Cyber Electromagnetic Activity 2015

COM_JCALPRO_STARTDATE: October 06, 2015 12:00 pm - October 08, 2015 9:00 pm

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Inaugural Cyber Electromagnetic Activity 2015

Synchronizing Cyber Electromagnetic Activities to Win in a Complex World

Objective | Agenda | Registration | Location | Accommodations | Security | Golf Outing

October 6-8, 2015 | Aberdeen, MD

The International AOC and APG Susquehanna Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with Army Team C4ISR APG, will hold the Inaugural CEMA 2015 Conference at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
Sessions will be open to US, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand (FVEY) nations only.

Conference is approved by the Department of the Army - Click here to download the memo.

Conference Chair: Mr Michael E. Ryan

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVE

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The theme for the inaugural CEMA 2015 event is “Synchronizing Cyber Electromagnetic Activities to Win in a Complex World.” The newly published Army Operating Concept emphasizes the importance of ready land forces and their significance to the joint and coalition fight, and recognizes the need for continued innovation to “Win in a Complex World.” Cyberspace operations, in conjunction with electronic warfare and electromagnetic spectrum operations are identified in the Army Operating Concept as one of the seven core Army competency areas critical to shaping the operational environment and winning decisively. Equally new is the concept of Cyber Electromagnetic Activities, or CEMA, which is outlined in the first doctrinal field manual of its kind that integrates and synchronizes cyberspace operations, electronic warfare (EW), and spectrum management operations (SMO). The CEMA 2015 event will allow for an exchange of ideas, concepts and information, and provide a venue to address these new and emerging concepts and a framework to discuss ongoing and future research and development to set the conditions for innovation and success.

Attending the CEMA 2015 event will also provide the Army and DoD Electronic Warfare and Cyber communities of interest an opportunity to meet with and discuss the current and emerging Electronic and Cyber Warfare requirements with Coalition partners, industry technicians, engineers, and scientists and other Government agencies and learn from their successes.

There are a number of keynote and breakout sessions, along with hands-on product demonstrations that will offer a combination of current and emerging requirements, engineering theory and practical operations of the latest electronic warfare and offensive cyber capabilities. The conference will greatly help the DoD by creating efficiencies, save time and build better connections with the end Users, Joint, Coalition and Industry partners.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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MG Stephen Fogarty, USA
Commanding General, Cyber
Center of Excellence

MG Bruce Crawford, USA 
Commanding General CECOM & APG

 

Mr. Jay Kistler 
ASD (RDE) Electronic Warfare 



 
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Mr. Mike McConnell
former Director National Security
Agency and Director of National Intelligence

Mr. Stephen Kreider, SES
PEO IEW&S

Maj Gen Kenneth Israel, USAF (Ret)
AOC President

Mr. Mike Ryan
Conference Chairman

AGENDA

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF AGENDA

Monday October 5, 2015 (invitation only - Limited to US Military & Government)

AFTERNOON (Invitation Only - Limited to US Military & Government)

Session 1: Cyber Electro-Magnetic Activity (CEMA) Cell User Session (invitation only) - this session provides an opportunity for 29 series EWOs and 25 series Spectrum Managers to interface one-on-one with HQDA decision makers, APG Team C4ISR leadership, Program Management Office and technical personnel responsible for the development and support of Army fielded and future ground and airborne EW and Cyber systems. It will consist of informal discussions, lessons learned from the field that highlight successes and identify issues, idea generation, problem solving and technical exchanges between the field units, system developers, and policy/decision makers.

Tuesday October 6, 2015 

MORNING

Session 2: Trends in Electromagnetic Spectrum Capabilities (Unclassified) – this session will address the unprecedented challenges faced by the U.S. to ensure continued access to a congested and contested electromagnetic environment, the explosive growth of spectrum dependent systems, the continued proliferation of wireless technology, and the increased use of advanced cyber capabilities in a dynamic and uncertain world.

AFTERNOON 

Session 3: Threats, Capability Gaps, and Requirements (Classified Rel FVEY) - this session will address current and emerging threats, capability gaps, and operational requirements with respect to offensive cyberspace, electronic warfare and electromagnetic spectrum operations.

Wednesday October 7, 2015

MORNING

Session 4: Cyber EW Convergence (Unclassified) - this session will explore the CEMA concept and innovative solutions to seize, retain, and exploit an advantage over adversaries and enemies in both cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum, while simultaneously denying and degrading adversary and enemy use of the same.

AFTERNOON 

Session 5: Technology Trends and Challenges for Cyber EW Convergence (Classified Rel FVEY) - this session will provide an overview on current and future science and technology initiatives and their implications to EW, Cyber and Electromagnetic spectrum operations. In addition, recent experimentation and exercises that introduce new and emerging CEMA concepts will be discussed.

Thursday October 8, 2015

MORNING AND AFTERNOON

Session 6: Tactical Cyber Operations and Concepts (Classified Rel FVEY) – this session will address emerging concepts that provide commanders a wider range of options with the conduct of offensive cyber operations at the tactical edge. The challenge will be how to enable a robust set of capabilities that provide the ability to exploit adversary vulnerabilities while quickly adjusting to the threat.

Session 7: Team C4ISR Leadership CEMA Panel (Classified Rel FVEY)
This session will consist of Team C4ISR leadership participation and engagement with the audience on current organizational, policy and technology challenges, key program issues, and their vision of the future of Army and Joint EW, Cyber and Electromagnetic spectrum operations. Each panel member will have 5 minutes to discuss CEMA from their perspective followed by Q&A from the audience

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  IF YOU ARE ON THE APPROVED CLEARED LIST TO ATTEND THE CLASSIFIED SESSIONS, YOU MAY SHOW UP AND REGISTER ON-SITE AT EITHER THE WATER'S EDGE EVENTS CENTER OR MYER AUDITORUM, BLDG 6000 AT APG.  THE UNCLASSIFIED SESSIONS AT THE WATERS EDGE IS SOLD OUT.

Full Conference Registration Fees for both U.S. & Foreign Nationals (October 6-8)
Industry/Contractor - $525
Active Government Civilian - Free
Active Duty Military - Free

Cancellation Policy 

Conference cancellations must be submitted in writing on or before September 28; telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Cancellations may be faxed to (703) 549-2589 or emailed to events@crows.org. Refunds will be issued minus a $75 administrative fee for all cancellations. No refunds after September 28 or for no-shows.

OPTIONAL NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Technology Welcome Reception
Monday, October 5, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Water's Edge Events Center
4687 Millennium Dr. | Belcamp, MD
This is the place to pick up your name badge and network with industry partners and fellow EMS professionals.

Technology Reception with Exhibits
Tuesday, October 6, 5:30 pm - 8:00 p.m.
Water's Edge Events Center
4687 Millennium Dr. | Belcamp, MD
Continue networking with EMS professionals and industry partners.

LOCATION

Water's Edge Events Center
4687 Millennium Dr. | Belcamp, MD 
Directions Click Here

Aberdeen Proving Grounds (APG)
Myer Auditorium | Aberdeen MD

Bus transportation will be provided from Water's Edge Events Center to APG.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Courtyard Marriott, Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium 
830 Long Drive | Aberdeen MD

AOC Special Group Rate: $99 prevailing govt per diem + Applicable Taxes
* *Reservations must be made by Monday September 14 in order to receive the discounted room rate. To make your hotel reservation online, Click Here  If you prefer, you can call (800) 321-2211. Directions to the hotel, click here. Complimentary overnight parking; complimentary wifi; Room cancellation 72 hours prior to arrival.

Other hotel options:

Home2 Suites by Hilton Baltimore
20 Newton Road, Aberdeen, MD 21001
http://home2suites3.hilton.com/en/index.html

SpringHill Suites Edgewood Aberdeen

1420 Handlir Drive, Bel Air, MD 21015
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bwiab-springhill-suites-edgewood-aberdeen/

Hilton Garden Inn Aberdeen
1050 Beards Hill Road, Aberdeen, MD 21001
http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/index.html

SECURITY

Sessions will be open to US, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand (FVEY) nations only.

Attendees representing the U.S. must submit their valid Security Certification via JPAS, SMO Code W4G8I26, POC - Alison T. Powell, First Visit Date: 5 October 2015, Last Visit Date: 8 October 2015, Phone Number: 443-395-4875. This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 05 October - 08 October 2015. Other time frames will not be accepted.  All APG personnel must submit their clearance regardless of current access to the Myer Auditorium.

Visit certification via other methods: If the visitor's organization does not have access to JPAS, a completed visit certification from their Facility Security Officer or Command Security Manager shall be sent to the security POC, via fax 443-395-4703 or email Alison.t.powell.civ@mail.mil. All conference attendees will be required to show proper state or federal issued photo identification. Clearance requests must be received by 28 Sept 2015.

International participation is open only to authorized foreign military, government or industry personnel from the nations of the United Kingdom (UK), Australia (AUS), Canada (CA) and New Zealand (NZ). An official Request for Visit Authorization (RVA) must be submitted thought the respective countries embassy to the Army G-2 at least 45 days prior to the start date of this conference (by 11 August).   The embassy will submit a Visit Request that will be processed through Official US Government Channels, that is the only way to verify clearances for foreign personnel that will be attending. For questions about this process, please contact John Burkhouse, (443) 395-8186, john.r.burkhouse.civ@mail.mil