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11th Annual Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence Conference

11th Annual Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence Conference

June 2 - 4, 2020 | Charleston, South Carolina

11th Annual Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence Conference is cancelled.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The 11th Annual Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence Conference that was scheduled to take place at NIWC Atlantic in Charleston, SC from June 2 - 4, 2020 has been cancelled.

Registered attendees and sponsors will be contacted by AOC staff about cancellation and refund policies.

It is essential for the health and safety of all involved to cancel this annual event. We hope you will join us for next year's iteration of this conference - June 1 – 3, 2021.

Please direct any questions to


Conference Theme: "Outpacing Adversaries in the Information Warfare Domain by Integrating Cyber, EW, & Special Operations from seabed to space"

Conference Objective: Military operations rely on both Cyberspace Operations and Electronic Warfare (EW) to dominate aspects of the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS). However, the communities in which practice these disciplines, remain largely separated and vary widely across the Department of Defense (DoD) and military Services in terms of their equipment, unit organization, and operating methodologies, despite the convergence of technical capabilities. Modern warfare now employs Cyberspace Operations to provide EW effects, and EW Operations to provide cyberspace effects.

This conference provides the EW and Cyberspace Operation communities an opportunity to collaborate and discuss capabilities, TTPs, and research in EW and Cyberspace Operations in a CLASSIFIED environment to enable rapid deployment of new and improved capabilities. The Cyber/EW Convergence Conference identifies ways to develop advanced technologies and systems to address the changing battlefield dynamics and bring EW and Cyberspace Operations together for the Warfighter!

Conference Location: Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic Cooper River Landing Conference Center (Bldg 3112), Charleston, SC.


This call for presentations challenges presenters to explore enabling collaborative electronic warfare (EW) through innovation and invention. We will accept presentations and/or demonstrations from all United States services, Department of Defense, industry, and academia that identify technical paths, options, and potential opportunities for EW collaboration. Specifically, abstracts should address one or more of the symposium sessions:


  • Cyber/Electronic Warfare Converged Operations
  • Cyber/Electronic Warfare Advanced Technology
  • Cyber/Electronic Warfare Threats
  • Cyber/Electronic Warfare R & D

Abstracts for presentations must be unclassified and no more than one page of text or 400 words. Please forward unclassified abstracts to Christine Armstrong at and Dave Walman at NLT March 30, 2020. If your abstract is selected, you will be required to send a classified abstract/briefing to Dave Walman at for final review before being accepted into the agenda.


Abstracts due by March 30, 2020

Notifications by April 10, 2020

All Sessions will be held CLASSIFIED TS/SCI

Tuesday, June 2 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 3 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 4 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For registered attendees

Monday, June 1 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception - TBD


Tuesday, June 2 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Networking Reception - TBD


Wednesday, June 3 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Networking Reception - TBD

All Sessions are CLASSIFIED: TS/SCI

Conference Registration Fees (must have proper security clearance and be cleared to attend)


Industry/Contractor, Non-Member – $800

Industry/Contractor, Member – $700

Active Duty Military – FREE

Active Government Civilian – FREE

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

NWIC Atlantic Employees – FREE

    **NWIC Atlantic employee lunch is not included in the complimentary conference registration. The fee for lunch is $15 per day.

*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 26 or for no-shows.

AOC has set up a room block at the following hotel (while inventory lasts):


The Renaissance Hotel Historic District

68 Wentworth Street Charleston, SC | (843) 534-0300

AOC has a block of rooms at a per diem rate of $179 per night plus taxes, based on availability, until May 11, 2020. Valet Parking is $36 per day. Self-parking is $20 per day.

Click here to make your reservation.


Other nearby hotels (no housing block)


Holiday Inn Charleston Historic District

425 Meeting Street Charleston, SC | (843) 718-2327

Click here to make your reservation.


Courtyard Charleston Historic District

125 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC | (843) 805-7900

Click here to make your reservation.

ALL clearances must be received by Friday, May 15, 2020

Security Clearance wording:

ALL VISIT REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 15, 2020. Late submissions may not be approved. This conference is CLASSIFIED: TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN. All attendees must be registered and have an active TS//SCI clearance. Just having eligibility will not allow you to attend. You MUST be indoctrinated into SCI.


Submit your Visit Request via JPAS to SMO Code: 652363

FAX Subject Line and/or JPAS Additional Remarks MUST include “OLD CROWS”

Your NIWC ATLANTIC Sponsor is: Tyrone Vincent Patenaude - Phone: (843) 218-4197


For questions regarding NIWC facility access see number below to call.

Phone: (843) 218-6886; Fax: (843) 218-4045, Email:


For questions regarding TS//SCI eligibility, contact the NIWC Atlantic Special Security Office (SSO): Phone (843) 218-4003; Email:


**SCI Visit Requests MUST come from the Government Agency that holds the individual's clearance. NIWC Atlantic SSO will NOT accept requests coming directly from a contractor security office.


**Agencies that do not use JPAS must send an M3 message to plain language address (PLA): NIWC CHAS


All conference attendees will be required to show a valid state or federal issued photo identification (i.e. a driver's license, state identification card, and/or passport)


Real ID Act

If you do not have the new "enhanced" driver's license/state ID then a second form of identification is required per Home Land Security! Each state is listed, those states that are not compliant are listed and require the second ID, and those states with an extension listed on the left do not require the second ID until the extension date. The ONLY acceptable forms of identification are highlighted. Click here for further information.

Form 74 for base access MUST be received by Friday, May 15, 2020 – No Exceptions.

If you have a government issued CAC or active/reserve/retired military ID you should be able to access the base by showing your appropriate identification card. If no CAC card or military ID you MUST complete Form 74 for base access. LAST DAY TO TURN IN FORM 74 IS 15 MAY 2020. Please send the completed form along with a photo/photo (not a photocopy – they do not scan clearly) of your valid state driver’s license in an email to Tyrone Vincent Patenaude,


Click here to download Form 74

For attendees who do not complete and submit Form 74 by the deadline, you will not be authorized to attend the conference. All individuals that do not possess one of the above mentioned forms of ID, must be 100% vetted through the host installation. Escorting is not allowed.


Anyone with any felonies, open warrants or on the Sex Offender. Registry will be denied access to the base.

PLEASE NOTE: Question #24 will be completed by the base sponsor upon receipt of your FORM 74

If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibiting at this event, please click here or contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald,, 703-549-1600 ext 222. Click here for sponsorship contract.




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.