Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence 2023 Conference

June 6–8, 2023 | Charleston, SC


Theme: Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Into JADC2

Objective: Collaborative Warfare is driving all aspects of modern warfare into a new reality. To achieve efficient situational awareness (SA), effective mission planning, coordination, and execution requires a new integrated and cooperative paradigm to achieve battlefield superiority. The employment of coordinated cyber capabilities as well as distributed and cognitive networked EW systems must be selected carefully to deliver the best mission effectiveness as well as maintain mission assurance. The challenges of enabling dynamic resource allocation fall to Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2). The JADC2 Implementation plan was signed by Deputy Secretary of Defense (DSD) Dr. Kathleen Hicks signed on March 15, 2022. Each service is working to integrate TTP and capabilities into JADC2 to enable this force multiplier for all services and agencies. At this conference, we will advance that effort by gathering the best minds and decision-makers in their fields to discuss plans, objectives, successes and challenges with this transformational move in strategic planning and mission execution.


Naval Information Warfare Center
Atlantic Cooper River Landing Conference Center
Bldg 3112
Charleston, SC

Classification: TS/SCI



Session dates & times

Tuesday, June 6: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. TS/SCI
Wednesday, June 7: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. TS/SCI
Thursday, June 8: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. TS/SCI

Optional Networking Opportunities

Welcome Reception | Monday, June 5 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Commonhouse Ale Works
4831 O’Hear Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405


Networking Reception | Sponsored by SRC | Tuesday, June 6 | 6 - 8 PM

Harbour Club at WestEdge
22 Westedge St Suite 700, Charleston, SC 29403


Registration has reached capacity — there will be no onsite registration. 

Clearances and Base Access Form (if no CAC or Military ID) must be submitted prior to arrival.


AOC Member | Industry/Contractor | $800*

Non-Member | Industry/Contractor | $950*

Academia** | $500

Active Government Civilian*** | FREE

Active-Duty Military | FREE

NIWC Employee | FREE****


*Meal package and full conference registration included
**Academia registrants must present valid student ID card
***Active government civilian does not include contractors working for the government. Valid Government ID must be presented at
****No meal package included


Please note: lunch can be purchased onsite for $15/day



Captain Nicole Nigro

Commanding Officer, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic


Mr. Kevin J. Charlow

Deputy Executive Director, Naval Information Warfare Center, Atlantic


Mr. Brian "Hinks" Hinkley

President, AOC


Mr. Peter Belk

Deputy Director Operations, USNORTHCOM


Col Dave Burton

Senior Military Acquisitions Advisor, USMC


Dr. Nathaniel Husted

Chief Scientist for Cyber and EW Technologies, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane


CWO Jeff Jamrok

OCO Plans and Policy Officer, Deputy commandant of Information, USMC


Mr. Harold Katz

Senior Naval Intelligence Manager for Information Warfare, Office of Naval Intelligence


Mr. Jeff King

Senior Program Manager, Scientific Research Corporation


Rear Admiral (Ret) Timothy Kuehhas

Director, Scientific Research Corporation


Dr. Joseph Liberti

Principal Chief Scientist, Peraton Labs


Mr. Chris Miller, SES

Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, OPNAV N9B


RADM (Ret.) Steven Parode

Executive Director, Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group


Col Eric “EP” Paulson

Vice Commander, 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing, Eglin AFB


Mr. Kurt Reese

Director, Joint Tactical Networking Center


Mr. Gregory Torba

Deputy Director, A2/6L


Mr. James Ward

Scientific Research Corporation


Dr. Jon Ward

Electronic Warfare Engineer, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory


Mr. Zechariah Weaver

Scientific Research Corporation


Classified/TS/SCI Visitor Authorization Request (VAR) must be submitted by May 22, 2023


All attendees must be registered and have an active TS//SCI clearance. Just having eligibility will not allow you to attend. You MUST be indoctrinated into SCI.

Visiting personnel require a valid visit request submission via DISS when requesting CLASSIFIED/TS SCI access to NIWC Atlantic facilities. Hand-carried visit requests will not be accepted.


Important notes
  1. SCI Visit Requests MUST come from the Government Agency that holds the individual's clearance. NIWC SSO will NOT accept requests coming directly from a contractor security office.
  2. We highly recommend you call the SSO in advance to make sure your VAR was submitted and you are cleared.
  3. Agencies that do not use DISS must send an M3 message to plain language address (PLA): NIWC ATLANTIC
  4. All conference attendees will be required to show a valid state or federal issued photo identification (i.e. a driver's license, state identification card, and/or passport)


SCI SMO Code: 652363


In your VAR request please mention:
Visit Name: AOC 2023
POC: Dave Walman
Phone: (843) 412-0747
Dates: 6-8 June 2023


Real ID Act

If you do not have the new "enhanced" driver's license/state ID then a second form of identification is required per Home Land Security!

Base Access

JB CHS requires all visitors without a CAC to submit a Joint Base Charleston Access Form (Base Access Form).

If you have a government-issued CAC or active/reserve military ID you should be able to access the base by showing your appropriate identification card. If no CAC card or military ID you MUST be vetted through the Joint Base Charleston (JB CHS) for base access prior to NIWC Atlantic Facility Access being granted. (Retired or dependent ID CARD will not be accepted on the approved list and attendees must complete the base access form).

For attendees who do not complete and submit the Joint Base Charleston Access form, you will not be authorized to attend the conference. All individuals that do not possess one of the above mentioned forms of ID, must be 100% vetted through the host installation. Escorting is not allowed.

Return completed Joint Base Charleston Access form and copy (front & back) of acceptable form of identification to:

Submission deadline: May 22, 2023

Day of Event: You will proceed to the gate and indicate that you are here for the AOC 2023 and show driver’s license. If the form was submitted on time your name will be on the Installation Access List. Next, proceed to building 3112 North Side to receive your badge (Conference Center).

When completing the base access form, you must have the following information listed:

Section II: Additional Information

  • Days Access Needed: MON - FRI
  • Times Access Needed: 0800 - 1700
  • Start Date: 05 JUN 2023
  • End Date: 09 JUN 2023
  • Description of work to be performed: Attending Association of Old Crows Conference
  • Location work to be performed: JB CHS-AB XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX JB CHS-WS ---AREA 3---

Section III: Sponsor Information

  • Sponsor Name (Last, First, Middle): Walman, David B.
  • Sponsor Organization: NIWC ATLANTIC


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

The Limited Hotel Historic Downtown – by Marriott | 425 Meeting Street | Charleston, SC, 29403

Group rate: $227 plus taxes and fees

Start Date: Saturday, June 03, 2023
End Date: Thursday, June 08, 2023

Hotel booking deadline:  May 12, 2023*
*Deadline date is based on availability

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


Thank you for the support of our sponsors!

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