3rd Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Summit

Delivering EW and Cyber Capabilities for Multi-Domain Operations

JUNE 20-21, 2017

Mary M Gates Learning Center,  Alexandria, VA

The 2017 Electromagnetic Spectrum Summit will focus on emerging concepts, technologies and challenges that exist within the ever-growing domain of electromagnetic spectrum operations. As EW warfighting continues to evolve in complexity, it is clear that EW systems must work collaboratively across multi-domains. Management and manipulation of the EMS by the DoD allows our nation to gain tactical, operational, and strategic advantages.

As competing nations continue to strengthen and improve their usage and maneuvers with the EMS, the United States must remain superior, which requires significant research and investment in understanding ways to advance Electronic Warfare technology and capabilities for sustained success. The demand for greater access to the spectrum and the crucial importance of defending our nation against Electronic Attacks only increases the awareness and necessity to master the utilization of the EMS.

Classification: Unclassified, NOFORN

2017 Speakers to Include: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • * Brig Gen Edward Sauley, USAF, Deputy Director of Operations for Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations, USSTRATCOM
  • * BG Joseph McGee, USA, Deputy Commander, Operations, US Army Cyber Command
  • * Douglas Wiltsie, SES, Director, Rapid Capabilities Office, US Army
  • * Ellen Purdy, Director, Emerging Capabilities & Prototyping Initiative & Analysis Office, ASD (R&E)
  • * Willie McCallister, Sr. Staff Specialist, Electronic Warfare OUSD (AT&L)/A/Tactical Warfare Systems
      ________________________________________________________ Participating Organizations at Last Year's Summit Included: _______________________________________________________________________ Electronic Warfare & Countermeasures Office; G-Enery LLC; Air Force; Global Operations, J39 The Joint Staff; IEEE ; KinetX Aerospace, Inc; UK Ministry Of Defence; Leidos; AECOM; LMCO; Alion Science and Technology; Lockheed Martin; ANDRO Computational Solutions, LLC; NATIONAL SPECTRUM CONSORTIUM; AOC; US ARMY CYBER COMMAND; Northrop Grumman; AVCOM of VA; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; BAE Systems; Photonics Systems Inc; Boeing/Argon ST; Raytheon; Booz Allen Hamilton; Rockwell Collins; Burdeshaw Associates Ltd; SageGuild; Chesapeake Technology Industry;  SENTEL Corp; Sierra Nevada Corporation; Southwest Research Institute; DARPA; Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation; Defense Spectrum Organization; USSTRATCOM; and more! _________________________________________________________________________

Operating Guidance for Government Attendees

  • DSI’s summit directly supports DOD and federal 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 employees and is considered an educational and training forum.
  • (Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)

New Topics For This Year's Summit

  • - Maximizing access and enhancing battlefield effectiveness within the electromagnetic spectrum
  • - Understanding what the convergence of EW and Cyber means for the force
  • - The importance of becoming more spectrally efficient, flexible, and adaptable in congested and contested electromagnetic environments
  • - Operational concepts and technologies to advance US dominance of the electromagnetic spectrum
  • - Current maritime, expeditionary, and airborne electronic warfare strategies and objectives
  • - Understanding the developing challenges of creating spectrum-dependent technology
  • - Current activities towards synchronizing cyberspace operations, EW, and Spectrum Management
  • - Utilizing the spectrum of available technologies to protect and defend electronic attacks and countermeasures
  • - Understanding the emerging significance of Cognitive Electronic Warfare in producing countermeasures
  • - How to address the operational problems of EW across multi-domains


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 intelligence officers and analyst.
  • - 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.
_________________________________________________________________________ Why Should You Attend the Summit?
  • As technology progresses and military advancements among developed nations grow, the availability of frequency bands on the EMS becomes limited. As competing nations cultivate and field electronic attacks, this reduces the ability of the DoD to access the spectrum in the most efficient and productive way. Unlike other domains, America is not as dominant in this space as it should be. As war continues to shift further into the EW/Cyber domain and competing nations are gaining an edge on this emerging threat, the DoD is looking towards EW as a critical aspect of all warfighter operations and deems it vital in the success of our nation.
  • This educational summit provides US military commands, government agencies, academia, and technology providers the opportunity to participate in an open discussion addressing the current and future needs that exist for government operations occurring within the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in human and technical intelligence analysis from spectrum and EW leaders to key policy-makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.
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Exhibit and Sponsorship Information

  • This Summit offers several distinct opportunities for organizations to demonstrate their technologies or solutions that address the Summit subject matter, or to partake in a thought leadership role.