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12th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference

12th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference

May 12 - 14, 2020 | Crane, Indiana

Conference Theme: “Integrating Force Level EW Capabilities with Kinetic Fires to Achieve Distributed Lethality”

Conference Objective: The National Defense Strategy and the update to the Chief of Naval Operations Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority identify the need to deliver warfighting solutions to achieve distributed operations and enable an integrated Naval Force structure as an urgent priority. This year’s conference will focus on the Electronic Warfare gaps and enabling technologies required to develop distributed Force Level Electronic Warfare capabilities, integrated with kinetic fires, in order to provide enhanced platform survivability and lethality. EW and military leaders from across the Department of Defense will present EW warfighting gaps and requirements for integrated, multi-domain system of systems EW solutions and motivate the EW community to explore innovative concepts and agile solutions to address their needs. The forum will provide a Joint Services venue for EW professionals across DoD, Industry and Academia to gain insight on emerging technologies, digital engineering methodologies and capabilities that will enable distributed lethality.

**This symposium has been approved by the Department of the Navy. Click here for approval memo.

NSA Crane Lakeview Event Center
300 Highway 361
Building 1909
Crane, Indiana 47522-5001
United States


Sessions will be held SECRET/NOFORN US ONLY:

  • Day 1: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
  • Day 2: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Sessions will be held TS/SCI only:

  • Day 3: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Detailed agenda coming in April 2020!




Maj Gen Lance Landrum, USAF Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), Joint Staff

Mr. Chris O’Donnell, SES
DASD, Platform and Weapon Portfolio Management OUSD, A&S

Mr. Bryan Clark
Senior Fellow, CSBA

Showcase your cutting-edge technologies and innovative efforts!

Demo Venues

  • Indoor - Classroom
  • Open Air - Parking Lot, Lawn, or Lake


  • Communications
  • Electronic Attack
  • Radar
  • Electronic Support
  • Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance
  • And more!

2019 Attendees by Type

Click here for a satellite view of the outdoor demo area

Benefits Include: 2 complimentary conference registrations, description of demonstration included on website (optional) and in attendee materials.

Deadline to secure your spot – March 20, 2020

For more info and pricing contact Sean Fitzgerald, or 703-549-1600 x222

Download this information as a flyer.

A demo in action

Coming Soon!


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 events qualify as a Widely Attended Gatherings (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.

Full Conference Registration

12-14 May: SECRET/NOFORN US ONLY; includes TS/SCI Day

Industry/Contractor, Non-Member – $775 (includes lunch package) *Active Duty Military – FREE (no lunch package)
Industry/Contractor, Member – $675 (includes lunch package) *Active Government Civilian – FREE (no lunch package)

Two-Day Conference Registration:


Industry/Contractor, Non-Member – $675 (includes lunch package) *Active Duty Military – FREE (no lunch package)
Industry/Contractor, Member – $575 (includes lunch package) *Active Government Civilian – FREE (no lunch package)

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

Purchase a lunch package for the entire event for $30. Breakfast and breaks are hosted by our sponsors.


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.


This conference will sell out. Limited onsite registration will be available. REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!

*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 5 or for no-shows. Online registration will close on May 5.

AOC has negotiated discounted rates at the following hotel for attendees. The Navy Gateway Inn and Suites on base is no longer operating as a hotel, therefore Department of the Navy (DON) civilian and military personnel are encouraged to stay at Sleep Inn Newberry Hotel in accordance with DON approval memorandum. Note the other hotel option listed below is offering government per diem rates.

Host Hotel: Graduate Bloomington Hotel

Sleep Inn Newberry – Crane

  • Address: 7834 Progress Way, Building A, Newberry, IN, 47449
  • Phone Number: (812) 863-2521
  • Special AOC Discounted Group Rate: $95/night plus tax
  • Room Block Cute-off Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020
  • Click here to book a stay at this hotel.

Deadline to submit your clearance(s) is May 8.

This symposium is US Secret/NOFORN with a 3rd Day Session held at the TS/SCI US Only level

If you are attending BOTH the Secret/NOFORN sessions on 12-13 May and the TS/SCI session on 14 May, you MUST send a visit request to BOTH SMO codes provided below.

1) SECRET/NOFORN US ONLY SESSION 12-13 May 2020: Please submit SECRET/NOFORN US ONLY level clearance visit requests (VR) for 12-14 May 2020 to SMO 00164, security POC Tracy Daugherty (812) 854-2820, Please ensure you use this exact title for purpose; "Crane 2020 AOC Information Exchange."

2) TS/SCI SESSION ON 14 May 2020: Please submit TS/SCI US ONLY Clearance VRs to SMO 001643 security POC Michael McKim, and Dean Hammack, Please ensure you use this exact title for purpose; "Crane 2020 AOC Information Exchange."

*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 on 13 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 Daugherty or Michael McKim for TS/SCI.

Please be aware that unclassified note taking will 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.

Deadline to submit your base access request is April 30.

Due to limited parking at the conference facility, please ride the bus from downtown Bloomington 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 Jill Wadsworth; FAX 812-854-2091 or email to Last day to submit this form is April 30. For attendees who do not submit the completed form by the deadline, you MUST ride the bus from downtown Bloomington. Otherwise you will NOT be authorized to get on base and attend the conference (no exceptions).

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.