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43rd Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium

Apr 08 - Apr 10

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Conference approval memorandum


Enabling Collaborative EW through Innovation and Invention
April 8 - 10, 2014  |  Pt. Mugu, CA

This conference is being held by NAWCWD under a co-sponsorship agreement with AOC.  
The conference is approved by Department of the Navy Assistant for Administration (DON A/A).

Conference Chairman:  Mr. Michael Herrera


The 43rd Annual Point Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of Collaborative Electronic Warfare (EW). Collaborative EW is the network communications, data standards, processes and enabling technologies that connect separate EW capabilities to provide the desired effects in support of military operations.  Collaboration between EW entities in the battle space is fundamental to mission success.  Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the military, government, academia, and industry will come together to address current and emerging technologies in Collaborative Electronic Warfare.


rdmldarrahRDML Mark W. Darrah, USN
Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD); Assistant Commander for Research and Engineering, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

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RADM John R. Haley, USN
J3 Director, Global Operations, US Strategic Command (STRATCOM)

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RADM Donald Gaddis, USN
Program Executive Officer, Tactical Aircraft Programs [PEO(T)], Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) 




Dr. Joseph W. Nichols
Technical Advisor for Flight Test and Evaluation, Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, CA

J3 Director, Global Operations, US Strategic Command (STRATCOM)Dr. Joseph W. Nichols
Technical Advisor for Flight Test and Evaluation, Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, CA

jaykistlerMr. Jay R. Kistler
Director, Electronic Warfare and Countermeasure Technologies Research Directorate, Defense Research and Engineering



(as of 1 Apr, subject to change) All sessions will be held at the Station Theater, NBVC, Pt Mugu, CA at the SECRET level.  
Download the Final Agenda Here

Tuesday,  April 8

0800 – 0845 Welcome & Conference Introduction

0845-1145  Session 1: Collaborative EW Innovation and Inventions – Science & Technology (S&T) Perspective

Session Chair: Mr. Mike Garcia, AEA IPT Chief Technologist
Discussions in this topic area will layout Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force and Army current and future Science & Technology (S&T) developments in Enabling Capabilities that are designed to maintain superior spectrum maneuverability and manipulation while maintaining tactical situation awareness.

Software Defined Networks, Network Function Virtualization, and Opportunities for Collaborative EW
Mr. David Mercado, Wind River
Innovative Chaotic Modulation with Coherent Matched-Filter Detection for Next Generation EW and ISR Systems
Dr. Sameer Hemmady, TechFlow Scientific
Mr. Jeff Ridder, Raytheon
Mr. Conrad Smith, SR Technologies, Inc.
OPNAV N2-N6 Update
CDR Bryan Braswell
Alternate Presentation
Mr. Rick Lu, Spectranetix, Inc.
1300-1700  Session 2: Cognitive and Adaptive EW Capabilities
Session Chair: Mr. RIchard Busse, Director JEAT
Adversaries are exploring and utilizing commercial by-products to develop adaptive and agility technology that will outpace our conventionally cued Electronic Attack (EA). This topic area will discuss new Real-time learning and predictive software algorithms that could provide collective knowledge sharing and autonomous asset management. This new technology is designed to impact adversary decision processes and deny their ability to form an accurate tactical picture. 
Current and Future Cognitive EW Technology
Dr. David Rosenbluth, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Lab
Dr. Shubha Kadambe and Mr. Michael Sangillo, Raytheon
Dr. Russ Eberhart, Phoenix Data Corporation
Dr. Ray Maleh, L-3 Communications Mission Integrated Division
Cognitive M2M Operations
Mr. JD McCreary, GTRI
PMA 234 Collaborative EW Update
Captain John Bailey, PMA 234
CVWP Update  
CAPT Darryl L. Walker, Commander, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet, USN
Alternate Presentations
Mr. Scott Fitzgerald, Physical Optics Corporation

Modeling RF Interference Performance
Dr. Karen Haigh, BBN Technologies

Wednesday, April 9

0800 – 1145  Session 3: Coordinated/Distributed/Network-Enabled Systems Examples
Session Chair: Mr. Steve McNamara, Technical Director, Joint Electronic Warfare Center
Topics in this area will explore distributive technologies supporting spatially and temporally diverse responsiveness to dense and complex threat environments. Of particular interest are technologies that will support EW layering, integration of hard-kill/soft-kill, EW effectiveness, multi-geometry combinatorial techniques, and net-enabled heterogeneous EW architecture and Battle Management. Technologies should be designed to ensure blue force interoperability and provide multiple-point EW to overwhelm adversarial system-of-systems.

Mr. Jim McCloskey, Geon Technologies, LLC
Mr. Robert Normoyle, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Mr. John Bodenschatz, Raytheon
Mr. Les Fierst, NAWCWD AEA IPT EW Support Analyst, Engility Corp
Mr. Marcus Makarehchi, Naval Air Systems Command
Mr. Richard Yale, NAWCWD AEA Laboratory and Mr. James “Sheep” Hird, USAF, 90 IOS
Mrs. Senait Gebredingle, 772nd Test Squadron, 412 EW Group, Edwards AFB
Alternate Presentations
Mr. Patrick Bidigare and Mr. Charlie Obranovich, Raytheon
1300 - 1415  Program Updates
Advanced Growler
CDR Tim Murphy, PMA 265
Captain Scott Porter, PMA 272
Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat (JEPAC)
Col Gregory “Patch” Patschke
1430 – 1700  Tours of NAWCWD EW and Range Facilities

Aircraft Static displays during tours. (Note: aircraft configuration approved by program offices for public display)

Thursday, April 10

0800 – 1230  Session 4: Warfighter Perspective
Session Chair:  CAPT Robert D. Gamberg, FEWC Director
From Operation Allied Force to present day, lessons learned have highlighted areas where collaborative EW Data, Networked EW, and EW Decision Aids available to the EW warfighter were employed successfully. Warfighter perspectives on areas for future improvement in these areas will be addressed. 

Army Cyber Electromagnetic Activities
COL Jim Ekvall, USA
Status and Future Plans for Army Tactical EW Programs
COL Joseph Dupont, USA
The Dragon and the BADMAN
LCDR Mehdi "Metro" Akacem, Joint Staff J-35
LTC Shawn Cunningham and CAPT Dan Rockwell
Representative from USMC
LCDR Brandon “Maggie” Simpson, USN and LT Chris "Keebs" Familetti, USN, VAQ-140
The Strike Group EME—How Little We Know 
CDR Patrick Mallory, N39 and CTTCM(SW/AW) Dan McNiel, COMTHIRDFLT
Captain Rob Gamberg
Alternate Presentation
IRON Symphony: A Standard Specification for Network-Enabling Heterogeneous EW Systems for Coordinated and Collaborative Effects
Mr. Trent Styreula, CERDEC I2WD
1230 – 1300  Closing Conference Remarks


Pre-Registration and the base access list are now closed.  However you can show up on site and register.  Prepare for additional time unless your clearance was sent in advance.   Anyone registering now without an active CAC card, retired military ID or Rapid Gate, will need to park at the Las Posas Gate and ride the shuttle to the conference location.    Click here for more informaiton.

Dress code for all conference activities is business casual or uniform of the day.


Base Theater
Naval Base Ventura County
Mugu Rd (next to the "Chapel of Faith" on 4th and Mugu Rd)
Point Mugu, CA 93042
Click here for driving (correct gate) and parking directions


The AOC recommends the following hotels for attendees.  DON Civilians and Military are encouraged to stay at the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites IAW DON A/A approval memo.

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel 
2101 Mandalay Beach Road
Oxnard, California, 93035
(805) 984-2500

Completely SOLD OUT
on March 7, few rooms are available on March 8 and 9 at prevailing room rates.
Reservations must be secured with a valid credit card and a first night's deposit.  Deposit is refundable if cancellation is received by hotel prior to 3:00 pm Pacific Time two days in advance of your arrival date.  

For directions and a map from LAX airport to the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel CLICK HERE. 

Hampton Inn Channel Islands Harbor
3231 Peninsula Road
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 985-1100

Call the number above and ask for the AOC group rate:
        Room with a courtyard View - $115
        Room with a marina View - $129
Or click here to book online - enter group code "AOC" to recieve the above rates.
Rate is good before March 21, based on hotel availability, so please book early.

Navy Gateway Inn & Suites Point Mugu
Naval Base Ventura County 
Bldg. 27 6th St.
Point Mugu, CA 93042
(805) 989-8251

Discounted group rate for Military (Active/Retired) and Government with base access card.  Ask for the EW Conference to receive the discounted rate.
$58 (standard/private bath); $65 (traditional suite); $70 (kitchenette) if booked by March 24. Please call (805) 989-8251 to reserve.


Approved by Department of the Navy Assistant for Administration (DON/AA) for April 8 - 10, 2014.  Click here for the conference approval memorandum.

Additional guidance is provided to assist in travel justification via Memorandum from the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics, Mr. Frank Kendall on participation in technical and industry conferences.  Click here to download



Welcome Reception sponsored by Raytheon
Monday, April 7, 1800-2000
The Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort
2101 Mandalay Beach Road
Oxnard, CA 93035

Chapter Salute to the Warfighters Reception
Wednesday, April 9, 1800-2000
Commemorative Air Force-So Cal Wing Hangar, Camarillo
In addition to networking with fellow crows, this "planes and beer" event will feature combat aircraft flown by all military services of the US.  The resoration hanger will be open and docents will be available to answer all questions about the aircraft on display.  This Chapter event is open to conference attendees as well as local new and old crows.  

For directions from Pt Mugu Naval Base Ventura County to the Wing Hangar, CLICK HERE
For more information about the CAF and the aircraft on display, CLICK HERE.

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This symposium is open to all appropriately cleared citizens of the United States.  In order to participate in this conference you must be registered and cleared for Secret, US Only.  All attendees must submit their valid Security Certification via JPAS, SMO Code 631266, POC - Collaborative EW Conference, POC: Carolanne Perez, phone number - 805-989-4001. This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 08-10 APRIL 14. Other time frames will not be accepted. Any attendees sending their clearance via fax must have Need-to-Know completed.  All conference attendees will be required to show proper state or federal issued photo identification.Clearance requests must be received by 17 March.  

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