3rd Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) Conference

Date: October 16, 2017 8:00 am - October 19, 2017 4:00 pm

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3rd Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) Conference

October 16-19, 2017 | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

The Multi-Domain Battle: A Combined Arms Approach to Enabling Maneuver through CEMA Operations

AOC and APG Susquehanna Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with the Army
will hold its 3rd Annual CEMA Conference at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
Sessions will be held at the unclassified and classified levels up to TS/SCI releasable to
Five Eyes Expansion of the CEMA conference to other interest partner Nations is currently being considered.

**Caveat: Approval paperwork to conduct the conference is in process with a final decision by the Department of the Army
expected no later than September 2017.   All indications are that this conference is in compliance with all required directives and meets the standards required
so we expect but cannot guarantee this conference will be approved.

Conference Chair: Mr. Giorgio Bertoli

Agenda | Call for PresentationsRegistration Location | Accommodations | Security | Base Access |Sponsorship | Networking


This year's focus will be on the emerging Joint Army/USMC Multi-Domain Battle concept and the implications with respect to CEMA. The MDB entails a combined arms approach for ground combat operations against a sophisticated peer enemy threat in the 2025-2040 timeframe. Building on current service and joint doctrine, the MDB requires flexible and resilient ground formations that project combat power into the land, air, maritime, space, and cyberspace domains. It is a continued evolution of the combined arms methodology to include not only those capabilities of the physical domains, but places even greater emphasis on space, cyberspace, and other contested areas such as the EMS, the information environment, and the cognitive dimension of warfare. As for the role of CEMA in the MDB, it's about creating and exploiting exploit temporary windows of advantage in and presenting adversaries with multiple dilemmas in the spectrum across time/space with an intensity and duration of our choosing. Acknowledging that the world is very different now with more capable near-peer adversaries who are able to contest all physical domains as well as cyberspace, we need to recognize that and challenge the CEMA community of interest for novel, adaptive and innovative capability solutions in EW, Cyber, SIGINT and other related technology areas. This is just the nature of the current environment........


IMPORTANT DATES 2017: (note: dates are proposed for initial planning purposes only and subject to change based on the finalization of the foreign disclosure processes currently in staffing. Actual dates are expected to fall on or within 7 – 10 days of listed dates)

Abstracts Due: 14 July 2017
Notification of Acceptance: 30 July 2017
Draft Agenda Published: 1 August 2017
Final Presentations with Foreign Disclosure paperwork: 1 September 2017
Security Clearance: 25 September 2017


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Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)
Myer Auditorium
BLDG 6000, Combat Drive
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005


Courtyard by Marriott at RIpken Stadium
830 Long Drive | Aberdeen, Maryland 21001
(800) 491- 6126

AOC Special Group Rate: $104 prevailing govt per diem + applicable taxes.  Reservations must be made by Monday September 25 in order to receive the discounted room rate.  Click here to make a 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.  Reservations must be made by September 18.  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

Home2 Suites by Hilton
20 Newton Road  | Aberdeen, Maryland 21001
(410) 272-0203
AOC Group Rate is $124 + applicable taxes.   Reservations must be made by September 17, 2017.   All rooms are Studio Suites with One Queen Bed and One sleeper sofa.   Reservation may be canceled by 3:00pm the day prior to arrival day with no penalty.   Hotel includes daily continental breakfast, free WiFi and Wireless Printing Services.    To make a reservation click here.


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U.S. Attendees:  All attendees representing the U.S. for all sessions, must submit their valid Security Certification via JPAS, SMO Code CEMA2017-3, POC - CEMA 2017, First Visit Date: 16 October 2017, Last Visit Date: 20 October 2017, Phone Number: 443-861-0457. This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 16 October - 20 October 2017. Other time frames will not be accepted

For questions related to visit requests please contact one of the following:

Aaron Grollman, (443) 861-0467, aaron.m.grollman.civ@mail.mil

William Whitford (443) 861-1520, william.m.whitford2.civ@mail.mil

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: 29 September 2017. Timely passage of your clearance/accesses is important

International Participation:  International participation in afternoon sessions 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 Mr. Daniel Schwartz, daniel.a.schwartz4.civ@mail.mil410-278-5492

For foreign nationals wishing to attend the classified session on the afternoon of the second day (Wednesday, October 18), additional clearances must be processed accordingly. For inquiries, please contact  Mr. Daniel Schwartz, daniel.a.schwartz4.civ@mail.mil410-278-5492


Monday, October 16  5:30pm - 7:30pm 

Welcome Reception (Sponsored by BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin)
Water's Edge Event Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD
Come pick up your badge and socialize with old & new friends!

Tuesday, October 17  5:30pm - 8:00pm

Top of the Bay at APG (Sponsored by Vencore)
30 Plumb Point Loop, Aberdeen, MD
Join us for spectacular water views as you network with colleagues and friends.  Be sure to check out the Centennial of EW Exhibit.

Wednesday, October 18  5:30pm - 8:00pm

Taste of Maryland Networking Reception (Sponsored by CACI and Leidos)
Vandiver Inn
301 S. Union Avenue, Havre De Grace MD
Join us for an evening in historic Havre De Grace!