Cyber Electromagnetic Activity Conference (CEMA) 2023 Conference

May 2–4, 2023 | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD


Theme: Spectrum Dominance — Maneuvering as an “Inside” Force

The Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2023 conference is hosted by the Association of Old Crows (AOC), PEO IEW&S, CCDC C5ISR, and the local APG Susquehanna Roost Chapter. We anticipate 800+ attendees ranging from active-duty military, government leaders, industry partners, academia, and related organizations that have a common interest in achieving electromagnetic spectrum superiority. Key focus areas include all-domain sensing that applies integrated EW/SIGINT/Cyber capabilities for situational awareness, deep sensing and precision targeting in support of long range kinetic and non-kinetic effects. This forum will connect warfighters, program managers, science and technology subject matter experts, and decision makers to enable discussions regarding current and future operational gaps/needs, program updates, technology advancements, and the latest in policy and planning. Attendees are encouraged to attend classified briefings, tour the informative exhibits, and use this event for professional and technical development, networking, and business development.


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


U.S. Secret Only and TS/SCI Sessions


This is an Army approved conference. Meals and Incidental Expenses (M&IE) will not be authorized at Government expense to local attendees. Travel to attend the conference must be approved and funded by the traveler's home organization. Any questions can be sent to Mike Schwartz and Giorgio Bertoli.

Please direct any questions to .



Session Dates & Times

Tuesday, May 2 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, May 3 | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 4 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Sessions will be held US Secret only and up to TS/SCI classification levels.

Optional Networking Opportunities

Monday, May 1 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception- Pick up your conference badge and network with friends and colleagues!
Water's Edge Event Center, 4687 Millennium Dr, Belcamp, MD 21017
Sponsored by CACI

Tuesday, May 2 | 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Networking Reception
Vandiver Inn, 301 South Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Sponsored by Parsons

Wednesday, May 3 | 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Networking Reception
La Banque at the Seaplane Base, 309 St. Johns Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin & Raytheon


Online registration is now closed for this event. Onsite registration will be available; however, space is limited.

Conference cancellations must be submitted in writing; telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Please email your cancellation request to . Refunds will be issued minus a $75 administrative fee for all paid registrations. No refunds after or for no-shows. Online registration will close at noon on April 25, 2023. Any registration after that time will need to register onsite.


AOC Member | Industry/Contractor | $795*

Non-Member | Industry/Contractor | $895*

Active Government Civilian | FREE**

Active-Duty Military | FREE**


*Meal package and full conference registration included
**No meal package included


Please note: Meal packages are $60 and must be purchased in advance. There will not be on-site purchases available. The deadline for meal package purchases is April 14. Please contact to add this to your registration.


The call for speakers for CEMA 2023 is now closed.


Important Dates*

Abstracts Due: 27 January 2023
Notification of Acceptance: 13 February 2023
Draft Agenda Published: Week of 27 March 2023
Final Presentations Due: 17 April 2023
Security Clearance: 21 April 2023

*Note: dates are proposed for initial planning purposes only and subject to change based on the finalization of the foreign disclosure processes currently in staffing. Actual dates are expected to fall on or within 7–10 days of listed dates.


LTG Maria Barrett

Commanding General, US Army Cyber Command


MG Paul Stanton

Commanding General, US Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon


MG Robert Edmonson

Commanding General, United States Army Communications-Electronics Command and Aberdeen Proving Ground


MG Jeth Rey

Director, Network Cross Functional Team (CFT)


BG Paul G. Craft

Deputy Commanding General, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber (Army)


Mr. Mark Kitz

PEO, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (IEW&S)


Mr. Joe Welch

Director, C5ISR Center


Mr. Laurence Mixon

ISL, Senior Intelligence Advisor, PEO IEWS


Mr. Nick Saacks

Deputy, PEO C3T


Mr. Ken W. Strayer

Project Manager Electronic Warfare & Cyber


Mr. Giorgio Bertoli

Assistant Director, DEVCOM C5ISR/RTI Network and Spectrum Dominance


Mr. Brian Hinkley

AOC President


Mr. Bryan Clark

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute


Mr. Dennis A. Teefy

Project Director, Sensors Aerial Intelligence


COL Gary W. Brock

Army Capability Manager Electronic Warfare


U.S. Participation

Clearance requests must be received by April 21, 2023

Security Clearance

U.S. Attendees Only

All attendees representing the U.S. for all sessions, must submit their valid Security Certification via DISS, SMO Code 4VQV8

First Visit Date: 2 May 2023
Last Visit Date: 4 May 2023
POC is CEMA 2023, Email is 
Purpose of visit: ATTEND CEMA Conference

This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 2 May - 4 May, 2023. Other time frames will not be accepted.


For questions related to visit requests please contact:

Rosemary Shawkey, 443 360-6675,

Pete Scucces, 

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


Base Access

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 and are pre-registered, you will need to present a government issued photo ID to the main gate. They will have a list of all registered attendees and will verify you on this list.

If you are not pre-registered and on this approved list, you must go to the visitor center to obtain a visitor pass. Please allow for additional time at the visitor center.

To register for a Visitor Pass, visit the following website:

Participants need to submit their information through this website during normal business hours (6am-6pm). Once their request is processed by a representative from the visitor control center, they will receive their pass via email notification and their name will be placed on an approved list. You must present a valid state issued driver's license that is REAL ID act compliant to guards at gate 715. If you are not pre-registered and on this approved list, you must go to the visitor center to obtain a visitor pass. Please allow for additional time at the visitor center.


AOC has negotiated discounted rates at the following hotel for attendees.


Courtyard Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium
830 Long Dr
Aberdeen, MD 21001


Group Rate: $104 plus taxes and fees

Please note: If you receive an email from Marriott to upgrade your room, please do not select this option. It will remove your reservation from the block at a rate higher than the per diem, and the group rate will not be available.

Hotel booking deadline: Monday, April 3, 2023


NFE exhibits and sponsorships are available for educational purposes for attendees to learn about new technologies and developments.

If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibiting at this event, please click here or contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald, , 703-549-1600 ext 222.

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




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