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Security Cooperation Symposium 2019

Security Cooperation Symposium

Interoperability, EW, & FMS

April 29 - May 1, 2019 | Atlanta, GA 




The Association of Old Crows (AOC), and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) look forward to hosting International and U.S. attendees  at the GTRI Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  The AOC/GTRI sponsored symposium will focus on “Interoperability, Electronic Warfare (EW), and Foreign Military Sales (FMS).”  Our goal is to host a world-class event that will serve as a platform for information exchange and education on defense technology interoperability (EW, Communications, Datalinks, Command and Control (C2), and Navigation) and associated U.S. FMS and Export Control policies and processes.  


Vice Admiral Giuseppe Cavodragone, Italian Navy, Commander of the Italian Joint Operations Headquarters (invited) Lt Gen (Ret) Bob Elder, USAF, Symposium Chair Lt Gen (Ret) Chris Bogdan, USAF, Senior Vice President, Booz/Allen/Hamilton Mr. Gregory M. Kausner, SES, Deputy Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) (invited)
Mr. Michael R. Shoults, SES, Director of Policy, Programs and Strategy, SAF/IA Rear Admiral Francis D. Morley, USN, Director, Navy International Programs Office (IPO) Brigadier General Amir Keren, IAF Air Attaché to the USA Ms. Ann Cataldo, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Export & Control (DASA DE&C)
Mr. Patrick H. Mason, SES, US Army, Deputy Program Executive Officer (PEO) Aviation CAPT Laura Schuessler, USN, Program Manager, Advanced Tactical Aircraft Protection Systems (PMA-272) Col James Wilson, USAF, Senior Materiel Leader, Electronic Warfare and Avionics System Program Office (AFLCMC/WNY) COL Kevin Chaney, USA, Project Manager Aircraft Survivability Equipment (PM ASE)
Col Deanna Franks, USAF, Vice Commandant, Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center (AATTC) Ms. Lorna Prosper, Embassy of Canada, Director General, Defence Procurement and International Cooperation, and Chairman, Foreign Procurement Group

Draft agenda - Click here for a PDF version

AOC/GTRI co-sponsored Symposium
Monday April 29 | Full Day Workshops 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (UNCLASSIFIED)
FMS Executive Overview
International Acquisition Tools for Program Managers
Introduction to EW Threat Systems Test and Evaluation
Joint Datalink Interoperability
Monday April 29 | Half Day Workshops 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (U)
Introduction to Electronic Warfare (EW)
Navy Export Control Process 

Tuesday Apr 30 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Symposium Sessions (UNCLASSIFIED)

Wednesday May 1 |  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Symposium Sessions (UNCLASSIFIED)

CLASSIFIED Working Group Workshop

Thursday, May 2 |  CLASSIFIED Working Group Session (US SECRET-Only)  *Sponsored separately by SAF/IA and not included in the symposium registration.  SAF/IA is not affiliated with the AOC/GTRI Symposium.  For more information on attending this workshop you must contact SAF/IA directly for registration, security clearance instructions and other logistical questions. 

For more information on the Classified Workshop  click here.



Symposium Registration Fees are for U.S. and Foreign Nationals attendees from non embargoed countries. 

AOC Member – Industry/Contractor - $650 includes three day meal package and Symposium Registration
Non-Member – Industry/Contractor - $750 includes three day meal package and Symposium Registration
Active Government Civilian (no meal package) - $0
Active Duty Military (no meal package) – $0

Meal Package is $45 (You may purchase a meal ticket onsite while supplies last)


 For the AOC/GTRI co-sponsored Symposium Monday, April 29 - May 1

Register Here

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 Refunds will be issued minus a $75 administrative fee for all paid registrations. No refunds after April 23 or for no-shows. Online registration will close at Noon on April 24.  Registrations after that time will need to register onsite.

To register for the Thursday US Only Classified Workshop  click here.

GTRI Conference Center
250 14th Street NW | Atlanta, GA  30318


Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
35 14th Street NE, Atlanta | GA  30309 
(404) 876-8888
AOC Room block is $152 per night plus taxes while inventory is available.  Last day to book room at this special rate is April 8, 2019.   Complimentary WiFi.  Self - parking rate is $27 per day.

Click here to make your hotel reservation

Courtyard Marriott Midtown/Georgia Tech
1132 Techwood Drive NW | Atlanta, GA  30318
(404) 607-1112
AOC Room block is $152 per night plus taxes while inventory is available.  Last day to book room at this special rate is April 8, 2019.   Complimentary WiFi.  Self - parking rate is $22 per day. 


OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (for registered attendees)

Information on Networking receptions coming soon!


This conference will be UNCLASSIFIED.

If you are interested in sponsorship at this symposium, click here for sponsorship opportunities and please contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald,, 703-549-1600 ext 222.


This co-hosted 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 Supporters!



Gold Sponsor



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.