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4th Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity Conference

4th Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity Conference (CEMA)

October  23 - 25, 2018 | Aberdeen, Maryland



The theme for this year’s CEMA conference is: “CEMA as a Critical Enabler to Modernization Priorities".  We will showcase the important role CEMA technologies and capabilities can play in helping achieve the CSA’s top 6 priority areas:  Long Range precision Fire, Next Generation Combat vehicle, Future Vertical Lift, Network/C3I modernization, Advanced Missile Defense, and Soldier Lethality.   Conference presentations may be Classified, TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY. 



Abstracts Due: 20 July 2018 
Notification of Acceptance: 17 Aug 2018
Draft Agenda Published: 24 August 2018
Final Presentations with Foreign Disclosure paperwork: 14 September 2018
Security Clearance: 28 September 2018

For information regarding an abstract submission please contact Christine Armstrong at 

[1] 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.


Major General Kirk F. Vollmecke,  Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD   Lieutenant General Stephen G. Fogarty, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command
  Major General John B. Morrison, Jr., Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon   Brigadier General Jennifer G. Buckner, Director of Cyber G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Washington, DC  
Major General Peter Gallagher, Director, Network Cross Functional Team (invited)    Major General Gary Johnston, Commanding General, INSCOM (invited)   Ms. Betty Sapp, Director, National Reconnaissance Office (invited)      

Mr. Patrick J. O’Neill, Director, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center



Coming soon!

Tuesday, October 23 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 25 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sessions will be held at the classified levels up to TS/SCI releasable to Five Eyes.

Conference Registration Fees are for U.S. and Foreign Nationals - must have proper security clearance and be cleared to attend.

AOC Member – Industry/Contractor - $575 includes meal package and Full Conference Registration
Non-Member – Industry/Contractor - $625 includes meal package and Full Conference Registration
Active Government Civilian (no meal package) - $0
Active Duty Military (no meal package) – $0

Meal Package is $35



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 October 16 or for no-shows. Online registration will close on October 16. Any registration after that time will need to register onsite.


EWC2 Workshop - Offered by the Army Cyber Institute         

Monday, October 22 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm  &  Thursday, October 25 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm  at APG
No cost,  two half - day workshop (Must be registered for CEMA Conference to attend this workshop)

The EWC2 Workshop is designed as a collaborative effort between thought leaders, decision makers, and researchers across military services, defense agencies, and civilian organizations seeking to discuss, debate, organize, and determine the friction points, hurdles, and ways forward within the converging EW and Cyber domain. Focus points for the workshop include innovative research, training, and opportunities to advance and support Cyber Electromagnetic Activities [CEMA] in a space that is increasingly congested and contested. Participants will explore how EW/Cyber convergence can be leveraged to allow commanders to out maneuver adversaries, both physically and cognitively, in multi-domain battle. Outcomes of this event will include the next stage of research objectives needed to enable friendly forces to operate effectively in the current and future battlefield while deterring, denying, disrupting, countering, or destroying the adversary's ability to do the same


REGISTER HERE FOR THE WORKSHOP if you are DOD and have a CAC card

For additional information on the workshop, please contact

Applying for this workshop does not guarantee an invitation. The workshop is designed for no more than 50 participants. Applicants will be notified of selection results by September 10, 2018.


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


Courtyard by Marriott, Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium
830 Long Drive | Aberdeen, Maryland 21001
(800) 321-2211
AOC Special Group Rate: $106 prevailing govt per diem + applicable taxes.  Reservations must be made NLT Friday, September 28 to receive the discounted room rate while available.  Complimentary overnight parking; complimentary wifi; Room cancellation 48 hours prior to arrival.

Book hotel room here



Monday, October 22 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm 
Welcome Reception - Ruggles Golf Course Clubhouse
5600 Maryland Avenue, Aberdeen, MD

Tuesday, October 23 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Play Ball Reception - Ripken Stadium
873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, MD

Wednesday, October 24 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Taste of Maryland Reception - Vandiver Inn
301 S. Union Avenue, Havre De Grace, MD



U.S. Attendees: All attendees representing the U.S. for all sessions, must submit their valid Security Certification via JPAS, SMO Code CEMA2018, POC is CEMA 2018, First Visit Date: 22 October 2018, Last Visit Date: 26 October 2018, Phone Number: 443-861-0457. This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 22 October - 26 October 2018. Other time frames will not be accepted.

For questions related to visit requests please contact:

Dennis Guidice, (443) 861-0467,

Purpose of visit: ATTEND CEMA Conference.

*All APG personnel must submit their clearance regardless of current access to the Myer Auditorium.


International Participation:   To attend the CEMA Conference at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD USA, an official Request for Visit Authorization (RVA) must be submitted by your embassy to US HQ Department of the Army (DA) G-2 at least 45 days prior to the start date of this conference.  You must have a Government Official of your country sponsor the attendees. Only an accredited foreign military attaché or designated foreign attaché staff person may propose and request visits to a U.S. facility on behalf of his or her country. If you intend to submit a RVA please contact, for the additional information that you will need to provide to your sponsor.  If you have questions, please contact Linda Brogan, (443) 861-7747


US. Attendees:

 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 a valid state issued driver's license that is REAL ID act compliant.   Please check this website   to verify if your state issued drivers license is compliant.   If it is not on this approved list, you must go to the visitor center to obtain a visitor pass.  Please allow for additional time at the visitor 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 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.

Foreign Nationals:  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. *Note:  You must be REGISTERED for the conference to receive the email with instructions.  Any questions, please contact Linda Brogan, (443) 861-7747  



Visit our Sponsorship page by clicking here

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


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.