44th Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium

Date: March 31, 2015 11:00 am - April 02, 2015 8:00 pm
Location: Pt. Mugu, CA

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This conference is being held by NAWCWD under a co-sponsorship agreement with AOC.
All sessions will be classified SECRET releasable Australia.

**Caveat: Approval paperwork to conduct the conference is in process with a final decision by the Department of the Navy 
no later than Feb 2015.  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.**


44th Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium
"Collaborative Electronic Warfare: Enabling Collaborative EW Through Innovation and Invention"
March 31 - April 3, 2015  |  NAWCWD Pt. Mugu, CA


AOC PointMugu 50thAs 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 44th Annual Point Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of Collaborative Electronic Warfare. 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 in Collaborative Electronic Warfare required to address these gaps.


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VADM David Dunaway, USN (invited)
Commander, Naval Air Systems Command
RADM Donald Gaddis, USN (invited)
Program Executive Officer, Tactical Aircraft Programs [PEO(T)] Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
RADM John R. Haley, USN (invited)
Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic
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RADM Mathias W. Winter, USN (invited)
Chief of Naval Research
Director of Innovation Technology Requirements, Test & Evaluation (N84)
BGen Kevin J. Killea, USMC (invited)
Director of Futures Directorate, Commanding General, USMCs Warfighting Laboratory and Vice Chief of Naval Research
RDML Scott A. Stearney, USN (invited)
Commander, Navy Warfare Development Command
ADM Samuel J Locklear, USN (invited)
Commander, US Pacific Command



(as of 02 Dec)

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 
0830-0915 Welcome & Conference Introduction

Session 1: Threat Trends
Topics will address the rapid pace of technology and innovation coupled with computing power and relative low cost of capable EW capable systems and how these advances presents unique challenges to existing and planned military systems. Implications to EW in the maritime environment will also be discussed
0930-1030 Emerging trends
1045-1145 Maritime perspective

Session 2 Collaborative EW Innovation and Inventions – Science & Technology (S&T) Perspective
Discussions in this topic area will layout current and future Science and Technology (S&T) developments in Enabling Capabilities that are designed to maintain superior spectrum maneuverability and manipulation while maintaining tactical situation awareness.
1300-1400 S & T Perspective – DSTO Australia
1400-1500 S & T Perspective – ONR/AFRL/ARL United States
1500-1600 Current S & T Enabling Capabilities – EWBM, Next Gen Countermeasures
1600-1700 Future S & T Enabling Capabilities - Spectrum maneuverability, Tactical Situation Awareness.

Wednesday, 01 April, 2015 
Session 3: Cognitive and Adaptive EW Capabilities 
Adversaries are exploring and utilizing commercial by-products to develop adaptive and agility technology that will outpace our conventionally cued Electronic Attack (EA). This topic area will discuss new Real-time learning and predictive software algorithms that could provide collective knowledge sharing and autonomous asset management. This new technology is designed to impact adversary decision processes and deny their ability to form an accurate tactical picture.
0800-0830 Topic Intro and Discussion
0830-1145 Cognitive and Adaptive EW Capabilities

Session 4: Coordinated / Distributed / Network-Enabled Systems
Topics in this area will explore distributive technologies supporting spatially and temporally diverse responsiveness to dense and complex threat environments. Of particular interest are technologies that will support EW layering, integration of hard-kill / soft-kill, EW effectiveness, multi-geometry combinatorial techniques, and net-enabled heterogeneous EW architecture and Battle Management. Technologies should be designed to ensure blue force interoperability and provide multiple-point EW to overwhelm adversarial system-of-systems.
1300-1430 Coordinated / Distributed / Network-Enabled Systems examples
1430-1700 Tours of NAWCWD EW and Range Facilities  -- Aircraft Static Displays during tours (Note: aircraft configuration approved by program offices for public display)

Thursday, 02 April, 2015 
Session 5: Warfighter Perspective
From Operation Allied Force to present day, lessons learned have highlighted areas where collaborative EW Data, Networked EW, and EW Decision Aids available to the EW warfighter were employed successfully. Warfighter perspectives on areas for future improvement in these areas taken from "downrange" are welcomed.
0800-0945 Operational examples of Collaborative EW
1000-1100 EW gatekeeper panel
1100-1200 Final Thoughts

NOTE: Session topic presentations are requested and do not guarantee all listed session topic information will be shared. Final Agenda announced in February will list the selected supporting topic presentations.


Full Conference Registration (3 Days - SECRET releasable Australia)
Industry/Contractor - Non-Member - $850
Industry/Contractor - AOC Member - $650
Active Duty Military – FREE
Active Government Civilian - FREE

download PDF registration form here


Station Theater 
Naval Base Ventura County
Mugu Rd (next to the "Chapel of Faith" on 4th and Mugu Rd)
NBVC Point Mugu, CA 93042


AOC recommends the following hotels for attendees. DON Civilians and Military are encouraged to stay at the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites IAW DON A/A approval memo.

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel
2101 Mandalay Beach Road
Oxnard, California, 93035
(805) 984-2500

Rate: $138.00 (plus tax) if reserved by March 9 (based on availability)

Reservations must be secured with a valid credit card and a first night's deposit. Deposit is refundable if cancellation is received by hotel prior to 3:00 pm Pacific Time two days in advance of your arrival date.

For directions and a map from LAX airport to the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel CLICK HERE (coming soon).

Navy Gateway Inn & Suites Point Mugu
Naval Base Ventura County
Bldg. 27 6th St.
Point Mugu, CA 93042
(805) 989-8251

Discounted group rate for Military (Active/Retired) and Government with base access card.  Please call (805) 989-8251 to reserve.


Welcome Reception sponsored by Raytheon
Monday, March 30, 1800-2000
The Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort
2101 Mandalay Beach Road
Oxnard, CA 93035
Parking $6

Chapter Salute to the Warfighters Reception
Wednesday, April 1, 1800-2000
Commemorative Air Force-So Cal Wing Hangar, Camarillo
In addition to networking with fellow crows, this "planes and beer" event will feature combat aircraft flown by all military services of the US.  The resoration hanger will be open and docents will be available to answer all questions about the aircraft on display.  This Chapter event is open to conference attendees as well as local new and old crows.  

For directions from Pt Mugu Naval Base Ventura County to the Wing Hangar, CLICK HERE
For more information about the CAF and the aircraft on display, CLICK HERE.

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This symposium is open to all appropriately cleared citizens of the United States and Australia.

Instructions for US: All attendees representing the United States must submit their valid Security Certification via JPAS, SMO Code 631266, POC - Collaborative EW Conference, First Visit Date: 31 March 15, Last Visit Date: 02 April 15, Phone Number: 805-989-4001. This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 31 MAR - 02 APR 15. 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 requests must be received by 11 March.

Instructions for AUS: Australian military, government and foreign industry personnel associated with the AUS government should coordinate participation and Visit Request authorization through their organization and the Embassy of Australia.

All sessions will be classified SECRET releasable Australia.  


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The new 2014 Australian Chapter event calendar has now been released.

The events calendar is located here: 2014 Australian Chapter Events Program


Date Location Venue Topics / Focus Speakers Format
tbc Oct 14 Brisbane tbc Socialising and Networking
1. Board
2. WGCDR Gavin Healy tbc
General Meeting
18 Nov 14 Sydney tbc Socialising and Networking
NCIW Workshop
1. AOC Board
2. tbc
27 Nov 14 Adelaide  NNAFCSA Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner

1. AGM

2. Awards

General Meeting

SNFC – Salisbury North Football Club (Bagster Road Salisbury North SA 5108)
HGC – Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
Other Events with AOC Australia Representation:
• 17-20 Feb 14: 3rd EW International Conference India (EWCI 2014), Bangalore, India
• 10-11 Mar 14: EW Asia 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
• 13-15 May 14: EW Europe Edinburgh UK,
• 21-23 Oct 14: PACOM IO conference, Honolulu (dates tbc)


All AOC Events 2014

AOC HQ Events Web Page


Date Title Location
Sep 03 - Sep 05 Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference MSIC Redstone Arsenal
Sep 03 - Sep 03 3 Pillars of EW - Part 2: Electronic Support LIVE Online Webcast
Sep 04 - Sep 04 Propagation Theory for Electronic Warfare LIVE Online Webcast
Sep 18 - Sep 18 3 Pillars of EW - Part 3: Electronic Protection LIVE Online Webcast
Oct 04 - Oct 04 PRI Analysis and Deinterleaving Course Marriott Wardman Hotel
Oct 05 - Oct 05 Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) Radar and What to Do About It Marriott Wardman Hotel
Oct 05 - Oct 06 Survey of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Design, Operations, Capabilities, and EW Potential Marriott Wardman Hotel
Oct 05 - Oct 11 Electronic Warfare Overview & Update - 2 Part Course Marriott Wardman Hotel
Oct 10 - Oct 11 Survey of Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM) Concepts Marriott Wardman Hotel
Oct 21 - Oct 23 3rd Annual Information Operations in the Pacific Honolulu, HI
Oct 30 - Oct 30 Cross-Eye Jamming LIVE Online Webcast
Nov 18 - Nov 21 6th Annual EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Operational & Technical Information Exchange Crane Lakeview Conference Center
Nov 18 - Nov 21 ELINT and Modern Signals Course AOC Headquarters
Nov 18 - Nov 18 Crossroads of America EW Showcase WestGate Academy Conferencing & Training Center
Dec 02 - Dec 05 Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course AOC Headquarters

The speaker program for DSTO provides a broad range of highly qualified and prominent speakers on varied topics.

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