2nd Annual Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare Systems Engineering and Acquisition Conference

COM_JCALPRO_STARTDATE: September 26, 2017 12:00 pm - September 28, 2017 8:00 pm
Location: NSWC Dahlgren

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2nd Annual Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare Systems Engineering and Acquisition Conference

September 26-28, 2017 | Dahlgren, VA 

This conference has been approved by the Department of the Navy (click here for copy of memo)

Agenda | Registration LocationAccommodations | Networking Opportunity | Security | Base Access | Sponsorship


Our adversaries are using ubiquitous and cheap technology to further develop cyber warfare as well as advance and proliferate electromagnetic spectrum capabilities. Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare (EMW) is the Navy's warfighting approach to gain a decisive military advantage in the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) to enable freedom of action across all Navy mission areas. Success demands a holistic system of systems focus looking not only at the systems themselves but also the "interstitial" space which is the dimension of the systems. EMW will require coordination and simultaneous integration across all domains (land, sea, subsurface, air, space, and cyber). EMW, in essence, means leveraging the cyberspace domain and the full electromagnetic spectrum for both offensive and defensive effects.

EMW is not a program, or system, or even a refined concept of operations. It is an emerging operational approach, one we must master to fully understand the battlespace. We must then use that awareness to better employ our own forces while altering the enemy's perception of the battlespace and minimizing his freedom to maneuver within it.

Mastering EMW will have commercial, financial and political impacts. It is important for program managers, engineers, and business planners to be aware of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process, the tools used, and the complexities in performing defense acquisition and systems development in the emerging EMS environment in order to provide value to managing and performing program funding and mission success.


RADM Druggan Hahn Dr. William Conley kistler Bryan Clark
Rear Admiral Tom
Commander, Naval
Surface Warfare
Rear Admiral David J. Hahn
Chief of Naval Research
Director of Innovation,
Technology Requirements
and Test & Evaluation
Dr. William Conley, SES
Deputy Director, Office of
the Under Secretary of
Defense for Acquisition,
Technology and Logistics
(OUSD AT&L/A/) Tactical
Warfare Systems
Mr. Jay Kistler, SES
Director, Electronic
Warfare &
Office, Office of the
Assistant Secretary of
Defense (Research &
Mr. Bryan Clark
Senior Fellow, Center for
Strategic and Budgetary
Assessments (CSBA)


CLICK HERE FOR A DRAFT AGENDA (subject to change)

Day One - Unclassified (Distro C)  University of Mary Washington | Dahlgren Campus

Day Two - Classified NSWC Dahlgren

Day Three - Classified NSWC Dahlgren


Pre-registration is now closed.  We are only able to accept walk-up registrations for attendees who have submitted their clearance and are cleared to attend.      



University of Mary Washington | Dahlgren Campus
4224 University Drive | Dahlgren, VA 22485
Directions: http://dahlgren.umw.edu/files/2015/08/Dahlgren-Campus-_Directions.pdf


MDA Building, NSWC Dalhgren, Dahlgren, VA
Base Map and Driving Directions: Click here

Additional Parking will be available at the following location DRMO  Click here   We will provide shuttle service from this parking lot to and from the MDA building.  Note that the shuttle will only operate during the following hours listed below.   If you are arriving late/need to leave early, please plan to park at the conference location (MDA Building 1705)

Here is bus schedule:
27/28 September
Pick-up at DRMO and drop off at Bldg. 1705: between the hours of 0730 - 0930

27 September
Pick-up at Bldg. 1705 and return to DRMO:  between the hours of 1645 - 1730/1800

28 September
Pick-up at Bldg. 1705 and return to DRMO (for attendees not taking the tour):  between the hours of1200 - 1300
Pick-up at Bldg. 1705 and return to DRMO: between the hours of1530-1630


Hampton Inn
16450 Commerce Dr.
King George, VA

AOC Special Group Rate: $91 + applicable taxes
**Reservations must be made by Friday, September 8 in order to receive the discounted room rate. 
Complimentary overnight parking; Complimentary hot breakfast; Room cancellation 48 hour prior to arrival.

To book your room online visit www.dahlgren.hamptoninn.com and follow the directions below.

Directions for booking reservations using your group code: AOC

On the left hand side of website, enter the dates you wish to stay.
Click on “Add special rate codes”. A drop down menu will show.
In the Group code box, enter AOC, and click “Check rooms and rates”


All attendees must be U.S Government employees or U.S. Government Contractors.

Day 1 of the conference will be held at the Unclassified/Distribution Statement C* level. Day 2 & 3 will be Classified/US SECRET.
*Distribution Statement C: Distribution authorized to U.S government agencies and their contractors.

All individuals attending Day 2 & 3 must follow the Missile Defense Agency/Dahlgren Incoming Visit Authorization Request (VAR) Process as required by the NSWC Dahlgren and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) security team to verify your eligibility to attend the classified sessions. All visit requests and must be completed NLT 25 September 2017.

Missile Defense Agency/Dahlgren Incoming Visit Authorization Request (VAR) Process:

Incoming VARs are processed through the MDA Incoming Visitor Control Center and are accepted via three (3) methods: JPAS, Faxed, or E-mailed; JPAS is the preferred method. Incoming VARs must contain the visitor (s) full name, SSN, Date of Birth, Citizenship, Clearance level, Date Clearance issued, who issued the clearance, dates of visit (September 27-28, 2017), reason for visit (EWM17 Conference Attendee), and MDA Government Point of Contact to be processed. Any VAR missing or containing incorrect information will not be processed until submitted correctly. The VAR is then sent to the MDA Government Point of Contact for approval. Once approved, the VAR is entered into the DII system.


FAX: 540-663-6472

E-Mail: MDAVisitorControlIncomingDLG@mda.mil

Phone: 540-663-6103

Government Contact: Vickie L. Noble


All conference attendees will be required to show their Common Access Card (CAC) or other form of state or federal issued photo identification prior to entrance onto the Dahlgren Base.  No escorting will be permitted.

If you do not hold a Common Access Card (CAC), an expected visitor request must be completed to allow driving access onto the installation for Day 2 and 3. All Expected Visitor Vetting Request forms must be completed and submitted to  Robert.Graham1@navy.mil NLT 8 September 2017. Requests submitted after this date are not gauranteed to be vetted in time.

Click here for a Expected Visitor Vetting Request Form

Base Sponsor Name: Vickie L. Noble

Sponsor Phone: 540-663-1953


Tuesday, September 26 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Beach Party on the Potomac sponsored by ANSYS and Rohde & Schwarz
Gilligan’s Pier 11535 Popes Creek Rd, Newburg, MD 20664
(301) 259-4514


Take advantage of the opportunity to sponsor this event and be highlighted to thousands, including DoD officials, military, government offices, academia leaders, research and development organizations and international industries. Gain unparalleled exposure to EW and EMS decision makers and new and current customers through immense networking opportunities and visibility before, during and after the conference. Click here for information and pricing to be a sponsor!

Thank you to the following sponsors for making this event possible.


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