Cyber Electromagnetic Activity Conference (CEMA) 2024 Conference

April 30 – May 2 | Aberdeen, Maryland


Theme: EW Overmatch – Reestablishing Dominance in the Electromagnetic Spectrum

The 10th annual CEMA Conference comes at a critical inflection point for Electronic Warfare (EW). After a 30+ year hiatus, the Army is on the cusp of fielding a variety of terrestrial and airborne EW capabilities that will reestablish its capabilities within the electromagnetic spectrum. This conference will focus on the pending delivery of these capabilities in support of multi-domain operations (MDO) under large-scale combat operations (LSCO) conditions, and what research remains to address future threats and achieve an Army of 2040 that is fully equipped with advanced electronic warfare, cyber, signals intelligence, information operations, and other forms of non-kinetic fires, to fully dominate the Electromagnetic Spectrum.


Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)
Myer Auditorium
BLDG 6000, Combat Drive
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005


U.S. Secret Only and TS/SCI Sessions

This is an Army approved conference. Meals and Incidental Expenses (M&IE) will not be authorized at Government expense to local attendees. Travel to attend the conference must be approved and funded by the traveler's home organization. Any questions can be sent to Mike Schwartz and Giorgio Bertoli.

Please direct any questions to .



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Session Dates & Times

Tuesday, April 30 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 2 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sessions will be held US Secret only and up to TS/SCI classification levels.

Optional Activities

Monday, April 29 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception- Pick up your conference badge and network with friends and colleagues!
Location TBD

Tuesday, April 30 | 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Reception
Vandiver Inn, 301 South Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD

Wednesday, May 1 | 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Reception
Bulle Rock Golf Club, 320 Blenheim Lane, Havre De Grace, MD


Conference cancellations must be submitted in writing; telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Please email your cancellation request to  Refunds will be issued minus a $75 administrative fee for all paid registrations. No refunds after or for no-shows. Online registration will close at noon on April 23, 2024. Any registration after that time will need to register onsite.


Conference Registration Fees are for US Only and must have proper security clearance and be cleared to attend.

AOC Member | Industry/Contractor | $795*

Non-Member | Industry/Contractor | $895*

Active Government Civilian | FREE**

Active-Duty Military | FREE**

*Meal package and full conference registration included
**No meal package included

Please note: Meal Package is $60 (You may purchase a meal ticket onsite while supplies last). Please contact to add this to your registration.


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U.S. Participation

Clearance requests must be received by April 19, 2024

Security Clearance

U.S. Attendees Only

All attendees representing the U.S. for all sessions, must submit their valid Security Certification via DISS, SMO Code 4VQV8

First Visit Date: 30 April 2024
Last Visit Date: 2 May 2024
POC is CEMA 2024, Email is 
Purpose of visit: ATTEND CEMA Conference

This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 30 April – 2 May 2024. Other time frames will not be accepted.

For questions related to visit requests please contact:

Rosemary Shawkey, CSSO/Security Administrator
6240 Guardian Gtwy, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005

Office: 443 360-6675

Cell: 410 279-3653

*All APG personnel must submit their clearance regardless of current access to the Myer Auditorium


Base Access

If you have a government issued CAC, active/reserve/retired military ID you will be able to access the base by showing your appropriate identification card. If you do not have a CAC card or military ID and are pre-registered, you will need to present a government issued photo ID to the main gate. They will have a list of all registered attendees and will verify you on this list.

If you are not pre-registered and on this approved list, you must go to the visitor center to obtain a visitor pass. Please allow for additional time at the visitor center.

To register for a Visitor Pass, visit the following website:

Participants need to submit their information through this website during normal business hours (6am-6pm). Once their request is processed by a representative from the visitor control center, they will receive their pass via email notification and their name will be placed on an approved list. You must present a valid state issued driver's license that is REAL ID act compliant to guards at gate 715. If you are not pre-registered and on this approved list, you must go to the visitor center to obtain a visitor pass. Please allow for additional time at the visitor center.


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


Courtyard by Marriott Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium
 830 Long Dr, Aberdeen, MD 21001
Phone: (410) 272-0440

AOC Special Group Rate: $108 prevailing govt per diem + applicable taxes. Reservations must be made NLT March 29, 2024, to receive the discounted room rate while available. Complimentary overnight parking; complimentary Wi-Fi; Room cancellation 48 hours prior to arrival.

Group Rate: $108 plus taxes and fees

Please note: If you receive an email from Marriott to upgrade your room, please do not select this option. It will remove your reservation from the block at a rate higher than the per diem, and the group rate will not be available.

Hotel Booking Deadline: March 29, 2024


NFE exhibits and sponsorships are available for educational purposes for attendees to learn about new technologies and developments.

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

Thank you to the following sponsors for making this event possible.