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Near-Peer Competition is Back:
Are We Ready Now and Into the Future
February 6 - 8, 2018  San Diego Convention Center
#WEST2018

Slide 1

A

CAPT David Adams, USN (Ret.)
Program Manager - Western Pacific
Oceaneering
VADM John D. Alexander, USN
Commander
U.S. THIRD Fleet
LT Brittany Allen, USN
Amphibious Warfare Tactics Instructor
Dr. Nikolay Atanasov
Assistant Professor
University of California, San Diego

B

Dr. James Baker
Senior Principal Engineer
MCTSSA
Taylor Baldwin Kiland
LESSONS FROM THE HANOI HILTON
RDML Danelle Barrett, USN
Director, Navy Cyber Security Division
U.S. Navy
Robert Bauman
President & CEO
Trusted Systems, Inc.
CWO2 Kedric D. Beachem, USMC
Advanced Instructor Group
Delta Company, Communication Training Battalion
RADM Christian "Boris" Becker, USN
Commander
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
CWO4 Adam M. Bergeron, USMC
Academics Officer
Communication Training Battalion
Kenneth W. Bible (invited)
Deputy Director, C4 / Deputy CIO
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
Tom Bier
CISSP - Manager of DoD Systems Engineering
Splunk
Dr. Mark Bilinski
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
LT Andrew Blanco, USN
Integrated Air and Missile Defense Warfare Tactics Instructor
Col Che Bolden, USMC
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-7 Modernization and Development
Marine Corps Installations Command
LT Jen Bower, USN
Amphibious Warfare Tactics Instructor
John Boyd
Assistant Director, Futures Identity, Office of Biometric Identity Management
Department of Homeland Security
VADM Richard A. Brown, USN
Commander, Naval Surface Forces, and Naval Surface Force
Heidi Buck
Director, Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality (BEMR) Lab
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific (SSC Pacific)
CAPT Jason A. Burns, USN
Commanding Officer
USS Essex

C

RADM Nevin P. Carr, USN (Ret.)
Vice President and Navy Strategic Account Executive, Leidos and
former Chief of Naval Research and Director, Test and Evaluation and Technology Requirements (2008-2012)
Jimmy Clevenger
Senior Principal Engineer Cyber Security
MCTSSA
August Cole
Writer in Residence/Senior Fellow
Avascent/Atlantic Council
CAPT Bernard D. Cole, USN (Ret.)
CHINA'S QUEST FOR GREAT POWER // ASIAN MARITIME STRATEGIES
VADM Doug Crowder, USN (Ret.)
Chairman, Olmsted Foundation

D

Kevin Davis
Director, Navy Digital Warfare Office
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare Office
CAPT Charles Deitchman, USN (Ret.)
Director, Naval Requirements
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
LT J.R. Dinglasan, USN
Integrated Air and Missile Defense Warfare Tactics Instructor
Dr. Graham Drozeski
Program Manager, Tern Project
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

E

LT Ty Eberhardt, USN
Anti-Submarine/Anti-Surface Warfare Tactics Instructor
Capt Aaron S. Ellis, USMC
Cyber Network Operations Officer
Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School

F

Dr. Kelly Fletcher
Acting Department of Navy Chief Information Officer
Maj Scott Fortner, USMC
Cyber DT Lead
MCTSSA
LT Emily Frost, USN
Anti-Submarine/Anti-Surface Warfare Tactics Instructor

G

CAPT George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.)
former U.S. Navy Helicopter Pilot
The Hon. James F. Geurts
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition
VADM Michael M. Gilday, USN
Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and
Commander, TENTH Fleet
Jesse Gipe
Senior Manager of Economic Development
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
William Graves
Chief Engineer
PM DoD Biometrics
COL Greg Griffin, USA
Chief, JRSS Program ‎Management Office
Defense Information Systems Agency
VADM Paul A. Grosklags, USN
Commander
Naval Air Systems Command

H

The Hon. Nina Hachigian
former Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (2014-2017)
John Hale
Chief, Cloud Portfolio Office
Defense Information Systems Agency
Dr. Josh Harguess
Research Scientist
SPAWAR Systems Center, Pacific
Emily Harman
Director
DON Office of Small Business Programs
CAPT Sean Heritage, USN
Navy and IT Portfolio Lead
Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx)
Dr. Brian G. Hermann
Unified Capabilities Portfolio Manager - Services Development Directorate
Defense Information Systems Agency
Dr. Kathleen Hicks
Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; Director, International Security Program
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Amir Husain
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
SparkCognition, Inc.

J

CDR Edward Johnson, USN
Requirements Officer
MQ-8 Fire Scout

K

Sandra Kauffman
Defense Information Systems Agency
Pete Kelsey
Technical Evangelist
Carahsoft
VADM Matthew J. Kohler, USN
Commander
Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR)

L

Tim LeMaster
Director, Federal Systems Engineering
Lookout
Jillian Little
Vice President, Federal Solutions
Thinklogical, A Belden Brand
RADM Kevin Lunday, USCG
Assistant Commandant, C4&IT and
Commander, US Coast Guard Cyber Command

M

Kevin Madura
Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
IBM
Marc Mancher
Principal
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
CWO4 Robert T. Mawson, USMC
Academics Officer
Communication Training Battalion
RADM Terence McKnight, USN (Ret.)
PIRATE ALLEY: Commanding Task Force 151 Off Somalia
VADM Fred M. Midgette, USCG
Commander, Pacific Area
Commander Coast Guard Defense Force West
VADM DeWolfe H. Miller III, USN
Commander, Naval Air Forces and Naval Air Force
U.S. Pacific Fleet
Maj Paxton Miller, USMC
Naval Systems Integration Officer
MCTSSA
VADM Thomas J. Moore, USN
Commander
Naval Sea Systems Command
Jose Morales
Senior Engineer
SafeNet Assured Technologies, LLC
Aaron Murphy
Office of CTO
Commvault
Mike Myburgh
Office of the Chief Technology Officer
TIBCO Software

N

Gen Robert B. Neller, USMC
Commandant
U.S. Marine Corps
Col Chandler S. Nelms, USMC
Commanding Officer
13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

O

Vincent P. O'Hara
CLASH OF FLEETS // TORCH

P

Christopher Pegge
Vice President, Business Development
Marmon Aerospace & Defense
John W.R. Pope, III
Executive Director
Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence
Ray Potter
CEO & Co-Founder
SafeLogic
Jeremy Powell
Identity Operations Manager
United States Marine Corps

R

CDR Christopher Richard, USN
Requirements Officer, MH-60R
ADM John M. Richardson, USN
Chief of Naval Operations
RDML James H. Rodman, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Chief Executive Officer
XSITE LLC
Manny Rodriguez
Director, Management Division, Office of Biometric Identity Management
Department of Homeland Security

S

Peter Scheffler
Senior Systems Engineer Specialist
F5 Networks
The Hon. Patrick M. Shanahan
Deputy Secretary of Defense
RADM Robert D. Sharp, USN
Commander
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)
President and CEO
AFCEA International
LtCol Kyle B. Shoop, USMC
Commanding Officer
VMFA-211
BGen Joseph Shrader, USMC
Commander
Marine Corps Systems Command
Paul Simmons
Systems Engineer
F5 Networks
Colin Smith
Senior Manager, Global Military Business
Bell Helicopter
MajGen Eric M. Smith, USMC
Commanding General
1 Marine Division
ADM James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
THE ACCIDENTAL ADMIRAL // THE LEADER'S BOOKSHELF //
DIVISION OFFICER'S GUIDE 12TH ED. // DESTROYER CAPTAIN // SEA POWER
ADM James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.)
Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
and former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (2009-2013)
ADM Scott H. Swift, USN
Commander
U.S. Pacific Fleet
RADM Tim Szymanski, USN
Commander
Naval Special Warfare Command

T

CAPT Sam J. Tangredi, USN (Ret.)
ANTI-ACCESS WARFARE
THE U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE on NAVAL COOPERATION
CDR Aaron Taylor, USN
Requirements Officer, MH-60S
CDR Shea Thompson, USN
Requirements, Analysis and Experimentation Branch Head
Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center
VADM Jan Tighe, USN
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (N2N6)
VADM Joseph E. Tofalo, USN
Commander, Naval Submarine Forces and Submarine Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Commander, Allied Submarine Command
Ryan Tseng
CEO/Co-Founder
Shield AI

V

Eduardo Velasquez
Research Manager
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
RDML Anthony "Jack" Vogt, USCG
Assistant Commandant for Response Policy
U.S. Coast Guard

W

LtGen Robert S. Walsh, USMC
Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command
and Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration
Stephanie M. Watt
Chief Control Section, Computing Ecosystem, Services Directorate
Defense Information Systems Agency
Dave Wheeler
Director, U.S. Operations
Canadian Commercial Corporation
Mark Williams
SIPRNet Service Manager
Defense Information Systems Agency
Ronald Willis
Director, Program Engineering Support Group
MCTSSA
Stephen D. Winchell
Presidential Innovation Fellow
IARPA
MajGen Mark R. Wise, USMC
Commanding General
Third Marine Aircraft Wing
LtCol Barian A. Woodward, USMC
Commanding Officer
Communication Training Battalion

Y

Dave Yergensen
Senior Principal Engineer
MCTSSA
LCDR Evan Young, USN
MQ-8 Integrated Transition Team LEad
Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific Fleet
Ruth Youngs Lew
Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS)

Z

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