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10th Annual EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference

10th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference

May 8-10, 2018 | Crane, Indiana



This conference has been approved by the Department of the Navy.   

Click here to download approval memo.


EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and capability to meet Air, Ground, Surface, Space, and Cyberspace requirements. The 10th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference will provide a forum for EW professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields, to discuss issues related to the requirements of EW programs, platforms, and operations. This capstone event will focus on the identified gaps and technologies the services required to ensure EW maintains freedom of maneuver through the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) in support of achieving commanders’ objectives.


Mr. William Flynn, SES 
Capt. Robert Gamberg Dr. Melissa Midzor
Director for Integrated Fires, Innovation and Space OPNAV N2N6F3/FX
Future Concepts and Experimentation USFFC Director, Electronic Warfare Integrated Laboratories Division (Q45) NAWCWD
Dr. Megan Fillinich Mr. Patrick Molenda 
Chief Technology Officer, NSWC Director, Warfighting Assessment and Readiness (N9 WAR)


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Tuesday, May 8 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 10 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Top Secret/SCI


Registration fee does not include lunch. Purchase a lunch package for the entire event for $25.  Breakfast and breaks are hosted by our sponsors.

Full Conference Registration (May 8-10 SECRET/NOFORN; includes TS/SCI Day)

Industry/Contractor, Non-Member – $725 (includes one-year membership)
Industry/Contractor, Member – $675
*Active Duty Military – FREE
*Active Duty Military – $25 (includes one-year membership)
*Active Government Civilian – FREE
*Active Government Civilian – $25 (includes one-year membership)

Two-Day Conference Registration (May 8-9; Secret/NOFORN)

Industry/Contractor, Non-Member – $625 (includes one-year membership)
Industry/Contractor, Member – $575
*Active Duty Military – FREE
*Active Duty Military – $25 (includes one-year membership)
*Active Government Civilian – FREE
*Active Government Civilian – $25 (includes one-year membership)

*Active government civilian does not include contractors working for the government. Current Military/Government ID must be presented at check-in.


Register Now!


Sign-in required to register. There is a free "guest non-member" profile for non-members that want to register.

Please note there are several steps to the registration. You are not fully registered until you click the COMPLETE ORDER button. You will then see the Thank you for registering screen and receive a confirmation email.

*Conference cancellations must be submitted in writing; telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Please email your cancellation request to Refunds will be issued minus a $75 administrative fee for all paid registrations. No refunds after May 1 or for no-shows. Online registration will close on May 1. Any registration after that time will need to register onsite.


NSWC Crane 
Lakeview Conference Center
300 Highway 361 
Crane, Indiana 47522-5001


AOC recommends the following hotel for attendees. Department of the Navy (DON) civilian and military personnel are encouraged to stay at the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites in accordance with DON approval memorandum.

Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington

245 N College Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47404
(812) 331-1335

Click here to make your hotel reservation

Special AOC rate is $119 plus taxes per night. Reservations must be made by April 16, and will be based on availability. Self Parking - $10.00 per night.

Please note that free wifi is available to Hilton Honor members.

Courtyard by Marriott Bloomington 

310 S College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403
(812) 335-8000

NOTE:  There are different rates for the last night so you must make two separate reservations if you are staying all three nights by following links below.

For Monday 5/7 & Tuesday 5/8 night only there is a Special AOC group rate is $109 plus tax per night.


For Wednesday 5/9 night only the Special AOC group rate is  $159 plus tax per night


Reservations must be made by April 16, 2018 based on availability. Complimentary wifi and parking for hotel guests.

Navy Gateway Inn and Suites  Crane, IN

300 Highway 361 Building 3319 | Crane, IN 47522
Please call (812) 247-0467 to reserve.


Monday, May 7 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Beer & Badge Welcome Reception Hosted by Harris
Coaches Bar & Grill, Hilton Garden Inn
245 North College Avenue, Bloomington, IN

Tuesday, May 8 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Networking Reception Hosted by SAIC
The Crazy Horse
214 W. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN

Wednesday, May 9 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Networking Reception Hosted by Lockheed Martin
The Irish Lion
212 West Kirkwood Avenue/5th Street, Bloomington, IN


This agenda item listing does not constitute an endorsement or favoritism towards the sponsor of the social.  It is merely an attempt to provide information to government employees concerning this event. 


The social event may qualify as a Widely Attended Gathering (WAG) pursuant to 5 C.F.R. § 2635.204(g).   An Agency Designee is now required to provide a written determination of interest before a Government employee can accept the gift of free attendance at a social event.  All personnel must consult with their supervisor and ethics advisor prior to attending.


This symposium is US Secret Only:

*Please submit SECRET/NOFORN US ONLY level clearance visit requests (VR) for 8-10 May 2018 to SMO 00164, security POC Tracy Murphy (812) 854-2820, Please ensure you use this exact title for purpose; "Crane 2018 AOC Information Exchange."

*For those planning to attend the 10 May 2018 TS/SCI day, please submit TS/SCI US ONLY Clearance VRs to SMO 001643 security POC Michael McKim (812) 854-1349 Please ensure you use this exact title for purpose; "Crane 2018 AOC Information Exchange."

*If you are attending BOTH the Secret/NOFORN sessions on 8-9 May and the TS/SCI session on 10 May, you MUST send a visit request to BOTH SMO codes. Deadline to submit your visit request(s) is 4 May.

**In addition, TS/SCI attendees MUST review this document and sign the form here.

*Personnel must have a valid sponsored clearance, eligibility ONLY is not acceptable. If you have any questions regarding security clearances please do not hesitate to contact the listed POC. If your SCI clearance has not been validated by NSWC Crane personnel by 1430 9 May you will not be allowed access to attend. Please ensure that when you submit your VR only indicate the dates you will actually be on center at NSWC Crane. No one year certifications please. All local Crane personnel please send an email to Tracy Murphy or Michael McKim for TS/SCI.


Due to limited parking at the conference facility, please ride the bus from Bloomington (Hilton Garden Inn and Courtyard Marriott) each day.  If you do NOT ride the bus, due to heightened force protection conditions at NSWC Crane, all individuals MUST possess a valid government issued CAC or active/reserve/retired military ID for entrance at the gate. If no CAC card or military ID you MUST complete SECNAV 5512/1 for base access. No exceptions will be made and escorting is not allowed. You can download the form here.

Fax the completed form to ATTN: AOC Cap Gaps Conference C/O Lori Lawyer; FAX 812-854-2091 or email to Last day to submit this form is April 23. For attendees who do not submit the completed form by the deadline, you MUST ride the bus from Bloomington. Otherwise you will NOT be authorized to get on base and attend the conference (no exceptions).

Please be aware that note taking will not be permitted during the conference. The use of electronic equipment, including personally owned laptops, cellular/smart phones/watches, tablets, and other wireless email devices, as well as, audio/visual recording devices are strictly prohibited.


Click here for more 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.



With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.