WEST 2023 Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities

AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2023 that will offer maximum visibility to those who participate! What better way to make sure you stand out and increase your exposure than at this foremost event in which industry leaders can learn about military requirements and connect with decision makers and operators, where senior military and government officials can gain feedback from sea service warfighters, and where industry thought leaders will discuss and demonstrate sea service solutions? Sponsorship opportunities are offered at a several investment levels, ensuring your ability to participate.

Browse available options below, or jump to specific categories: Patron Packages, Individual Sponsorships and Advertising Opportunities. Branding Opportunities will be available soon.

Have an idea for a sponsorship not listed below? We are here to ensure you have the best conference experience. We are happy to create a custom sponsorship package to meet your specific needs. Let us know your vision, objective and budget and we’ll create a customized opportunity just for you.

All Sponsorships and Branding Opportunities for WEST 2023 are now closed.

USMC Theater: The DoD Cyber Workforce Strategy: Deploying an Agile, Capable, and Ready Cyber Workforce

  • Room: USMC Theater - Booth 2900
Wednesday, February 15, 2023: 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM


Speaker (confirmed)
Mark S. Gorak
Principal Director for Resources & Analysis
Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
Speaker (confirmed)
Patrick Johnson
Director, Workforce Innovation Directorate
Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Information Officer


The Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer recently published two critical initiatives: the 2023-2027 DoD Cyber Workforce Strategy and DoD Manual 8140.03. The strategy establishes the direction for unified management of the cyber workforce and outlines a roadmap for its advancement while DoDM 8140 changes the way that we qualify our workforce. Through the DoD 8140 Cyber Workforce Qualification Program, DoD is expanding the qualification program from less than 9,000 positions to roughly 225,000 military, civilian, and contractor positions by establishing foundational and residential qualification criteria for each DoD Cyber Workforce Framework work role. Together, the strategy and program will enable the DoD to develop and deploy an agile, capable, and ready cyber workforce.

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