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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 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. The two focused panel sessions will provide insight into EW science and technology roadmaps for the Services and opportunities for EW through implementation of artificial intelligence. 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.

**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

Dr. Paul Zablocky
Strategic Technology Office (STO), Program Manager

Dr. William Conley
Director Electronic Warfare, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment

BGEN Frank Kelley, USMC (Ret)
Vice President, Defense Acquisition University (DAU)

Mr. Bryan Clark
Senior Fellow, CSBA

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

Tuesday, May 14 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hosted by Lockheed Martin
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, Hosted by AOC
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 (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

14-15 May; Secret/NOFORN US ONLY

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 $25. Breakfast and breaks are hosted by our sponsors.

Online registration is now closed, on-site registration is still available

*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.

  • Booking cut-off was Friday, April 19. Hotel will continue to accept reservations based on availability. To book your room call 812.961.3924.

Courtyard by Marriott - Bloomington

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

  • The Special AOC group rate is $112 plus tax per night. Complimentary parking included for hotel guests.

  • Booking cut-off was Monday, April 22. Hotel will continue to accept reservations for Monday, 13 May and Tuesday, 14 May based on availability. To book your room call the above number.

Navy Gateway Inn and Suites - Crane, IN

  • 300 Highway 361 Building 3319, Crane, IN 47522

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

Deadline to submit your clearance(s) is May 10.


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 14-15 May and the TS/SCI session on 16 May, you MUST send a visit request to BOTH SMO codes provided below.

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.

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.

Deadline to submit your base access request has been extended to April 26.


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 26. 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).

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.