PMA272 has received formal approval from ASN RDA to host the 24th Advanced Technology Electronic Defense Systems Conference in La Jolla CA, 28-29 August.
UPDATE: ATEDS conference check in will be available in the Hilton La Jolla Hotel lobby on Monday 27 August from 3 - 6 pm. Attendees can also check in at the Pavilion on Tuesday morning 28 August beginning at 7 am. However - we strongly urge you to check in on Monday due to the envisioned number of conference participants. Please ensure you have at least one form of photo ID for check-in.
We ask all conference attendees to leave cell phones in your hotel rooms or automobiles. Due to conference security requirements – cell phones will not be allowed in the Pavilion conference room or the adjourning lobby. Nor will there be any storage facilities for cell phones in the Pavilion. Your understanding is appreciated and cooperation required in this matter.
One of the primary objectives of ATEDS is to facilitate dialogue and interaction among conference attendees. However, a full agenda of briefings leaves only limited time available for sidebar discussions. Therefore, key PMA 272 personnel (IPT Leads/Designated Level IIs) will be available during structured evening breakout sessions from 6-7 pm on Monday (27 August), Tuesday (28 August), and Wednesday (29 August). The sessions will be held in the three hotel meeting rooms located on the ground level, with representatives from each PMA IPT (Strike – Common – Assault) assigned a specific room. All discussions must be at the unclassified level as these rooms are not in in the Pavilion (site of the formal conference briefings). Each evening session will be one hour in length (6-7 pm) and apportioned into three separate 20 minute slots to allow for private stakeholder interaction. Session sign up will be on a first come first serve basis only, beginning Monday afternoon check in and continuing at Tuesday morning check in depending on availability.
PMA272 is NAVAIRSYSCOM's program office responsible for Electronic Warfare (EW) Aircraft Self-Protection Equipment (ASE) for Navy and Marine Corps tactical aircraft. The ATEDS conference provides PMA272 an annual opportunity to conduct a forum between the warfighter, program management and field activities, military research laboratories, the intelligence community, test and evaluation activities, other military services and industry.
The objective is to gather the Joint and Department of the Navy (DoN) Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) community and explore the use of the electromagnetic environment in order to improve aircraft survivability. The conference focus on the employment of advanced ASE in supporting cross domain operations aligns with the Navy’s maturing Electro-magnetic Maneuver Warfare (EMW) Strategy. The emphasis on Joint integration adheres to DoD and service guidance by seeking enhanced mission effectiveness and cost efficiency through the development of common programs and capabilities. The agenda offers two days of classified briefings (SECRET US ONLY) on a range of topics including relevant threat updates, department and service guidance, emerging operational concepts and potential “game changing” technologies.
There is no conference fee associated with ATEDS.
A block of rooms has been reserved for the ATEDS conference on a first-come, first-served basis at the Hilton La Jolla, 10950 North Road, La Jolla, California 92037. Rooms will be reserved at the federal government per-diem rate for San Diego.
A Note for USG attendees: Per the ASN RDA approval Letter, a limited number of rental cars are authorized to support conference transportation. However- co-location of the conference with the La Jolla Hilton minimizes daily transportation needs. Numerous eateries are also within a short distance of the hotel. Other means of conference transportation are authorized and available including taxi and uber service. Finally - car sharing among conference attendees highly encouraged to further minimize expenses.
USG attendees can also qualify for California state tax exemption –further reducing lodging expenses. California does not require the presentation of any forms or documentation to qualify for tax exemption at the state level.