2nd Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Summit

Dominating the Next Phase of EMS Warfare

May 18 & 19, 2016

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. 




*Registration for 2016 is now closed*



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)


Participating Organizations at the 2016 Summit Include:     ______________________________________________________DoD, Army, AirForce, Navy, Marines, UK Ministry of Defense, AECOM, Alion Science and Technology, ANDRO Computational Solutions LLC, AOC, AVCOM of VA, BAE Systems, Boeing/Argon ST, Booz Allen Hamilton, Burdeshaw Associates Ltd, Chesapeake Technology Industry, Electronic Warfare & Countermeasures Office, G-Energy LLC, Global Operations J39 The Joint Staff, IEEE, KinetX Aerospace Inc, Leidos, LMCO, Lockheed Martin, National Spectrum Consortium, Northrop Grumman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Photonics Systems Inc, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, SageGuild, SENTEL Corp, Sierra Nevada Corporation,  DARPA, Defense Spectrum Organization, Southwest Research Institute, Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation
About Our Summit Experience:
DSI's Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Summit is a unique forum that allows for personnel from DoD, Military Services, Federal Agencies, Industry and Academia to convene in one location.  By keeping our forum off-the record , our "Town Hall" format encourages challenging discussion and dialogue amongst all in attendance. Our forums address the most current priorities to achieve actionable takeaways for all in attendance. We limit our attendance size in order to allow everyone a chance to actively participate in the discussions and to network with key decision makers over two days. We encourage you to explore our site more and contact us if you have any questions.

 2016 Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • 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
  • *Download agenda for full list*


Why Should You Attend Our Summit?

The 2016 Electromagnetic Spectrum Summit will focus on new concepts, technologies and challenges that exist within the constantly evolving domain of electromagnetic spectrum operations.

DOD’s growing requirements to gather, analyze, and share information rapidly require the DOD to maintain sufficient spectrum access. Adversaries are aggressively developing and fielding electronic attack (EA) and cyberspace technologies that significantly reduce the ability of DOD to access the spectrum and conduct military operations. Concurrently, the global wireless broadband industry and consumer demand for greater mobility and better data access puts a further strain on DOD operations occurring within the electromagnetic spectrum. These competing requirements for finite spectrum resources have changed the spectrum landscape, nationally and internationally for the foreseeable future.

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.



Exhibit and Sponsorship Information

The Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings.  In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all.  Learn more about our Advisory Board Members