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

Co-Sponsored by the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, GTRI and AOC.

This event has been approved by SAF/AA IAW DoD and AF conference policy.
AF personnel wishing to attend the event must separately obtain appropriate supervisor/travel approval authority approval of their attendance.

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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

Elder Weida Lisa Fruge    
Lt Gen Bob Elder (Ret.)
Symposium Chair
Mr. John A. Weida, SES
Director Policy, Programs & Strategy, 
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary 
of the Air Force for International Affairs 
(SAF/IA)
Ms. Lisa Fruge-Cirilli
AOC President
   
Porras Touhill civ            
Air Brigade General Leopoldo Porras 
Chilean AF
Head of the Division of Engineering and 
Support Systems of Weapons
Brig Gen Gregory J. Touhill, USAF (Ret.) 
Former Chief, Office of Military 
Cooperation-Kuwait, U.S. Embassy 
Kuwait 2009-2011



    
 
Torch Schuessler Lee    
Col Michael (Torch) Schnabel
Chief, Disclosure, Weapons,
and Tech Transfer Division
(SAF/IAPT)
CAPT Laura Schuessler, USN (invited)
PMA-272, NAS Patuxent 
River, MD
COL Jong Lee, USA(invited)
PMO-ASE, Redstone Arsenal, AL
   
Boyd        
Mr. Scott Boyd
Chief of the EW & Avionics Div,
Agile Combat Support Directorate,
Air Force Life Cyle Management, 
Robins AFB
       


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

SYMPOSIUM DRAFT AGENDA - Click here for a copy

Monday, May 15
Five Conference Workshops (see below)

Tuesday, May 16 - Thursday, May 18  - See a draft agenda above

Optional Short Courses - starting Thursday Afternoon - Friday

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 Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)
    This one-day training event will cover export licensing basics for the broad export community, including discussions of DDTC role, license process, ITAR exemptions and compliance overview.

Introduction to Electronic Warfare
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mr. Dave Adamy
    This one-day workshop 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)
    This workshop will provide an overview of the entire Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process from the initial receipt of a purchaser request to the completion of the purchase agreement. It will also describe the key DoD organizations and SA policies and procedures used to execute and manage the FMS program.

Aircraft Combat Survivability (US Secret Only)
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Joint Aircraft Survivability Program Office (JASPO)
    This is a one-day executive version of the JASPO short course in aircraft combat survivability. It will provide an overview of the aircraft combat survivability discipline. The workshop is based on the book “The Fundamentals of Aircraft Combat Survivability Analysis and Design, 2nd Edition” by Robert E. Ball, published by AIAA.

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.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown
97 10th Street NW
Atlanta, GA  30309
(404) 524-4076
Click here to make your reservation.

Special AOC rate is $140 plus taxes per night. Reservations must be made by May 1, 2017, and will be based on availability.    Complimentary Wifi.  Onsite valet parking is $30 per day.  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 an evening of mingling with colleagues and perhaps a game of bocce, pool, beverages, shuffleboard or darts.   This is also a great time to pick up your symposium name badge.

 
Wednesday, May 17  with a 6:15 p.m. departure time
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.

DEFENSE TRAVEL SYSTEM USERS

The conference has been uploaded in DTS as an approved conference. Please use the following instructions to include the conference on your orders for Air Force tracking purposes.

In the Trip Overview screen, under Section A, select "CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE" in the "Trip Purpose:" drop-down list.

In the Trip Overview screen, under Section F, click the "Search Conference/Event" button. A separate window will pop up. Select the "20170500634" Event ID associated with the "2017 International and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Electronic Warfare (EW) Symposium and Workshop." Close the pop-up box.  In the Trip Overview screen, Section F, the EW Conference name should now be populated in the "Conference/Event Name:" text box.