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Cyber Electromagnetic
Activity 2016
October 17-20, 2016 | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Report from the 2nd Annual
Army Cyber Electromagnetic
Activity Conference (CEMA) 2016
By Brandon Pollachek, PEO IEW&S PAO

The Journal of Electronic Defense | December 2016

90

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ith the theme of "Achieving Overmatch through the
Convergence of Cyber, Signal, Electronic Warfare,
Intelligence, and Space Capabilities," on their mind,
more than 800 Soldiers, Joint partners industry
members and partnering nations descended upon
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, for the Second
Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) Conference.
The CEMA conference, which is co-sponsored by the Army and the
Association of Old Crows (AOC), was held from Oct 17-20 with a series
of keynote speeches, technical sessions, networking opportunities and
capability displays.
Exploring how the Army can provide the Joint Force with multiple
options in the areas of electronic warfare, cyber, and electromagnetic
spectrum operations and establishing the best ways to integrate these
efforts with multiple partners, while operating across multiple domains,
and presenting adversaries with multiple dilemmas was the overarching
purpose of the conference according to Col. Marty Hagenston, Project
Manager Electronic Warfare & Cyber (hosting organization). "The group
met to discuss all things CEMA from user sessions designed to identify
current issues and introduce initial problem solving amongst field unit
representatives, system developers and associated policy makers."
In just its second iteration, the CEMA conference has quickly grown
in popularity with an approximate boost of 60 percent in attendance to
now include participation from all major Army Commands. Due to the
evolving threat the need for the CEMA community to step to the forefront of DoD planning is essential.
"This October marked 15 years of persistent conflict where the
Army has enjoyed a distinct technological advantage in its fight
against terrorism and in the conduct of counter-insurgency operations. Today, we are on the brink of a new era of great power competition conflict. With a resurgent Russia and an escalating China, a
civil war in Syria with international implications as well as Iran and
North Korea steadily flexing their military presence, all are forces to

be reckoned with," noted Mike Ryan, Deputy Project Manager, Electronic Warfare & Cyber and Conference Chairman.
"All are employing advanced electronic warfare
and cyber capabilities at a rapid rate. Given these
recent developments from prospective near-peer adversaries, the Army must prioritize competing overmatch capabilities against limited resources. An
innovative approach to this problem is to develop an
effective enterprise capability convergence of cyber,
signal, electronic warfare, intelligence, information
operations, and space capabilities. The idea of capability convergence as a combat multiplier is the basis
for this year's conference theme."
Laying the groundwork for the conference keynote
speakers to include: Maj. Gen. Bruce Crawford, Commanding General, Communications Electronics Command and Aberdeen Proving Ground; Maj. Gen. Kirk
Vollmecke, Program Executive Officer-Intelligence,

Highlighted Topics
◗ Emerging Threats, Capability Gaps,
Requirements and Doctrine
◗ CEMA Acquisition Imperatives
◗ EW/Cyber/Signal/Intelligence Convergence
◗ Maintaining EW/Cyber Overmatch
- Operational Perspectives
◗ Science and Technology Trends in CEMA
◗ Advanced Concepts & Technology
◗ Experimentation, Exercises and Training
◗ Joint Partnering and Industry Perspectives



JED - December 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - December 2016

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
Interview: Col Jeffrey N. Aldridge, USAF
Interview: US Rep. Joe Pitts
The Future of Airborne Electronic Attack
Regaining the Advantage – Cognitive Electronic Warfare
Technology Survey: Flightline and Portable EW Simulators
AOC EW Singapore Preview
New Products
Report from the 2016 EW GCC Conference
Crows in the Community
The Heat is On
EW 101
Report from the 2016 AOC CEMA Conference
2016 AOC Award Winners
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - December 2016 - The View From Here
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JED - December 2016 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - December 2016 - Courses Calendar
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JED - December 2016 - From the President
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JED - December 2016 - The Monitor
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JED - December 2016 - Washington Report
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JED - December 2016 - World Report
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JED - December 2016 - Interview: Col Jeffrey N. Aldridge, USAF
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JED - December 2016 - Interview: US Rep. Joe Pitts
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JED - December 2016 - The Future of Airborne Electronic Attack
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JED - December 2016 - AOC EW Singapore Preview
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JED - December 2016 - New Products
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JED - December 2016 - Report from the 2016 EW GCC Conference
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JED - December 2016 - Crows in the Community
JED - December 2016 - 79
JED - December 2016 - The Heat is On
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JED - December 2016 - EW 101
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JED - December 2016 - Report from the 2016 AOC CEMA Conference
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JED - December 2016 - 2016 AOC Award Winners
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JED - December 2016 - AOC News
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JED - December 2016 - Index of Advertisers
JED - December 2016 - JED Quick Look
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