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CEMA 2019

5th Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) Conference

October 8 - 10, 2019 | Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland


The theme for the CEMA 2019 conference is: “On the Road to Army of 2028 - Delivering Integrated EW, SIGINT and Cyber at the Tactical Echelon.”

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

Click here to check out a short video from last year's event

The call for papers for this event has ended

Call for Papers: Original papers are being solicited from the United States and Five Eyes Nations, Government, Academia, Industry, Operational Units, and Subject Matter Experts on how to fight and win decisively against any adversary in a joint, multi-domain, high-intensity conflict through employment of Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) capabilities.

We will continue to expand the CEMA discussion from a doctrine, operational, technology, and threat perspective and how to integrate electronic warfare, cyber, signals intelligence, information operations, and other forms of non-kinetic fires into operational formations. Conference presentations may be classified TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.

Paper submissions should unclassified and indicate the level of classification for presentation, and focus on the following topic areas:

  • Threats: Conventional threats, near-peer capabilities, cyber-focused threats, and platform/weapon system vulnerabilities
  • S&T: Current and emerging trends in EW/Cyber/SIGINT/IO technology, architecture, techniques, use of machine learning/artificial intelligence
  • Exercises & Experimentation: Lessons learned from CEMA exercises and experimentation
  • DOTMLPF-P: Integrating holistic CEMA solutions into Army and Joint formations in support of multi-domain operations
  • From the Field: Feedback on current employment of CEMA capabilities from operational units, emerging CONOPS, TTPs, signature management, and force structure implications

All abstracts must be unclassified and MUST follow the abstract template, which you can access here.

Please forward abstracts Ms. Christine Armstrong at by July 18, 2019.

IMPORTANT DATES: (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: 18 July 2019

Notification of Acceptance: 26 July 2019

Draft Agenda Published: 21 August 2019

Final Presentations with Foreign Disclosure paperwork: 20 September 2019

Security Clearance: 20 September 2019

LTG Stephen Fogarty, USA - Commanding General, Army Cyber Command  The Honorable Dr. Bruce D. Jette - Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology  MG David G. Bassett - Program Executive Officer for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) MG Peter Gallagher - Director, Network Cross-Functional Team
MG Neil Hersey - Commanding General, Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon MG Gary Johnston - Commander, INSCOM  MG John Morrison, USA - Chief of Staff, US Cyber Command (invited) MG Joel K. Tyler - Commanding General, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command
MG Mitchell L. Kilgo - Commanding General, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Senior Commander, APG BG Robert M. Collins - PEO, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (IEW&S) Mr. Patrick O’Neill - Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s C5ISR Center Mr. Adam Nucci - Deputy Director (DISL) at U.S. Army HQDA G-3/5/7 Cyber, Electronic Warfare, Information


Tuesday, October 8 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, October 9 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, October 10 - 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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

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

Tuesday, October 8 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Water’s Edge Event Center
4760 Water Park Drive
Belcamp, MD 21017

Wednesday, October 9 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Taste of Maryland Reception
Vandiver Inn
301 S. Union Avenue, Havre De Grace, MD

Full Conference Registration

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

Industry/Contractor, Non-Member – $750 *Active Duty Military – FREE (no meal package)**
Industry/Contractor, Member – $650 *Active Government Civilian – FREE (no meal package)**

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

**Meal Package is $40 (You may purchase a meal ticket onsite while supplies last)

Please be sure to note that Pre-registration is closed. You may register onsite. Submit clearances asap to avoid wait time onsite.

*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 2 or for no-shows. Online registration will close on October 2 at Noon. Any registration after that time will need to register onsite.

Cyber Situational Understanding (CyberSU) Workshop - Offered by TMC Cyber and PEO C3T

Monday, October 7, 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM & Thursday, October 10, 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM at APG

Open to Military Members, Government Civilians and Representatives, and Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) employees interested in determining best practices for integrating CyberSU with tomorrow's COP.

No cost, two half-day workshop (Must be registered for CEMA Conference and agree to participate in both half-day events to attend this workshop).

Visualizing events in Cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) and their impact to mission planning and execution has surfaced as a key gap for the U.S. Military. In this year's workshop, participants from military, government, and FFRDC organizations will discuss, debate, organize, and determine best practices for integrating CyberSU visualizations into the tactical commander's COP and methods for assessing the mission impact resulting from events in cyberspace and the EMS. Attendees will also consider how CyberSU can consolidate and enrich data from other developing technologies, like the Command Post Computing Enviroment (CPCE), Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT), Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DSGS-A), Unified Network Operations (UNO), Dispersed Computing (DCOMP), Big Data Platform (BDP) and other platforms to reduce the cognitive load on commanders and staff and allow warfighters to out maneuver adversaries, both physically and cognitively, in multi-domain battle.

For additional information on the workshop, please contact

Applying for this workshop does not guarantee and invitation. The workshop is designed for no more than 50 participants. Only registrants from military, government (or government representative) and FFRDC organizations with appropriate backgrounds will be considered.  You must register for the CEMA conference before applying.

Courtyard by Marriott, Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium

  • 830 Long Drive | Aberdeen, Maryland 21001, (800) 321-2211

  • AOC Special Group Rate: $107 prevailing govt per diem + applicable taxes. Reservations must be made NLT Friday, September 13 to receive the discounted room rate while available. Complimentary overnight parking; complimentary wifi; Room cancellation 48 hours prior to arrival.

  • Book hotel room here

U.S. Participation:

International Participation:

U.S. Attendees:

All attendees representing the U.S. for all sessions, must submit their valid Security Certification via JPAS, SMO Code CEMA 2019, POC is CEMA 2019, Email First Visit Date: 7 October 2019, Last Visit Date: 11 October 2019, Phone Number: 443-861-0457. This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 7 October – 11 October 2019. Other time frames will not be accepted.

For questions related to visit requests please contact:
Crystal James, (410) 273-8719
Dennis Guidice, (443) 861-0467,
Pete Scucces, (443) 360-6645,
Purpose of visit: ATTEND CEMA Conference.
*All APG personnel must submit their clearance regardless of current access to the Myer Auditorium.

International Participation:
For Foreign Nationals 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- 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 3. 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 for information on REAL ID verify if your state issued driver’s 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 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 visitor center to be processed for base access. You will not be emailed the base access form.

Foreign National Attendees:
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



This Government co-sponsored event does not constitute Federal sponsorship, sanction or endorsement of the Non-federal entities (NFE) sponsors or the NFE activities. If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibiting at this event, please click here or contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald,, 703-549-1600 ext 222.

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.