Collaborative EW Symposium 2023

March 14 - 16, 2023 | Point Mugu, California


Theme: Evaluating Current EW Innovation in Context of Real World Conflicts

The war in Ukraine has identified the relevance of Collaborative EW in support of rapid unfolding operations, with rapid adaptation and innovation contributing to the fight. What does this conflict teach us about what to do and what not to do in the spectrum? Who else will learn these lessons and to what result?

Objective: As 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 US/AUS NAWCWD Collaborative 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.

Classification of Sessions: US Secret, Releasable Australia

Station Theater
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), Point Mugu
311 Main Road, Building 114 (next to the Chapel of Faith on 4th and Mugu Road)
NBVC Point Mugu, CA 93042



This symposium will take place in-person. More details coming soon.

Session dates/times:
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (US Secret Only Sessions)
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. (US Secret Rel Australia Sessions)
Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (US Secret Rel Australia Sessions)

Optional Networking Opportunities

Monday, March 13 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception - Zarchari Dunes on Mandalay Beach (formerly Embassy Suites Mandalay Bay
2101 Mandalay Beach Drive, Oxnard, CA

Tuesday, March 14 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Waterside Restaurant & Wine Bar at Channel Island Harbor
3500 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA

Wednesday, March 15 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Commemorative Air Force Museum - So Cal Wing Hanger
455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA

(for registered attendees only)

Complimentary Seminar Hosted by Rohde & Schwarz

Cognitive Electronic Warfare – An Artificial Intelligence Approach Seminar

  • Monday, March 13 | 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Zarchari Dunes on Mandalay Beach (formerly Embassy Suites Mandalay Bay
    • 2101 Mandalay Beach Drive, Oxnard, CA
  • Click here to learn more.


Registration is closed.

Please note: Registrants must have proper security clearance and be cleared to attend.

*Symposium 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 March 8 at Noon or for no-shows. Online registration will close March 7 at Noon. Any registration after that time will need to register onsite.



Rear Admiral Keith A. Hash

Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division


Captain Steven "Tanker" Thomas

Vice Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD)


Mr. Harlan Kooima, SES

Director, Research and Development Group, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD)


Captain Dave Rueter

Commander, NAVAIR PMA-234 (AEA) Airborne Electronic Attack Programs


Captain Dave "Heavy" Ganci

Deputy, Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet


Captain Robert "Barr" Kimnach III

Commanding Officer at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme


Wing Commander Piotr Baizert

Commanding Officer 80 SQN / OC Eng ACURL


CAPT Michael Supko

Principle Military Deputy (PMD) for NAVAIR Engineering Group


Mr. Robert Gamberg

Fleet Experimentation Lead, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division


Mr. Tom Graves, Sr.

EMS Technical Advisor, USAF - AFMC - AFLCMC/WNY


Mr. Brian "Hinks" Hinkley, USN (Ret)

President Association of Old Crows


Mr. Kevin Gross

Director, Threat Target Systems, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Point Mugu


Mr. Tony Douglas

Director Growler S&T, Air & Space Program, Defence Science and Technology Group


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

Instructions for US citizens: ** CLEARANCE/BASE ACCESS REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY February 17

U.S. Attendees: All attendees representing the U.S. for all sessions, must submit their valid Security Certification via DISS, SMO Code 631266

Visit Name: AOC 2023
First Visit Date: 14 March 2023
Last Visit Date: 16 March 2023
POC: Michael Knight
Phone Number: 805-989-5853

This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 14 March – 16 March 2023. 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 request must be received by February 17.

If you would like to verify your clearance or base access, please send an email to .

Base Access

Shuttle: Meet a shuttle outside of the Point Mugu gate parking lot to be shuttled on base starting at 7 a.m.

Base Sponsor POC: Michael Knight

Phone Number: 805-989-5853

Base Access for US Attendees:
If you have a government issued CAC, active/reserve/retired military ID you should be able to access the base by showing your appropriate identification card. U.S. conference attendees who do not have access on base must complete the attached base access form and submit NLT February 17. For attendees who do not submit the proper base access form by February 17, 2023 and are not on the base access list, there will be a passenger van available for shuttle services from 0715-0830 daily by building 112 (outside the main gate).

Send completed forms to: .

Base Access and Foreign Visit Request for Australians:

All Foreign visitors must immediately contact Charlene Parr.

Australian military, government and foreign industry personnel associated and Government of Australia, including Australian personnel with CAC cards should coordinate participation and Visit Request authorization through their organization and the Embassy of Australia. In addition, all foreign nationals must have a personnel security clearance issued by their country, and reflected in their approved FVR/PEP Officer assignment. The FVR must be approved at the SECRET level by the Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR). The FVR will include the following:


  1. The purpose of the visit is to attend the 50th Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium, including its associated activities and lab tours.
  2. All foreign visit requests must be completed by 10 February 2023.
  3. All Australian attendees must also complete the base access form and send to: 
  4. Australian Personnel serving in PEP billets at U.S. Commands or in ITO should have their Contact Officer contact NAWCWD at: 

For the AOC symposium at Point Mugu, 15-16 March, all Foreign Visitors must have completed the Foreign Visit Request (FVR) information.


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

Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach - Curio Collection by Hilton
2101 Mandalay Beach Rd | Oxnard CA, 93035

Group rate: $220 plus taxes and fees

  • Resort fee: Waived for our group (please note: the group link and confirmation email will include details on the standard resort fee charges as this cannot be modified. However, AOC guests in our room block can disregard the note as the fee will be removed.)
  • Discounted Self-Parking - $22.00 per night / Valet Parking - $36.00 per night (parking rates subject to change without notice)
  • Complimentary internet for Hilton Honors members

Start Date: Monday, March 13, 2023
End Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023

Hotel booking deadline:  February 17, 2023*
*Deadline date is based on availability


Courtyard Marriott Oxnard Ventura
600 East Esplanade Drive | Oxnard, CA, 93036

Rate: $172 USD/night

Block name: Association of Old Crows
Start Date: Monday, March 13, 2023
End Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Last day to book: Monday, February 20, 2023 (while supplies last)

Please note: Cancellations must take place 48 hours in advance of arrival day.


This Government co-sponsored event does not constitute Federal sponsorship, sanction or endorsement of the Non-federal entities (NFE) sponsors or the NFE activities.


Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!




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