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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. 



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



Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson,  Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-3/5/7

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 Gary Johnston, Commanding General, INSCOM 

  Mr. Patrick J. O’Neill, Director, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics 




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. - 1:30 p.m.

Sessions will be held Secret REL FVEYS and up to TS/SCI REL FVEYS

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  (You may purchase a meal ticket onsite while supplies last)



Pre-registeration is now closed.   You may register onsite beginning Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00am in the Raven's Networking tent in parking lot of building 6000.  

*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

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 October 1, 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

SpringHill Suites Edgewood Aberdeen

1420 Handlir Drive | Bel Air, Maryland 21015
AOC Special Group Rate: $107 prevailing govt per diem + applicable taxesto receive the discounted room rate while available.  Complimentary overnight parking; complimentary wifi; free breakfast.  Room cancellation 48 hours prior to arrival.

Book your hotel room here
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (for registered attendees)

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 and are a Full Conference attendee who has been cleared to attend the classified portion of the conference you will be emailed a base access form to print by Thursday, Oct 18th.   You must bring this printed base access form and present along with a valid state issued driver's license that is REAL ID act compliant to guards at gate 715.     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 have the base access form and 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.

ALL TENT ONLY ACCESS participants who do not have a CAC card or Military ID must go to the visitors center to be processed for base access.   You will not be emailed the base access form.  


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.