WEST 2017 Event Coverage


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WEST 2017 Keynote and Panel Session Videos

Ready for Today, Modernize for Tomorrow:

How Can We Maintain the Edge?


Tuesday, 21 February

8:30-9:30

Morning Keynote - Video

ADM James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.), Dean, The Fletcher School of Law andDiplomacy, Tufts University, and former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (2009-2013)

10:00 -11:45

Panel - Video

What Are the Challenges in Delivering Ready Forces Today?

Moderator: VADM Ted N. Branch, USN (Ret.), former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (2013-2016) and former Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (2011-2013)

RDML Brian J. Brakke, USN, Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

LtGen Lewis A. Craparotta, USMC, Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force

RADM Matthew J. Kohler, USN, Commander, Navy Information Forces Command

RADM Patrick A. Piercey, USN, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet

RADM Frederick J. “Fritz” Roegge, USN, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

VADM Mike Shoemaker, USN, Commander, Naval Air Forces, and Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

RADM Timothy G. Szymanski, USN, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command

12:00-1:30

Luncheon Keynote - Video

What is the View from the Pacific?

ADM Harry B. Harris Jr., USN, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command

2:30-3:45

Panel - Video

Are We Ready to Fight – Today and in the Future?

Moderator: VADM James G. Foggo III, USN, Director of Navy Staff, and former Commander, SIXTH Fleet (2014-2016)

VADM Joseph P. Aucoin, USN, Commander, SEVENTH Fleet

RADM Sean S. Buck, USN, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Southern Command/ Commander, U.S. FOURTH Fleet

VADM Michael M. Gilday, USN, Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and Commander, TENTH Fleet

VADM Fred M. Midgette, USCG, Commander, Pacific Area and Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force West

VADM Nora W. Tyson, USN, Commander, THIRD Fleet


Wednesday, 22 February

8:30-9:30

Morning Keynote - Video

ADM James A. Winnefeld, Jr., USN (Ret.), former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

10:15-11:45

Panel - Video

How Do We Define Information Warfare Now?

Moderator: LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.), President and CEO, AFCEA International and former Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber, Joint Staff, J6

RADM Boris Becker, USN, Program Executive Officer, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C41) and Program Executive Officer, Space Systems

BGen Dennis A. Crall, USMC, Director, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Marine Corps

Mr. Robert Foster, Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer

VADM Marshall B. Lytle III, USCG, Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber and Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff, J6, former Assistant Commandant, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology and Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command

VADM Jan E. Tighe, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence

12:00-1:30

Luncheon Keynote - Video

How Are We Doing on Force Generation?

ADM Philip S. Davidson, USN, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command

2:30-3:45

Panel - Video

Procuring the Force of the Future: Are We On Track?

Moderator: VADM David A. Dunaway, USN (Ret.), former Commander, Naval Air Systems Command (2012-2015)

RADM Bruce D. Baffer, USCG, Assistant Commandant for Engineering & Logistics

RADM David H. Lewis, USN, Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

RADM DeWolfe H. Miller III, USN, Director, Air Warfare Division, N98, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

VADM Thomas J. Moore, USN, Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command

BGen Joseph F. Shrader, USMC, Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command


Thursday, 23 February

8:30-9:30

Morning Keynote - Video

Are We Organized and Aligned to Fight the Cyber War?

Moderator: ADM James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.), Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (2009-2013)

In a conversation with

ADM Michael S. Rogers, USN, Commander, United States Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service

10:15-11:30 

Panel - Video

Industry and Government: What Actions Would Make This Relationship More Effective?

Moderator: Hon. Gordon R. England, former Deputy Secretary of Defense and former Secretary of the Navy

Mr. Dale Bennett, Executive Vice President, Rotary and Mission Systems, Lockheed Martin

Ms. Marilyn C. Crouther, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hon. Frank Kendall, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

Mr. C. Michael Petters, President and Chief Executive Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries  

12:00-2:00

Luncheon Town Hall - Video

Moderator: ADM James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.), Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (2009-2013)

Gen Robert B. Neller, USMC, Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

ADM John M. Richardson, USN, Chief of Naval Operations

ADM Paul F. Zukunft, USCG, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard