AOC and APG Susquehanna Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with Army
will hold the 2nd Annual CEMA 2016 Conference at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
Sessions will be held at the classified level releaseable to Australia, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand (FVEY) nations only.
This upcoming October will mark 15 years of persistent conflict where the Army has enjoyed a distinct technological advantage in its fight against terrorism and in the conduct of counter-insurgency operations. Today, we are on the brink of a new era of great power competition conflict. With a resurgent Russia and an escalating China, a civil war in Syria with international implications, and Iran and North Korea steadily flexing their military presence, all are forces to be reckoned with. All are employing advanced electronic warfare and cyber capabilities at a rapid rate. Given these recent developments from prospective near-peer adversaries, the Army cannot afford to “wait until the wolf is at the door” and must prioritize maintaining overmatch. Easier said than done. Limited resources dictate an innovative approach to the problem. The answer lies in the effective enterprise capability convergence of cyber, signal, electronic warfare, intelligence, information operations, and space capabilities to ensure cyberspace dominance while simultaneously denying the same advantage to adversaries. The idea of capability convergence as a combat multiplier is the basis for this year’s conference theme.
Attending CEMA 2016 is highly encouraged to allow for the exchange of ideas and information, and to provide a venue to address new and emerging concepts. The event will provide the CEMA community of interest an opportunity to meet with and share different perspectives, further the concept of Cyber/EW/Signal convergence, and allow DoD, Other Government Agencies, FVEY partners, Industry and Academia a framework to discuss ongoing and future research and development to set the conditions for innovation and success. We expect this year’s event to be bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event, so start to make your plans now.
Conference Chair: Mr Michael E. Ryan
MG Bruce Crawford, USA
MG Kirk F. Vollmecke
|Mr. Kevin M. Coggins, SES
Direct Reporting Program Manager,
Positioning, Navigation & Timing
Mr. Douglas K. Wiltsie (invited)
|Mr. Michael E. Ryan
Deputy Project Manager
PM Electronic Warfare & Cyber
Mr. Henry Muller
|Mr. Dave Hime
Pre-Registration is now closed. If you have passed your clearance via JPAS, you can register onsite on Monday night at the Beer and Badges Reception or Tuesday morning at the conference.
Conference registration cancellations must be submitted in writing on or before October 10; telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Cancellations may be faxed to (703) 549-2589 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds will be issued minus a $75 administrative fee for all cancellations. No refunds after October 10 or for no-shows.
If you have a government issued CAC, active/reserve/retired military ID you will be able to access the base by showing your appropriate identification card. If you do not have a CAC card or military ID you must enter the base using the 715 gate and present the base access pass to the guard. This pass will be emailed to all registered attendees on 13 October. If you do not have a pass, you must go to the Visitors Center. All occupants of the vehicle must show a valid state-issued driver’s license. The guards at the gate will verify everyone in the vehicle is registered to attend the conference and will scan each driver's license which runs background checks on the individual.
If you are from Minnesota, Missouri or Washington state and do NOT have an enhanced driver’s license, you MUST present a second form of picture identification issued by the Federal or State Government that also has your biographical data such DOB, Gender, Height, such as a US Passport or DHS entry card.
If you have any problems at the gate, you will need to go to the visitor’s center and be processed for base access. Anyone with any felonies, open warrants or on the Sex Offender Registry will be denied access to the base.
All foreign national visitors will require an escort to get on base which will be coordinated by the foreign national POC. All registered foreign nationals will receive an email with instructions.
Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)
BLDG 6000, Combat Drive
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005
Click here for a map of APG
Courtyard Marriott, Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium
830 Long Drive | Aberdeen MD
AOC Special Group Rate: $104 prevailing govt per diem + applicable taxes
* *Reservations must be made by Monday September 26 in order to receive the discounted room rate. Click Here to make your reservation.
Directions to the hotel, click here. Complimentary overnight parking; complimentary wifi; Room cancellation 72 hours prior to arrival.
Vandiver Inn Bed & Breakfast
301 S Union Street | Havre De Grace MD
AOC Special Group Rate: $104 prevailing govt per diem + applicable taxes
* *Please call the Inn directly to reserve a room or reserve online click here. All rooms offer private in room baths, AC, full breakfast every morning, cable TV, complimentary Wifi
Attendees representing the U.S.
If you are attending the first two days and the morning session of Day 3 (Secret):
1. All attendees must be registered and have an active SECRET clearance.
2. Please submit your Visit Requests via JPAS to SMO Code: W4G8AA6.
3. Please use “CEMA 2016” for the POC field on JPAS visit requests.
Note: Do not submit Visit Requests to attend the third day to SMO code: W4G8AA6. They will not be accepted.
If you are attending Session on the third day:
1. All attendees must be registered and have an active clearance.
2. Please submit your Visit Request via JPAS to SMO Code: W1J106
3. Please use “CEMA 2016” for the POC field on JPAS visit requests
Note: Do not submit Visit Requests to attend the first two days to SMO code: W1J106 They will not be accepted.
If you are attending all three days you must submit a Visit Request to each SMO Code. We cannot transfer Visit Requests between SMO Codes.
For questions related to visit requests please contact one of the following:
Aaron Grollman, (443) 861-0467, email@example.com
William Whitford (443) 861-1520, firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose of visit: ATTEND CEMA Conference.
All APG personnel must submit their clearance regardless of current access to the Myer Auditorium.
U.S. visit request deadline: 28 September 2016. Timely passage of your clearance/accesses is important
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 though your respective embassy to the Army G-2 at least 45 days prior to the start date of this conference (no later than 16 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 Hank Pollard at email@example.com / 410-278-6113
For foreign nationals wishing to attend the classified sesssion on the third day, clearances must be processed accordingly. For inquiries, please contact Bear Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org, (443) 861-7205.
Monday, October 17 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Beer & Badge Reception (Sponsored by BAE Systems)
Water's Edge Event Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD
Come pick up your badge and socialize with old & new friends!
Tuesday, October 18 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Take me out to the ballgame Networking Reception (sponsored by Leidos)
873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, MD
Join us for a fun night on Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium that will allow attendees to participate in batting practice and tour the ballpark.
Wednesday, October 19 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Taste of Maryland Networking Reception (sponsored by DRS and Lockheed Martin)
301 S. Union Avenue, Havre De Grace MD
Join us for an evening in historic Havre De Grace!