Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Summit

Dominating the Next Phase of EMS Warfare


Mary M Gates Learning Center,  Alexandria, VA

DSI’s Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Summit is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across U.S. military and U.S. civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. The Summit will focus on Supporting capabilities & technology that enables full spectrum operations within any domain. 




2016 Speakers Included: __________________________________________________
  • jay kistler* Jay Kistler, SES, Director, Electronic Warfare & Countermeasures Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (R&E) will update attendees on the rapidly evolving challenges to spectrum dominance
  • Colonel Jeffrey N. Aldridge* Col Jeff Aldridge, USAF, Director, Joint Electronic Warfare Center, USSTRATCOM will speak on shaping superior capabilities to control the EMS
  • ColBreazile* Col Gregory Breazile, USMC, Director, C2/Cyber and Electronic Warfare Integration Division DC Combat Development & Integration will brief on the MAGTF EW transition plan
  • Dupont* COL Joseph Dupont, USA, Trail Boss, Cyber Acquisition Task Force (ASA) for Acquisition Logistics and Technology to deliberate on understanding electronic warfare through the cyber threat lens
  • COL Jeffrey Churchcut* COL Jeffrey Church, USA, Chief, Electronic Warfare Division, HQDA G-3/5/7 to discuss integrating electronic warfare into operations before, during & after the mission

New Topics For This Year's Summit

  • - Collaborative efforts to manage and share spectrum efficiently between the public and commercial sectors
  • - Maximizing access and enhancing battlefield effectiveness within the electromagnetic spectrum
  • - The importance of becoming more spectrally efficient, flexible, and adaptable in congested and contested electromagnetic environments
  • - Re-shaping existing policies and doctrine to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the electromagnetic spectrum
  • - Mobile, lightweight electromagnetic spectrum management opportunities for individual warfighters and unmanned platforms
  • - Digitizing spectrum signals to support more resilient electromagnetic capabilities
  • - Increased efforts to integrate electronic warfare into large-scale military operations
  • - Operational concepts and technologies to advance US dominance of the electromagnetic spectrum
  • - Current maritime, expeditionary, and airborne electronic warfare strategies and objectives


At our Summit you will have the ability to


  • - Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing spectrum-dependent operations occurring in congested environments.
  • - Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover new electronic warfare capabilities that strengthen the Military and Federal Agencies’ ability to operate effectively and efficiently in the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • - Influence:  Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments and will receive a pre-Summit questionnaire for precise questions and subject matters you would like our speakers to address.

Operating Guidance for Government Attendees

  • DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD and Federal Agencies priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.
  • DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.
  • The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal Agencies and is considered an educational and training forum.
(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)