JNC Attendance and Clearance Requirements

Conference Access

  • Exhibit Hall (June 4-5):  Exhibits are hosted in a public release environment at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Individuals who are only registering for an exhibit hall pass do not need to complete a visit request.  Conference registration and valid identification are required for entry. The JNC exhibit hall will be accessible by all conference participants, exhibiting organizations, and related organizations who possess a valid conference badge, as well as accompanying guests during the exhibitor-hosted reception. All materials displayed in the exhibit hall shall be publically releasable. All JNC participants shall restrict all conversations to those permissible in the public domain.

  • CUI US-Only Sessions (June 3-5): Technical sessions held June 3-5 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center will take place in a CUI US-Only environment. Participation will be restricted to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors. Photography, audio or video recording of any CUI presentation is strictly prohibited. Conference badges must be visible at all times and photo ID may be requested at any time.

  • Classified SECRET US-Only Sessions (June 6): The classified session, held June 6 in Kenney Hall at AFIT on Wright-Patterson AFB, will take place in SECRET US-Only environment. Participation for the classified sessions will be restricted to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors with a Secret Clearance.

CUI US-Only Technical Sessions (June 3-5)

Technical sessions held June 3-5 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center will take place in a CUI US-Only environment. Participation will be restricted to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors. To attend you must provide the following: 

  1. Proof of U.S. citizenship  
  2. Visit request submitted via DISS or PDF Form (Visit request must include a need-to-know statement unless using DISS.)
  3. Photo ID  
  4. JNC conference badge and paid registration

Classified U.S. ONLY Sessions (June 6)

The classified session will be held June 6 in Kenney Hall at AFIT on Wright-Patterson AFB, in a SECRET US-Only environment. Participation for the classified sessions will be restricted to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors with a Secret Clearance. To attend you must provide the following: 

  1. Proof of U.S. citizenship  
  2. Visit request submitted via DISS or PDF Form (Visit request must include a need-to-know statement unless using DISS.)
  3. Photo ID  
  4. JNC conference badge and paid registration

If you submit your visit request and are approved to attend the Thursday classified session, this also clears you to attend the Mon-Wed. CUI sessions.

Visit Request and Need-to-Know Statements

  • All Visit Requests must be received by May 3 and be validated by the AFRL Security Office.

  • Requests received after May 3 will be processed at the discretion of the AFRL Security Office.

  • Prospective U.S. attendees must submit their Visit Requests through DISS to SMO: JNC-JNC-1.  Use “JNC 2024” for the POC and 937-713-8171 for the phone number.

  • If DISS is not an option fill out the PDF Visit Request Form. Forms must be filled out in full, including signature, CAGE Code, and government contract number. The form must be signed by your organization’s security officer, personnel director, or equivalent administrator. Forms signed by the applicant will not be accepted. If you do not know your CAGE Code, you can look it up here.  Failure to complete the form in full will result in AFRL's inability to complete processing and denial of entry

  • DISS Submission Information for SECRET US-Only Session:
    • Prospective U.S. attendees must submit their Visit Requests through DISS to SMO: JNC-JNC-1.  Use “JNC 2024” for the POC and 937-713-8171 for the phone number.
    • Classification: Secret
    • Visit Type: One Time
    • Request Type: Facility Invitation
    • Request Category: Government
    • Anticipated Level of Classified Information: Secret
    • Visit Dates: 6 June 2024
    • Purpose of Visit: Attend the 2024 Joint Navigation Conference, Dayton, OH
    • Facility Information: Air Force Institute of Technology, 2950 Hobson Way, WPAFB, OH 45433
    • Knowledgeable US POC:
    • Barbara L. Frantom
      Air Force Research Lab
      Phone: 937-713-8171
      Fax: 937-656-4301
      E-mail: barbara.frantom@us.af.mil

    • All visit requests must be received by May 3, 2024 and be approved by the AFRL Security Office.

Attendees with Necessary Medical Devices

Attendees with medical equipment that use technologies such as Bluetooth, wifi, cellular, etc., should contact request approval for their medical device to be used in Thursday’s classified environment. Attendees should email barbara.frantom@us.af.mil with the following information:

  • Name of requester
  • Company
  • What type of device: heart monitor, glucose monitor, hearing aid, etc.
  • make/model of the equipment
  • what technologies (blue tooth, WiFi, GPS) does the equipment use to transmit/receive
  • copy of physicians note
  • has this the device been approved previously for use in a classified environment, if so by whom?

Options to travel to/from AFIT

Shuttle Bus to and from AFIT

Complimentary shuttle bus transportation will be provided from Covington to the classified session and back. Buses will leave in the morning prior to the start of the classified session, and return in the evening at the conclusion of the classified session. A schedule will be available closer to the conference.

Military ID or Common Access Card (CAC) will be required to enter WPAFB. If you do not possess either of these forms of ID, please plan to take the shuttle bus.