Collaborative EW Symposium 2024

March 12 - 14, 2024 | Point Mugu, California


Theme: EW at Scale – EW Capabilities for Near Peer Force-on-Force Warfighting

Objective: US and Coalition Forces in the First Gulf War, 1991, were equipped from deep stockpiles of highly capable kinetic and non-kinetic weapons systems. In contrast, supplying Ukraine in the Russo-Ukraine War has challenged weapons stockpiles and supply chains, share-ability/exportability, and trainability across dozens of countries’ militaries. How can we best ensure superior provisioning of warfighting in the EMS for future large scale, and perhaps protracted, coalition conflict.

The 2024 Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium will provide a venue to disseminate current research in Electronic Warfare with an emphasis on meeting the challenges of future large-scale force on force combat. Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the United States military, government, academia, and industry will come together to address EW challenges and opportunities in the near future.

Classification of Sessions: US Secret

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



Session dates/times:
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 14, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Optional Networking Opportunities

Monday, March 11 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception - Zarchari Dunes on Mandalay Beach (formerly Embassy Suites Mandalay Bay
2101 Mandalay Beach Drive, Oxnard, CA

Tuesday, March 12 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Waterside Restaurant & Wine Bar at Channel Island Harbor
3500 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA

Wednesday, March 13 | 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Salute to the Warfighter Networking Reception - Water’s Edge Restaurant
1510 Anchor Way Dr Ventura, CA 93001

(for registered attendees only)


Registration is now closed. There will be limited onsite registration.

  • AOC Member: Industry/Contractor - $795 (includes meal package and Full Conference Registration)
  • Non-Member: Industry/Contractor - $895 (includes meal package and Full Conference Registration)
  • Active Military & Active Government Civilian (3-day meal package): $75
  • Active Military & Active Government Civilian (no meal package) FREE

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 5 at Noon or for no-shows. Online registration will close March 5 at Noon. Any registration after that time will need to register onsite.



BG Brian Vile

Commandant, United States Army Cyber Warfare School/Chief of Cyber


CAPT Robert ”Barr” Kimnach III

Commanding Officer,
Naval Base Ventura County


CAPT David Halpern

Commodore, Naval Test Wing Pacific


Mr. Gerardo Garcia

Spectrum Warfare Department Director, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD)


Dr. Shaun Anderson

Senior Research Engineer, GTRI


Mr. Randy Camasso

RF Systems Engineer, Metamagnetics


Dr. Eric Demirjian



Mr. Bret Eddinger

Senior Engineer for Offensive EW, US Army DEVCOM C5ISR Center


Ms. Stacy Jannelley Eang

Electrical Engineer, NAWCWD


Mr. Mike Flores

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation


Mr. Tyler Jandreau

Chief Engineer, Aeronix, Inc.


Mr. Paul Kennedy



Mr. Damon Plyler

Research Engineer, Southwest Research Institute


Dr. Jean Paul Santos

Dept Chief Technology Officer, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division – AISD


Mr. Christopher Schnelle

Engineer, Southwest Research Institute


Joe Edwards

Business Development Director – Electromagnetic Warfare, DataShapes AI-Powered Signal & Waveform Intelligence


Mr. Jay Thakore

NG Fellow, Mission Architect, Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation


Mr. JD Work

Professor, National Defense University and Columbia University


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

All attendees must be US Citizens and must submit their valid Security Certification via DISS, SMO Code 631266

Visit Name: AOC 2024
First Visit Date: 12 March 2024
Last Visit Date: 14 March 2024
POC: Michael Knight
Phone Number: 805-989-5853

This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 12 March – 14 March 2024. 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 March 1.

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

Base Access

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. For attendees who do not submit the proper base access form by 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).

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


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: March 11, 2024
End Date: March 15, 2024

Hotel booking deadline:  February 16, 2024 *
*Deadline date is based on availability


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

Rate: $177 USD/night

Block name: Association of Old Crows
Start Date:  March 11, 2024
End Date:  March 16, 2024
Last day to book: Monday, February 20, 2024 (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.