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Women's Appreciation Event 2017: Women in Cyber

Celebrating Women in Cyber with AFCEA
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Exhibit Hall A, San Diego Convention Center

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We are excited to offer a focus on Women in Cyber for our fourth women's appreciation event at WEST!  For the past three years this event has been growing with more attendees, sponsors and interest.  Women and men are all invited to attend this prestigious event to enjoy drinks and refreshments while networking with senior leaders in the IT, communications and related fields, followed by a panel discussion on Women in Cyber. The event will culminate with the presentation of the women's appreciation awards for 2017.

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Women in Cyber Panel

The panel will be moderated by Vice Adm. Nancy Brown, USN (Ret), Former Director of C4 Systems (J6), The Joint Staff.  

Panelists include Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare/Director of Naval Intelligence (photo at right), and previously Commander of 10th Fleet/Fleet Cyber Command; Winnie Callahan, Ed.D., Director of the University of San Diego Center for Cyber Security Engineering and Technology;  and Sharon Lewis, Senior Program Manager, ARMA Global – a General Dynamics company. 


Navy Information Warfare Pavilion: Meet the Program Managers

Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion (adjacent to booth #1346)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Program Manager (PM) or designated representative from the Navy’s Program Offices listed below will be available for a Meet the PMs Session at WEST 2017. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Meetings are scheduled in 15-minute increments. Companies can request to meet with up to two (2) different PMs. Meetings will take place in the NAVY INFORMATION WARFARE PAVILION on the exhibit hall floor.

Participants are as follows: 

PMW 120: Battlespace Awareness and Information Operations
PMW 130: Information Assurance and Cyber Security
PMW 150: Command and Control
PMW 160: Tactical Networks
PMW/A 170: Communications and GPS Navigation
PMW 740: International C4I Integration
PMW 750: Carrier and Air Integration
PMW 760: Ship Integration
PMW 770: Undersea Integration
PMW 790: Shore and Expeditionary Integration

PEO Space Systems
PMW 146: Communications Satellite Program Office

PEO Enterprise Information Systems
PMW 205: Naval Enterprise Networks
PMW 220: Navy Enterprise Business Solutions
PMW 240: Sea Warrior Program
PMM 110: Enterprise Software Licensing
DCAO: Data Center and Application Optimization
Innovation Cell

PEO Tactical Aircraft Programs 
PMA/PMW-101: Multifunctional Information Distribution System

AFCEA San Diego Golf Tournament

The AFCEA San Diego Chapter in conjunction with WEST 2017 is sponsoring the AFCEA San Diego Chapter Education Foundation Golf Tournament at the premier Riverwalk Golf Club on Friday, February 24th in Mission Valley. Funds raised through this event will benefit the AFCEA San Diego Chapter Education Foundation. More information and online registration available here.

AFCEA San Diego Chapter Welcome to San Diego Reception  

Will you be in town on Sunday evening? The AFCEA San Diego Chapter, in conjunction with WEST 2017, is hosting an evening reception to welcome WEST attendees to San Diego at on Sunday, February 19th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  The reception will be held at the Stone Brewing Tap Room in Downtown San Diego (adjacent to PETCO Park). Separate registration is required. More information and online ticket purchase available here.

San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) Breakfast 

The San Diego Military Advisory Council is holding their signature monthly breakfast in conjunction with WEST 2017 on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 a.m. in Hall A. Separate registration is required. Advance tickets can be purchased online at