2014-convention-logo-smSymposium Agenda

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.

Symposium Chairman
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

While the US has the world’s largest military and world beating capabilities, economic conditions mean that US forces will shrink despite an increasingly uncertain defense and security outlook.  EW and related Electromagnetic capabilities like C4ISR and SIGINT are key enablers for safe and effective operations and their role will only grow.  Outside the US, in NATO and elsewhere, many Nations have faced the same cutbacks in some cases over a decade ago.  This session includes speakers who will explain how their nations have faced the challenges and shaped their EW capabilities with the support of industry focusing on the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Major General Giovanni Fantuzzi
Italian Air Force, Defense Attaché for USA, Mexico and Canada 
            Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations – the Italian Perspective
Dr Sultan K. Almorqi
President AOC Saudi Chapter, Director Advanced Sensors & Electronic Defence, KACST
            Importance of International R&D Collaboration in EW and EM Operations
Air Vice Marshal Chris Bushell, BSc MA CEng FCMI FRAeS MIMechE RAF (Ret)
Senior VP EW, Selex-ES
            Electromagnetic (EM) Operations in the Collaboration Spectrum
Rear Admiral Simon Williams, OBE RN (Ret.)
Chairman, Clarion Events
            Perceptions of Interception: The Challenge in Managing the Maritime Coalition EM Environment
Panel Discussion

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. 

Mr. Tony Reardon
Director of Policy, International Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force (International Affairs)
     EW International Perspectives 
Mr. John Knowles
Editor, Journal of Electronic Defense (JED)
     International Market View 
Mr. Ken Miller
Principal, KMS Advocacy, LLC
     Washington Views on International EW Markets
Mr. Phil Guy
Tangent Link 
Mr. Tim Porter
Managing Director, Clarion Defence & Security Ltd
Panel Discussion


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?

CAPT Robert Gamberg
Director, Navy Cyber Forces Fleet EW Center
            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

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.

Col Robert Umstead, USAF
Commander, 53 EWG
        Evolving to 5th Generation Operations             
LtCol Gene "Joker" McFalls
F-35 Enterprise Lead, 53 EWG
         5th Gen Intel Data Challenges  
Mr. Robert Wirt
Technical Director, SAF/AQL 
Mr. Greg Torba
     Future of AF EW
Mr. Glen “Powder” Carlson
Advanced Weapons Systems, HQ ACC / A5/8ZWE – EPAWSS 
     F-15 EPAWSS
Mr. Marvin Potts
Senior Advisor for Spectrum Warfare at AFRL
     Cognitive Spectrum Warfare and Battle Management
Lt Col Don “Buzz” Keen, USAF
390th Electronic Combat Squadron (EA-18G)
     Next Gen Tactical Electronic Attack...It's Not Just About Jamming Anymore
Panel Discussion

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.

Mr. Randy Walden 
Director, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office AF/RCO
      Enabling EW Technologies
Marshall “Hooker” Denney III, Col USMC (Ret.)
Experienced Leader in Electronic Warfare and Cyberspace Operations
     Convergence of Spectrum, EW and Cyber is Not Really Convergence But Mutually Supporting Capabilities
Mr. Stephen “Muddy” Watters
CEO, Dark Horses Consulting LLC
     EW/Spectrum Lessons Learned During Recent Operations
Dr. Frank Klemm
Superintendent of the Tactical Electronic Warfare Division (TEW), NRL
     The Need to Design to the Technologically Feasible Threat to Achieve Spectrum Dominance
Dr. Norm Moulton 
      Cyber Initiatives and Capabilities
Col Tim Grattan, USMC
      Cyber Fires and Targeting  
Panel Discussion

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

This session will discuss the challenges of advancing Electronic Warfare,Signals Intelligence, Ground EW, and Spectrum Operations.  One must balance the need for increased capabilities  with the need for reduced size, weight, power, and cost along with the need to operate in a wide range of military and civilian environments.   The session speakers will discuss opportunities to improve RF sensing for situational awareness, implementing cognition and machine learning in electronic warfare, and leveraging EW research across multiple technology areas.
Mr. Jim Kilgallen 
President, COMINT Consulting LLC 
     RF Isn’t Dead
Dr. Leslie Litten, USA
Chief Scientist (actg), Army CERDEC I2WD
     Cognition in Army Electronic Warfare
Mr. Joe Rambala
VP & General Manager Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems (IEWS), Exelis
     Cognitive EW and Its Impact on Future Electronic Attack Capabilities
Dr. Karl Dalhauser 
     Coordinating EW S&T in the DoD, an OSD Perspective
Mr. Thomas Dalheim
NSWC Crane, AEA Chief Engineer
     CEASAR/NERO - Rapid Fielding of Army-Organic AEA

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