WEST 2024 Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities


AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2024 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 Branding Opportunities.

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.

The deadline to submit contracts and sponsor artwork is Friday, January 5th.

Sunday, February 11, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Hall D Lobby
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    Monday, February 12, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    • Room: Hall D Lobby
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      Monday, February 12, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      • Room: 29ABCD
      The 2024 DON IT Conference West is scheduled for February 12-14, 2024. Join Department leaders as they discuss the theme for this event of "Data Maneuverability."...
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        Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        • Room: Hall D Lobby
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          Tuesday, February 13, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

          • Room: Keynote Area, Hall D
          Watch Livestream...
          Speaker(s)
          Keynote (confirmed)
          ADM Lisa Franchetti, USN
          Chief of Naval Operations
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            • Room: Hall D
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              Tuesday, February 13, 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM

              Tuesday, February 13, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

              • Room: Booth 1148
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              Speaker(s)
              Speaker (confirmed)
              VADM Craig A. Clapperton, USN
              Commander, Fleet Cyber Command
              Commander, TENTH Fleet, Commander, Navy Space Command
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                Tuesday, February 13, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 1446
                Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: NIWC Pacific/Deputy Department Head of the Communication and Networks Mr. Michael Winslow ...
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                  • Room: Halls D-H
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                    Tuesday, February 13, 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

                    • Room: Booth 2049
                    Altair RapidMiner integrates skill-appropriate tooling and data analytics upskilling, becoming a medium for decision dominance in data-intensive environments. Its unique importance lies in the ability to advance enterprise data capabilities across the Business Mission Area and Warfighting Mission Area. Through advanced data integration, analysis, and visualization tools, the platform fosters collaboration in the joint domain environment. The key is Altair RapidMiner's ability to accommodate users of varying skill levels, from SMEs to developers, addressing challenges such as an analytics skills gap and centralization of data. It promotes a collaborative approach, recognizing SMEs as the best developers of decision systems, even... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Speaker (confirmed)
                    Randy LeBlanc
                    Vice President, Data Analytics
                    Altair
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                      Tuesday, February 13, 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

                      • Room: Second Level, Ballroom 20 Lobby
                      The DoD sponsors Project Spectrum. Project Spectrum is a comprehensive, cost-effective platform that provides companies, institutions, and organizations with cybersecurity information, resources, tools, and training. Our mission is to improve cybersecurity readiness, resiliency, and compliance for small/medium-sized businesses and the federal manufacturing supply chain.  During this session we will discuss Project Spectrum, and how Project Spectrum can help with CMMC 2.0 Watch Video...
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                      Speaker (confirmed)
                      Derrick T. Davis
                      Director for Industrial Cyber Security
                      Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs
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                        • Room: Booth 2801
                        Train to Fight, Fight to Win. In the history of warfare, the nature of war has not changed; however, the character of war continues to change. Our Corps has modernized to be threat informed, concept based, and accountable to a campaign of learning to win in a future fight. Unfortunately, there is a noticeable lag in our schoolhouse training systems. This lag hinders our ability to train to fight. Watch Video...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Moderator (confirmed)
                        Col Atiim Phillips, USMC
                        Commanding Officer
                        Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School
                        Speaker (confirmed)
                        LtCol Scott D. Gurley, USMC
                        Commanding Officer, Communication Training Battalion
                        Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School
                        Speaker (confirmed)
                        LtCol Nathaniel T. (Nate) Lauterbach, USMC
                        Commanding Officer, Air Control Training Squadron
                        Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School
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                          • Room: Booth 1112
                          Discussion on the historic and current challenges experienced by a software acquisition program. Program was chartered in 2008 and has gone through funding challenges, scope removal & reinstatement, breach, technical issues, and other agency partnerships. There have also been successes. Presentation will finish with current initiatives and planned way ahead to deliver on requirements. Watch Video...
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                          Speaker (confirmed)
                          CAPT. Theodore Erdman
                          CG Program Manager CG-LIMS
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                            Tuesday, February 13, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

                            • Room: Booth 2547
                            The Department of Defense (DoD) Enterprise ICAM solution is managed by Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). ICAM is foundational to DOD zero trust efforts by providing a cloud-based enterprise identity solution reducing infrastructure footprint and information technology expenditures for centralizing authentication to Relying Party Applications, automating the System Access Request (SAAR), and retaining users access data and enforcing Segregation of Duty (SoD). ICAM conducts agile development and is committed to delivering capabilities to the warfighter quickly. Watch Video...
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                            Speaker (confirmed)
                            Timothy Hess
                            Technical Lead, Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM)
                            Defense Information Systems Agency
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                              Tuesday, February 13, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

                              • Room: Booth 2049
                              In an era defined by rapid technological advancement, the public sector faces unique challenges in bridging the gap between the needs of warfighters, civilians, and contractors, and the technologies they employ on a daily basis. To address these challenges, Peter Barrett, the Director of Federal at Moveworks, is happy to present Moveworks AI Enterprise CoPilot. Moveworks, which recently announced it's FedRamp Ready status, is aiming to be the first SaaS accredited IL5 (Impact Level 5) compliant AI solution that empowers public sector organizations to enhance operational efficiency while upholding the highest security standards. This presentation will delve into the pivotal role... ...read more...
                              Speaker(s)
                              Speaker (confirmed)
                              Peter Barrett
                              Director, Federal
                              Moveworks, Inc.
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                                Tuesday, February 13, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

                                • Room: Booth 3240
                                The current global security landscape stands as one of the most formidable challenges in more than three decades. The People's Republic of China is both a pacing threat and a long-term existential concern while Russia also presents a significant challenge. Conventional response methods have demonstrated growing inefficacy in addressing contemporary conflicts and diverse threats across the globe. Instability has created distinct challenges to U.S. warfare capabilities. In this panel, leaders from the Sea Service warfare communities will deliberate on the adjustments they are making to address the evolving demands of global security.   Watch Livestream ...
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                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)
                                Former CEO and Publisher
                                U.S. Naval Institute
                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                RDML Brad Andros, USN
                                Commander
                                Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                VADM Daniel L. Cheever, USN
                                Commander, Naval Air Forces
                                Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
                                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)
                                VADM Brendan R. McLane, USN
                                Commander, Naval Surface Forces
                                Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific Fleet
                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                Elizabeth Nashold
                                Deputy Commander
                                Naval Information Forces
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                                  Tuesday, February 13, 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 NIWC Pacific/Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM) for Machine Learning Dr. Doug Lange Zone 2: PEO C4I/Technical Director Dr. Robert Parker ...
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                                    Tuesday, February 13, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

                                    • Room: Booth 2049
                                    Terry Halvorsen, former DON CIO and DoD CIO, now a VP for Federal at IBM, will examine AI for government from his unique perspective. He’ll discuss the importance of really understanding how to use AI within government systems in order to get the best results. There will be a focus on having a good process when implementing AI, such as preparing the data, ensuring auditability, and proper use cases. In addition, he will consider not just why government agencies need to start looking at this new technology, but also different ways to buy the technology within the government acquisition system....
                                    Speaker(s)
                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                    Terry Halvorsen
                                    VP, Federal
                                    IBM
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                                      Tuesday, February 13, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

                                      • Room: Second Level, Ballroom 20 Lobby
                                      In fiscal year 2022, the number of cyber security incident reports by federal agencies in the United States was over 30,000.  The U.S. government accounted for 5.6 percent of data breaches and 2.1 percent of all exposed records. As hackers become increasingly savvy, it is imperative the US Government secures citizens’ information.  Fortunately, significant strides have been made to ensure just that. President Joe Biden's $6.8 trillion budget request allocates roughly $26.2 billion for cybersecurity purposes in fiscal year 2024, with federal civilian agencies receiving $12.7 billion in cyber-focused funding and the Pentagon receiving $13.5 billion under the proposal. To date, over... ...read more...
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                      Brian K. Goodger
                                      Director
                                      NIH - NITAAC
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                                        • Room: Booth 2801
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                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                        BGen James A. Ryans II, USMC
                                        Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Western Recruiting Region
                                        U.S. Marine Corps
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                                          • Room: Booth 1112
                                          Cyber Workforce Strategy Implementation Plan The 2023-2027 DoD Cyber Workforce Strategy Implementation Plan (Implementation Plan) is a supplement to the 2023-2027 DoD Cyber Workforce (CWF) Strategy and will assist the Department in advancing talent management initiatives for a more diverse and effective cyber workforce. The successful execution of the CWF Strategy, through this Implementation Plan and follow-on actions, will empower the Department and its Components to foster the most capable and dominant force in the world.  The Implementation Plan consists of 22 objectives and 38 initiatives, tied to the four strategic goals in the CWF Strategy. https://media.defense.gov/2023/Aug/03/2003274088/-1/-1/1/2023-2027-DOD-CYBER-WORKFORCE-STRATEGY-IMPLEMENTATION-PLAN.PDF   8140 Qualification Program The 8140 Qualification Program... ...read more...
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                          Matthew Isnor
                                          Program Lead
                                          Department of Defense
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                                            Tuesday, February 13, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

                                            • Room: Booth 2547
                                            DISA is continually focused on bringing relevant cloud capabilities to the Warfighter in any theater around the globe!  Come learn how the HaC is taking a multi-pronged approach to deploy private, commercial, and tactical edge cloud outside of the contiguous united states to the point of need. Watch Video...
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                            Jonathan Williams
                                            DISA J9 Cloud Lead / STRATUS Program Management Office
                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
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                                              Tuesday, February 13, 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

                                              • Room: Booth 2049
                                              In the ever-expanding landscape of information, where volume and variety exponentially increase, sea services face the critical task of deciphering it all at the speed of mission. Observability is a key tool that enables sea services to not only manage but truly comprehend the intricacies of their IT environments.   In this challenging maritime environment, Dynatrace champions the way as the leading observability solution, seamlessly delivering precise answers and intelligent automation at the speed of mission. It provides sea services with the capability to dynamically explore and map dependencies across their entire IT ecosystem, encompassing the vital components of legacy systems and... ...read more...
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                              Ken Wick
                                              Solutions Engineer, Department of Defense and Intelligence Community
                                              Dynatrace
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                                                Tuesday, February 13, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

                                                • Room: Ballroom 20CD and Foyer
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                                                  Tuesday, February 13, 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                  • Room: Booth 2049
                                                  The growth of digital ecosystems has created a host of complex security concerns, particularly with data scattered across multicloud environments. While a robust security architecture is vital for business and operational continuity, the focus must expand to prioritize resiliency. Additionally, in today’s data driven environment, AI has become even more critical, further emphasizing the need for security and protection of data. The US Department of Defense released a globally recognized reference architecture for Zero Trust, and organizations are embracing the approach to modernize and stay resilient. Yet determining where to start, prioritizing capabilities, progressing towards maturity, and integrating it across... ...read more...
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                  Compton Moore, Ph.D.
                                                  Zero Trust Principal Engineering Technologist, Project Fort Zero
                                                  Dell Technologies
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                                                    Tuesday, February 13, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

                                                    • Room: Booth 1148
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                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                    Jane Rathbun
                                                    Chief Information Officer
                                                    Department of the Navy
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                                                      Tuesday, February 13, 12:10 PM - 12:30 PM

                                                      • Room: Booth 2049
                                                      Military power is becoming increasingly digitally enabled. The latest fighter aircraft, tanks, and satellites are equal parts network hubs and sensors as they are weapons or reconnaissance capabilities. Software underwrites just about everything a military does, like it underwrites nearly everything else in today’s data-driven world. While sophisticated military tools like exquisite fifth-generation fighter aircraft, autonomous drones, and advanced cyber capabilities will likely define much of the modern battlefield, success in deterring war and protecting the security of nations will require equally sophisticated abilities to build, buy, and deliver those combat resources. To be sure, the responsiveness of a nation’s defense... ...read more...
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                      Lauren Dailey
                                                      Senior Manager
                                                      Deloitte
                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                      Adam Routh, Ph.D.
                                                      Defense and Space Research Lead
                                                      Deloitte
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                                                        Tuesday, February 13, 12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

                                                        • Room: Booth 2049
                                                        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. By leveraging software-defined networking, cloud adjacent storage and interconnection capabilities, government agencies can dynamically deliver services in a hybrid multi-cloud environment, while at the same time enabling legacy applications to operate in a cloud-like fashion efficiently and rapidly delivering mission-critical data to the warfighter....
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                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                        D.R. Carlson
                                                        Senior Director, Segment Marketing for the Americas
                                                        Equinix
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                                                          Tuesday, February 13, 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

                                                          • Room: Booth 3240
                                                          In addressing the dynamic threat posed by China and potential aggression from Russia, the Numbered Fleet and Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Commanders are confronted with substantial global security demands, both near and far. This panel will explore the pivotal opportunities and challenges encountered by these commanders, along with the combat capabilities they deem essential for addressing the evolving security landscape. They will elaborate on collaborative efforts across diverse regions and domains to safeguard maritime security and stability. Furthermore, the discussion will delve into their initiatives to integrate warfighting and deterrence capabilities with allied and partner nations. Watch Livestream...
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Moderator (confirmed)
                                                          ADM Scott H. Swift, USN (Ret.)
                                                          Former Commander
                                                          U.S. Pacific Fleet (2015-2018)
                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                          VADM Michael E. Boyle, USN
                                                          Commander
                                                          THIRD Fleet
                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                          VADM Craig A. Clapperton, USN
                                                          Commander, Fleet Cyber Command
                                                          Commander, TENTH Fleet, Commander, Navy Space Command
                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                          MajGen Bradford J. Gering, USMC
                                                          Acting Commanding General
                                                          I Marine Expeditionary Force
                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                          VADM Andrew J. Tiongson, USCG
                                                          Commander, Pacific Area
                                                          Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force West
                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                          LtGen Roger Turner, USMC
                                                          Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force
                                                          Commander, Marine Forces Japan
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                                                            Tuesday, February 13, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

                                                            • Room: Booth 2547
                                                            Enhancements to DoDNet Generation 1.0  to DoDNet Generation 2.0 postures the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to migrate component organizations more seamlessly and efficiently. The Generation 2.0  Release 1 will build upon Generation 1.0's strengths by adding elements of scalability, interoperability, resiliency and redundancy to further enhance DoDNet capabilities. Watch Video...
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                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                            Jonathan Brett
                                                            Chief Engineer, Defense Enclave Services (DES)
                                                            Leidos
                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                            Charles (Chad) Buechel
                                                            Vice President
                                                            Leidos
                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                            Michael Butler
                                                            Deputy, IT Services Division
                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                            Carissa Landymore
                                                            Program Director, Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS)
                                                            Defense Information Systems Agency
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                                                              Tuesday, February 13, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                              • Room: Second Level, Ballroom 20 Lobby
                                                              The Navy struggles to keep pace with cutting edge software development practices. To maintain (or regain) our competitive advantage we must find ways to overcome the challenges to modernizing software engineering in the Navy. This panel will discuss such challenges as: the lack of tech savvy leadership, use of tactical cloud in a widely dispersed contested environment, legal and regulatory barriers, Navy Enterprise Licenses, and the 'mercenary' contractor workforce. Watch Video...
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                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                              Jason Samarin
                                                              Principal Software Engineer
                                                              Program Executive Office (PEO) Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I)
                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                              Andrew Clay Shafer
                                                              Principal Ergonaut
                                                              Ergonautic
                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                              Andrew Tash
                                                              Head of Architecture
                                                              Google Public Sector
                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                              Tony Stafford
                                                              Deputy Technical Director
                                                              Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic
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                                                                • Room: Booth 2801
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                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                Col Jason P. Quinter, USMC
                                                                Commanding Officer
                                                                Marine Air Control Group 38
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                                                                  • Room: Booth 1112
                                                                  In recent years, generative AI has taken the attention of the DoD scientific and military communities. The versatility of foundational models have led to many processes and procedures within organizations to be re-imagined. Many roles from engineers to program managers are seeing new solutions for text summarization, extraction, and search, along with code generation and analysis. Further the availability of generative AI services and technology from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its partners allows mission owners to tailor their approach to solving new and existing problems. The barrier to entry is no longer limited to machine learning engineers and data scientists.... ...read more...
                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                  Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                  Martin Miller Sr.
                                                                  Solutions Architect
                                                                  Amazon Web Services
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  Gastao De Figueiredo
                                                                  SVP, GM Geospatial Intelligence
                                                                  Blackshark.ai
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  Raffianne Doyle
                                                                  Chief Engineer
                                                                  CDAO (JADC2)
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  Bryan Lopez
                                                                  Director of Emerging Tech
                                                                  DoN CIO
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  Rob Nolen
                                                                  Chief Technologist & Senior Principal Architect for U.S. DoD
                                                                  Amazon Web Services
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                                                                    Tuesday, February 13, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                    • Room: 25
                                                                    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 from 1 to 4 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Room 25 on the second floor of the San Diego Convention Center. Representatives from PEO MLB and PEO Digital 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. Advanced appointments are not necessary. Industry Open House participants from PEO MLB include: Technical Director Office MyNavy HR... ...read more...
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                                                                      Tuesday, February 13, 1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                                      • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                      Zero trust is a paradigm shift in cybersecurity. According to Randy Resnick, director, Zero Trust Portfolio Management Office, Office of the DoD CIO, “It is a new way, it is the only way, that we can protect our data from adversaries going forward.” Providing Zero Trust data and network security in the field and with foreign partners can pose a challenge, both conceptually and practically.  Finding zero trust accreditable and scalable solutions for the verification of data and assets that may be detached from physical locations requires a new set of technology. These technologies should permit and include secure but... ...read more...
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                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                      Jim Cosby
                                                                      CTO, Public Sector and Partners
                                                                      NetApp US Public Sector
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                                                                        Tuesday, February 13, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                                        • Room: Halls D-H
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                                                                          Tuesday, February 13, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

                                                                          • Room: Booth 1148
                                                                          Watch Video...
                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                          RADM Michael Brookes, USN
                                                                          Commander
                                                                          Office of Naval intelligence
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                                                                            Tuesday, February 13, 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: NIWC Pacific/Department Head of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Ms. Nicole Stone ...
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                                                                              Tuesday, February 13, 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                                              • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                              The use of lean-agile management techniques is becoming increasingly popular in the government sector, especially in the context of the Department of Defense. This presentation aims to provide insights and best practices for implementing agile methods in government systems, focusing on large hardware systems. Agile techniques need sustained leadership and best practices in defense. The presentation will explain how to apply SAFe to manage massive systems. It will also cover the additional roles, artifacts, and events needed for this purpose. SAFe's usage in government to support building highly compliant systems is highlighted, along with understanding agile roles, artifacts, and events that... ...read more...
                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                              Cynthia Ferreria, Ph.D.
                                                                              Federal Strategic Advisor
                                                                              Scaled Agile, Inc.
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                                                                                Tuesday, February 13, 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                                                • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                Government agencies have experienced a sharp increase in the requirements for employees to work from home, or in disparate facilities. While remote work might be a newer concern, securely extending network access to contractors has been a long-standing battle. As the Navy is mobilizing remote access to its network there are some key challenges:        1) Limited availability of government-issued devices  2) Difficult contractor compliance and audit 3) Building classified work areas is time & cost prohibitive 4) Lower productivity due to personnel having to commute to approved classified workspaces. To solve these challenges, a compelling use case emerges from various Federal Agency’s... ...read more...
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                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                Melissa Adams
                                                                                Director Navy and Civilian, Archon Division
                                                                                ID Technologies, LLC
                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                John Dunn
                                                                                Senior Solutions Architect, Archon Division
                                                                                ID Technologies, LLC
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                                                                                  Tuesday, February 13, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                  • Room: Booth 2547
                                                                                  Overview of the Joint Enterprise License Agreements (JELA) Program including information on current JELAs and how to obtain a JELA.  Watch Video...
                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                  DeOnna S. Collins
                                                                                  Program Manager, Joint Enterprise License Agreements
                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency
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                                                                                    Tuesday, February 13, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

                                                                                    • Room: Keynote Area, Hall D
                                                                                    Watch Livestream...
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                                    The Hon. Christopher J. Lowman
                                                                                    Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment
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                                                                                      • Room: Booth 1148
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                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                      RDML Tracy L. Hines, USN
                                                                                      Deputy Director of Global Space Operations
                                                                                      U.S. Space Command
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                                                                                        Tuesday, February 13, 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: NIWC Pacific/Senior Technologist for Cognitive and Decision Science Dr. Jamie Lukos Zone 2: PEO C4I/Assistant Program Executive Officer for Engineering (APEO-E) Mr. Jason Mahoney ...
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                                                                                          Tuesday, February 13, 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: NIWC Pacific/Deputy Chief Engineer Senior Scientific Technical Manager Mr. Ritesh Patel Zone 2: NAVWAR/Technical Authority Lead Mr. Mitch Seime ...
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                                                                                            • Room: Second Level, Ballroom 20 Lobby
                                                                                            Join us as we explore the roles and responsibilities of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and learn about the various types of audits performed throughout the acquisition lifecycle.  Participants will also learn about available resources on DCAA's website and how to navigate through these resources. Additionally, this presentation will provide an overview of DCAA's audit process and some common items related to the audit process.  While each audit will very to some degree we will discuss some of the common items related to most DCAA audits and help answer some of the questions small business sometimes ask about the process. ... ...read more...
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                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                            Alyssa Treiber
                                                                                            Financial Liaison Advisor
                                                                                            Defense Contract Audit Agency
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                                                                                              • Room: Booth 2801
                                                                                              Please join CACI as we bring DoD leaders together for a panel discussion on how to accelerate America's advantages in Electronic and Cyber Warfare, delivering speed to fleet. This session will focus on lessons learned from the conflicts in the Ukraine and Israel and how they are shaping rapidly evolving domain requirements for future wars. Understanding these environments — and the magnitude of the threats — is critical to ensuring strategic overmatch for tomorrow's joint, all-domain force and delivering speed to fleet.  Admiral Mike Gilday, USN Ret., recently wrote that the nation must accelerate warfighting advantage in light of three key... ...read more...
                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                              Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                              Todd Probert
                                                                                              President, National Security and Innovative Solutions
                                                                                              CACI International Inc
                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                              ADM James G. Foggo III, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                              Dean of the Center for Maritime Strategy
                                                                                              Navy League of the United States
                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                              VADM Timothy J. White, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                              VADM Jeffrey E. Trussler, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                              Independent Contractor
                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                              RDML Tom Druggan, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                              Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                              Strategic Insight, LTD
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                                                                                                • Room: Booth 1112
                                                                                                Big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are changing the world today and will change it more profoundly in the future. Today, there is a need for an informed dialogue about AI in general, and especially regarding the issue of inserting AI into military platforms, systems, sensors and weapons. This panel will strip away the hype regarding AI, and examine ways that the U.S. military can leverage AI technologies to ensure that the U.S. military can prevail on tomorrow’s AI-enabled battlefield. While it might go without saying, it needs to be said: cybersecurity must be baked in up front, not bolted on... ...read more...
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                                                                                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                CAPT George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                                Director, Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures
                                                                                                Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific
                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                Col Randy Pugh, USMC (Ret.)
                                                                                                Director, Naval Warfare Studies Institute
                                                                                                Naval Postgraduate School
                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                Katie Rainey, Ph.D.
                                                                                                Director of Science and Technology, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Department
                                                                                                Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific
                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                CAPT Sam Tangredi, USN (Ret.), Ph.D.
                                                                                                Professor and Leidos Chair of Future Warfare Studies
                                                                                                U.S. Naval War College
                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                  Tuesday, February 13, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                                  • Room: Halls D-H
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                                                                                                  Sponsored by:

                                                                                                    Tuesday, February 13, 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

                                                                                                    • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                    According to one of the largest surveys of AI practitioners, data infrastructure is the most significant hurdle to AI success with 32% of respondents saying it is their top challenge. During AI and GenAI pipeline operations – including ingestion of data, pre-processing, embedding, retuning, and then extensive validation/backtesting – IO patterns are widely varied and may lead to an IO blender issue, a situation where different workloads consisting of transactional and streaming IO contend with a sub-optimal performance level. The IO blender impacts time-to-results in generative AI by reducing the utilization of the compute GPU and CPU. We will show... ...read more...
                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    Mike Bloom
                                                                                                    AI Solution Architect
                                                                                                    WEKA Federal
                                                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                                                      Tuesday, February 13, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                                      • Room: 26B
                                                                                                      The purpose of the event is to provide the latest information about CIO-CS | The Store pre-solicitation and solicitation process and focus on receiving industry feedback in preparing for this GWAC recompete. NITAAC will cover the scope, timeline, milestones, expectations, and challenges associated with the recompete effort.  As time allows, we will answer questions from the attendees.   ...
                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                      Brian K. Goodger
                                                                                                      Director
                                                                                                      NIH - NITAAC
                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                        Tuesday, February 13, 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

                                                                                                        • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                        In January 2023, the Department of the Navy and DON CIO established a major cloud modernization objective: to optimize the Information Environment for Cloud. Achieving mission success in this era of rapid cloud adoption requires rethinking how organizations approach security, as traditional security tools often lead to blind spots and alert fatigue. In this session, attendees will learn how to meet the changing needs of the mission and growth of the cloud. Wiz will share how organizations of every size are adopting Wiz’s agentless security solution to ensure readiness in the cloud by gaining complete visibility into their multi-cloud environment and... ...read more...
                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                        Steve White
                                                                                                        Field CISO
                                                                                                        Wiz
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                                                                                                          Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

                                                                                                          • Room: Hall D Lobby
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                                                                                                          Sponsored by:

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

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

                                                                                                                Wednesday, February 14, 9:15 AM - 4:30 PM

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

                                                                                                                • Room: Booth 1148
                                                                                                                Watch Video...
                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                Elizabeth Nashold
                                                                                                                Deputy Commander
                                                                                                                Naval Information Forces
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                                                                                                                  Wednesday, February 14, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                                                                                  • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 1446
                                                                                                                  Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: PEO C4I/Acquisition & Procurement    Ms. Anh Trang ...
                                                                                                                  Tracks:
                                                                                                                    • Room: Halls D-H
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                                                                                                                    Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                      Wednesday, February 14, 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

                                                                                                                      • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                      The Navy acquisition environment continues to adapt to address the department’s multiple modernization realignment efforts and meet evolving objectives. Understanding the Navy budget landscape for FY 2024 can help you build a winning sales strategy. In this session, we will explore Navy’s FY 2024 funding priorities and unpack procurement and contract spending trends including how small businesses stack up. We will also address: • Navy’s top issues and priorities • Preferred contract vehicles and top contractors • Opportunity highlights and potential project leads...
                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                      John Slye
                                                                                                                      Senior Advisory Research Analyst
                                                                                                                      Deltek
                                                                                                                      Tracks:
                                                                                                                      Handout(s)

                                                                                                                        Wednesday, February 14, 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

                                                                                                                        • Room: Second Level, Ballroom 20 Lobby
                                                                                                                        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)
                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                        CAPT Christian Hernaez, USCG
                                                                                                                        Coast Guard UxS Office
                                                                                                                        USCG
                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                        Mike Nasitka
                                                                                                                        Control and Navigation Program Manager
                                                                                                                        Coast Guard Command
                                                                                                                        Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                        CAPT Thomas "Thom" C. Remmers, USCG
                                                                                                                        Unmanned Systems Strategic Team Lead
                                                                                                                        Assistant Commandant for Capabilities (CG-7 UxS), U.S. Coast Guard
                                                                                                                        Tracks:
                                                                                                                        Handout(s)
                                                                                                                          • Room: Booth 2801
                                                                                                                          Watch Video...
                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          Joseph "Billy" Bertrand
                                                                                                                          Deputy Director Infrastructure & Information Services Division
                                                                                                                          MCTSSA
                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          Rick Bobst
                                                                                                                          Deputy Director Warfighter Support Division
                                                                                                                          MCTSSA
                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          Col Craig Clarkson, MCTSSA
                                                                                                                          MCTSSA CO
                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          Major Steve Gore, MCTTSSA
                                                                                                                          Test and Engineering Division/Integration &Interoperability Branch Head)
                                                                                                                          MCTSSA
                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                          Steve Oakley
                                                                                                                          Director of Operations
                                                                                                                          MCTSSA
                                                                                                                          Tracks:
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                                                                                                                            • Room: Booth 1112
                                                                                                                            Over the past two administrations, the Undersecretary of Defense for Research & Engineering has identified Quantum as a critical technology to our national security and defense. They identify defense applications like atomic clocks, quantum sensing, quantum computing and information sciences, and quantum networks as key focus areas. They further point out that “Quantum science promises to enable leap-ahead capabilities.” The newly formed DoD Office of Strategic Capital identifies Quantum as a critical technology area that needs additional capital for national security. The 2024 NDAA authorizes increased funding for quantum and the most recent DoD Budget Request includes $75M to accelerate quantum technology... ...read more...
                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                            Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                            Hon Victorino G. (Vic) Mercado (RADM, USN, Ret.)
                                                                                                                            Strategic Growth Leader for Defense/ Navy and Marine Corps
                                                                                                                            IBM
                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                            CAPT Jesse H. Black, USN
                                                                                                                            Commanding Officer
                                                                                                                            U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                            Joseph S. Broz
                                                                                                                            VP for Quantum Growth and Market Development
                                                                                                                            IBM
                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                            Lennart (Dan) Gunlycke, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                            Technical Director
                                                                                                                            Navy Quantum Program
                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                            Michael (Spock) McMillan
                                                                                                                            Executive Director
                                                                                                                            Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific
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                                                                                                                              Wednesday, February 14, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                                                                                              • Room: Booth 2547
                                                                                                                              DISA is adapting to a dynamic cyber environment by discussing three specific initiatives: driving to the endpoint; collaboratively defending the cloud; and synchronizing defensive operations.  For each initiative, the status of the effort and challenges are provided as discussion points for audience engagement on related technologies and initiatives.  DISA is committed to continuous improvement and looks forward to learning how the audience meets the challenges of a dynamic cyber environment. Watch Video...
                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                              Darrell D. Fountain
                                                                                                                              Chief, Cyber Security Services Provider (CSSP) Program
                                                                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
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                                                                                                                                Wednesday, February 14, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                • Room: Booth 3240
                                                                                                                                The U.S. defense industrial base confronts a considerable challenge amid an era of strategic competition heightened by escalating threats from China and Russia. The Systems Command leaders will discuss the extent of these challenges and the pace at which their teams are innovating and adapting to field needed capabilities as quickly as possible. The acquisitions timeline is in the spotlight more than ever before. Given the current state of the U.S. defense industrial base, the critical question arises: can we adequately meet both short and long-term requirements to meet the current threat and deter future conflicts?  Watch Livestream...
                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                VADM Tom Moore, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                                                                Former Commander
                                                                                                                                Naval Sea Systems Command
                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                RDML Thomas J. Dickinson, USN
                                                                                                                                Commander Naval Surface Warfare Center
                                                                                                                                Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                RDML Keith A. Hash, USN
                                                                                                                                Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division
                                                                                                                                Assistant Commander for Test and Evaluation, Naval Air Systems Command
                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                RADM Chad L. Jacoby, USCG
                                                                                                                                Assistant Commandant for Acquisitions Chief Acquisition Officer
                                                                                                                                United States Coast Guard
                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                RADM Douglas W. (Doug) Small, USN
                                                                                                                                Commander
                                                                                                                                Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                BGen David C. Walsh, USMC
                                                                                                                                Commander
                                                                                                                                Marine Corps Systems Command
                                                                                                                                Tracks:

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

                                                                                                                                  • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                  How do we attract and maintain Women into the field of Cybersecurity. How do we address gap from academia to being hired in the cybersecurity field in a sustainable manner.  "When the forcing functions are cyber attacks on our financial systems or national security systems, we won’t be looking to see who is female or male in filling the position. We will want the best and brightest.  It’s not a question of if these attacks are going to happen, rather it is when and how often. The time to act is NOW."  Teresa Duvall – ODU School of Cybersecurity and COVA... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                  Teresa Duvall
                                                                                                                                  Faculty Lecturer
                                                                                                                                  ODU School of Cybersecurity
                                                                                                                                  Tracks:
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                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, 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: CNMOC/Technical Director Dr. Joseph Calantoni Zone 2: ONI/Hopper N3 LT Dylon Grayson, USN ...
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                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, February 14, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                                                                                                      • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                      Core computing functionality commonly found in data centers and in the cloud is also being deployed at the edge—data protection capabilities must transition with that move. However, many challenges often stand in the way of extending core-level security to the edge. Harsh environments; bandwidth-limited and disconnected sites; overrun or hostile scenarios; and constraints related to size, weight, and power have made it difficult to employ the appropriate levels of security while allowing the kind of quick response needed at the edge. True data protection extends to edge. Attend this session to learn how to apply the same level of security deployed in... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                      Gina Scinta
                                                                                                                                      Deputy Chief Technology Officer
                                                                                                                                      Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies
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                                                                                                                                      Handout(s)

                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, February 14, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                                        • Room: Second Level, Ballroom 20 Lobby
                                                                                                                                        0in">USTRANSCOM is posturing to achieve auditability across the DoD’s Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE), through a multifaceted approach encompassing business reform and the implementation of a commercial-off-the-shelf solution based upon an enterprise resource planning foundation and ancillary components under the Joint Transportation Management System (JTMS) program.  In an ever-changing National Security Environment with the imperative of visibility and flexibility to respond to dynamic, fast-moving requirements under Joint Contested Logistics, the JTMS will offer significant gains in warfighter efficiency and effectiveness across the JDDE. Once fielded, this enterprise solution will enhance the user experience by providing simplified planning and transparent... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                        Lance Litteken
                                                                                                                                        Deputy Program Manager
                                                                                                                                        Joint Transportation Management System
                                                                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                        Randall Jung
                                                                                                                                        Chief of Systems Engineering and Testing
                                                                                                                                        Joint Transportation Management System
                                                                                                                                        Tracks:
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                                                                                                                                          • Room: Booth 2801
                                                                                                                                          Watch Video...
                                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                          Col Thomas M. (Marty) Bedell, USMC
                                                                                                                                          Commanding Officer
                                                                                                                                          Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
                                                                                                                                          Tracks:
                                                                                                                                            • Room: Booth 1112
                                                                                                                                            DIU is in the midst of a transformation that is more thoroughly connecting the organization to the highest levels of leadership across the Pentagon, the Services, and the Combatant Commands. This panel will describe the new role of DIU in the DOD and what DIU is doing today to accelerate commercial tech to the warfighter, with a particular focus on Indo-PACOM’s new Joint Mission Accelerator Directorate, Replicator, and unmanned systems. Watch Video...
                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                            Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                            Emelia Probasco
                                                                                                                                            Senior Fellow
                                                                                                                                            Center for Security and Emerging Technology
                                                                                                                                            Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                            Chris Murphy
                                                                                                                                            Science Advisor to Commander
                                                                                                                                            Pacific Fleet Office of Naval Research Global
                                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                            CAPT Alex Campbell, USN
                                                                                                                                            Maritime Portfolio Director
                                                                                                                                            Defense Innovation Unit
                                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                            Justin Norman
                                                                                                                                            Acting Portfolio Director/Technical Director, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
                                                                                                                                            Defense Innovation Unit
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                                                                                                                                              Wednesday, February 14, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                              • Room: Booth 2547
                                                                                                                                              The Department of Defense (DoD) Enterprise ICAM solution is managed by Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). ICAM is foundational to DOD zero trust efforts by providing a cloud-based enterprise identity solution reducing infrastructure footprint and information technology expenditures for centralizing authentication to Relying Party Applications, automating the System Access Request (SAAR), and retaining users access data and enforcing Segregation of Duty (SoD). ICAM conducts agile development and is committed to delivering capabilities to the warfighter quickly. Watch Video...
                                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                              Timothy Hess
                                                                                                                                              Technical Lead, Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM)
                                                                                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                              Tracks:

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

                                                                                                                                                • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                                ServiceNow is working with PEO Digital to integrate ServiceNow's Employee Service Center and Virtual Agent directly within Flank Speed Teams.  This better-together story brings best-of-breed technologies together to provide commercial-grade user experience and customer service to Navy and USMC users. Navy/USMC users would be able to: - Access the ServiceNow virtual agent directly from Flank Speed Teams.  They can raise support requests, self-service with knowledge articles, or request to speak with a live agent without leaving Flank Speed Teams. - Respond to the comments on tickets, approval requests, and changes with actionable notifications within Flank Speed Teams - Receive status updates, e.g. approval updates,... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                Adam Prem
                                                                                                                                                Manager, Solution Consulting
                                                                                                                                                ServiceNow
                                                                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, February 14, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                  • Room: Ballroom 20CD and Foyer
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                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, February 14, 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                    • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                                    Carl von Clauswitz, the 17th century military strategist spoke on the importance of Lines of Communication (LOC) while observing Napolean. Those observations are as relevant today, in all warfighting domains, to include the cyber domain, as it was then.  As Clausewitz wrote, the LOC was necessary to move critical supplies to the frontline, as well as provide an egress route for forces moving away from the frontline. Securing LOCs is paramount, especially when those "supplies" include sensitive warfighter information. Every military branch has incorporated LOCs into their own domain operational art for mission success. The Army establishes Ground LOCs, the... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                    Russ Smith
                                                                                                                                                    Field CTO
                                                                                                                                                    ZScaler
                                                                                                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, February 14, 12:10 PM - 12:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                      • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                                      For the Department of the Navy, making faster, more informed decisions is more critical than ever to maintaining its edge in today’s Great Power Competition. Advances in technology infrastructure and advanced analytics have created an immediate opportunity for the Department of Defense (DoD) to connect and accelerate the readiness of people, supplies, and systems at levels never possible before. KPMG Aperture helps the US Navy and Marine Corps integrate program data across echelons and geographically disparate locations to develop analytical insights to make data-driven, defensible decisions for resource allocations, from people to parts across time and space, in order to... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                      Phillip Sutton
                                                                                                                                                      Director, Optimization and Simulation
                                                                                                                                                      KPMG
                                                                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, February 14, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                        • Room: 25
                                                                                                                                                        Join the Department of the Navy’s Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I) for an Industry Engagement Day from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14th in room 25 on the upper deck of the San Diego Convention Center. Representatives from PEO C4I will meet with industry on a first-come, first-served basis. Stop by to chat and learn about the work of PEO C4I.  No advance appointments necessary....
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                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, February 14, 12:40 PM - 1:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                          • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                                          The need for data-driven decisions is increasingly essential to maintain battlefield superiority across land, air, sea, and space. Yet, enabling warfighters to quickly access data for decision-making requires rethinking how data is managed, governed, and secured. It must be fast to access but only accessible by the right people at the right time. To achieve this goal of information superiority, the Department of Defense (DoD) has outlined two key Lines of Effort (LOEs): (1) establishing the data enterprise, and (2) modernizing Mission Partner Information Sharing. To successfully enable these two LOEs, the DOD must optimize its data security strategy in order... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                          Chris Brown
                                                                                                                                                          Public Sector Chief Technology Officer
                                                                                                                                                          Immuta
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                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, February 14, 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                            • Room: Booth 3240
                                                                                                                                                            Each of these key leaders on the panel and their organizations has a critical role in support of the warfighter. In the current environment of near-peer competition, it is imperative that we leverage the technologies and capabilities available and that these organizations can synchronize across the joint and combined warfighting environments to maximize results. This session will discuss the challenge and expectations these leaders face in enabling Information as a Warfighting Multiplier. Planned panel topics include: Ensuring combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control, (CJADC2) will empower our Joint Force Commanders with the capabilities needed to command the Joint and combined Forces across all... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                            Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                            LTG Susan S. Lawrence, USA (Ret.)
                                                                                                                                                            President and Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                                                                            AFCEA International
                                                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                            RADM Christopher A. Bartz, USCG
                                                                                                                                                            Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                                                                            Department of Homeland Security
                                                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                            Jennifer Edgin
                                                                                                                                                            Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (N2N6B)
                                                                                                                                                            Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
                                                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                            LtGen Matthew G. Glavy, USMC
                                                                                                                                                            Deputy Commandant for Information
                                                                                                                                                            Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
                                                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                            Jane Rathbun
                                                                                                                                                            Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                                                                            Department of the Navy
                                                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                            Lt Gen Robert J. Skinner, USAF
                                                                                                                                                            Director, Defense Information Systems Agency and
                                                                                                                                                            Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network
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                                                                                                                                                              Wednesday, February 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                              • Room: Booth 2547
                                                                                                                                                              The panel will discuss the use of High Frequency (HF) within the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility, as well as formal communications agreements, HF interoperability, and technical HF challenges. Watch Video...
                                                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                              John E. Holloway, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                              Lead, DoD Public Safety Communications and DISA High Frequency Communications, Cyberspace Operations Directorate
                                                                                                                                                              Defense Information System Agency
                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                              Brian McCarty
                                                                                                                                                              Architecture Engineer, High Frequency Communications
                                                                                                                                                              Joint Tactical Networking Center
                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                              David McGinnis
                                                                                                                                                              Architecture Engineer, High Frequency Communications
                                                                                                                                                              Joint Tactical Networking Center
                                                                                                                                                              Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                              Handout(s)
                                                                                                                                                                • Room: Second Level, Ballroom 20 Lobby
                                                                                                                                                                The omnipresence of software has profoundly reshaped our world. The breakneck speed of technological progress has surpassed our ability to effectively manage and safeguard public health, safety, and welfare in the face of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and robotics, all rooted in open-source software. Contemporary engineered systems undergo digital augmentation and modification, seamlessly integrating with the physical fabric of our environment. This digital transformation encompasses concepts such as Software Factory, Software Supply Chain, DevSecOps, Cybersecurity, Software Bill of Material, and Open-Source Software. The influence of digital systems and tools extends beyond mere end products, permeating design and implementation... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                Ben Amaba, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                                Board Member - Emerging Technology
                                                                                                                                                                NSPE/NICET
                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                Cate Richards
                                                                                                                                                                Committee Leader: Systems Software Integration
                                                                                                                                                                NSPE/NICET
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                                                                                                                                                                  • Room: Booth 2801
                                                                                                                                                                  Watch Video...
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                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                  BGen David C. Walsh, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                  Commander
                                                                                                                                                                  Marine Corps Systems Command
                                                                                                                                                                  Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                                    • Room: Booth 1112
                                                                                                                                                                    Recent advancements in Artificial Intelligence and computational power provide an opportunity to optimize and protect supply chain and procurement processes. Natural language processing, advanced predictive analytics, cross-platform integration, and other automated support tools help Acquisition Professionals with risk-informed decision making. Data model resiliency demands zero trust security requirements’ tailoring and integration into the system architecture protecting AI automation. Effective cybersecurity metrics and machine learning algorithms thwart data poisoning attacks while providing readiness for AI’s achievement of its intended mission. Panelists will discuss industry and government collaboration for securing and generating efficient datasets and panel attendees will hear about data-driven testing, training,... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                    James A. McPherson
                                                                                                                                                                    Program Manager
                                                                                                                                                                    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                    Christian Ferreira
                                                                                                                                                                    CEO and Co- Founder
                                                                                                                                                                    Procurement Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                    Nicole Howard
                                                                                                                                                                    Proposal Manager
                                                                                                                                                                    CaVU Consulting, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                    Bala Selvam
                                                                                                                                                                    CEO
                                                                                                                                                                    Hopf Algebra
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                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, February 14, 1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                                                      Altair will discuss how Digital Engineering is driving the automation of product and business decisions from planning, design, and manufacturing to operation and maintenance across industries. Digital twin enables a living and breathing system combining multiple data streams (digital “threads”). These data streams are used to create a digital representation of the elements and dynamics of assets to improve collaboration, information access, and decision-making. The presentation will focus on Altair Digital Engineering benefits, real-world applications, and business impact....
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                                                                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                      Keshav Sundaresh
                                                                                                                                                                      Global Director, Product Management - Digital Twin and Model-Based Systems Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                      Altair
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                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, February 14, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        • Room: Halls D-H
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                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, 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: NAVWAR/Cybersecurity Division Head Mr. Duane Phillips Zone 2: ONI CIO Mr. Zeke Maldonado ...
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                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, February 14, 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                                                            A brief discussion regarding the challenges, strategies and techniques of getting cyber security tools to work together and provide value in the new Zero Trust world....
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                                                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                            David Maphis
                                                                                                                                                                            Cyber Security Solutions Architect
                                                                                                                                                                            Merlin Cyber
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                                                                                                                                                                              Wednesday, February 14, 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                                                              BMC Helix Edge discovers, collects, aggregates, and analyzes operational technology (OT) data at the point of inception to enable anomaly detection, predictive maintenance, and digital twin simulation in a unified, enterprise-wide view.  BMC Helix Edge is deployed at the edge of the network and interacts with physical devices, sensors, actuators, and other Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) objects to enable: Anomaly detection Predictive maintenance Edge asset inventory Edge asset lifecycle management...
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                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                              Michael Alonso
                                                                                                                                                                              Senior Solutions Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                              BMC Software
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                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday, February 14, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                • Room: Booth 1148
                                                                                                                                                                                Watch Video...
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                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                RADM Douglas W. (Doug) Small, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                Commander
                                                                                                                                                                                Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, February 14, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Room: Booth 2547
                                                                                                                                                                                  This presentation will provide an update to the implementation of NG 9-1-1 at the DoD enterprise level. Additional items addressed include 9-1-1 challenges within the U.S. Forces Japan area of responsibility. Watch Video...
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                  John E. Holloway, Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Lead, DoD Public Safety Communications and DISA High Frequency Communications, Cyberspace Operations Directorate
                                                                                                                                                                                  Defense Information System Agency
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, February 14, 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: NAVWAR/Director of Office of Small Business Programs Ms. Kim Reidy ...
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                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, February 14, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Room: Keynote Area, Hall D
                                                                                                                                                                                      Watch Livestream...
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                                                                                                                                                                                      Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                      VADM Peter W. Gautier, USCG
                                                                                                                                                                                      Deputy Commandant for Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                      U.S. Coast Guard
                                                                                                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, February 14, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Room: Booth 1148
                                                                                                                                                                                        Watch Video...
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                                                                                                                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                        CAPT Bryan Braswell, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                        Commander
                                                                                                                                                                                        Naval Information Warfighting Development Center (NIWDC))
                                                                                                                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, February 14, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Room: Booth 2801
                                                                                                                                                                                          Watch Video...
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                                                                                                                                                                                          Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                          Duncan P. McCaskill
                                                                                                                                                                                          Chief Data Officer (Acting) and Chief Analytics Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                          Department of the Navy
                                                                                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                          John Long, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Deputy Navy Chief AI Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                          Office of Naval Research
                                                                                                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                          CAPT M. Xavier (X) Lugo, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                          Task Force Lima Mission Commander
                                                                                                                                                                                          Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO)
                                                                                                                                                                                          Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, 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: PEO C4I/Technical Director Dr. Robert Parker ...
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                                                                                                                                                                                              • Room: Second Level, Ballroom 20 Lobby
                                                                                                                                                                                              Panelists will discuss how NAVWAR is transforming its engineering culture and processes to accelerate the delivery of critical, cutting-edge Information Warfare (IW) capabilities.  NAVWAR is harnessing the power of digital engineering to manage system of systems complexity, support agile development, and enhance program alignment and execution that results in an integrated, resilient command and control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting (C5ISRT) architecture....
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                                                                                                                                                                                              Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                              Justin Fanelli
                                                                                                                                                                                              Chief Technology Officer (Acting), Department of the Navy and
                                                                                                                                                                                              Technical Director, Program Executive Office (PEO) Digital and Enterprise Services
                                                                                                                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                              Nicholas Freije
                                                                                                                                                                                              Assistant Chief Engineer for Mission Architecture
                                                                                                                                                                                              Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
                                                                                                                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                              Matthew Rambo
                                                                                                                                                                                              Assistant Chief Engineer for Mission Capability
                                                                                                                                                                                              Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
                                                                                                                                                                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                              Robert L. Wolborksy
                                                                                                                                                                                              Chief Engineer (CHENG)
                                                                                                                                                                                              Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                • Room: Booth 1112
                                                                                                                                                                                                Education is arguably our greatest warfighting multiplier. Combined with research, both are fundamental to innovation and readiness. With Decision Advantage being a Force Design imperative identified in the CNO Navigation Plan (NAVPLAN), how can we leverage our learning and technical institutions more purposefully with industry to accelerate “concepts to capability” at greater speed and scale?   Watch Video...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                VADM Ann E. Rondeau, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                President
                                                                                                                                                                                                Naval Postgraduate School
                                                                                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                LtGen Matthew G. Glavy, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                Deputy Commandant for Information
                                                                                                                                                                                                Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
                                                                                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Justin Norman
                                                                                                                                                                                                Acting Portfolio Director/Technical Director, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                Defense Innovation Unit
                                                                                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                RADM Douglas W. (Doug) Small, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                                Commander
                                                                                                                                                                                                Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
                                                                                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                LT Zachary Vrtis, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                                Student, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                Naval Postgraduate School
                                                                                                                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, February 14, 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Information access and awareness drive timely and appropriate decision making for every mission and are critical for minimizing time-to-action. The Defense Department strives to share data across Services, Organizations, Departments, and even Coalition Partners under the Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control (CJADC2). Yet, moving and accessing data is problematic, particularly as sensor data volume grows at a rate for which communications networks cannot keep pace. This challenge is further compounded as distance (latency) increases and traditional network performance dramatically decreases. This has been a significant issue for the Navy, where the primary means of communications for ships at sea is... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Russel Davis
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chief Operating Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vcinity, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday, February 14, 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Room: Keynote Area, Hall D
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Join Women in AFCEA for our annual Women’s Appreciation Event. All are invited to join Women in AFCEA 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. Open to all registered WEST attendees with conference badge. No additional advance registration is necessary....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jane Rathbun
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chief Information Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department of the Navy
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, February 15, 6:30 AM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Room: Hall D Lobby
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, February 15, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Room: Keynote Area, 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. Capacity is limited. Watch Video...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sponsored by:

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Room: Keynote Area, Hall D
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Watch Livestream...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Hon. Carlos Del Toro
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Secretary of the Navy
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Department of Defense
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Room: Hall D
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sponsored by:

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Room: Halls D-H
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday, February 15, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                                                                                                When stakeholders across the entire acquisition ecosystem are united under a single view, collaboration is seamless, insights are derived faster, and acquisition cycles are streamlined. Learn how defense organizations and best-in-class industry organizations use a centralized platform to increase speed to innovation and improve supply chain resiliency. In this session you will: - Hear strategies that leading agencies employ to shorten acquisition lifecycles. - Learn about solutions that help address common challenges. - See a live demo of Salesforce Acquisition Relationship Management capabilities for defense organizations....
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Matthew Jacobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Executive, Digital Transformation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Salesforce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                David Nava
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Principal Solution Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Salesforce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tracks:

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Room: Booth 2801
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The U.S .Marine Corps is at the forefront of digital modernization with a focus on Naval integration. Network unification is taking place to have awareness across the enterprise with a keen eye towards resilient transport pathways, data convergence, and cyber security. This includes a hybrid cloud infrastructure, architecture based on zero trust principles, and an integrated mission and data fabric that is unified from tactical to enterprise. This panel will lay out the journey thus far and what lays ahead where we seek input from government, industry, and academia partners.  Watch Video...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Shery S. Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cyber Technology Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Daniel Corbin, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DC(I) C4 Technical Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  USMC Senior Information Security Official
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Colin Crosby, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marine Corps’ Service Data Officer (SDO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and Deputy DON Chief Data Officer (CDO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gaurang Dave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cyber Technology Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marine Corps Systems Command
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Louis Koplin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Executive Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PEO Digital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kevin Murray
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chief Technology Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HQMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Room: Booth 1112
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Indo-Pacific region is increasingly important, both to its resident nations and the world.  It is home to more than half the world’s people and generates nearly $50 trillion in economic activity.  It also faces some of the most pressing security challenges of the 21st century, including the rise of great power competition, severe impacts from climate change, territorial disputes and massive illegal fishing.  The 5 Eyes Allies have increasing interests in this pivotal region.  The panel will explore what activities they might pursue to best further peace, stability and prosperity there. Watch Video...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CAPT Scott Tait, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Executive Director, National Security Innovation Catalyst
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    University of California Institute on Global Conflict & Cooperation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CDRE David Frost, RAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Australian Naval Attache to the United States
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CDR Alan Parker, RNZN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Naval Attache and Assistant Defence Attache
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Zealand Defence Force
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cdre Roger Readwin, RN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    United Kingdom Naval Attache to the United States
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VADM Phillip Sawyer, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chair and Professor of Practice, Undersea Warfare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Naval Postgraduate School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MGen Michel-Henri (Mike) St-Louis, CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Canadian Defence Attache to the United States
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Commander, Canadian Defense Liaison Staff
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, February 15, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Room: Booth 1148
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jennifer Edgin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (N2N6B)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, February 15, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Room: Booth 2547
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DISA is adapting to a dynamic cyber environment by discussing three specific initiatives: driving to the endpoint; collaboratively defending the cloud; and synchronizing defensive operations.  For each initiative, the status of the effort and challenges are provided as discussion points for audience engagement on related technologies and initiatives.  DISA is committed to continuous improvement and looks forward to learning how the audience meets the challenges of a dynamic cyber environment. Watch Video...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Darrell D. Fountain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chief, Cyber Security Services Provider (CSSP) Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Defense Information Systems Agency
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, February 15, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The DoD Digital Engineering Strategy envisioned a future where prototypes and testing are optimized in a virtual environment, and data is leveraged across a dynamic lifecycle. In support, the US Navy and Marine Corps Digital Systems Engineering Transformation Strategy astutely highlighted the need to design, deliver, and sustain platforms under restrictive budgets and aggressive deadlines. While it may seem the vision and challenges are at odds, that future is now. Join this presentation to learn how Altair Engineering is currently solving this conundrum. By merging physics-based modeling and data analytics across high-performance computing environments, complex environments such as Airborne RADAR... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Michael Griesi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Technical Account Manager, High-Frequency Electromagnetics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Altair
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, February 15, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Room: Booth 3240
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Leaders responsible for the Sea Service budget will explore the status of their services for Fiscal Year 2024 and beyond, evaluating the feasibility of the budget to sustain the prominence of U.S. naval forces. Given China's emergence as a pacing threat and the expansion of its navy, the conversation will delve into an assessment of whether U.S. investments in national defense are robust enough to deter China effectively and satisfy the goals outlined in the National Security Strategy. • With China as a pacing threat and the expansion of its Navy, how has the Sea Service budget adapted to address the... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ADM Jonathan W. Greenert, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Former Chief of Naval Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Department of Defense
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LtGen James H. Adams III, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Deputy Commandant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Program and Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RDML Matt Lake, USCG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Assistant Commandant for Resources and Chief Financial Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            U.S. Coast Guard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            VADM John B. Skillman, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Integration of Capabilities and Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            N8, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, February 15, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Room: Booth 1148
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CAPT Mathias K. Roth, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Commanding Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tracks:

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New identities, new environments and new attack methods require a modern adaptive Cyber Defense to secure DoD's most valuable resources. The threat landscape continues to dramatically evolve and more than half of CISOs (52%) feel they are not completely prepared for the cyber risks to their mission.   Employees and third-party vendors work from anywhere, and from ubiquitous devices. Hybrid and cloud environments are massively complex for an organization to secure, while human and machine identities can be assigned high-risk permissions to become a “privileged user” AND a potential mission threat.  Additionally, increased attack vectors, such as AI-fueled ransomware and complex software... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                James Imanian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Senior Director, US Federal Technology Office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cyberark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tracks:

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Room: Booth 2801
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Marine Corps is in full implementation of Force Design, which seeks to field a more capable, modernized 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 Corps is collapsing its tactical networks into its enterprise SIPR and NIPR. Composed of senior leaders from throughout I MEF, this panel will discuss I MEF C5ISRT Initiatives, Opportunities, and Challenges in the Indo-PACOM Theater of Operations. Watch Video...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Col Kwabena K. Gyimah, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I Marine Expeditionary Force
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Col Thomas J. Heller, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3d Marine Aircraft Wing
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LtCol Michael Anthony, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1st Marine Division
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LtCol Thomas P. Cunningham, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1st Marine Logistics Group
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LtCol Robert A. Doss III, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Commanding Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9th Communication Battalion, I MIG
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LtCol Angela Nelson, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Commanding Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Room: Booth 1112
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Coast Guard's C5I Service Center is not just embracing change; they’re leading it. Picture a landscape where Zero Trust Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, and a cutting-edge cloud environment converge seamlessly. Our journey involves significant investments in platform managed services, a commitment to elevating developer and user experiences, and the strategic leveraging of secure cloud, software factory, and data fabric services. Join us as we unravel the challenges we face today and map out an exciting course to revolutionize our entire portfolio in the next five years. Watch Video...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Paul Soucy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Infrastructure Managed Services COR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USCG C5ISC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CAPT. Patrick Thompson, USCG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Infrastructure Division Chief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USCG C5ISC
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CDR Jonathan White, USCG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cloud and Data Branch Chief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USCG C5ISC
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, February 15, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Room: Booth 2547
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Overview of the Joint Enterprise License Agreements (JELA) Program including information on current JELAs and how to obtain a JELA.  Watch Video...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DeOnna S. Collins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Program Manager, Joint Enterprise License Agreements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Defense Information Systems Agency
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, February 15, 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The advent of 5G technology has revolutionized the way we communicate and connect with each other. The communications industry has been at the forefront of this transformation, providing cutting-edge solutions to meet the ever-increasing demand for faster, more reliable, and secure wireless networking. In this talk, we will discuss the innovative packaging of a 5G cell site into an outdoor travel kit that can be quickly moved and deployed remotely to stand up a secure mobile network at the tactical edge. This solution is differentiated using protected N79 spectrum; with a n79 Private 5G network, agencies become their own cellular... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ron Malenfant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Head of 5G Strategy and Architecture - Sales CTO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ciena
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, February 15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Room: Booth 1148
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tamara (Tami) North
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Director of Information Warfare Readiness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Naval Information Forces
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CAPT Kelvin B. McGhee, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Commanding Officer, Naval Network Warfare Command
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Commander, Task Force 1010
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CAPT Edward A. McLellan III, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          N2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          U.S. Third Fleet
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CAPT Christi Montgomery, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Information Warfare Commander
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Carrier Strike Group Twelve
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CDR Sarah A. Sherwood, USN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Navy Information Warfighting Development Center
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, February 15, 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Room: Booth 2049
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SealingTech provides modular edge computing servers to the Department of Defense (DoD) for various use cases, including cyber fly-away kits, tactical edge computing kits, AI/ML edge device applications, and more. In this presentation, we aim to advise the Sea Service community on the latest industry innovations that can enhance warfighters' speed, efficacy, and mission success. We will demonstrate how SealingTech's rapid prototyping, end-user feedback, and Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs) have enabled us to design and quickly field the latest technological advancements throughout the DoD. We will provide a brief overview of SealingTech's edge compute servers and fly-away kits, highlighting how they... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Andres Giraldo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Deputy Director, Product Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SealingTech
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, February 15, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Room: Keynote Area, Hall D
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gen Christopher Mahoney, USMC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Assistant Commandant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Marine Corps
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