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11th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference

11th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference

May 14 - 16, 2019 | Crane, Indiana

Achieving Freedom to Maneuver Leveraging Non-Kinetic Capabilities

This forum provides a venue to for stakeholders, thought-leaders and experts in Electronic Warfare to come together to focus on the technologies the services require to ensure freedom to maneuver through leveraging the Electromagnetic Spectrum and Non-Kinetic Capabilities and discuss issues related to the requirements of EW programs, platforms, and operations. Panel sessions will provide insight into EW Roadmaps for the Services, Integrated Non-Kinetic Fires, and Enabling Future Technologies for EW. Presenters will highlight capability gaps and motivate the attendees to provide innovative EW concepts and solutions to expand the advantage for our military forces leveraging non-kinetic capabilities.

Conference Chairs: Mr. Jim Hearn and Mr. Dusty Wilson

**Caveat: Approval paperwork to conduct the conference is in process with a final decision by the Department of the Navy expected no later than April 2019. All indications are that this conference is in compliance with all required directives and meets the standards required so we expect but cannot guarantee this conference will be approved.**

The Association of Old Crows and Crane Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with NSWC CRANE, will hold the 11th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies at Naval Station Activity Crane, IN Club Lakeview (14 to 16 May 2019).

Two sessions will be classified SECRET and the third session will be classified TOP SECRET. Refer to the Agenda section below for more details.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: The call for papers for this event has closed. Please refer to the information below for information on acceptance

IMPORTANT 2019 DATES: (note: dates are proposed for initial planning purposes only and are subject to change. Actual dates are expected to fall on or within 7 – 10 days of listed dates)

Abstracts Due: 04 March 2019

Notification of Acceptance: 29 March 2019

Security Clearance: 12 April 2019

Mr. Bryan Clark
Senior Fellow, CSBA

DETAILED AGENDA COMING SOON!


14-15 May 2019 SECRET/NOFORN US ONLY | 0800 – 1700


SESSION 1: Exploring the services’ gaps, including the mutually supportive capabilities of EW across all maneuver spaces and domains. Presentations will emphasize enabling technologies and methodologies required to meet currently identified EW Capability Gaps and specifically support achieving freedom to maneuver utilizing non-kinetic capabilities to exploit and control the Electromagnetic Spectrum. This informative session of presentation and open discussion will provide senior leaders and attendees insight to Electromagnetic Spectrum programs and operations that are required to perform battlespace operations. SECRET US ONLY

SESSION 2: Review of the service’s gaps with respect to the many disciplines of Electronic Warfare with a focus on game changing applications of non-kinetic capabilities and enabling technologies. Presentation to increase awareness of select enabling technologies and methodologies currently being pursued to address EW Capability Gaps and specifically support Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare areas applicable to battle space awareness and decision aids and integrated non-kinetic fires. This informative session of presentation and open discussion will provide senior leaders and attendees insight to innovative and leap-ahead technologies and concepts that are key expanding the advantage in battlespace operations. SECRET US ONLY.


16 May TS/SCI | 0800 – 1215


SESSION 3: Detailed Intelligence Community updates on where our adversaries’ threat systems are today and where they are going in the future. Presentation of select enabling technologies and methodologies to meet currently identified EW Capability Gaps and which specifically support achieving freedom to maneuver utilizing non-kinetic capabilities to exploit and control the Electromagnetic Spectrum. TS/SCI ONLY

Monday, May 13 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Beer & Badge Welcome Reception
Coaches Bar & Grill, Hilton Garden Inn
245 North College Avenue, Bloomington, IN

Tuesday, May 14 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Function Brewing
108 E 6th St, Bloomington, IN 47408
.1 mile/3 min walk from Hilton Garden Inn

Wednesday, May 15 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
The Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub
212 W Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404
.1 mile/3 min walk from Hilton Garden Inn

DISCLAIMER REGARDING ENDORSEMENT/ATTENDANCE BY DOD PERSONNEL

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.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING ATTENDANCE BY DOD PERSONNEL

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.

Full Conference Registration

14-16 May SECRET/NOFORN US ONLY; includes TS/SCI Day

Industry/Contractor, Non-Member – $775 *Active Duty Military – FREE
Industry/Contractor, Member – $675 *Active Government Civilian – FREE

Two-Day Conference Registration

14-15 May; Secret/NOFORN US ONLY

Industry/Contractor, Non-Member – $675 *Active Duty Military – FREE
Industry/Contractor, Member – $575 *Active Government Civilian – FREE

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

Registration fee does not include lunch. Purchase a lunch package for the entire event for $25. 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.


*Conference cancellations must be submitted in writing; telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Please email your cancellation request to events@crows.org. Refunds will be issued minus a $75 administrative fee for all paid registrations. No refunds after May 7 or for no-shows. Online registration will close on May 7. Any registration after that time will need to register onsite.

AOC has negotiated discounted rates at 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

  • Special AOC rate is $129 plus taxes per night. Reservations must be made by April 19 and will be based on availability.

  • Click here to make your hotel reservation

Courtyard by Marriott - Bloomington

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

  • This property only has rooms available for our group on Monday 13 May & Tuesday 14 May. The Special AOC group rate is $112 plus tax per night. Complimentary parking included for hotel guests. Reservations must be made by April 22 and will be based on availability.

  • Click here to make your hotel reservation

Navy Gateway Inn and Suites - Crane, IN

  • 300 Highway 361 Building 3319, Crane, IN 47522

  • Please call (812) 247-0467 to reserve.

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

If you are attending BOTH the Secret/NOFORN sessions on 14-15 May and the TS/SCI session on 16 May, you MUST send a visit request to BOTH SMO codes provided below. Deadline to submit your visit request(s) is 10 May.

1) SECRET/NOFORN US ONLY SESSION 14-15 May 2019: Please submit SECRET/NOFORN US ONLY level clearance visit requests (VR) for 14-16 May 2019 to SMO 00164, security POC Tracy Murphy (812) 854-2820, tracy.murphy@navy.mil. Please ensure you use this exact title for purpose; "Crane 2019 AOC Information Exchange."

2) TS/SCI SESSION ON 16 May 2019: Please submit TS/SCI US ONLY Clearance VRs to SMO 001643 security POC Michael McKim, michael.mckim.ctr@navy.mil. Please ensure you use this exact title for purpose; "Crane 2019 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 15 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 lori.d.lawyer@navy.mil. Last day to submit this form is April 22. 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.

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, fitzgerald@crows.org, 703-549-1600 ext 222.

Thank you to the following sponsors for making this event possible.


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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.