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.

Sunday, February 12, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: Hall D Lobby
Tracks:
Sponsored by:

    Monday, February 13, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    • Room: Hall D Lobby
    Tracks:
    Sponsored by:

      Tuesday, February 14, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      • Room: Hall D Lobby
      Tracks:
      Sponsored by:

        Tuesday, February 14, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

        • Room: Hall D
        Speaker(s)
        Keynote (confirmed)
        Gen Eric M. Smith, USMC
        Assistant Commandant
        U.S. Marine Corps
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        Sponsored by:

          Tuesday, February 14, 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM

          • Room: Halls EFG
          Tracks:

            Tuesday, February 14, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

            • Room: Navy Information Warfare Theater - Booth 1148
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker (confirmed)
            VADM Jeffrey E. Trussler, USN
            Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare
            Director of Naval Intelligence
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              Tuesday, February 14, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

              • Room: Halls EFG
              Tracks:
              Sponsored by:

                • Room: DISA Theater - Booth 2649
                During this spotlight panel session we’ll hear from Carissa Landymore, Program Director of Defense Enterprise Office Solution at DISA. Mr. Landymore will lead a panel comprised of Jessop McCrae, Engineering Chief for DEOS; Constance Genne, IL6 Program Manager for General Dynamics IT. The panel will provide an overview and of the single classified cloud environment and progression updates from the last three months along with our industry partners. Ms. Landymore will also discuss how DISA is working to define the overarching structure for Impact Level 6, differences in the Impact Level 5 vs. Impact Level 6 architecture, DISA's legacy services,... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Moderator (confirmed)
                Carissa Landymore
                DEOS Program Director
                Defense Information Systems Agency
                Speaker (confirmed)
                Constance Genne
                Sr. Program Manager, DISA & Enterprise Services
                GDIT
                Speaker (confirmed)
                Jessop McCrea
                Chief Engineer, Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS)
                Defense Information System Agency
                Speaker (confirmed)
                John Youssef
                Account Director, U.S. DoD Business
                Microsoft
                Tracks:
                  • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 1446
                  Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: Undersea Communications & Integration (PMW 770) / PEO C4I Captain David Kuhn Zone 2: Head Communications & Networks / NIWC Pacific Ms. Susie Hartzog ...
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                    Tuesday, February 14, 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

                    • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                    The need for data-driven decisions is becoming increasingly important to maintain battlefield superiority across land, air, and sea. Yet, enabling warfighters to quickly access data for decision making requires rethinking how data is managed, governed, and secured, so that only the right people can access the right data at the moment it’s needed. To successfully modernize data use and innovate with machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) models, the Navy will need to rapidly move from a role-based access control (RBAC) model to attribute-based access control (ABAC). In this talk, you will learn about: Why the Department of the... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Speaker (confirmed)
                    Chris Brown
                    Public Sector Chief Technology Officer
                    Immuta
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                      Tuesday, February 14, 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

                      • Room: USMC Theater - Booth 2900
                      The rapid pace of technology advancement and the demands of great power competition require highly trained enlisted leaders, while emerging doctrine indicates formations at the edge of the battlespace will be small, thus minimizing the number of communications Marines deployed in support of command and control.  This creates a requirement for an expeditionary communicator that combines the most critical skillsets of Transmissions, Networking, and Data Systems Marines.  The solution is to train multi-disciplinary communications Marines in expeditionary skillsets that enable them to operate independently, ensuring that commanders at all levels possess the organic capability to exercise command and control, in... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Speaker (confirmed)
                      Paul Stokes
                      Deputy Operations Officer
                      Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School
                      Tracks:
                        • Room: WEST Theater - Booth 1112
                        With the proliferation of the “Internet of Things”, connected sensor data will continue to grow exponentially. The massive amount of information in the Coast Guard’s operational environment will overwhelm our workforce without automation, training, and education to fully optimize the advantages gained through big data analytics. Without having a strategy to effectively manage the data and AI-enabled technology in the Operational Command and Control (C2) Federated Data Domain (i.e., the Operational Data EcoSystem), the Coast Guard Operators will not be able effectively make use of the data available to them. Future mission success requires an accessible, interconnected, data-driven EcoSystem that... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker (confirmed)
                        Michael F. Nastika
                        Command, Control and Navigation Program Manager
                        U.S. Coast Guard
                        Speaker (confirmed)
                        CAPT Thomas "Thom" C. Remmers, USCG
                        Unmanned Systems Strategic Team Lead
                        Assistant Commandant for Capabilities (CG-7 UxS), U.S. Coast Guard
                        Tracks:

                          Tuesday, February 14, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

                          • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                          To borrow from Lt. Gen. Robert J. Skinner ‘wouldn’t it be cool’ to acquire an actual superpower in real life? Fortunately, we can--a see all superpower. Delivered through the Dynatrace® Software Intelligence Platform. The platform provides visibility, awareness and control of on-premise and multi-cloud environments, 24/7/365. Observability is a vital component to a zero trust architecture and crucial for the success of the Sea service community. A White House executive order and an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memorandum are ushering in the next era of cybersecurity vigilance for the federal government: Agencies will be required to implement zero... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Speaker (confirmed)
                          Keith Ellis
                          Federal Solution Engineer
                          Dynatrace
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                            Tuesday, February 14, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

                            • Room: Hall H
                            Having a high-end, combat-ready naval force remains the Nation’s most potent, flexible, and versatile instrument of military influence. Dealing with the pacing threat will require a more ready, capable, and lethal fleet that will maintain our competitive advantage. In this panel, warfare community leaders will discuss the “goods” and the “others” of readiness, capability, and capacity within their warfare communities....
                            Speaker(s)
                            Moderator (confirmed)
                            ADM William F. Moran, USN (Ret.)
                            Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            VADM Kelly Aeschbach, USN
                            Commander
                            Naval Information Forces
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            RADM Keith B. Davids, USN
                            Commander
                            Naval Special Warfare Command
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            LtGen Karsten S. Heckl, USMC
                            Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command
                            Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            RADM Jeffrey T. Jablon, USN
                            Commander
                            Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            VADM Roy L. Kitchener, USN
                            Commander, Naval Surface Forces
                            Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            VADM Kenneth R. Whitesell, USN
                            Commander, Naval Air Forces
                            Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
                            Tracks:

                              Tuesday, February 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                              • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 1446
                              Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems (PMA/W 101) / PEO C4I Captain Shaun Swartz Zone 2: Business and Force Support Portfolio Manager / NIWC Pacific Ms. Amanda George ...
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                                Tuesday, February 14, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

                                • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                This session will focus on how Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology has evolved to be a critical and central component to the Zero Trust Architecture. Understanding and protecting all data is a key outcome of adopting a Zero Trust architecture and during this talk we'll dig into how DLP can be deployed strategically to not only prevent data loss, but to enhance Data Governance overall and ultimately deliver Zero Trust in a way where the Navy can mature it's architecture over time....
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                Kyle Black
                                Security Strategist, Symantec Enterprise Division
                                Broadcom
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                                  Tuesday, February 14, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

                                  • Room: USMC Theater - Booth 2900
                                  Brigadier General Jason Morris, Commanding General for Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region will present a discussion regarding the importance of recruiting to the Marine Corps as an “All Volunteer Force”, the current state of recruiting in today’s operating environment, and the opportunities that exist in recruiting the newest eligible generation (Generation Z).  Brigadier General Morris possesses eight years of recruiting experience and has served as the Commanding Officer of Recruiting Station Portland, Commanding Officer of the 9th Marine Corps District which recruits from mid-west of America, and currently serves as the Commanding General of the... ...read more...
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                  BGen Jason L. Morris, USMC
                                  Commanding General
                                  Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego
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                                    • Room: WEST Theater - Booth 1112
                                    The invasion of Ukraine highlights the importance of commercial technology, speed to delivery, and how tomorrow's conflicts can be waged in new ways. This panel will discuss opportunities, continued challenges and lessons learned from a variety of different points of view, including DoD, acquisition and private investment companies....
                                    Speaker(s)
                                    Moderator (confirmed)
                                    CDR Mark A. Lennon, USN (Ret.)
                                    Strategic Engagement
                                    Defense Innovation Unit
                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                    Akhil Iyer
                                    Vice President
                                    Shield Capital
                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                    Margarita Konaev, Ph.D.
                                    Deputy Director of Analysis and a Research Fellow
                                    Georgetown's Center for Security and Emerging Technology
                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                    Chuck McGraw
                                    Vice President, Global Federal Sales
                                    Skydio
                                    Tracks:

                                      Tuesday, February 14, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                                      • Room: DISA Theater - Booth 2649
                                      JWCC Program Manager Ryan McArthur and USMC LtCol Dan McBride share the capabilities that the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) will bring to the Department, as well as how to get started with the cloud accelerators that will make using JWCC simple, including the Account Tracking and Automation Tool (ATAT) and the DISA Acquisition Package Preparation System (DAPPS)....
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                      Kayne Kreitzer
                                      Customer Experience Lead, Host and Compute Center (HaCC)
                                      Defense Information Systems Agency
                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                      Ryan McArthur
                                      JWCC Program Manafer, Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC)
                                      Defense Information Systems Agency
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                                        Tuesday, February 14, 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

                                        • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                        Poor data quality is preventing defense leaders from making timely data driven decisions. That’s why moving forward with a continuous data quality improvement program is not a question of why — but how. In this session, our Data Quality Principal will run you through tips and tricks for dealing with data quality. Join this storytelling session to hear a former DoD leader explore: Suboptimal mission decisions due to incomplete or bad data Business rules that do not scale at the mission level and are impossible to manage Failure to resolve data quality problems, even when they are identified ...
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                        Eric Gerstner
                                        Head of Data Quality Technologies
                                        Collibra
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                                          Tuesday, February 14, 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

                                          • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                          The innovation enabled through the application of 5G Technology and Smart Warehousing to supply chain logistics and operations is underpinned by the commitment of faster communication speeds at federal and defense facilities therefore establishing the conditions for an increase in Readiness of equipment, Speed / Velocity to issue gear and Accountability in the accuracy of gear in storage. Even more profound, it represents an opportunity to transform the entirety of the supply chain – from Demand Planning to Reverse Logistics. The ongoing modernization of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Logistics Operations offers a glimpse of 5G’s Smart Warehousing’s potential impact. Utilizing... ...read more...
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                          Chad Jones
                                          Global Government Supply Chain & Procurement Lead
                                          KPMG
                                          Tracks:
                                          Handout(s)

                                            Tuesday, February 14, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                                            • Room: Hall D
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Keynote (confirmed)
                                            ADM Samuel J. Paparo, USN
                                            Commander
                                            U.S. Pacific Fleet
                                            Tracks:
                                            Sponsored by:

                                              Tuesday, February 14, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

                                              • Room: Halls EFG
                                              Tracks:
                                              Sponsored by:

                                                Tuesday, February 14, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

                                                • Room: Navy Information Warfare Theater - Booth 1148
                                                Speaker(s)
                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                RADM Douglas Small, USN
                                                Commander
                                                Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
                                                Tracks:

                                                  Tuesday, February 14, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                  • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 1446
                                                  Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: Cybersecurity Program Office (PMW 130) / PEO C4I Mr. Jeff Sanders Zone 2: Deputy Depart Head, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance / NIWC Pacific Ms. Rachel Tenwold ...
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                                                    Tuesday, February 14, 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                    • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                    Federal agencies are often tasked with securely connecting one or multiples of five things — people, locations, data, clouds and applications — to support their mission-critical needs. Currently, federal agencies are also facing increasing pressure to future proof and further secure infrastructure. There is a growing federal focus on the physical security of government data centers, and the adoption of hybrid multi-cloud strategies that explore vendor-neutral data center options. D.R. Carlson can speak to the three areas government agencies must address to effectively meet these demands: digital core, digital ecosystems and digital edge. By leveraging software-defined networking and interconnection capabilities,... ...read more...
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                    D.R. Carlson
                                                    Director of Segment Marketing for the Amercias
                                                    Equinix
                                                    Tracks:

                                                      Tuesday, February 14, 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

                                                      • Room: USMC Theater - Booth 2900
                                                      Commanding Officers of I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group (IMIG) and Marine Air Control Group 38 (MACG-38) will be joined by the former Commanding Officer of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and current IMEF G-9 (Experimentation and Capability Development) to discuss their efforts to integrate multiple domains of warfare into a cohesive, Naval/Joint-integrated command and control environment during the conduct of expeditionary MAGTF operations.  Each will address the convergence of sensors, systems and effectors to form networks of lethal killwebs that generate all-domain, combined arms effects.  Each leader will discuss unit and collective innovations, successes and setbacks, and take questions from... ...read more...
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                      Col James W. Lively, USMC
                                                      Acting Chief of Staff
                                                      I Marine Expeditionary Force
                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                      Col Kevin R. Root, USMC
                                                      Commanding Officer
                                                      I MEF Information Group
                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                      Col Jeremy S. "Beef" Winters, USMC
                                                      Commanding Officer
                                                      Marine Air Control Group 38, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing
                                                      Tracks:
                                                        • Room: WEST Theater - Booth 1112
                                                        Please join CACI and our partners for a panel discussion of leading industry technologists as we discuss current and future solutions to help address the Navy’s readiness, capability and capacity challenges in the electronic warfare (EW), signals intelligence (SIGINT), and cyber arena. Leveraging emerging technologies and novel design approaches will be critical to ensuring strategic overmatch in tomorrow’s contested EW environment. The dynamic, ever-expanding nature of the EW threat requires secure solutions that support rapid capability upgrades that “future-proof” the solutions of tomorrow. Scalable, networked, and distributed capabilities will be critical to meet capacity challenges.  The readiness of tomorrow’s EW, SIGINT... ...read more...
                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                        Moderator (confirmed)
                                                        Todd Probert
                                                        President, National Security and Innovative Solutions
                                                        CACI
                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                        Christian Boberg
                                                        Principle Enterprise Architect
                                                        Dell Technologies
                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                        Nate Dibling
                                                        Tactical Solutions
                                                        CACI
                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                        Joshua Petersen
                                                        C4ISR Technical Director
                                                        BAE Systems
                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                        Dan Wetzel
                                                        Senior Principal Electrical Engineer
                                                        Sierra Nevada Corporation
                                                        Tracks:
                                                        Sponsored by:

                                                          Tuesday, February 14, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                          • Room: DISA Theater - Booth 2649
                                                          Right Data, Right People, Right Time...
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Moderator (confirmed)
                                                          Carissa Landymore
                                                          DEOS Program Director
                                                          Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                          Julian Breyer
                                                          Chief Engineer Thunderdome, DISA Cyber Security and Analytics Directorate (ID7)
                                                          Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                          Gillian Busick
                                                          Senior Cyber Strategist
                                                          Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                          Tracks:

                                                            Tuesday, February 14, 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                            • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                            The US Department of Defense, like private industry, has been challenged with the same debacles and have tried to solve their logistics challenges in traditional ways. Just look at IT sustainment budgets. They have grown over time, yet modernization of the embedded solutions, including ERPs, have not delivered a resilient modernization path. Enterprise implementations have neither been on budget nor on time, and when eventually deployed, address only a portion of their expected benefits, further increasing costs and time and often never reaching the original objective. Joint and combined operations suffer from the lack of cohesive collaboration, requiring more manpower... ...read more...
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                            David P. Stephens
                                                            EVP & GM, Government, Aerospace, and Defense
                                                            One Network
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                                                              Tuesday, February 14, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                              • Room: Ballroom 20 Foyer
                                                              Join the Department of the Navy’s Program Executive Office for Digital and Enterprise Services (PEO Digital) and Program Executive Office for Manpower, Logistics and Business Solutions (PEO MLB) for an Industry Open House. Representatives will meet with industry on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by to chat and learn about the work of PEO Digital and PEO MLB! No appointments necessary.   Industry Open House participants from PEO MLB include: Technical Director Office MyNavy HR IT Solutions (PMW 240) Services Ready Relevant Learning Navy ERP Financial IT Services Logistics IT Services (LOG IT) Naval Applications and Business Services (NABS)   Industry Open House participants from PEO Digital include: Command Strategy & Business... ...read more...
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                                                                • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 1446
                                                                Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: Navy Command & Control Systems (PMW 150) / PEO C4I Captain David Gast Zone 2: Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Command Captain Christi Montgomery ...
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                                                                  Tuesday, February 14, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                  • Room: Hall H
                                                                  With China as the pacing threat and with integrated deterrence a key part of the National Security Strategy, numbered fleet and FMF commanders will discuss their key opportunities and challenges. They will share how they are working across regions and domains as well as their efforts to integrate their warfighting and deterrence capabilities with other elements of national power, including diplomacy, information, and economics....
                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                  Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                  ADM Scott H. Swift, USN (Ret.)
                                                                  Former Commander
                                                                  U.S. Pacific Fleet (2015-2018)
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  LtGen James W. Bierman, Jr., USMC
                                                                  Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force
                                                                  Commander, Marine Forces Japan
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  VADM Michael E. Boyle, USN
                                                                  Commander
                                                                  THIRD Fleet
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  VADM Craig A. Clapperton, USN
                                                                  Commander, Fleet Cyber Command
                                                                  Commander, TENTH Fleet
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  VADM Daniel W. Dwyer, USN
                                                                  Commander, SECOND Fleet
                                                                  Commander, Joint Forces Command Norfolk
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  LtGen George W. Smith Jr., USMC
                                                                  Commanding General
                                                                  I Marine Expeditionary Force
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  VADM Karl Thomas, USN
                                                                  Commander
                                                                  SEVENTH Fleet
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  VADM Andrew J. Tiongson, USCG
                                                                  Commander, Pacific Area
                                                                  Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force West
                                                                  Tracks:
                                                                  Sponsored by:

                                                                    Tuesday, February 14, 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                    • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                    There is a long-standing divide between Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) equipment, protocols, and support professionals. Governments and militaries worldwide have tolerated - and even encouraged - the IT/OT divide. This practice flies in the face of ongoing trends. Today, we're seeing more traditional IT technology embedded within OT devices. We have also seen how IT and OT devices have become active targets in an organization's attack surface. We will quickly demonstrate various tools in this presentation, including Nmap, Metasploit, Security Onion, and OT-based honey pots. The goal is to help workers and policy makers understand practical ways... ...read more...
                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                    John Mongeon
                                                                    Senior Manager, Business Development
                                                                    CompTIA
                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                    James A. Stanger, Ph.D.
                                                                    Chief Technology Evangelist
                                                                    CompTIA
                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                      Tuesday, February 14, 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM

                                                                      • Room: USMC Theater - Booth 2900
                                                                      Tracks:
                                                                        • Room: WEST Theater - Booth 1112
                                                                        Directed energy and hypersonics are two rapidly emerging technologies that will change the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of warfare including the speed and manner in which the kill chain can be closed. The Joint Force, allies, and adversaries, are rapidly developing, fielding, and deploying systems based upon these technologies that will present new opportunities and challenges that this panel will discuss....
                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                        Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                        CDR David C. Hollon, USN
                                                                        Deputy Director
                                                                        Surface Advanced Warfighting School
                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                        Joseph Blau, Ph.D.
                                                                        Research Associate Professor of Physics
                                                                        Naval Postgraduate School
                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                        LCDR Brian T. Curran, USN
                                                                        PhD Candidate, Applied Physics
                                                                        Naval Postgraduate School
                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                        David Kiel
                                                                        Director, Directed Energy Warfare Office
                                                                        Office of Naval Research
                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                        LCDR Joeseph C. Lewis, USN
                                                                        Integrated Air and Missile Defense Warfare Tactics Instructor
                                                                        Surface & Mine Warfighting Development Center Fleet Training Pacific
                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                          Tuesday, February 14, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                          • Room: DISA Theater - Booth 2649
                                                                          Thunderdome is DISA’s initial implementation of zero trust network access and a foundational step towards DISA’s and the Department’s adoption of a zero trust architecture. Join us to learn about the Thunderdome solution, lessons learned during the past year of pilot activities and what lies ahead for the Thunderdome team and DISA’s zero trust effort....
                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                          Julian Breyer
                                                                          Chief Engineer Thunderdome, DISA Cyber Security and Analytics Directorate (ID7)
                                                                          Defense Information Systems Agency
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                                                                            Tuesday, February 14, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

                                                                            • Room: Navy Information Warfare Theater - Booth 1148
                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                            RDML Tracy Hines, USN
                                                                            Director, Navy Cyber Security Division
                                                                            Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N2N6D)
                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                              Tuesday, February 14, 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                              • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                              Commanders and Senior Leaders rely on clean, actionable data, often coming from disparate sources, to make informed decisions. Join us to learn more about prioritizing data and optimizing data pipelines to help ensure high-value data is available at the edge, even when operating in DDIL and contested environments....
                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                              Eric Lindley
                                                                              Program Director, U.S. Navy
                                                                              Cloudera
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                                                                                Tuesday, February 14, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                                                • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 1446
                                                                                Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: Business Portfolio Manager (Battlespace Awareness) / NIWC Pacific Dr. Jamie Lukos Zone 2: Deputy Chief Engineer / NIWC Pacific Mr. Ritesh Patel ...
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                                                                                  Tuesday, February 14, 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                  • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                  To provide mandated enterprise protection and services, government agencies rely on one of their most strategic assets: Data. But consolidating and analyzing data from various sources in multiple forms is cumbersome and time-consuming, making real-time analysis nearly impossible. Regardless of the task, government agencies need an IT infrastructure that provides high performance and easy scalability to move faster, smarter, and more efficiently. Join industry experts from NetApp and NVIDIA as they discuss how to adopt machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms at the edge....
                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                  Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                  RADM Julius S. Caesar, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                  DoD Digital Strategy and Development
                                                                                  NetApp
                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                  Frank Alcantar
                                                                                  Federal Client Executive
                                                                                  NetApp
                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                  Dan Holmay
                                                                                  AI & HPC Solutions Leader
                                                                                  NetApp
                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                  Mike Karlbom
                                                                                  Senior Account Executive
                                                                                  NVIDIA
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                                                                                    Tuesday, February 14, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                    Tuesday, February 14, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                                                    • Room: DISA Theater - Booth 2649
                                                                                    Vulcan Product Owner Dave Lago and Technical Lead Alex McFarland introduce Vulcan, DISA Hosting and Compute Center's (HaCC) new suite of tools that helps DOD customers adopt DevSecOps and Agile practices by enabling modern project management, software development, and IT infrastructure. Vulcan is currently accepting pilot users for 2023 and interested organizations. ...
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                    David Lago
                                                                                    IT Cybersecurity Specialist, Cloud Computing Program Office
                                                                                    Defense Information System Agency
                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                    Alexander McFarland
                                                                                    Vulcan Lead Engineer
                                                                                    Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                                      Tuesday, February 14, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

                                                                                      • Room: Navy Information Warfare Theater - Booth 1148
                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                      Aaron Weis
                                                                                      Chief Information Officer
                                                                                      U.S. Department of Navy
                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                        Tuesday, February 14, 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                        • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                        Deloitte’s Mission Cyber Demonstrator is a new way to collaborate on cyber scenarios by physically showing the evolution and consequences of a cyber-attack. Traditional cyber security discussions typically fail to gain the attention of mission system customers who rely on advanced technical and cyber solutions. Furthermore, industry relies solely on compliance-driven checklists because a cost-effective mechanism to demonstrate the consequences of a cyber-attack does not exist. Deloitte’s small, form-factor cyber demonstrator allows clients to visualize Cyber Security Priorities and build a replica mission system to pilot a new, repeatable, low-cost, physical representation. Clients experience the effects of a cyber-attack in an... ...read more...
                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                        Dmitriy Plaks
                                                                                        Specialist Leader
                                                                                        Deloitte
                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                          Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

                                                                                          • Room: Hall D Lobby
                                                                                          Tracks:
                                                                                          Sponsored by:

                                                                                            Wednesday, February 15, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

                                                                                            • Room: Hall D
                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                            Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                            VADM James M. Zortman, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                            Chairman of the Board, USAA
                                                                                            former Commander, Naval Air Forces
                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                            Joe DePietro
                                                                                            Vice President and General Manager, Naval Combat and Missile Defense Systems
                                                                                            Lockheed Martin
                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                            RADM Roy Kelley, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                            Vice President, Washington Operations, Naval Power Requirements and Capabilities
                                                                                            Raytheon Missiles & Defense
                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                            RADM Michael C. Manazir, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                            Vice President, Navy Systems, Government Operations
                                                                                            The Boeing Company, Defense, Space and Security
                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                            Kevin Mickey
                                                                                            Sector Vice President and General Manager Apex
                                                                                            Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
                                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                                              Wednesday, February 15, 9:15 AM - 4:30 PM

                                                                                              • Room: Halls EFG
                                                                                              Tracks:

                                                                                                Wednesday, February 15, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

                                                                                                • Room: Navy Information Warfare Theater - Booth 1148
                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                VADM Kelly Aeschbach, USN
                                                                                                Commander
                                                                                                Naval Information Forces
                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                  Wednesday, February 15, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                                                                  • Room: Halls EFG
                                                                                                  Tracks:
                                                                                                  Sponsored by:

                                                                                                    • Room: DISA Theater - Booth 2649
                                                                                                    This Public Safety Communications panel will discuss what and how the DoD is moving to addressing the modernization of Public Safety Communications Ecosystem within the DoD Enterprise. It will also address a DHS S&T requirement on the interoperability of various Public Safety Communications products and the creation of a DHS S&T Approved Products List. Finally, we’ll discuss the cooperation that is needed between the Civilian and DoD Sectors. John Holloway, Director – DoD Global Public Safety Communications Office will be the monitor....
                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                    Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                    John E. Holloway, Jr.
                                                                                                    Director DISA Office of Global Public Safety Communications
                                                                                                    Defense Information System Agency
                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Al Brisard
                                                                                                    Steering Committee Chair
                                                                                                    NG911 Interoperability Task Force
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Sridhar Kowdley
                                                                                                    Technical Manager, Science and Technology Directorate
                                                                                                    Department of Homeland Security
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Jon R. Marcy
                                                                                                    President and CEO
                                                                                                    Netmaker Communications, LLC
                                                                                                    Tracks:
                                                                                                      • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 1446
                                                                                                      Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: Tactical Networks (PMW 160) / PEO C4I Captain Katy Boehme Zone 2: Fleet Weather Center – San Diego Captain Kate Hermsdorfer ...
                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                        Wednesday, February 15, 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

                                                                                                        • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                        By decade’s end, practical quantum computing solutions could impact computing strategies across industries. What does this mean for our nation’s leaders? Over the upcoming government funding cycles, quantum computing will profoundly alter how we secure our digital data fabric through cryptography. Developing quantum encryption capabilities is crucial to maintaining cybersecurity and integrity for your critical applications and data. The quantum computing era will unfold over time, but the need for quantum-safe solutions is immediate. In fact, both the historic and current complexity of cryptosystems—even pre-quantum computing—can require several years of strategic planning, preparation, and remediation. Business, technology, and security leaders... ...read more...
                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                        John Buselli
                                                                                                        Offering Manager
                                                                                                        IBM Quantum Group
                                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                                          Wednesday, February 15, 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

                                                                                                          • Room: USMC Theater - Booth 2900
                                                                                                          Hear from three senior Coast Guard officers about how they are leading the Coast Guard into a data-centric and cloud-enabled future. The Coast Guard is embarking on the second technology revolution with a focus on robust Cloud, Data, and Network infrastructure. These foundational elements will enable application modernization, advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence, and the ability to operate anywhere and at any time....
                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                          CAPT Brian C. Erickson, USCG
                                                                                                          Chief Data Officer
                                                                                                          U.S. Coast Guard
                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                          CAPT Patrick M. Thompson, USCG
                                                                                                          Infrastructure Services Division Chief, C5I Service Center
                                                                                                          U.S. Coast Guard
                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                          CDR Jonathan D. White, USCG
                                                                                                          Cloud and Data Branch Chief, C5I Service Center
                                                                                                          U.S. Coast Guard
                                                                                                          Tracks:
                                                                                                            • Room: WEST Theater - Booth 1112
                                                                                                            Implementation of 5G technology is nascent and is transforming capabilities for future combat operations. Beyond 5G, engaging with the xG community to meet the needs of the Department of Defense will be critical in influencing the direction of networking for the warfighter. Panel experts will discuss early successes with 5G in military experiments, exercises, logistics, supply chain forecasting, command and control with expedited decision-making, and integrated combined forces that also include unmanned weapons systems and applied artificial intelligence. The panelists will also discuss how 5G can contribute to the JADC2 architecture and evolve networking beyond 5G, and the benefits of enhanced... ...read more...
                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                            Col Michael "Mike" A. Boutet, USAF (Ret.)
                                                                                                            Indo-Pacific Strategy - AT&T National Security Solutions
                                                                                                            AT&T
                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                            Ken Davis
                                                                                                            Senior Director of Business Development
                                                                                                            Qualcomm Government Technologies
                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                            Dave McDonald
                                                                                                            CIO and Plans, Programs and Requirements Director
                                                                                                            Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific
                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                            CAPT Brett O’Donovan, USN
                                                                                                            Innovation and Experimentation Division Chief, J67
                                                                                                            INDOPACOM
                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                            Tarun Soni, Ph.D.
                                                                                                            NG Fellow
                                                                                                            Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
                                                                                                            Tracks:
                                                                                                            Sponsored by:

                                                                                                              Wednesday, February 15, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                                                                              • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                              Autonomy, artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, and machine learning are defining the battlefield of the future. China and Russia are rapidly adopting these capabilities and developing autonomous and unmanned systems to undermine America’s strategic military advantage. In the face of this change, the United States and our allies must maintain technological supremacy to deter and defeat adversaries. Our ability to do so largely depends on DOD’s capacity to pivot to a software first, hardware second strategy. From the ability to efficiently upgrade products to allowing a single operator to man multiple systems, autonomy and a software first approach are critical... ...read more...
                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                              Mike Mattis
                                                                                                              Senior Director of Naval Industries
                                                                                                              Anduril Industries
                                                                                                              Tracks:

                                                                                                                Wednesday, February 15, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                • Room: Hall H
                                                                                                                China’s rapid military modernization and growing force structure pose a serious threat to the security of the western Pacific. The systems commanders will discuss what is being done to provide clarity and nimbleness in the requirements and acquisition processes to meet the peer-level threat....
                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                VADM Kevin McCoy, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                                                Former Commander
                                                                                                                Naval Sea Systems Command
                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                VADM Carl P. Chebi, USN
                                                                                                                Commander
                                                                                                                Naval Air Systems Command
                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                VADM William Galinis, USN
                                                                                                                Commander
                                                                                                                Naval Sea Systems Command
                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                RDML Chad L. Jacoby, USCG
                                                                                                                Director of Acquisition Programs & Program Executive Officer
                                                                                                                United States Coast Guard
                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                RADM Douglas Small, USN
                                                                                                                Commander
                                                                                                                Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                BGen David C. Walsh, USMC
                                                                                                                Commander
                                                                                                                Marine Corps Systems Command
                                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                                  Wednesday, February 15, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                  • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 1446
                                                                                                                  Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: Shore & Expeditionary Integration (PMW 790) / PEO C4I Mr. William Traganza Zone 2: MyNavy HR IT / PEO MLB Mr. Ken Johnson ...
                                                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                                                    Wednesday, February 15, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                                                                                    • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                                    As the Department of Defense (DOD) continues to modernize its operations and increase its reliance on technology, the adoption of cloud solutions has become increasingly important. Cloud computing offers numerous benefits for the DOD, including increased flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness. However, the unique security and compliance requirements of the DOD can present challenges in implementing and managing a multi-cloud strategy. In this presentation, we will explore the various types of edge to cloud solutions available and the benefits they can provide for the DOD, including improved data management, collaboration, and mission effectiveness. We will also discuss key considerations for successfully... ...read more...
                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                    Mansour "Manny" Yusuf
                                                                                                                    Chief Cloud & Edge Architect
                                                                                                                    Dell Technologies Federal Systems
                                                                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                                                                      Wednesday, February 15, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                        Marine Corps installations serve an essential function as platforms from which the nation builds, sustains and projects combat power. They also face a growing array of threats from adversaries as well as the environment in which they operate. Potentially hostile foreign actors’ ability and intent to disrupt mobilization in the event of or even prior to hostilities mean that we cannot regard our installations in the homeland as the sanctuaries they have been in the past. At the same time, wildfires, flooding and natural hazards pose additional dangers to infrastructure and capabilities that are critical to training and sustaining the... ...read more...
                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                        Col Thomas M. “Marty” Bedell, USMC
                                                                                                                        Commanding Officer
                                                                                                                        Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
                                                                                                                        Tracks:
                                                                                                                          • Room: WEST Theater - Booth 1112
                                                                                                                          The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Gilday, has proposed that tomorrow’s U.S. Navy grow to 500 ships, to include 350 crewed vessels and 150 unmanned maritime vehicles. While the composition of the future Navy’s crewed vessels is relatively well understood – based on ships being built and being planned – what those unmanned maritime vehicles will look like, let alone what they will do, remains opaque. This panel will shed light on missions these unmanned craft might perform and what role AI can play in making them “smart wingmen.”...
                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                          Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          CAPT George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                                                          Director, Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures
                                                                                                                          Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific
                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          CDR Jeremiah Daley, USN
                                                                                                                          Commanding Officer
                                                                                                                          Unmanned Surface Vessel Division
                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          Bruce Hanson
                                                                                                                          Chairman & CEO
                                                                                                                          MARTAC
                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          Jamie Lukos, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                          Business Portfolio Manager, Battlespace Awareness
                                                                                                                          Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific
                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          CAPT Sam J. Tangredi, USN (Ret.), Ph.D.
                                                                                                                          Professor and Leidos Chair of Future Warfare Studies
                                                                                                                          U.S. Naval War College
                                                                                                                          Tracks:

                                                                                                                            Wednesday, February 15, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                            • Room: DISA Theater - Booth 2649
                                                                                                                            Vulcan Product Owner Dave Lago and Technical Lead Alex McFarland introduce Vulcan, DISA Hosting and Compute Center's (HaCC) new suite of tools that helps DOD customers adopt DevSecOps and Agile practices by enabling modern project management, software development, and IT infrastructure. Vulcan is currently accepting pilot users for 2023 and interested organizations....
                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                            David Lago
                                                                                                                            IT Cybersecurity Specialist, Cloud Computing Program Office
                                                                                                                            Defense Information System Agency
                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                            Alexander McFarland
                                                                                                                            Vulcan Lead Engineer
                                                                                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                                                                              Wednesday, February 15, 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                              • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                                              Agencies are grappling with explosive file data growth—and continually more distributed operations from edge to core to cloud. This creates challenges in terms of the cost and complexity of storing data—as well as how to make that data easily accessible to the right users and applications at the speed of the mission. And, when it comes to mission applications and operations, there is nothing more important than matters of security and efficiency. Is your data secure in a zero-trust world, quickly accessible—enabling you to be ready and capable to take intelligent action at a moment’s notice? Now it can be.... ...read more...
                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                              Russel Davis
                                                                                                                              Chief Operating Officer & Chief Product Officer
                                                                                                                              Vcinity, Inc.
                                                                                                                              Tracks:
                                                                                                                              Handout(s)

                                                                                                                                Wednesday, February 15, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                • Room: Navy Information Warfare Theater - Booth 1148
                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                RDML Ron Piret, USN
                                                                                                                                Commander
                                                                                                                                Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
                                                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, February 15, 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                  • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                                                  This presentation describes the core elements necessary to achieve a zero trust architecture, and how those core elements enable joint and coalition data sharing. Military forces have always been challenged to share information with coalition partners. Ever since coalition countries joined together, arguably dating back to European Coalition Wars of the 18th century, the inability to share information greatly hinders military effectiveness. Modern warfare requires the rapid exchange of critical battlefield intelligence and operational information, especially with joint and coalition partners. The Department of Defense is rapidly embracing a Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) for its data protection benefits in today’s... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                  Russ Smith
                                                                                                                                  Technical Director, Strategic Response Group
                                                                                                                                  ZScaler
                                                                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, February 15, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                                                                    • Room: Hall D
                                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                    Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                    VADM Andrew J. Tiongson, USCG
                                                                                                                                    Commander, Pacific Area
                                                                                                                                    Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force West
                                                                                                                                    Tracks:
                                                                                                                                    Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, February 15, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                                                                                                      • Room: DISA Theater - Booth 2649
                                                                                                                                      The DoD High Frequency (HF) Communications panel will discuss JITC’s interoperability testing of various HF radios and waveforms. We’ll also be discussing the DoD HF Working Group and it’s sub groups and finally the involvement of the Joint Tactical Networking....
                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                      Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                      John E. Holloway, Jr.
                                                                                                                                      Director DISA Office of Global Public Safety Communications
                                                                                                                                      Defense Information System Agency
                                                                                                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                      CWO3 Brian McCarty
                                                                                                                                      Chief, Joint Interoperability Test Command High Frequency Lab
                                                                                                                                      Joint Interoperability Test Command
                                                                                                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                      Stephen Nemeth
                                                                                                                                      Warfighter Communications
                                                                                                                                      AF A2/6CW
                                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                      LCDR Ian Chamberlain, USN
                                                                                                                                      Action Officer, Warfighter Communications
                                                                                                                                      Joint Staff J6
                                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                      Erica Daly, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                      Co- chair of the HF Interoperability and Architeture (HF I&A)
                                                                                                                                      Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC)
                                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                      Cpt Patrick Gallagher, USMC
                                                                                                                                      Action Officer, Warfighter Communications
                                                                                                                                      Joint Staff J6
                                                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, February 15, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

                                                                                                                                        • Room: Navy Information Warfare Theater - Booth 1148
                                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                        RADM Michael Studeman, USN
                                                                                                                                        Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence
                                                                                                                                        Director, National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office
                                                                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, February 15, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                                                                                                          • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 1446
                                                                                                                                          Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: Carrier & Air Integration (PMW 750) / PEO C4I Mr. David Rodriguez Zone 2: Naval Oceanographic Office Mr. Wade Ladner ...
                                                                                                                                          Tracks:

                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, February 15, 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                                                                                                            • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                                                            The U.S. Department of Defense and the Navy have spent enormous amounts of time creating new sensors, algorithms, and hardware to support the next generation of warfighting. These capabilities excessively increase the complexity of interconnectivity due to siloed and disparate data. Leveraging these innovations has broad and significant implications regarding maintaining military advantages, technical superiority, and decision at mission speed. Dept of the Navy’s Tom Sasala, DON CDO, states “The vision is to create an environment where our IT and non-IT services come together to efficiently manage and utilize the data we have and continue to collect.” Data Mesh is an... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                            Zafer Bilaloglu
                                                                                                                                            Senior Solutions Architect & Field Engineering Lead for Cybersecurity Go-To-Market
                                                                                                                                            Databricks
                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                            Lisa Marcus
                                                                                                                                            Lead, DoD Efforts
                                                                                                                                            Databricks
                                                                                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                                                                                              Wednesday, February 15, 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

                                                                                                                                              • Room: USMC Theater - Booth 2900
                                                                                                                                              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... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                              Mark S. Gorak, SES
                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                                              Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                • Room: WEST Theater - Booth 1112
                                                                                                                                                In this panel, Emerging Leader experts will discuss the various use cases for AI in the pacific, from Ai for geospatial imagery analysis to autonomous underwater vehicles. From there, we will explore how AI is used in multi domain operations in the Pacific, and what threats they countered. Whether an attendee is new to AI or a seasoned expert, or whether you are early career or a senior leader, our technically focused panel will have something for everyone....
                                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                James McPherson MS, MSSL, DML
                                                                                                                                                Operations, Sustainment, and Training Program Manager
                                                                                                                                                General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                LCDR Shane Halton, USN
                                                                                                                                                Assistant Intelligence Officer
                                                                                                                                                USS Carl Vinson
                                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                Mike Karlbom
                                                                                                                                                Senior Account Executive
                                                                                                                                                NVIDIA
                                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                Eddie Storm
                                                                                                                                                Senior Solutions Architect
                                                                                                                                                Elastic
                                                                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, February 15, 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                  • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                                                                  While many areas of military operations have the potential to realize significant improvements by leveraging 5G, the areas of maintenance and training are poised to experience a high degree of innovation in the immediate future. This program will discuss some of the groundbreaking maintenance and training solutions that 5G can enable for the warfighter and will also include examples of solutions already in use by the DOD today as well as hands on demonstrations....
                                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                  Dominic Bonaduce
                                                                                                                                                  Product Strategy Manager – Tech Product Management
                                                                                                                                                  Verizon
                                                                                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, February 15, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                    • Room: DISA Theater - Booth 2649
                                                                                                                                                    Stratus is a DOD private cloud launched in 2022 to provide data optionality to DISA's mission partners. Stratus provides a multi-tenant, self-service management capability for compute, storage, and network infrastructure and is accredited for Impact Levels 2 through 6 (NIPRNet and SIPRNet). Learn from the Stratus product team about the latest Stratus capabilities, including utility-based pay-as-you-go billing....
                                                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                    Mark Nobles
                                                                                                                                                    Technical Lead, Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC)
                                                                                                                                                    Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                    Faith Perry
                                                                                                                                                    Stratus Business Lead, Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC)
                                                                                                                                                    Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, February 15, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                      • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 1446
                                                                                                                                                      Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: Communications & GPS Navigation (PMW/A 170) / PEO C4I Captain Kristine De Soto Zone 2: International C4I Integration (PMW 740) / PEO C4I Ms. Rosa Puig ...
                                                                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, February 15, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                        • Room: Hall H
                                                                                                                                                        Approved for 1 CertNexus CEC for CyberSec First Responder (CFR) and 1 GIAC CPE. When it comes to information support of defense missions, it is all about the data. Timely informed decisions are at the heart of effective command and control and that cannot happen without basics including tagging, formatting, and displaying data so it can be protected, shared and analyzed appropriately.  Cybersecurity is integral to protecting availability and accuracy of data. Improved technology alone normally will not meet these requirements.  We need effective streamlined processes and polices to guide and support change in culture to maximize the usefulness of technology. Also,... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                        Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                        LTG Susan S. Lawrence, USA (Ret.)
                                                                                                                                                        President & Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                                                                        AFCEA International
                                                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                        RADM Christopher A. Bartz, USCG
                                                                                                                                                        Assistant Commandant, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (CG-6)
                                                                                                                                                        U.S. Coast Guard
                                                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                        RDML Susan BryerJoyner, USN
                                                                                                                                                        Deputy J-6 for JADC2/ Deputy Director (DDJ6)
                                                                                                                                                        The Joint Staff
                                                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                        LtGen Matthew G. Glavy, USMC
                                                                                                                                                        Deputy Commandant for Information
                                                                                                                                                        Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
                                                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                        VADM Jeffrey E. Trussler, USN
                                                                                                                                                        Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare
                                                                                                                                                        Director of Naval Intelligence
                                                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                        Aaron Weis
                                                                                                                                                        Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                                                                        U.S. Department of Navy
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                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, February 15, 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                          • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                                                                          Combating technology and future threats is nothing new to the Sea Service community. Shipyards need to prepare and conquer challenges such as: going paperless in a high-compliant environment, digitizing ship repair and internal systems, and dealing with ever-changing mobile and security threats. Overcome these challenges with not only the right tools but the right team. Hear three case studies in how leading yards have embraced these challenges and improved efficiency without sacrificing security. Oxalis is a team of expert high-compliance technology solutions consultants and we have the tools and experience to get the job done right the first time. We’ve... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                          Micah Waldstein
                                                                                                                                                          Director of Product Management
                                                                                                                                                          Oxalis
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                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, February 15, 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                            • Room: USMC Theater - Booth 2900
                                                                                                                                                            The Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch utilizes advanced technologies and innovative solutions to instrument and collect test data in developmental test and evaluation of Marine Corps amphibious and ground combat vehicle systems. Since its inception in the 1940s, the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch (AVTB) has been at the forefront of the Marine Corps amphibious vehicle capability. Throughout the years, AVTB has maintained an integral role in the testing of many variants of amphibious vehicles and providing test data to help inform acquisition decision makers and requirement developers. As the Marine Corps prepares its future force to engage in the future operating environment of tomorrow... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                            LtCol Scott Graniero, USMC
                                                                                                                                                            Director, Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch
                                                                                                                                                            Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA)
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                                                                                                                                                              • Room: WEST Theater - Booth 1112
                                                                                                                                                              Army and Joint Partner experimentation and exercises have proved the need for standards governance and implementation as the Services enhance data centricity. The Army, working with Joint Partners including the Joint Tactical Network Center (JTNC), is leveraging experimentation results to define standards, implementing standards within program development through MOSA and CMOSS and working plans to assess and enforce standards across communication systems with the JTNC....
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                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                              Kurt Reese
                                                                                                                                                              Director
                                                                                                                                                              Joint Tactical Network Center (JTNC)
                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                              Nicholaus H. Saacks
                                                                                                                                                              Deputy Program Executive Officer
                                                                                                                                                              Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T)
                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                              COL Cade M. Saie, USA
                                                                                                                                                              Chief Data Officer, Network Cross Functional Team
                                                                                                                                                              Army Futures Command
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                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday, February 15, 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                                                                                Discover how the software development lifecycle (SDLC) has continued to evolve to support the agile methodologies used in DoD environments today.  This session will discuss the value of finding security vulnerabilities integrated in your DevSecOps process for awareness, remediation, and risk reduction. After the presentation, visit us in Booth 1511 for an integration on capability demo....
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                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                Robert L. Linton
                                                                                                                                                                Business Consultant – Cloud DevSecOps
                                                                                                                                                                Micro Focus Government Solutions
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                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, February 15, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  • Room: DISA Theater - Booth 2649
                                                                                                                                                                  Thunderdome is DISA’s initial implementation of zero trust network access and a foundational step towards DISA’s and the Department’s adoption of a zero trust architecture. Join us to learn about the Thunderdome solution, lessons learned during the past year of pilot activities and what lies ahead for the Thunderdome team and DISA’s zero trust effort....
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                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                  Julian Breyer
                                                                                                                                                                  Chief Engineer Thunderdome, DISA Cyber Security and Analytics Directorate (ID7)
                                                                                                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency
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                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, February 15, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 1446
                                                                                                                                                                    Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: Ship Integration (PMW 760) / PEO C4I Captain Raphael Castillejo Zone 2: Navy ERP / PEO MLB Mr. Jake Aplanalp ...
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                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, February 15, 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                                                                                      JMA Wireless, Dish Wireless and Hughes Network Systems are proud to be working with the Department of Defense (DoD) to demonstrate the evolution of American 5G and highlight the promise of what 5G can deliver with the right investment and leadership. With its headquarters in Syracuse, NY, JMA makes the world’s most advanced software-based 5G platform, which it designs, codes and manufactures in the U.S. At the Naval Air Station in Whidbey Island, Washington, we’re teaming up, with Hughes as the prime, to deploy a standalone O-RAN 5G network and local edge cloud that will transform the station’s operations, including... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                      Rishi Bhaskar
                                                                                                                                                                      Senior Vice President & General Manager of Global Verticals and Partnerships
                                                                                                                                                                      JMA Wireless
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                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, February 15, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        • Room: Navy Information Warfare Theater - Booth 1148
                                                                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                        RADM Michael Vernazza, USN
                                                                                                                                                                        Commander, Fleet Information Warfare Command Pacific (FIWC PAC)
                                                                                                                                                                        Information Warfare Task Force (TF-501), Pacific
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                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, February 15, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          • Room: Hall D
                                                                                                                                                                          Join Women in AFCEA for our annual Women’s Appreciation Event. All are invited to enjoy for drinks and light refreshments while networking with senior leaders in the Sea Services information technology, C4 and cyber community. The event will conclude with the presentation of the AFCEA women's appreciation awards. Please join us – everyone is welcome!...
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                                                                                                                                                                          Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                          VADM Kelly Aeschbach, USN
                                                                                                                                                                          Commander
                                                                                                                                                                          Naval Information Forces
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                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, February 15, 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                                                                                            Across DoD, modernization often means a full-on CI/CD experience and a move to containers. Guidance like the DoD DevSecOps reference design makes zero accommodation for non-container-based systems. Unfortunately, this purist DevSecOps thinking leaves a considerable portion of legacy systems with no middle ground. Nowhere is this more relevant than the drive for continuous delivery to the edge. Not all of the edge is ready for a containers-only approach. The move to containers has left a lot of legacy systems with no talked-about way to participate in the automation revolution. As a result, technology leaders are left with a growing technology... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                            Themba Henke
                                                                                                                                                                            DevSecOps Strategist & Solutions Architect
                                                                                                                                                                            Cloudbees
                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                            Wes Pullen
                                                                                                                                                                            Field Chief Technology Officer
                                                                                                                                                                            Cloudbees
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                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, February 16, 6:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              • Room: Hall D Lobby
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                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday, February 16, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                • Room: Hall D
                                                                                                                                                                                The San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) is once again hosting their signature monthly breakfast in conjunction with WEST. After breakfast and networking, SDMAC breakfast attendees will remain in place to hear the WEST keynote speaker. * Separate breakfast ticket purchase is required. Tickets can be purchased through WEST registration. Capacity is limited....
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday, February 16, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Room: Hall D
                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                  The Hon. Carlos Del Toro
                                                                                                                                                                                  Secretary of the Navy
                                                                                                                                                                                  Department of Defense
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, February 16, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Room: Navy Information Warfare Theater - Booth 1148
                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                    VADM Craig A. Clapperton, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                    Commander, Fleet Cyber Command
                                                                                                                                                                                    Commander, TENTH Fleet
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                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, February 16, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Room: Halls EFG
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                                                                                                                                                                                        • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 1446
                                                                                                                                                                                        Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: Battlespace Awareness & Information Operations (PMW 120) / PEO C4I Captain Sam Hanaki Zone 2: Command Operations Office / PEO Digital Mr. Germaine Forbes/ Mr. Barry Tanner ...
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                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, February 16, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Room: Halls EFG
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                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, February 16, 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                                                                                                            Modernization, expanding cloud deployments, and distributed workforces create new planes of privilege for adversaries to exploit. When designing the future state of a complex enterprise network, a least-privilege approach is critical to keep pace with adversaries and to protect critical data and assets. With users and devices now accessing information, systems, and applications from anywhere, the mindset must be to never trust, always verify, and only allow privileged access when needed or contextual parameters are met. Join BeyondTrust and ThreeWire to understand why Privileged Access Management (PAM) is integral to secure the adoption of emerging initiatives across DoD systems. We’ll discuss how... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Chris Hills
                                                                                                                                                                                            Chief Security Strategist
                                                                                                                                                                                            BeyondTrust
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                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, February 16, 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Room: USMC Theater - Booth 2900
                                                                                                                                                                                              Both, Global War on terrorism-based requirements and individual personalities supporting Programs of Record, have stifled revolutionary battlefield progress in lieu of continuing the military industrial complex. This has frozen both, equipment, and application progress, across all services, and compounds the hidden logistical cost of moving large pieces of equipment globally....
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                                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                              Capt Gaspar Perez, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                              Network Engineer, JADC2 Battle Lab
                                                                                                                                                                                              Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity
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                                                                                                                                                                                                • Room: WEST Theater - Booth 1112
                                                                                                                                                                                                Emerging technologies including AI, Autonomous Systems, Quantum computing and communications, Machine Learning, Nano materials, Hypersonics and Biotech will significantly influence the success or failure of militaries in the era of Great Power Competition.  The U.S. and its closest Allies have a long history of successful military cooperation, but to succeed in this new competition they will have to work closely together across government, commercial and academic boundaries in ways not required before.  We cannot pace emerging threats using the old model of each nation independently harvesting its elements of national power and sharing them predominantly through government-to-government channels.  These new... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Scott Tait
                                                                                                                                                                                                Executive Director, National Security Innovation Catalyst
                                                                                                                                                                                                UC Institute on Global Conflict & Cooperation
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday, February 16, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Room: DISA Theater - Booth 2649
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stratus is a DOD private cloud launched in 2022 to provide data optionality to DISA's mission partners. Stratus provides a multi-tenant, self-service management capability for compute, storage, and network infrastructure and is accredited for Impact Levels 2 through 6 (NIPRNet and SIPRNet). Learn from the Stratus product team about the latest Stratus capabilities, including utility-based pay-as-you-go billing. ...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mark Nobles
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Technical Lead, Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Faith Perry
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stratus Business Lead, Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, February 16, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                                                                                                                    In 1956, the United States and Canada signed the Defense Production Sharing Agreement (DPSA), naming Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) as Canada’s designated contracting authority for U.S. DoD requirements. The DPSA program operates similarly to the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program where Canada and the U.S. Government enter into Government-to-Government agreements to support U.S. and Canadian security interests, thus strengthening the North American defense industrial base and supply chain resiliency. Contracting with Canada is governed by the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations DFARS 225.870 as well as other bi-lateral agreements. Contracts over the simplified acquisition threshold must be awarded through CCC....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Suzanne Wilkinson
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Director, U.S. Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Canadian Commercial Corporation
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, February 16, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Room: Navy Information Warfare Theater - Booth 1148
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      CAPT Bryan Braswell, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Commander
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Naval Information Warfighting Development Center
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, February 16, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Room: Hall H
                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Sea Service budget leads will discuss how their services are faring for FY23 and future years and whether the budget is a realistic approach to maintaining the primacy of U.S. naval forces. With China as a pacing threat, are U.S. investments in national defense enough to uphold U.S international obligations, counter malign efforts of our opponents, and secure a safer world for future generations?...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ADM Jonathan W. Greenert, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Former Chief of Naval Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department of Defense
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        RADM John E. Gumbleton, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget/Director, Fiscal Management Division, N82
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        VADM Kevin E. Lunday, USCG
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Commander, Atlantic Area
                                                                                                                                                                                                        US Coast Guard
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        LtGen Christopher Mahoney, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Headquarters, Marine Corps
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, February 16, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 1446
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: Ready Relevant Learning / PEO MLB Mr. David Kemp Zone 2: Strategy and Business Office / PEO Digital Mr. Travis Methvin ...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, February 16, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                                                                                                                            With OMB, CISA and DOD providing strategies and directives on improving the nation’s cybersecurity through principles such as Zero Trust, CyberArk would like to offer guidance on where agencies cyber priorities should lie in 2023. In this session our team will share: - How to meet Zero Trust and the Executive Order 14028 objectives and goals - Enforce least privilege for your privilege users, at the workstation, or server - How to act as a decision policy point for your operations tool sets - Secure the software supply chain by protecting applications and non-person entities - Reduce the attack vector with secure Multi-factor Authentication... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gram Slingbaum
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Solutions Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                            CyberArk
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, February 16, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Room: USMC Theater - Booth 2900
                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Marine Corps is now into its fourth year implementing its Force Design initiative which seeks to field a more capable, mdernized naval expeditionary force that can operate and prevail inside a peer-adversary’s weapons engagement zone in support of fleet and joint operations. Concurrently, the Marine Corps is collapsing its tactical networks into its enterprise SIPR and NIPR – and eventually zero trust . Composed of senior C4 leaders from throughout I MEF, this panel will discuss opportunities and challenges associated with tactical C4 in the current operational environment....
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Col Dom D. Ford, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
                                                                                                                                                                                                              I Marine Expeditionary Force
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Col Kwabena Gyimah, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1st Marine Division
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              LtCol Thomas P. Cunningham, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1st Marine Logistics Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              LtCol Angela Nelson, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Commanding Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Col Jason P. Quinter, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
                                                                                                                                                                                                              3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              LtCol Jeffrey M. Rohman, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Commanding Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                              9th Communications Battalion
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Room: WEST Theater - Booth 1112
                                                                                                                                                                                                                In 2018, there were more than 31,000 cybersecurity incidents affecting government agencies. In 2019, the U.S. government accounted for 5.6 percent of data breaches and 2.1 percent of all exposed records. It is imperative the US Government secures citizens’ information and federal agencies must continue to deliver services, regardless of cyber-attacks seeking disruption of those services.  Fortunately, significant strides have been made to ensure just that. The Biden Administration’s budget request includes roughly $10.9 billion for civilian cybersecurity-related activities, which represents an 11% increase compared to 2022. To date, over a billion dollars has been awarded through NITAAC for cybersecurity solutions... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ricky Clark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Deputy Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                NITAAC
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday, February 16, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Room: Navy Information Warfare Theater - Booth 1148
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jara Tripiano
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chief Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PAC)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, February 16, 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Room: Innovation Theater - Exhibit Floor, 2000 Aisle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Quantum computing is advancing rapidly, and its impact is likely to be large—the potential computational power could render today’s encryption algorithms obsolete. To address this looming threat, the White House issued a National Security Memorandum on Promoting United States Leadership in Quantum Computing While Mitigating Risks to Vulnerable Cryptographic Systems (NSM 10) in this May. The NSM 10 fact sheet states that “America must start the lengthy process of updating our IT infrastructure today to protect against this quantum computing threat tomorrow.” The memo continues by stressing that, “Central to this migration effort will be an emphasis on cryptographic agility,... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gina Scinta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Deputy Chief Technology Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, February 16, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Room: Hall D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ADM Michael M. Gilday, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chief of Naval Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      U.S. Navy
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