elo
Vice President, Marketing, Giga-tronics On
High Speed Wide Band Frequency Synthesis

Mr. Rick Lu
President & CEO, Spectranetix, Inc.
3-Dimensional Direction Finding “3-DF” Technology for Advanced EW Systems

Mr. Marcus Makarehchi (Invited)
EW Integration and Interoperability Lead, Naval Air Systems Command
Electronic Warfare Cyber Convergence and Mission-Based Lethality/Survivability Effectiveness Analysis

Dr. Samuel Shapero
Electronic Systems Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute
A Multi-Target, Multi-Sensor, Triangulating Multiple Hypothesis Tracker


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