International & Foreign Military Sales Electronic Warfare Symposium and Workshop

Date: May 15, 2017 9:00 am - May 19, 2017 5:00 pm

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International & Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Electronic Warfare Symposium and Workshop

May 15-19, 2017 | Atlanta, Georgia

Objective | Agenda | Registration | Accommodations | Sponsorship

OBJECTIVE

U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) of sensitive military technologies, like Electronic Warfare, can be difficult to understand and navigate for International Partners and U.S. Defense Industry. U.S. Export laws, such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), requirements for Export Licenses, and in some cases Congressional approval can be confusing and complicate the sale of EW systems and associated technical support. This conference will provide an educational opportunity and forum for US Government, U.S. Defense Industry, Academia. and International partners to share information and provide updates on FMS and DCS program policy, processes, and improvements.

LOCATION

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Conference Center
250 14th St NW
Atlanta GA 30318

HIGH RANKING SPEAKERS

Weida Stolz   Lee       
Mr. John A. Weida, SES
Director Policy, Programs & Strategy,
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary
of the Air Force for International Affairs
(SAF/IA)
Col Earl W. Stolz II (invited)
AFLCMC/WNY, Robins AFB, GA
      ECISAP Program Overview
Colonel Jong Lee, USA (invited)
PMO-ASE, Redstone Arsenal, AL
     FMS Program Overview
 
Schuessler Elder Lisa Fruge  
CAPT Laura Schuessler (invited)
PMA-272, NAS Patuxent
River, MD
Lt Gen Bob Elder (Ret.)
Symposium Chair
Ms. Lisa Fruge-Cirilli
AOC President
 


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Monday, May 15
Five Conference Workshops (see below)

Tuesday, May 16
Session 1 – Electronic Warfare International Perspective

The session will include a US and International Keynote Address. Additional international military speakers will provide their respective stakeholder perspectives on acquiring and sustaining sensitive US origin military technologies and weapon systems through Foreign Military Sales and Direct Commercial Sales (DCS).

Session 2 – Electronic Warfare Export Control Policy & FMS Processes

Session two will focus on Export Control Policy and Licensing under the purview of the US Department of State (DOS). US Department of State Technology Transfer policy updates will be presented by the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA). USAF, USA and USN/USMC FMS program process and policy updates, along with updates from the respective services FMS Case implementing organizations will be presented.

Wednesday, May 17
Session 3 – Electronic Warfare FMS & Lifecycle Management

Session three will focus on EW hardware, Support Equipment and Software acquisition through FMS. Military EW System Program Managers from the USAF, USA, and USN will provide an overview of their respective EW programs and FMS organizations. This will be followed by a panel discussion and questions from the symposium attendees. Additionally, the respective services have EW Software Support organizations that are responsible for developing and testing mission data files for US and FMS Partners. USAF 53rd EW Group Eglin AFB, FL, the USA Reprogramming and Analysis Team (ARAT) Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, and Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWCAD) Pt. Mugu, CA senior representatives will provide an overview of their organizations and how they support FMS EW software requirements. There will be two panel discussions, one for hardware and support equipment and one for software, during this session.

Session 4 – Concurrent Sessions
     4A – Electronic Warfare Education and Training

Representatives from the USAF, USA and USN Education and Training commands will provide information on requesting and funding training programs through FMS.

     4B – Classified Session (U.S. Only)

Description coming soon

Thursday, May 18
Session 5 – Concurrent Sessions
     5A - EW Life Cycle Support and the Future of EW

US EW system suppliers provide their stakeholder perspective on exporting US weapons systems with sensitive technologies and life cycle support of systems in a constantly changing threat environment. USAF, USA and USN/USMC iwll provide a look into the future of Electronic Warfare technologies.


     5B - Classified Session (U.S. Only)

Description coming soon

Optional Short Courses 

DOD Anti-Tamper Course (U.S. Only) 
Professional Development Short Courses (additional fee)

Friday, May 19

Optional Short Courses 

DOD Anti-Tamper Course (U.S. Only) 
Professional Development Short Courses (additional fee)

WORKSHOPS

Monday, May 15
available at no cost to all conference registrants

Export Control & Licensing
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
U.S. State Department
    description coming soon

Introduction to Electronic Warfare
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mr. Dave Adamy
    This one day course is designed for individuals who have little or no background in Electronic Warfare. It will cover definitions of important terms and describes the systems and techniques that comprise the field. After a general introduction, the course focuses on” threats,” including radar directed missiles and guns, communications signals and appropriate EW measures. No math will be required for this course

FMS Executive Overview
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Defense Institute of Security Cooperation Studies (DISCS)
    description coming soon

Aircraft Combat Survivability (US Secret Only)
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Joint Aircraft Survivability Program Office (JASPO)
    description coming soon

Operational EW
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
USAF 479th Operational Support Squadron
This UNCLASSIFIED course will provide an introduction to US operational Electronic Warfare (EW) history, concerns, and platforms, primarily from an Air Force perspective. The course will be taught by Combat Systems Officer (CSO)/Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) Instructors from the USAF EW Training Center of Excellence, the 479th Operational Support Squadron (OSS) Special Courses and Training (SPECTRA), Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

OPTIONAL SHORT COURSES

Radar Warning Receiver Fundamentals
Dates – Thursday, 18 May, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and Friday, 19 May, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Price – $200 (100% of the fees go to the Peachtree Roost Scholarship Fund)
Instructor – Mr. Rob Swistak, GTRI
Individuals with a background in electronics will gain an introduction to the basics in Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) technology. The course covers background in RF signals, detectable radar waveforms, and receiver measurements. The standard types of RWR receivers and receiver combinations used in actual systems will be summarized. RWR antennas, Pilot Vehicle Interface will be discussed relative to trades required in RWR system design.

Introduction to MIL-STD-1553 Bus Protocol Specification
Dates – Thursday, 18 May, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and Friday, 19 May, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Price – $200 (100% of the fees go to the Peachtree Roost Scholarship Fund)
Instructors – Mr. Adam McCorkle, GTRI and Mr. Byron Coker, GTRI
Gain a working knowledge of MIL-STD-1553, the communications standard used by the Air Force, Navy, Army, NASA and other high-reliability communication users. Discover what you need to know to effectively use this communications standard. Understand and apply five rules that help ensure your bus design operates efficiently.

Infrared Technology and Applications
Dates – Thursday, 18 May, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and Friday, 19 May, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Price – $200 (100% of the fees go to the Peachtree Roost Scholarship Fund)
Instructors – Mr. Terence Haran, GTRI and Mr. Darrell Lamm, GTRI
Explore infrared systems engineering with emphasis on military systems. Understand how infrared systems operate. Study the performance limitations of current infrared systems, explore issues facing the development of new systems and understand key component technologies. Examine problem-solving, design and analysis techniques with emphasis on experience-based rules of thumb. Develop a perspective for assessing the promise of new infrared technologies.

Anti-Tamper Course, US DoD Classified Secret (requires a US DoD Secret Clearance)
Dates – Thursday, 18 May, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm and Friday, 19 May, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Price – FREE
Instructor - SAF/IA
This day and a half introductory level course will provide a broad overview of the role of anti-tamper (AT) technology in DoD systems.  It will describe the AT specification process and its relationship to the acquisition cycle. Techniques for protecting hardware and software systems will be presented with illustrative examples. The course providers recommend creating an account in order to have access to materials presented in the course. Click here to create an account   This course is only available to registered conference attendees.  

REGISTRATION FEES

Symposium Registration Fees (Includes Education Workshops; does not include meals or beverages)
Industry/Contractor, Member Fee - $550 
Industry/Contractor, Non-Member Fee - $595 (includes one-year AOC membership)
*Academia, Member Fee - $250 
*Academia, Non-Member Fee - $295 (includes one-year AOC membership)
**Active Government Civilian - FREE 
**Active Duty Military – FREE 

Meal Package - $40
Registration fee does not include breakfast, lunch or breaks.  Purchase a meal package for the entire event for $40 (fee will increase on $50 if purchased on-site).  Purchase now and pay later.

Atlanta Braves dinner/game at the new SunTrust Stadium - $25 (Atlanta Braves vs. Toronto Blue Jays)
Wednesday, 17 May - includes game ticket, dinner, and transportation (cash bar).  Limited to the first 100 paid registrants. 

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Atlanta Marriott Midtown Suites
35 14th Street, NE
Atlanta, GA  30309
(404) 876-8888
Click here to make your reservation.

Special AOC rate is $140 plus taxes per night. Reservations must be made by April 24, 2017, and will be based on availability.    Complimentary Wifi and 20% discount for onsite parking.   Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of your reservation.

Courtyard Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech

1132 Techwood Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA  30309
(404) 607-1112
Click here to make your reservation.

Special AOC rate is $140 plus taxes per night. Reservations must be made by April 24, 2017, and will be based on availability.    Complimentary Wifi and 20% discount for onsite parking.   Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of your reservation.

 

OPTIONAL NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Monday, May 15    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Beer & Badge Networking Reception
Ormsby's 
1170 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA
Join us for a evening of mingling with collegues and perhaps a game of bocce, pool,shuffleboard or darts.   This is also a great time to pick up your symposium name badge.
 

Wednesday, May 17 

Atlanta Braves vs. Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Game at SunTrust Park -  7:35 p.m.  game start
Join us for a fun evening of baseball as we watch the Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays in the Braves new baseball stadium.   We will provide bus transportation to and from the game from the GTRI conference center.   Please be sure to pre-register for this networking event as we have reserved 100 tickets on a first come first serve basis.  Tickets are $25 each and includes baseball game ticket, ballpark food/non- alcoholic beverages , and bus transport.   Buses will depart around 5:30 p.m. and return immediately following the game.

 

SPONSORS 

Take advantage of the opportunity to sponsor this 2nd annual event and be highlighted to thousands internationally, including U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) officials, military, government offices, academic leaders, and international industries. Gain unparalleled exposure decision makers and new and current customers through immense networking opportunities and visibility before, during and after the conference. Click here for information.

This Government co-sponsored event does not constitute Federal sponsorship, sanction or endorsement of the Non-federal entities (NFE) sponsors or the NFE activities.

Thank you to the following sponsors/exhibitors for making this event possible.

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