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48th Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium

48th Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium

April  2 - 4, 2019 | Pt. Mugu, California

The National AOC and Mugu Crows Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with NAWCWD, will hold the 48th Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium at Naval Base  Ventura County Pt. Mugu Station Theater, CA



Theme:   Collaboration and Collaborative EW (US/AUS collaboration, Stand-in/Stand-off/Self-Protect jammer collaboration, Sensor collaboration, Man/Machine Collaboration, blue on blue collaboration/interoperability)


Day One will be classified US Secret Only.  

Day Two and Day Three sessions will be Classified Secret Releasable to Australia. 




The National AOC and Mugu Crows Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with 
NAWCWD, will hold the 48th Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium at Naval Base Ventura County Pt. Mugu Station Theater, CA (02 April - 04 April 2019).   Day One will be classified US Secret Only.   Day Two and Day Three sessions will be classified SECRET releasable to Australia. 

Conference Topics:

1. Coherent Electronic Attack: Technology trends and advancements focused at the precise phase and timing requirements to produce sophisticated coherent jam strategies.  This includes the cognitive/AI  algorithms that can drive system adjustments at the speeds/precision necessary to produce coherent effects  

2. Cooperative Electronic Attack: Technology trends and advancements focused at combining EA systems for increased performance. This includes both offensive and self-protect EA and potential jam strategies that can optimize EA resources between different type EA systems.

3. Collaborative Electronic Attack: Technology trends and advancements focused at generating broader EA effects at the operational level.  This includes the optimal allocation of limited EA assets over a longer duration and broader geographic areas than EA support to single target area and short time on target. 

4. Collaborative EW enablers to improve EA effectiveness: Non-EA technology trends and advancements that are necessary to produce greater EA effectiveness.  Includes networked solutions, interoperability / compatibility concerns, manned / unmanned teaming, assured comms…

5. Warfighter Perspective

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:  As EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and interdependency, it is clear that future EW systems must work collaboratively with other Air, Ground, Surface Space and Cyberspace systems. The 48th Annual Point Mugu Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium will provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of Collaborative Electronic Warfare with an emphasis on Electronic Attack.  Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the United States and Australian military, government, academia, and industry will come together to address current Electronic Warfare gaps and emerging technologies required to address these gaps.   

This call for presentations or demonstrations challenges presenters to explore collaborative EW through innovation and invention. Presentations or demonstrations from all United States and Australian Services, DoD, Industry, and Academ ia are requested to identify technical paths, options, and potential opportunities for EW collaboration with an Electronic Attack focus.  Submitted abstracts are specifically requested to address one or more of the symposium sessions: Threat trends, Coherent, Cooperative, and Collaborative Electronic Attack, Collaborative EW enablers to improve EA, and warfighter perspectives. 

Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to speaker coordinators, Mr. Brian Hill and Mr. Brian Ziegler, at and to Ms. Christine Armstrong at  The submittal deadline is 01 Feb 2019.  We request abstracts be limited to one page of text or 400 words. To facilitate the selection process, please ensure your submitted abstract file is labeled with your last name, topic number and short title for example: “Ziegler_Topic1_Welcome and Intro.doc.”  

You must complete a Abstract Template Form (click here to access form) and submit with abstract in order to be considered.   

Symposium presentations may be classified or unclassified; however, abstracts must be unclassified. Notification of acceptance and presentation submission instructions will be provided by 11 Feb 2019.  If your abstract is accepted, you must meet required foreign disclosure procedures.  Final presentations must be submitted with appropriate foreign disclosure paperwork by 08 March 2019 to ensure adequate processing. Foreign disclosure processes will be sent with acceptance letter/email. 

IMPORTANT 2019 DATES: (note: dates are proposed for initial planning purposes only and are subject to change based on the finalization of the foreign disclosure processes currently in staffing. Actual dates are expected to fall on or within 7 – 10 days of listed dates) 

Abstracts and Abstract Template Form:  Due: 01 February 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 11 February 2019 
Final Presentations with Foreign Disclosure paperwork: 08 March 2019
Security Clearance: 08 March 2019
Conference Chairman:  Mr. Brian Zeigler
**Caveat: Approval paperwork to conduct the conference is in process with a final decision by the 
Department of the Navy expected no later than Feb 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.**    



RDML Christian "Boris" Becker 
Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command




Draft agenda coming in January 2019.   Sessions will be held US Secret Only and US Secret REL Australia

Tuesday, April 2  | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3  |  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 4  | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

AOC Member – Industry/Contractor - $700 includes meal package and Full Conference Registration
Non-Member – Industry/Contractor - $800 includes meal package and Full Conference Registration
Active Government Civilian (no meal package) - $0
Active Duty Military (no meal package) – $0

Meal Package is $40 (You may purchase a meal ticket onsite while supplies last)



Register Here


*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 March 25 or for no-shows. Online registration will close at Noon on March 27.  Registrations after that time will need to register onsite.


Station Theater
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), Pt Mugu
311 Main Road, Building 114 (next to the Chapel of Faith on 4th and Mugu Road)
NBVC Pt Mugu, CA  93042


Embassy Suite Mandalay Beach Hotel
2101 Mandalay Beach Road | Oxnard, CA  93035
(805) 984-2500
AOC Room block is $180 per night plus taxes while inventory is available.  Last day to book room at this special rate is March 12, 2019.   Complimentary WiFi for Hilton Honor members.  Self parking rate is $22 per day.

Click here to make your reservation

Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard
600 East Esplanade Drive | Oxnard, CA  93036
(805) 984-3600
AOC Room block is $134 per night plus taxes while inventory is available.  Last day to book room at this special rate is March 11, 2019.   

Click here to make your reservation.


OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (for registered attendees)

Monday, April 1 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Welcome Reception - Embassy Suites Mandalay Bay
2101 Mandalay Beach Drive, Oxnard, CA

Tuesday, April 2 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Waterside Restaurant & Wine Bar at Channel Island Harbor 
3500  Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA

Wednesday, April 3 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Commemorative Air Force Museum - So Cal Wing Hanger
455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA



U.S. Attendees:  All attendees representing the U.S. for all sessions, must submit their valid Security Certification via JPAS, SMO Code 631266, POC:  AOC2019.  First Visit Date:  1 April 2019, Last Visit Date: 5 April 2019, Phone Number: 805-989-4001. This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 1 April - 5 April 2019.  Other time frames will not be accepted.   Any attendees sending their clearance via fax must have Need-to-Know completed.  All conference attendees will be required to show proper state or federal issued photo identification.   Clearance request must be receive by March 8.  If you would like to verify your clearance or base access, please send an email to 

Australian Participation: 

Australian military, government and foreign industry personnel associated and Government of Australia, including Australian personnel with CAC cards should coordinate participation and Visit Request authorization through their organization and the Embassy of Australia.   Australian Personnel serving in PEP billets at U.S. Commands or in ITO should have their Contact Officer contact NAWCWD at  

If you have any questions, please contact Nate Sherwood,, 805-989-3582 or Charlene Parr,, 805-989-3601


US. Attendees:

If you have a government issued CAC, active/reserve/retired military ID you will be able to access the base by showing your appropriate identification card. 

If you do not have a CAC card or military ID you must complete the base access form - Coming Soon!

If you have any problems at the gate, you will need to go to the visitor's center and be processed for base access.   Anyone with any felonies, open warrants or on the Sex Offender. Registry will be denied access to the base.



If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibiting at Pt Mugu, please click here or contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald, 703-549-1600 ext 222

This Government co-sponsored event does not constitute Federal sponsorship, sanction or endorsement of the Non-federal entities (NFE) sponsors or the NFE activities.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

  Title Sponsor           
  Platinum Sponsors          
  Gold Sponsors          
  Silver Sponsors          
  Bronze Sponsors          


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.