3rd Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) Conference

COM_JCALPRO_STARTDATE: October 16, 2017 12:00 pm - October 19, 2017 8:00 pm

3rd Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) Conference

October 16-19, 2017 | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

The Multi-Domain Battle: A Combined Arms Approach to Enabling Maneuver through CEMA Operations

AOC and APG Susquehanna Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with the Army
will hold its 3rd Annual CEMA Conference at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
Sessions will be held at the unclassified and classified levels up to TS/SCI releasable to Five Eyes 

This conference has been approved by the Department of the Army

Click here for a copy of the approval memo

Conference Chair: Mr. Giorgio Bertoli

Agenda | Registration Location | Accommodations | Security | Base Access | Sponsorship | Networking


This year's focus will be on the emerging Joint Army/USMC Multi-Domain Battle concept and the implications with respect to CEMA. The MDB entails a combined arms approach for ground combat operations against a sophisticated peer enemy threat in the 2025-2040 timeframe. Building on current service and joint doctrine, the MDB requires flexible and resilient ground formations that project combat power into the land, air, maritime, space, and cyberspace domains. It is a continued evolution of the combined arms methodology to include not only those capabilities of the physical domains, but places even greater emphasis on space, cyberspace, and other contested areas such as the EMS, the information environment, and the cognitive dimension of warfare. As for the role of CEMA in the MDB, it's about creating and exploiting exploit temporary windows of advantage in and presenting adversaries with multiple dilemmas in the spectrum across time/space with an intensity and duration of our choosing. Acknowledging that the world is very different now with more capable near-peer adversaries who are able to contest all physical domains as well as cyberspace, we need to recognize that and challenge the CEMA community of interest for novel, adaptive and innovative capability solutions in EW, Cyber, SIGINT and other related technology areas. This is just the nature of the current environment........


Wynne fogarty MG Morrison  MG Taylor Photo  
Mr. Michael Wynne
Former 21st United 
States Secretary of 
the Air Force 
MG Stephen Fogarty
US Cyber Command
MG John B. Morrison
Commanding Officer,
US Cyber Center of
MG Randy Taylor
Commanding General 
Dr. William Conley  Zablocky WangGary 8x10    
Dr. William Conley, SES
Deputy Director, Office 
of the Under Secretary 
of Defense for Acquisi-
tion, Technology and 
Logistics (OUSD AT&L
Tactical Warfare Systems
 Dr. Paul G. Zablocky
Division Director,
Complex Hybrid Warfare
Sciences Division,
Expeditionary Maneuver
Warfare and Combating
Terrorism Science and
Technology Department,
Office of Naval Research
Mr. Gary C. Wang  
Army Deputy Chief Informational


Click here for a copy of the draft agenda. 

Badge Pick up times

Monday October 16,  Noon - 3:30 p.m. APG C4ISER Campus, CEMA Tent, Bldg 6000 parking lot
Monday October 16, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception Water’s Edge Event Center, Belcamp MD
Tuesday October 17, 7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. APG C4ISER Campus, CEMA Tent, Bldg 6000 parking lot
Wednesday October 18, 7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. APG C4ISER Campus, CEMA Tent, Bldg 6000 parking
Thursday October 19, 7:15 a.m. – Noon APG C4ISER Campus, CEMA Tent, Bldg 6000 parking lot


Pre-registration is now CLOSED.  We are accepting walk-up registrations onsite as long as your clearance has been passed via JPAS.  Refer to badge pickup times above for location and times.



Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)
Myer Auditorium
BLDG 6000, Combat Drive
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005


Courtyard by Marriott at RIpken Stadium
830 Long Drive | Aberdeen, Maryland 21001
(800) 491- 6126

AOC Special Group Rate: $106 prevailing govt per diem + applicable taxes.  Reservations must be made by Monday September 25 in order to receive the discounted room rate.  Click here to make a reservation.

Directions to the hotel, click here. Complimentary overnight parking; complimentary wifi; Room cancellation 72 hours prior to arrival.

Vandiver Inn Bed & Breakfast
301 S Union Street | Havre De Grace MD

AOC Special Group Rate: $106 prevailing govt per diem + applicable taxes.   Please call the Inn directly to reserve a room or reserve online https://secure.rezovation.com/Reservations/CheckAvailability.aspx?s=Fl2rdpvgA9    Make sure you select the Gov't  per diem rate and indicate the number of guest per room.   All rooms offer private in room baths, AC, full breakfast every morning, cable TV, complimentary WiFI

Home2 Suites by Hilton
20 Newton Road  | Aberdeen, Maryland 21001
(410) 272-0203
AOC Group Rate is $124 + applicable taxes.   Reservations must be made by September 24, 2017.   All rooms are Studio Suites with One Queen Bed and One sleeper sofa.   Reservation may be canceled by 3:00pm the day prior to arrival day with no penalty.   Hotel includes daily continental breakfast, free WiFi and Wireless Printing Services.    To make a reservation click here.


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 enter the base using the 715 gate and present the base access pass to the guard.  This pass will be emailed to all registered attendees on 12 October.  If you do not have a pass, you must go to the Visitors Center.  All occupants of the vehicle must show a valid state-issued driver’s license. The guards at the gate will verify everyone in the vehicle is registered to attend the conference and will scan each driver's license which runs background checks on the individual.

Base access requires an ID to be shown at the gate that is REAL ID act compliant.

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.

Foreign Nationals
All foreign national visitors will require an escort to get on base which will be coordinated by the foreign national POC.  All registered foreign nationals will receive an email with instructions. 


U.S. Attendees:  All attendees representing the U.S. for all sessions, must submit their valid Security Certification via JPAS, SMO Code CEMA2017-3, POC - CEMA 2017, First Visit Date: 16 October 2017, Last Visit Date: 20 October 2017, Phone Number: 443-861-0457. This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 16 October - 20 October 2017. Other time frames will not be accepted.

For questions related to visit requests please contact one of the following:

Aaron Grollman, (443) 861-0467, aaron.m.grollman.civ@mail.mil

William Whitford (443) 861-1520, william.m.whitford2.civ@mail.mil

Purpose of visit: ATTEND CEMA Conference.

All APG personnel must submit their clearance regardless of current access to the Myer Auditorium.

U.S. visit request deadline: 29 September 2017. Timely passage of your clearance/accesses is important

International Participation:    In order to attend the CEMA Conference at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD USA, an official Request for Visit Authorization (RVA) must be submitted by your embassy to US HQ Department of the Army (DA) G-2 at least 45 days prior to the start date of this conference.  In order to do this, you need to have a Government Official of your country sponsor the attendees. Only an accredited foreign military attaché or designated foreign attaché staff person may propose and request visits to a U.S. facility on behalf of his or her country. If you intend to submit a RVA please contact Mrs. Holly Travers, holly.s.travers.civ@mail.mil , 410-306-2428, for the additional information that you will need to provide your sponsor.


WAG Approval - Click here for approval memo.

Monday, October 16  5:30pm - 7:30pm 

Welcome Reception (Sponsored by BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin)
Water's Edge Event Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD
Come pick up your badge and socialize with old & new friends!

Tuesday, October 17  5:30pm - 8:00pm

Top of the Bay at APG (Sponsored by Vencore)
30 Plumb Point Loop, Aberdeen, MD
Join us for spectacular water views as you network with colleagues and friends.  Be sure to check out the Centennial of EW Exhibit.

Wednesday, October 18  5:30pm - 8:00pm

Taste of Maryland Networking Reception (Sponsored by CACI and Leidos)
Vandiver Inn
301 S. Union Avenue, Havre De Grace MD
Join us for an evening in historic Havre De Grace!