2012 Land EW Conference
- Dec 11 - Dec 13
Shown Above: 1st Brigade Combat Team 82nd Airborne employing tactical Electronic Warfare (EW) in support of maneuver operations, where Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) and real-time Electromagnetic Effects (EME) de-confliction is critical to operational success. Staff Sergeant shown here is identifying enemy threats and denying their command & control and/or counter-maneuvers.
ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE
Within many military circles, it is becoming more and more evident that the electromagnetic spectrum and its manipulation, with a variety of toolsets, will dictate the actions of commanders in the 21st Century. Whether monitoring a ground radar, or leading from an operations center, the increased attention revolving around “Cyberspace” and activities associated with the information environment are warranted given their ability to manipulate a commander’s perception of the battlefield. From an EMS perspective, the challenge is twofold; identifying the right technologies, and then institutionalizing their use. Effective manipulation of the EMS requires that members clearly understand their roles and responsibilities so as to ensure spectrum activities support commander’s intent.
History has demonstrated that commanders who shape their battlefield, thereby dictating the tempo of operations, will eventually emerge victorious. However, history has also proven that control of a single warfighting domain does not allow a commander to dictate terms within the battle space either. Therefore, no one “domain” is a panacea to victory. It is the combining of arms in all of the domains that has proven the most effective in eventually defeating or placating an adversary.
The AOC Land EW Conference provides focus on technological and organizational efforts, from land component perspective towards meeting these ends. Sessions and demonstrations provide evidence of how the U.S. and Allied services are implementing technology and changing organizational paradigms in order to manipulate the EMS environment.
To provide a forum to discuss the following items:
- Highlight the most recent technologies and organizational efforts that will provide the ground component commanders with enhanced organic EW capability and capacity.
- The integration of land spectrum capabilities between U.S. and coalition forces.
- The ability of these capabilities to integrate with the Joint commander’s scheme of maneuver.
- The role of land EW capabilities and how their ability to exploit the EMS and information environment will play in the overall DoD system of systems approach.
CONFERENCE AGENDA - CLICK HERE (pdf version)
(Updated as of 11/27/12. All sessions will be held at the Secret// Rel USA CAN AUS GBR level unless otherwise noted.)
Tuesday, 11 December
0800 – 0830 Check In Gray Research Library (GRL)
0830 – 0845 Welcome & Admin Remarks
0845 – 0915 Opening Keynote Address
BG William (Will) F. Roy, Deputy Director Operations, Readiness, and Mobilization Directorate, HQDA G3/5/7
0915 – 0930 Operational Perspective
SSG Michael Wade Electronic Warfare Specialist 82nd Airborne Division
0930 –1030 Session 1 - US Army Electronic Warfare
The US Army is well underway towards establishing EW as an Army core capability. EW is more than just material capabilities. Any viable EW capability requires the full range of Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, Facilities, and Policy (DOTMLPF-P) advances. Army EW has moved forward across all DOTMLPF-P lanes and this speaker will touch on all of them. Of particular emphasis, Army Training for the Electronic Warfare Officer will be covered in detail. Scheduled speaker, LTC Steven Oatman, Director, JACI-EW.
1030 – 1045 Break
1045 – 1200 Session 2 - Army EW Support to Current Operations and Future Vision
The US Army has deployed Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) systems to address critical capability gaps in BCT EW Operations. These QRC systems have increased survivability and force protection. This session will review the current QRC support, and outline the future vision of Electronic Warfare Integration (EWI) along with the alignment of the EW Science and Technology Roadmap aimed at addressing the technical challenges & desired end states and the achieving Army's Integrated Electronic Warfare System (IEWS) strategy. Scheduled speakers, Project Manager Electronic Warfare Col Joseph P. Dupont, USA and Dr. Paul Zablocky, I2WD.
1200 – 1315 Break
1315 – 1430 Session 3 - EW Collaborative Environment
Electronic Warfare is increasingly reliant on a collaborative environment in order to fulfill the Joint System of Systems (SoS) vision; what then are the DoD's plans for architectures to support the various spectrum operations requirements for the Services from a strategic, operational, and tactical level? This session seeks to inform the Land EW community of some forward leaning activities intended to address the complex challenges of engineering integrated enterprise level SoS capabilities. Speakers will include Mr. Chris Gunderson, representing the OUSD(I) sponsored Multi-Agency Collaborative Environment; Mr. Stephen Simi representing the NAVAIR and PM Aviation sponsored Future Aviation Capability Environment; and Mr. Howard McDonald representing the Defense Spectrum Organization.
1430 – 1500 Break
1500 – 1615 Session 4 - CREW Sustainment and Integration into Service EMS Operations
CREW devices are the new abusers of spectrum and the land component has thousands. How are these to be sustained, continued to made relevant and plans for incorporating into larger architectures? This session is planned to include speakers from across the various services providing the latest information regarding their efforts. Scheduled Speaker, Project Manager Electronic Warfare Col Joseph P. Dupont, USA. Proposed Speaker Col Michel Cancellier, Director, Force Protection Integration Division.
1615 – 1630 Admin Remarks
Wednesday, 12 December
0850 – 0900 Welcome & Admin Remarks (GRL)
0900 – 1000 Session 5 - USMC MAGTF EW Systems Information (GRL classrooms)
USMC leadership will provide an overview of his role in the development of MAGTF EW. As the lead advocate for MAGTF EW requirements, he will discuss how spectrum-reliant capabilities facilitate the MAGTF’s access and exploitation of the information environment while supporting the commander’s ability to maintain C2 throughout the battle space. Scheduled speaker, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development & Integration LtGen Richard P. Mills USMC.
1000 – 1300* Demonstration - USA and USMC collaborative EW Operations
(GRL Classroom the proceed to GRL Commons. There will be three demonstration time slots; Grp 1-1000, Grp 2-1100, Grp 3-1200)
The Marine Corps, with USA support, has initiated a series of demonstrations to validate its
Cyber/EW Coordination Cell (CEWCC) under the MAGTF EW Concept of Operations. Part of the validation is proving the ability to incorporate multiple nodes into the EW Services Architecture. To that end, this demonstration will replicate the first event held at MCAS Yuma, AZ, which incorporated the CEWCC into the C2 of the October Weapons Training Instructor (WTI) course. The demonstration will include multiple nodes in the local area surveying the electromagnetic environment and sending the data back to the operations center (USMC CEWCC, USA Tactical Operations Center (TOC)) for fusion, characterization, and actions to support simulated operations.
1315 – 1330 Welcome & Admin Remarks
1330 – 1415 Session 6 - STRATCOM Advocate for all Joint EW Forces
STRATCOM has been identified as the EW lead for the Joint Force and with recent organizational changes established J-3E as the one star advocate for all Joint EW forces. Scheduled speaker, STRATCOM J3E BGen Richard J. Evans USAF.
1415 – 1430 Break
1430 – 1515 Session 7 - Commercial Approach to Information Technology Research & Development
Consumer information technology business model: Review of consumer industry RDT&E and how they are poised organizationally to take advantage of the latest technologies. Where are developments leading that will alter the manner in which the information environment is exploited for the consumer and is this a model for DoD to emulate? Scheduled speaker, CEO Dispersive Solutions Inc Mr. Robert Twitchell.
1415 – 1530 Break
1530 – 1615 Session 8 - Service EW Support of the Land EW Component, USN & USAF Focus
Services support of land EW. Planned briefs will include Air Force C-130 Compass Call and USN EP-3 specific efforts that are able to bridge between traditional SIGINT and ELINT that supports ground EW. Scheduled speakers LCDR Peter Salvaggio USN and Maj Jeremy Smith USAF.
1615 – 1630 Admin Remarks
* Note: Attendees will sign up for one of three demonstration periods (Groups 1, 2, or 3). Each period will begin in Gray Research Library classrooms with an overall explanation of the demonstration and the supporting architecture followed up by walk through of the CEWCC and the TOC. Attendees will be able to break for lunch depending on which demonstration group they joined.
Thursday, 13 December
0800 – 0850 Check In
0850 – 0900 Welcome & Admin Notes
0900 – 1030 Session 9 - USMC Spectrum Operations a System of Systems Organizational Approach
Signal Intelligence Operations
How will the Marine Corps ISR Enterprise (MCISRE) support the MAGTF/Joint commander and the concept of combined arms integration with the right information at the right time? Scheduled speaker, Director Intelligence Integration Division, Col John Adams.
How will the Marine Corps IO community support the MAGTF/Joint commander and the concept of combined arms integration with its unique but universal Information Related Capabilities (IRC)? Proposed speaker, Director, Marine Corps IO Center (MCIOC) Col Christopher Naler. Tactical Cyber Operations
How will the Marine Corps Cyber community support the MAGTF/Joint commander and the concept of combined arms integration at the tactical edge? Scheduled speaker, Director Cyber Integration Division, Col Greg Lemons USMC.
1030 – 1050 Break
1050 – 1200 Session 10 – Coalition Land EW Efforts from the Royal Marine Corps Perspective
Session will cover the efforts of the 30 Commando Information Exploitation (IX) Group’s latest efforts to integrate spectrum capabilities. Session will include information on recent successes in OEF, transition to contingency operations and a review of future efforts. Scheduled speakers, LtCol Jonny Hill RM, LtCol Middleton RM, and Maj Robert Thorpe RM.
1200 – 1315 Break
1315 – 1415 Session 11 – USMC MAGTF EW Development Efforts
Update of latest MAGTF EW capabilities to include Intrepid Tiger II, Software Reprogrammable Payload, and Wolfhound. Proposed speakers; CWO3 Dean Calhoon USMC, LtCol Scott Cooper USMC, and Mr. Michael Stanford with Marine Corps Systems Command.
1415 – 1515 Closing Keynote Address
Proposed session to brief out Combat Development Directorate (CDD) (Land EW USMC co-sponsor) leadership plus remarks focusing on continued collaboration between the integration Divisions to develop organic capability for the MAGTF and the Joint Force. Proposed speaker CDD.
1515 – 1530 Admin Remarks
Full 3-Day Conference
*The military fee applies only to active duty military and the government fee applies to civilian personnel with a current government ID card. Military/Government ID cards must be presented at check in.
SOCO Advisory 09-03: 7.(a) Admission fees of $654 per day or less for all attendees are considered reasonable costs worldwide for the purposes of JER 3-211 (a)(7).S
General Alfred M. Gray Marine Corps Research Center
2040 Broadway Street
MCDDC, Quantico, VA 22134
Please note: demonstrations will be held outside at the Gray Research Center Commons. Conference attendees will sign up for one of three demonstration periods (Groups 1, 2, or 3). Each period will begin in Gray Research Library classrooms with an overall explanation of the demonstration and the supporting architecture followed up by walk through of the CEWCC and the TOC.
Wednesday , 12 December 1630 - 1830
Salute to the Warfighter Reception
National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Triangle, VA 22172
Add in Woodbring hotels for 2013
Hampton Inn Dumfries/Quantico
16959 Old Stage Road
Dumfries, VA 22025
From I-95: Take exit 150, Quantico/Triangle. Take route 619 east to the entrance of the base. Pass through the gate and follow Fuller Road for approximately 3 miles. (Quantico strictly enforces the speed limits.) Bear right. Fuller Road becomes Barnett Avenue. Turn left at the second traffic light (before the Quantico Fire Station) onto Martin Avenue, and go underneath the railroad bridge. Turn right at the stop sign onto Broadway Street. The Alfred M. Gray Research Center is located on the left. Parking is available in the lot in front of the building.
From the Alfred M. Gray Research Center to The Clubs at Quantico, head north east on Broadway Street to Martin Street. Take the first left onto Martin Street. Then take the first left onto Barnett Avenue. Barnett Avenue will become Russell Road. Continue onto Russell Road while staying to the right of the traffic circle. The venue is located just besides the traffic circle.
All attendees must be registered and cleared for Secret // Rel USA CAN AUS GBR. In order to participate, please submit your clearance per the instructions below.
JPAS SMO CODE: 300025
Point of Contact: Amanda Burke
Purpose of visit: Land Electronic Warfare Conference
Location: MCB Quantico, Quantico, VA 22134
Dates: 11-13 December
Passport/Government ID/DoD CAC required
Four Eye Attendees: Please forward your proper security clearance information to your country's embassy in Washington DC. The visit request/clearance info will then need to be forwarded to MCCDC per the instructions listed above.
Base Access: Only a government identification card is required to drive onto base.
Everyone attending this conference must submit a visit request no later than December 3, 2012. If you have any clearance questions please do not hesitate to contact Amanda Burke at 703-784-3254. All conference attendees will be required to show proper state or federal issued photo identification at check-in. Notebooks, briefcases, cellular phones, and two-way pagers will not be permitted in the auditorium. The use of cameras or audio/video recorders is strictly prohibited throughout the conference.
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