Textron Systems
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From the Symposium Chair
  
Our EMS technologies are individually quite capable, but our traditional EMS operational philosophy is nearing obsolescence and so our approach has become deficient for our circumstances. Our portfolio-wide assumptions of networked forces, precision strike, and multi-spectral stealth require freedom of action in the EMS first, for which no military organization exercises ultimate responsibility. So, what is the one continuous physics-based maneuver space critical to our essential concerns of exploitation, targeting, sensing, fires, destruction, disruption, influence, protection, precision, C2, maneuver and communications?
Rohde & Schwarz USA. Inc.
Professional Development TSCM Group
Today's Conversation

Today at 12:30 p.m., the Symposium will hold Spotlight Session #1 on the "State of the EMS Enterprise." Chaired by Brigadier General Lance Landrum, USAF, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), Joint Staff and who also leads the recently established Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) Cross Functional Team. Mr. Chris O’Donnell, SES, DASD, Platform and Weapon Portfolio Management OUSD (A&S), Mr. Fred Drummond, SES, DASD, Force Education & Tng, OUSD (P&R) and Brigadier General James R. Stevenson Jr., USAF, USSTRATCOM J3E (Joint EMSO Office).

This session will explore the state of the EMS Enterprise from the perspective of senior leaders who are shaping it from OSD and at the Joint level.

One question to consider when listening to this session: When the DOD laid out its EW Strategy in 2017, it covered four strategic goals: 1) Organize the EW Enterprise to ensure EMS superiority; 2) Train and educate for 21st Century EMS operations; 3) Equip the force with agile, adaptive and integrated EW capabilities; and 4) Bolster partnerships with industry, academia, interagency and allied partners. How are these goals being pursued across the DOD?

Following the Spotlight Session #1, the Symposium schedule will offer two concurrent tracks for the next few days – one focusing on operational issues and the other focusing on technology.

Ops Symposium Session #1 (2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) will look at "Threat-Based Intelligence in the EMS." Chaired by Captain Mark Alexander, USN, Deputy Director of Integrated Fires, N2N6F3, this session features Dr. Joseph Kirschbaum, Director, Defense Capabilities and Management Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Commander Catherine Deppa, USN, J2E Strategist, USCYBERCOM, and Commander Mike Dahm, USN (Ret), Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. This session will discuss emerging threats in the EMS and how some regional powers approach their own EMS operations.

Some questions to consider in this session are how regional competitors are using the EMS in hybrid warfare (i.e., gray zone conflicts), and how is commercial technology enabling potential adversaries to create more effective sensor-to-shooter kill chains.

Tech Symposium Session #2 (2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) is focusing on "Multi-Functional EMS Technologies." Chaired by AOC President Stephen “Muddy” Watters, this session will look at multifunction requirements and some of the technologies that are being developed to meet those requirements. The panelists, Mr. Mike Meaney, Vice President for Maritime Electronic and Information Warfare Programs, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Ms. Laura Cawthron, Assistant Program Manager for the Strategic Electronic Warfare Portfolio, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and Mr. Anthony Nigara, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development Space & Airborne Systems, L3Harris, will discuss some of the challenges we face as we pursue multifunction technologies and how we are meeting some of these challenges.

Inside the Convention
BAE Systems (Nashua, NH) is the Host Sponsor for this year’s 56th AOC International Symposium and Convention. As such, JED felt it appropriate to talk with the company about its strong support for the symposium and what its expectations are for this year’s event. In response, Lisa Frugé-Cirilli, Director of Customer Requirements and Advocacy for BAE Electronic Systems as well as AOC Immediate Past President, says the reasons are many.

"BAE Systems has been the AOC Host Convention Sponsor for the last three years, and it’s more important than ever for BAE, the AOC, and its members to collaborate with each other, educate and advocate for new advanced technology and to mentor our leaders of tomorrow."
 
BAE Systems
From the AOC

Register online or onsite and take advantage of post-Conference courses at the AOC Convention.

Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare
October 31-November 1, 2019 | Presented by: Dave Adamy

This is a follow-on overview course to the EW Fundamentals course presented at the beginning of the AOC convention. It builds on the earlier discussion, extending coverage to new generation radar and communication threats and countermeasures against them.

Register HERE

Electronic Countermeasures – Theory and Design
October 31-November 1, 2019 | Presented by: Kyle Davidson

The goal of this course is to educate the participants in the field of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Electronic Attacks (EA). This includes the complete countermeasures development cycle from analyzing threat systems, to developing jammer techniques, and finally confirming their effectiveness.

Register HERE

Today's Events
Event Time Location Details
Onsite Registration 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Hall A Concourse,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Pick up your badge.
Symposium Morning Coffee 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Room 146 Foyer,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea outside the Symposium sessions.
AOC STEM Program 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Enabling the next generation of EW professionals.
Program Manager Briefing Series 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Room 140A, Walter E. Washington Convention Center Ticket required.
Exhibit Hall,
Career Fair and Crows' Nest Open
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
More than 115 companies are participating on this year's Expo floor.
Innovation Stage Presentations 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Check the App for today's presentations.
Happy Hour 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Mix and mingle during happy hour on the exhibit floor.
Show News
BAE Systems (Nashua, NH) and Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (El Segundo, CA) have each been awarded contracts ($36.7 million and $33 million, respectively) from the US Navy to develop and demonstrate next-generation, dual band, Fiber-Optic Towed Decoys (FOTDs) for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Raytheon's dual-band decoy (DBD) is based on technology from its ALE-50 family of decoys, and BAE Systems FOTD exploits its experience developing the ALE-55 FOTD.
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Coming Tomorrow

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. – Keynote Addresses

Mr. James A. Faist, SES, Director, Advanced Capability, OUSD Research & Engineering
Dr. Tim Grayson, Director, Strategic Technology Office (STO), DARPA

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Ops Symposium Session - Demand Signal for the EMS Workforce

Session Chair:
Mr. Tom Taylor, GS15, EMS Policy & International Engagement, DoD CIO

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Tech Symposium Session - High-Energy Electromagnetic Weapons Update

Session Chair:
Mr. Mark W. Neice, Executive Director, Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS)

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Ops Symposium Session - Mechanics of Great Power Competition in the EMS

Session Chair:
Mr. Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow, CSBA

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Tech Symposium Session - Managing the Electromagnetic Battle

Session Chair:
Dr. John A. Stine, Head of Operations Research, MITRE

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Spotlight Symposium Session - Application of Electronic Warfare on the East of Ukraine: 2018-2019 Experience

Session Speaker:
Colonel Ivan Pavlenko, Deputy Chief of Combat Support Units of the Joint Forces HQ of the Joint Staff Armed Forces of Ukraine

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: A Night of Honor, Annual Awards Banquet

Celebrate with us for our Night of Honor, AOC's Annual Awards Banquet. Each year AOC bestows prestigious awards to individuals who have accomplished outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the Association of Old Crows in support of the United States and Allied Nations in Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) and information-related military activities. While honoring these individuals, you will be treated to delicious food, wine, an award presentation and a fireside chat with Roy Azevedo from Raytheon and Bryan Clark from CSBA.

Doors Open: 6:15 PM Programming Promptly Starts: 6:30 p.m.

Note: This event requires a purchased ticket. Visit registration to purchase.

Sponsored by Raytheon

Event Time Location Details
AOC STEM Program 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Enabling the next generation of EW professionals.
Program Manager Briefing Series 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Room 140A, Walter E. Washington Convention Center Note: These briefings require
a ticket.
Exhibit Hall,
Career Fair and Crows' Nest Open
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
More than 115 companies are participating on this year's Expo floor.
Innovation Stage Presentations 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Check the App for today's presentations.
Happy Hour 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Hall A,
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Mix and mingle during happy hour on the exhibit floor.

A Night of Honor, Annual Awards Banquet

Sponsored by Raytheon

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Renaissance Ballroom, Renaissance DC Downtown  Note: This event requires a purchased ticket.