5th Annual Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference


5th Annual Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference
June 5-6, 2014
SPAWAR, Charleston, SC


As wired and wireless digital communications continue to converge, EW and Cyber technical capabilities are becoming more technically similar. However, the communities which practice these disciplines remain largely separated by their operating authorities (Title 10 v. Title 50) and vary widely across the military Services in terms of their organization and operating methodologies. This initiative seeks to combine EW capabilities with cyber warfare tactics and enable more rapid deployment of new and improved capabilities. Technologies that utilize the EMS are traditionally categorized as EW, are increasingly overlapping with technologies, such as exploiting vulnerabilities, which have previously been classified as cyber. We aim to identify ways to develop advanced technologies and systems to address the changing battlefield dynamics of the digital age.

This conference will address several critical policy, doctrine, and technical questions surrounding the EW and Cyber disciplines, including:

  • What are the similarities and differences between EW and Cyber Operations? Are they simply two sides of the same coin, or are there truly distinguishing differences that mandate different policy, doctrine, and technical approaches? How do Service and Joint EW and Cyber requirements differ and how are they mutually supportive?
  • In view of the criticality of EMS control within all five of the domains of warfare, are we approaching a point at which EW and Cyber Operations can realistically be combined under a single Spectrum Warfare discipline? What are the potential force structure, technical, and doctrinal implications of establishing a single Spectrum Warfare discipline within one (or more) of the Services?
  • Who are the key stakeholders involved in conducting operational and intelligence prep of the electromagnetic battlespace, planning, executing, and assessing the effectiveness of EW and Cyber Operations? How do the authorities required to execute EW and Cyber Operations differ, and how are they similar? Do these distinctions support or inhibit the Warfighter?
  • Have advances in visualization tools for the physical battlefield propagated to the EW and Cyber Operations arenas? Do visualization tools enable better integration of EW and Cyber Operations into the full spectrum fight, or have EW and Cyber forces been left to develop their own visualization tools?
  • Have we developed meaningful measurement tools that can be applied to EW and Cyber Operations to demonstrate the Return on Investment that these capabilities provide for the Joint Warfighter?

Currently, within cyber and EW disciplines, there are different supporting force structures and users equipped with disparate tools, capabilities and frameworks. This blending of systems and capabilities, known as convergence, will continue and with it come significant implications as to how our Warfighters must engage in the cyber environment of today and tomorrow.



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 Full-Conference Registration (June 3-5, includes TS Day)
        AOC Member Industry/Contractor - $650
        AOC Non-Member Industry/Contractor - $850 
       *Active Government Civilian - FREE
       *Active Duty Military – FREE

Two-Day Conference Registration (June 3-4 only)
       AOC Member Industry/Contractor - $450
       AOC Non-Member Industry/Contractor - $650 
       *Active Government Civilian - FREE
       *Active Duty Military – FREE


*Active government civilian does not include contractors working for the government.  Current Military/Government ID must be presented at check‐in. 


Speaker and Presenter Information


  giesler  rosemary wenchel      col morris

Robert Giesler
Special Advisor, Irregular Warfare  
Johns Hopkins University 
Applied Physics Laboratory

Rosemary Wenchel
Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Strategy & Policy/Cybersecurity 
US Department of Homeland Security

Col Robert A. Morris, USAF (ret.)
Former Chief of Staff, AFCYBER

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Dept of Energy, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Justice, Dept of State, Dept of Veterans Affairs, State Government, CIA, Coast Guard, Census Bureau

This event has no exhibitor/sponsor opportunities

Tue-Thu, Jun 3-5, 2014, 8:00am - 4:00pm


AOC Member - Industry/Contractor (June 3-5):  $650.00
Non-Member - Industry/Contractor (June 3-5):  $850.00
AOC Member - Industry/Contractor (June 3-4):  $450.00
Non-Member - Industry/Contractor (June 3-4):  $650.00
Active Government Civilian:  $0.00
Active Duty Military:  $0.00

SPAWAR Systems Center
Charleston, SC

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