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EMS Summit 2020

Virtual EMS Summit 2020

May 19 - 20, 2020 | 09:00-17:00 EDT (13:00-21:00 UTC)

May 19 - 20, 2020 | 09:00-17:00 EDT (13:00-21:00 UTC)

In light of the new business landscape shaped by COVID-19 and the inability to meet in-person, the AOC is launching a new format to continue supporting the mission of “Advancing Electromagnetic Warfare TOGETHER”, while offering business continuity planning and engagement between industry, government, and military. The Virtual EMS Summit will have sessions that focus on Collaborative EW, EW Capability Gaps & Enabling Technologies, and other EW related topics.

All material for the digital conference will be Unclassified Distro A.



*Subject to Change



General John M. Murray, USA Commander, United States Army Futures Command

LTG Scott David Berrier, USA Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army G-2

LTG Neil Thurgood, USA Director for Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition

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

CAPT Matthew "Duff" Duffy, USN
Commodore, Airborne Command & Control and Logistics WING

CAPT Michael Orr, USN
Program Manager, Airborne Electronic Attack Systems Program Office, PMA-234

Col John G Thien, USAF
Commander, 721st Operations Group (USSF)

COL Kevin Finch, U.S. Army
Program Manager Electronic Warfare and Cyber (PM EW&C)

LtCol Mark Gombo, USMC
MAGTF EW/OCO/Space Branch Head, HQMC

Mr. James Bauer
Program Manager, Systems Engineer, VaST, Inc.

Mr. John C. Bowling, NH-04, DAF
Technical Expert, Avionics Architectures and Interoperability, AFLCMC/EZAC

Dr. Michael Christensen
Director, Sensors and Communications Product Line, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Mr. Bryan Clark
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Mr. Thomas Dalheim
Distinguished Engineer for Advanced Electromagnetic Warfare, NSWC Crane

Dr. Armen Kvryan
Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme

Dr. Melissa Midzor
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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


*Subject to Change

Please see below for the news coverage from this event.

Army Braces For Post-COVID Cuts: Gen. Murray By Sydney Freedberg, Breaking Defense

Top U.S. Army General Warns Steep Program Cuts Possible In Future By Steve Trimble, Aviation Week

As in Other Domains, U.S. Use of Electromagnetic Spectrum is Contested By C. Todd Lopez, DOD News

Next Gen Jammer Nears Flight Testing By Tamir Eshel, Defense Update

Talent management key to filling future specialized MDO units By Thomas Brading, US Army News Service

Algorithmic Warfare: Army Bolstering Electronic Warfare Arsenal By Yasmin Tadjdeh, National Defense Magazine

Virtual EMS Summit Post-Event Report By AOC

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

This virtual event does not constitute Federal sponsorship, sanction or endorsement of the Non-federal entities (NFE) sponsors or their products.

Title Sponsors

Industry Solutions Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring the EMS Summit 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.