As of 9/18 subject to change
Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations in Contested and Permissive Environments
"Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) in Contested and Permissive Environments" casts a wide net to encompass the seven sessions that will be presented at this year's AOC Technical Symposium. Session Chairman and speakers will be from around the globe. The array of high level people speaking from Government, Industry, Academia and our International community is representative of the growing importance of EW/IO/Cyber Warfare. The unique perspectives of our diversified speakers will shed a new light on where our community is heading. There will be no parallel sessions this year so everyone can hear every presentation. Air, Space, Maritime, Land and Cyber Warfare will be included in this year's Technical Symposium, the AOC "Red Flag" event for the EW community.
Mr. Paul Westcott, Defense Engineering Corp, AOC Board of Directors
Tuesday, October 7
Opening Session and Keynote Address: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC (Ret.)
Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Operational Maneuver In the Non-Physical Domains
Session 1: 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
EW’s Increasing Relevance: Warfighter Perspectives
Session Chair: RADM Deke Philman, USN (Ret.)
NATO operations in Afghanistan and Libya, Russian operations in Ukraine and Georgia, military exchanges related to territorial disputes in the East and South China Sea, continued unrest in the Middle East and Africa, and potentially disruptive cyber challenges to weapon and C2 systems are rapidly expanding the demands for EW and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations capabilities. This session will examine EW and EMSO needs across the globe from the perspective of joint warfighters with recent experience in PACOM, CENTCOM, EUCOM, and STRATCOM. Responsibility for electromagnetic spectrum operations is assigned to US Strategic Command by the President of the United States through the Unified Command Plan.
RADM John R. Haley, USN
J3 Director, Global Operations, US Strategic Command (STRATCOM)
RDML Mark W. Darrah, USN
Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD); Assistant Commander for Research and Engineering, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
Richard H. Wittstruck, Ph.D.
Acting Deputy Program Executive Officer, U.S. Army PEO IEW&S
Col Marcus “Shaka” Boyd, USAF (invited)
Chief, Combat Plans Division (CPD), 608th Air and Space Operations
Col R.T. "Otter" Bew, USMC
Deputy Legislative Assistant to the Commandant of the Marine Corps
Session 2: 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Increasing Importance of International Coalition EM Operations
Session Chair: Wg Cdr John Clifford OBE RAF (Ret), AOC UK Chapter President
Session 3: 1:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
International Business Opportunities for EW-Related Technologies
Session Chair: Lt Gen Robert Elder, USAF (Ret.)
Senior government leaders from around the world recognize that in this period of history which is characterized by a dynamic global security environment and the emergence of potentially game-changing technologies, but substantially reduced government funding for national security, there is a greater need than ever before for international cooperation to modernize and ensure the interoperability of EW, EMSO, and related cyber systems. In this session, a panel of experts will discuss today’s international EW/EMSO business challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities to expand international trade in these areas. The Honorable Ms. Heidi Grant, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, will present her views; this will be followed by a moderated discussion with a panel of experts who will provide international media, congressional, and international trade show perspectives on these critically important topics.
Editor, Journal of Electronic Defense (JED)
Principal, KMS Advocacy, LLC
Managing Director, Clarion Defence & Security Ltd
Wednesday, October 8
General Session/Keynote Address: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Dr. Paul G. Kaminski
Former Chairman of DSB, CEO of Technovation, Inc., Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Technology, AOC 2000 Gold Medal Awardee and Former Chairman of the AOC Senior Advisory Board
Electronic Warfare and Offset Strategies
Session 4: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) in the Maritime Domain
Session Chair: Mr. Mike Herrera, NAWCWD Point Mugu
This session will help highlight how operating from the sea in and through the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) can be different than land, air, space, and cyberspace domains. We are looking at this from more of a domain or environment problem description perspective vice a technology solution/sponsored work. In other words, not focusing on adversary EMS systems or own force EMS technologies, but the challenges of operating in the littorals or blue water from an EMS perspective and how that perspective may differ from the different services concerns with EMS in the domains they are primarily concerned with. The session will end with a panel session that will address the same question from their unique perspective: What unique EMS problems does the maritime domain present to you from your perspective and what opportunities does it present?
Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare (EMW)
Mr. Alan Jaeger
Director and Principal Investigator, Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Asymmetric Warfare
Multi-Agency Response Operations in the Maritime Domain
Mr. Dave McCarren
CNMOC, Deputy PM, NUOPC
Dr. Anthony Schellhase
Counsellor Defence Science, Embassy of Australia
Session 5: 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Air Operations in Contested and Permissive Environments - The Role of Spectrum Operations
Session Chair: Jim ‘Hook' Pryor, Col USAF (Ret), Director of Advanced Capability Development, L-3 Com Unmanned Systems, Previously Chief, Electronic Warfare Division HQ, USAF
The spectrum of operations required of a modern air component coupled with accelerating advances in radar and communications technology challenges conventional discussion regarding dominating the electromagnetic spectrum. This session will discuss how those challenges can be met in a contested and permissive environment, differentiating concepts at the operational level and below.
Thursday, October 9
Session 6: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
EMSO, Cyber and EW for the 21st Century (and Beyond)
Session Chair: Marshall “Hooker” Denney III, Col USMC (Ret.), Experienced Leader in Electronic Warfare and Cyberspace Operations
Military operations are increasingly dependent on progressively more sophisticated control and management of the spectrum and information environments for actions in and across the five warfighting domains—land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. NATO, Australia, the United States, and others have outlined new concepts to control, manage, and exploit the value of EW and cyberspace in current and future military operations. Mr. Randy Walden will start the discussion with a presentation that leverages his insights into cutting edge EW, EMSO, and cyberspace technologies. Following Randy, a panel of experts will discuss their perspectives on the impact of these evolving technologies and concepts on military operations across the spectrum of conflict. This session will provide participants a uniquely informed view of EMSO, EW, and cyberspace operations for the 21st Century and beyond.
CEO, Dark Horses Consulting LLC
The Need to Design to the Technologically Feasible Threat to Achieve Spectrum Dominance
Session 7: 2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Cognitive EW, SIGINT and Full-Spectrum ISR
Session Chair: Mr. Joseph Koesters, AOC Board of Directors
Closing Session/Keynote Speaker 3:50 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Mr. Frederick D. Moorefield, Jr.
Director, Spectrum Policy & Programs, Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer
Evolving Toward Revolutionary Spectrum Change: A Call to Action