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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Security Information

    Security Information

    Download Security Clearance and Badging Requirement Forms HERE



    Conference attendee clearance

    All delegates must have a NEED-TO KNOW for the information that will be discussed at the conference. Attendance is therefore by invitation only and not widely advertised or otherwise solicited.

    Please observe these basic criteria if you choose to pass this invitation on to another person. Only registrants with a U.S. SECRET, NATO SECRET, or other U.S. government–recognized foreign equivalent clearance and a validated need-to-know will be allowed to attend all three days of the conference, including open and controlled unclassified sessions. Delegates from invited nations with validated need-to-know but for whom a security clearance has not been received may only attend the sessions on Monday. Delegates must submit the following forms to successfully register for the conference. Please note that there are separate forms and instructions enclosed for U.S. and non-U.S. badging purposes, as well as the conference registration form.

    1. All delegates (including presenters, session chairs, exhibitors, support staff, etc.): Submit enclosed Conference Badging Form (non-U.S.) or Conference Security Form (U.S.) to MDA.

    2. Non-U.S. delegates: Submit Visit Authorization Request (VAR) through appropriate national channels to MDA. The VAR should note that the delegate will be attending the Year 2016 Multinational BMD Conference and Exhibition in London, England, 31 October - 2 November 2016.

    3. Submitting security clearance and badging forms does not automatically register you for the conference. Do not send conference registration forms or fees to MDA.

    All required clearance and badging forms must be received at MDA by 14 October 2016.


    Physical Security Guidelines

    Access to the controlled unclassified sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday will be controlled by security personnel based upon approved VAR, security clearance certification rosters, and completed (paid) conference registration.


    Delegates will not be allowed to bring electronic equipment of any kind into the conference area (e.g., portable telephones, pagers, computers, e-readers, digital assistants, organizers, dictionaries, recording devices, cameras, smart watches, fit-bands, any other device that may capture sound/pictures and/ or with wi-fi capability regardless of on/off state. A prohibited item check will be available for the aforementioned items.


    Luggage and other baggage items will not be allowed. All handbags and personal possessions will be inspected upon entry into the conference area, or as required. Note taking will not be permitted in or around the conference site during the controlled unclassified sessions. Books, magazines, flyers, brochures, and other paper products will not be allowed into the controlled conference area. Security spot checks may be made at any time. These items will not be secured in the prohibited items check area.