WEST 2020 Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities


AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2020 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, Advertising Opportunities, Branding Opportunities.

Saturday, February 29, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Hall A/B Lobby
Tracks:

    Sunday, March 01, 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    • Room: Hall A/B Lobby
    Tracks:

      Monday, March 02, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      • Room: Hall A/B Lobby
      Tracks:

        Monday, March 02, 8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

        • Room: Hall A
        Speaker(s)
        Moderator (confirmed)
        The Hon. Robert O. Work
        former Deputy Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense (2014-2017)
        Panelist (confirmed)
        Gen David H. Berger, USMC
        Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps
        Panelist (confirmed)
        ADM Michael M. Gilday, USN
        Chief of Naval Operations
        Panelist (confirmed)
        ADM Karl L. Schultz, USCG
        Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
        Tracks:

          Monday, March 02, 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

          • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 549
          Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: PEO C4I, PMW 160, Tactical Networks Program Office Zone 2: PEO C4I, PMW 146, Navy Communications Satellite Program Office Zone 3: NIWC PAC, Communications and Networks Department ...
          Tracks:

            Monday, March 02, 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM

            • Room: Halls B-C
            Tracks:

              Monday, March 02, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

              • Room: Halls B-C

                Monday, March 02, 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

                • Room: Hall B, 2200 aisle
                Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.  This briefing will provide a description and update of DISA’s on and off premise cloud services....
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker (invited)
                John Hale
                Chief, Cloud Portfolio Office
                Defense Information Systems Agency
                Tracks:

                  Monday, March 02, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

                  • Room: Hall B, 800 aisle
                  RADM Becker's Brief:  https://www.public.navy.mil/navwar/News/Documents/Presentations/03.02.2020_West_COMNAVWAR.pdf...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker (confirmed)
                  RADM Christian "Boris" Becker, USN
                  Commander, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
                  Speaker (confirmed)
                  VADM Brian B. Brown, USN
                  Commander, Naval Information Forces
                  Speaker (confirmed)
                  VADM Matthew Kohler, USN
                  Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence
                  Tracks:

                    Monday, March 02, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

                    • Room: Hall B, 1400 Aisle
                    Shipborne command and control, systems, and weapon platforms offer unique challenges for cybersecurity. First, operators must overcome all of the problems of protecting operational technology (OT) systems that share commonalities with industrial control systems (ICS). But, operating within some of the most cyber-contested areas in the world, these assets also need to function independently in nonconnected environments. In assessing these cyber challenges, where are their potential impacts most dire? Directly inside the cyber-physical systems themselves and in the processes they control. Addressing the cyber threats where they are most catastrophic is where cybersecurity needs to begin. Traditional cybersecurity approaches protect critical... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Speaker (confirmed)
                    Ed Suhler
                    Vice President, OT Cybersecurity Implementation Services
                    Mission Secure, Inc.
                    Tracks:

                      Monday, March 02, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

                      • Room: 1A
                      Approved for 1 CompTIA CEU for A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, PenTest+, CySA+, and CASP, 1 GIAC CPE, and 1 CertNexus CEC There exists a major loophole at the network endpoint from the wall to the desktop that cybersecurity does not address.  Physical security of network and terminal hardware and its user interface has been ignored in policy and practice enabling catastrophic breaches from insider threats, most notably Manning and Snowden. This session focuses on the need for convergence between physical security and cybersecurity to thwart emerging insider threats.  It reviews the background of information technology, existing policies, or lack thereof, and the... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Speaker (confirmed)
                      Robert Bauman
                      President & CEO
                      Trusted Systems, Inc.

                        Monday, March 02, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

                        • Room: Hall C
                        The National Defense Strategy states, “Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in U.S. national security. Major competitors, like Russia and China, are challenging the U.S. military in multiple capability areas.” Major warfare community leaders will share what they are doing to orient for the high-end fight. ...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Moderator (confirmed)
                        ADM William Moran, USN (Ret.)
                        Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations (2016-2019)
                        Panelist (confirmed)
                        VADM Brian B. Brown, USN
                        Commander, Naval Information Forces
                        Panelist (confirmed)
                        VADM Richard A. Brown, USN
                        Commander, Naval Surface Forces, and Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
                        Panelist (confirmed)
                        VADM DeWolfe H. Miller III, USN
                        Commander, Naval Air Forces and Naval Air Force
                        U.S. Pacific Fleet
                        Panelist (confirmed)
                        MajGen William Mullen, USMC
                        Commanding General
                        U.S. Marine Corps Training and Education Command
                        Tracks:

                          Monday, March 02, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

                          • Room: Hall C, 100 aisle
                          Speaker(s)
                          Speaker (confirmed)
                          Col Derek E. Lane, USMC
                          Commanding Officer
                          Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School
                          Tracks:

                            Monday, March 02, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

                            • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 549
                            Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: PEO EIS, HQ, Technical Director Zone 2: NIWC PAC, Decision Superiority Portfolio Zone 3: NIWC PAC, Chief of Staff ...
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                              Monday, March 02, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

                              • Room: Hall B, front of 2200 aisle
                              Every organization strives to improve team performance - there have been countless studies to identify what it takes. Google's Project Aristotle analyzed 180 teams over 2 years to determine how to build the perfect team. A panel of Young AFCEANs will discuss what it takes to build and sustain high-performing teams. This panel is a part of the Young AFCEA Disruptive by Design series....
                              Speaker(s)
                              Moderator (confirmed)
                              Brandon Lester
                              VP Security Engineering
                              SRC Technologies
                              Panelist (confirmed)
                              Cayley Rice, Ph.D.
                              Enterprise Lead for Sensors, Collections, and Phenomenology
                              Leidos
                              Panelist (confirmed)
                              Joe Rohner
                              Director of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics
                              Booz Allen Hamilton
                              Panelist (confirmed)
                              Stephanie Tharp
                              PMW-160 Product Support Manager
                              NAVWAR 4.0/ PEO(C4I)
                              Panelist (confirmed)
                              Mike Whelan
                              Director
                              Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) CIG West Technical Team
                              Tracks:

                                Monday, March 02, 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

                                • Room: Hall B, 1400 Aisle
                                Tactical and strategic intelligence together encompasses the present status and the future direction of an organization - one without the other is aimless. Strategic intelligence enables decision-makers to have an insight on emerging trends and patterns and thereby prescribe relevant corrective mechanism based on available alternatives and a more complete knowledge of the present environment. Tactical intelligence keeps a pulse on the present and implement steps to leverage existing real-time opportunities and resources. Hitachi Vantara Federal (HVF) can architect effective solutions to accelerate this via Pentaho and our innovative Data-As-A-Service offerings. Pentaho helps gather data from a plethora of data sources... ...read more...
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                Pragyansmita Nayak, Ph.D.
                                Chief Data Scientist
                                Hitachi Vantara Federal
                                Tracks:

                                  Monday, March 02, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                  • Room: Hall B, 2200 aisle
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Speaker (invited)
                                  Chris Medley
                                  Project Manager, Infrastructure Directorate
                                  Defense Information Systems Agency
                                  Tracks:

                                    Monday, March 02, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

                                    • Room: Hall B, 800 aisle
                                    Speaker(s)
                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                    Manuel N. Hermosilla
                                    Executive Director
                                    U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. TENTH Fleet
                                    Tracks:
                                    Handout(s)

                                      Monday, March 02, 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

                                      • Room: Hall B, 1400 Aisle
                                      The RMF process is a highly manual process that often takes 12-18 months to prepare an authorization package and receive ATO approval. It frequently takes over 3000 man-hours to prepare and process an authorization package, and this must be repeated every 3 years (sometimes more frequently). This topic will discuss leveraging modern technologies to automate much of the process in order to reduce the cost and time spent on RMF paperwork. This topic will also address opportunities to achieve RMF Step 6, Continuous Monitoring....
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                      Mike Jenkins
                                      Chief Scientist
                                      Booz Allen Hamilton
                                      Tracks:

                                        Monday, March 02, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                                        • Room: Hall C, 100 aisle
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                        MajGen Robert F. Castellvi, USMC
                                        Commanding General
                                        1st Marine Division
                                        Tracks:

                                          Monday, March 02, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

                                          • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 549
                                          Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: PEO C4I, PMW 790, Shore and Expeditionary Integration Office Zone 2: NAVWAR 4.0: Logistics and Fleet Support Zone 3: NIWC PAC Commanding Officer ...
                                          Tracks:

                                            Monday, March 02, 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

                                            • Room: Hall B, 1400 Aisle
                                            In the modern naval fleet, many vessels now feature onboard industrial control systems (ICS) which monitor and facilitate the operation of various machine processes. These processes, generate operations data which is used for maintenance and alerts, for malfunctions or to identify other problems. In addition, once ships return to port, the data generated and collected from these vessels must be transferred to shore. In each of these instances, data must be securely transferred while protecting the source systems from the threat of cyberattack. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with the FBI and NSA, have developed guidance which... ...read more...
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                            Anthony Buono
                                            Sales Director
                                            Owl Cyber Defense
                                            Tracks:

                                              Monday, March 02, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                                              • Room: Hall A
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Keynote (confirmed)
                                              Aaron Weis
                                              Department of Navy Chief Information Officer
                                              Tracks:

                                                Monday, March 02, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 549
                                                Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: PEO C4I, PMW 170, Communications and GPS navigation Office Zone 2: NIWC PAC, Battlespace Awareness Portfolio Zone 3: Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) S&TI Modernization ...
                                                Tracks:

                                                  Monday, March 02, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                  • Room: Halls B-C

                                                    Monday, March 02, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                    • Room: 17A
                                                    Hosted by CompTIA, this 3-hour mini boot camp will provide a comprehensive overview of PenTest+ and Cloud+ certifications, a glimpse into the world of the modern pen tester and security analyst, and a discussion of the role of the modern pen tester and the fundamental technical skills needed to protect cloud computing environments from external and internal cybersecurity threats. For attending participants will earn three (3) CEUs in support of A+, Network+ and Security+ certification maintenance. Open to all registered WEST attendees with conference badge. No additional advance registration necessary. Please arrive early as space is limited. Please contact John Mongeon... ...read more...
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                    Bill Burnham United States
                                                    Chief Technology Officer, US Sector
                                                    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                    Joe Green
                                                    Vice President and Chief Technologist for Security and Government Solutions
                                                    Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                    Pamela McComas
                                                    Solutions Architect
                                                    General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)

                                                      Monday, March 02, 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

                                                      • Room: Hall B, 800 aisle
                                                      Discussion will focus on PEO C4I and Space System’s Capability Delivery, Digitization Efforts and Support of Frago 1/2019....
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                      John W.R. Pope III
                                                      Executive Director and acting Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, and Space Systems (PEO C4I & SS)
                                                      Tracks:

                                                        Monday, March 02, 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

                                                        • Room: Hall B, 2200 aisle
                                                        Overview of DoD Mobility Enterprise Capability Offerings (DMUC, DMCC-S, DMCC-TS) to include costs and how Mission Partners can order the services.  Information regarding current mobility capability enhancements and future mobility efforts....
                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                        Mark Long
                                                        Chief, Systems Engineering Branch, DoD Mobility Portfolio Management Office
                                                        Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                        Tracks:

                                                          Monday, March 02, 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                          • Room: Hall B, 1400 Aisle
                                                          Problem Thirty years ago, an IT leader’s responsibility was to ensure that workstations performed, staff were able to log into their applications and that business could transact without any hiccups. Back up and disaster recovery were manual processes involving reels of tape daily transported from one location to the appointed DR site. If that seems challenging now, imagine how challenging it was back then. It was definitely a job suited for management by a skilled expert. Since then, the people, processes and technology needed to manage IT infrastructure have evolved. IT environments have changed from being on-premise data center set-ups... ...read more...
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                          Philip Riley
                                                          Director of Technology
                                                          Data Agility Group International
                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                          Charles Smith
                                                          Enterprise Account Executive
                                                          Data Agility Group International
                                                          Tracks:

                                                            Monday, March 02, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                            • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 549
                                                            Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: PEO C4I, PMW 120, Battlespace Awareness and Information Operations Zone 2: NIWC Atlantic, Commanding Officer Zone 3: NIWC Atlantic, Executive Director ...
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                                                              Monday, March 02, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                              • Room: Hall B, 2200 aisle
                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                              Stephen M. Wallace
                                                              Systems Innovation Scientist, Emerging Technology Directorate
                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                              Tracks:

                                                                Monday, March 02, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                • Room: Hall C, 100 aisle
                                                                The MCTSSA Naval Integration Team has made great strides over the past several years in improving Naval C5I System readiness.  Through a systematic testing approach, the Naval Integration Team has developed and implemented an end-to-end C5I shipboard System-of-Systems Operability Test (SOT) that is now a standard pre-deployment evolution for MEUs and embarked SPMAGTFs. The team’s Subject Matter Expertise across all Marine afloat C5I systems has been crucial in verifying interoperability, designing afloat integration engineering solutions, and identifying systemic naval integration shortfalls. With the recently declared Initial Operational Capability of the Marine F-35B and its inaugural MEU deployment, MCTSSA has focused recent... ...read more...
                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                Maj Ryan Ackland, USMC
                                                                Naval Systems Integration Officer
                                                                Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA)
                                                                Tracks:
                                                                Handout(s)

                                                                  Monday, March 02, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

                                                                  • Room: Hall C
                                                                  Our adversaries are fielding advanced, advanced aircraft, ships, space, and cyber capabilities that threaten the U.S. ability to project power and influence into the region. The numbered fleet commanders will discuss the capabilities needed to project force into the high-end fight and to defend the force while it’s there....
                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                  Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                  ADM Scott H. Swift, USN (Ret.)
                                                                  Former Commander
                                                                  U.S. Pacific Fleet (2015-2018)
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  VADM Scott Conn, USN
                                                                  Commander, Third Fleet
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  VADM Linda Fagan, USCG
                                                                  Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
                                                                  Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force West
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  LtGen Joseph L. Osterman, USMC
                                                                  Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  RADM Phillip G. Sawyer, USN
                                                                  Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy
                                                                  (N3/N5)
                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                  VADM Timothy J. White, USN
                                                                  Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and Commander, U.S. TENTH Fleet
                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                    Monday, March 02, 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                    • Room: Hall B, 1400 Aisle
                                                                    Last year, SafeLogic's CEO Ray Potter provided the "FIPS 140-2 Insider's Strategy Session" at the Innovation Showcase. This year, NIST and the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) have unveiled the long-awaited next generation of the Federally mandated certification for encryption, FIPS 140-3. (Not to be confused with the existing FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation!) Potter will explain what the new standard covers and how it is different from the current program, why it matters for vendors in the federal and DoD community, and what procurement officers, buyers, and the average user need to know during this crucial transition in 2020....
                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                    Ray Potter
                                                                    CEO
                                                                    SafeLogic
                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                      Monday, March 02, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

                                                                      • Room: Hall B, 800 aisle
                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                      VADM Brian B. Brown, USN
                                                                      Commander, Naval Information Forces
                                                                      Tracks:
                                                                        • Room: Hall B, front of 2200 aisle
                                                                        Join NITAAC for an industry hour where they will discuss the much-anticipated Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). During the session, NITAAC will share a tentative schedule and anticipated timelines for the draft Request for Proposal and other pertinent information....
                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                        Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                        Bettie Hartley United States
                                                                        GWAC Contracting Officer’s Representative
                                                                        NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)
                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                          Monday, March 02, 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                          • Room: Hall B, 1400 Aisle
                                                                          Defense, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies’ missions demand more than current commercial AIS-based “dark vessel” and irregular shipping traffic solutions provide. Solutions must detect AND positively identify non-cooperative vessels of interest with persistence AND high confidence to efficiently eliminate nefarious actors’ hiding places. Next-generation commercial remote sensing space solutions, such as those being implemented by Maxar and its industry partners, combine persistence, resolution, broad area coverage, advanced ground processing, and web-based dissemination to provide mission-grade maritime security. Intraday revisit from commercial very-high-resolution electro-optical (EO) and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) assets provide rapid dark vessel detection and visual identification while minimizing coverage... ...read more...
                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                          Paul Millhouse
                                                                          Senior Director, Government Solutions
                                                                          Maxar
                                                                          Tracks:

                                                                            Monday, March 02, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                            • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 549
                                                                            Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: NIWC PAC, Integrated Cyber Operations Portfolio Zone 2: NIWC PAC, Chief Engineer Office Zone 3: PEO C4I, PMW 760, Ship Integration Program Office ...
                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                              Monday, March 02, 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                              • Room: Hall B, 1400 Aisle
                                                                              The DoD has established a cybersecurity program called Comply-to-Connect (C2C), and the Navy leads the way for DoD-wide implementation through its Next Generation Enterprise Networks (NGEN) program, increasing the readiness of critical terrestrial networks to support the missions at home. Another successful C2C implementation is showcased on the USNS Mercy, which provides cybersecurity to the full spectrum of US Cyber Command’s six categories of connected devices to ensure the ship’s mission readiness. The Navy needs to have a large-scale discussion on how to take the success of both NGEN’s and Mercy’s C2C implementations to pave the way for C2C across... ...read more...
                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                              Dean Hullings
                                                                              Global Defense Solutions Strategist
                                                                              Forescout
                                                                              Tracks:

                                                                                Monday, March 02, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                                                • Room: Halls B-C

                                                                                  Tuesday, March 03, 7:00 AM - 4:45 PM

                                                                                  • Room: Hall A/B Lobby
                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                    Tuesday, March 03, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

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

                                                                                      Tuesday, March 03, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

                                                                                      • Room: Hall A
                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                      Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                                      The Hon. Ellen M. Lord
                                                                                      Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                        Tuesday, March 03, 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

                                                                                        • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 549
                                                                                        Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: PEO C4I, PMW 130, Information Assurance and Cyber Security Program Office Zone 2: PEO C41, PMW 150, Command and Control Systems Program Office Zone 3: NIWC PAC Executive Director ...
                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                          Tuesday, March 03, 9:15 AM - 4:45 PM

                                                                                          • Room: Halls B-C
                                                                                          Tracks:

                                                                                            Tuesday, March 03, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

                                                                                            • Room: Halls B-C

                                                                                              Tuesday, March 03, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                                                              • Room: 7A
                                                                                              Take an in-depth look at current DoD application delivery models, discuss core application delivery services, and examine how an Enterprise Application Services Strategy can improve performance, reduce costs, and standardize security controls. Technology topics include: SaaS, Cloud, Web Application Firewall, Federated Authentication Models, API Gateways, Legacy Application Authentication Solutions, and much more....
                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                              Paul Simmons
                                                                                              Sales Engineer
                                                                                              U.S. Navy and USMC

                                                                                                Tuesday, March 03, 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

                                                                                                • Room: Hall B, 800 aisle
                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                Christopher C. Page
                                                                                                Command Information Officer, Naval Intelligence Activity
                                                                                                Office of Naval Intelligence
                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                  Tuesday, March 03, 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

                                                                                                  • Room: Hall B, 2200 aisle
                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                  Stephen M. Wallace
                                                                                                  Systems Innovation Scientist, Emerging Technology Directorate
                                                                                                  Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                                    Tuesday, March 03, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

                                                                                                    • Room: Hall B, 1400 Aisle
                                                                                                    From ships to submarines and everything in between, our Sea Services are increasingly vulnerable to cyber-induced disruptions – whether they be the result of hardware failure, malicious attack, or unintended error. Luckily, a new software solution exists to provide the Sea Services with the operational assurance and peace of mind they need to protect against these threats and stay focused on the mission at hand. For nearly two decades, the Acronis family of backup products has served the US Navy’s imaging needs on littoral combat ships, in NAVWAR (formerly SPAWAR), and more. With those experiences in mind, Acronis SCS has designed... ...read more...
                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                    John Downey
                                                                                                    Vice President of Sales
                                                                                                    Acronis SCS
                                                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                                                      Tuesday, March 03, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

                                                                                                      • Room: Hall C
                                                                                                      To meet demands of great power competition, the joint force must deliver capability at a competitive speed. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard commanders will discuss what they are doing to rapidly and effectively acquire, upgrade, and adapt major systems and platforms to deter aggression, enable resolution of crises, and if needed, conduct decisive combat operations to defeat any enemy....
                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                      Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                      Bryan Clark
                                                                                                      Senior Fellow
                                                                                                      Hudson Institute
                                                                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                      RADM Christian "Boris" Becker, USN
                                                                                                      Commander, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
                                                                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                      RDML Nathan A. Moore, USCG
                                                                                                      Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics
                                                                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                      VADM Thomas J. Moore, USN
                                                                                                      Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command
                                                                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                      BGen Arthur J. Pasagian, USMC
                                                                                                      Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command
                                                                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                      VADM G. Dean Peters, USN
                                                                                                      Commander, Naval Air Systems Command
                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                        Tuesday, March 03, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                                                                        • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 549
                                                                                                        Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: PEO EIS, PMW 270, Navy Commercial Cloud Services Zone 1: NIWC PAC, Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence Zone 3: NIWC PAC, Space Programs Sub-Portfolio ...
                                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                                          Tuesday, March 03, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

                                                                                                          • Room: Hall B, front of 2200 aisle
                                                                                                          Few would argue that artificial intelligence is one of the biggest technological breakthroughs in a generation. AI is slowing gaining purchase in the military sphere as warfighters recognize its potential to provide an edge in combat. While there is a deluge of information regarding commercial uses of AI, far less is known regarding whether - and how - it can be adopted for military use. This panel will examine the challenges and opportunities AI presents in the military context and features several panelists who are contributors to the forthcoming USNI Press book, AI at War: How Big Data, Artificial Intelligence... ...read more...
                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                          Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                          CAPT George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.)
                                                                                                          Director, Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures
                                                                                                          Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC), Pacific
                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                          Jamie Lukos, Ph.D.
                                                                                                          Head of Intelligent Sensing Branch
                                                                                                          Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific
                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                          LCDR Connor McLemore, USN
                                                                                                          Principal Operations Research Analyst and Section Head
                                                                                                          Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Assessment Division (OPNAV N81)
                                                                                                          Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                          Sam Tangredi, Ph.D.
                                                                                                          Professor and Leidos Chair of Future Warfare Studies
                                                                                                          U.S. Naval War College
                                                                                                          Tracks:

                                                                                                            Tuesday, March 03, 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

                                                                                                            • Room: Hall B, 1400 Aisle
                                                                                                            Digital transformation, like military innovation, often comes with the perception of a monumental technological leap attached to a billion-dollar price tag: The F-35 - $915B; the Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers - $73B; the JLTV - $24B. All of these billion-dollar costs are point solutions to enhance our greatest warfighting capability: Marines, Sailors, Airmen, & Soldiers. The purpose of this brief is to show how simple digital modernizations, like digitizing the in-bound and out-bound duty assignment process, can save hundreds of hours per warfighter, which can be devoted to improving operator proficiency and combat readiness. Time is readiness in waiting. A single... ...read more...
                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                            Alex Beachy
                                                                                                            Enterprise Account Executive
                                                                                                            ServiceNow
                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                            Dave Wright
                                                                                                            Chief Innovation Officer
                                                                                                            ServiceNow
                                                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                                                              Tuesday, March 03, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                                                                              • Room: Hall B, 2200 aisle
                                                                                                              DISA’s Unified Capabilities (UC) offerings are enterprise services which provide communications in support of Warfighters and National Leaders. This presentation will provide an overview of DISA's UC portfolio to include progress toward mobile access and near-term program convergence....
                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                              Jay Mallard
                                                                                                              Chief, Enterprise Services Cybersecurity and Service Management
                                                                                                              Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                              Tracks:

                                                                                                                Tuesday, March 03, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                • Room: Hall B, 800 aisle
                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                Delores S. Washburn
                                                                                                                Chief Engineer
                                                                                                                Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific)
                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                Steve Crosson
                                                                                                                Assistant Program Executive Officer for Engineering (APEO-E)
                                                                                                                Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence and Space Systems (PEO C4I and Space Systems)
                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                Timothy M. Gramp
                                                                                                                Deputy Chief Engineer (SSTM)
                                                                                                                Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PAC)
                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                Richard "Rick" Jack
                                                                                                                C4ISR Software Engineer Senior Scientific and Technical Manager (SSTM)
                                                                                                                Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PAC)
                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                Robert E. Parker, Jr., Ph.D.
                                                                                                                Executive Director (Acting) and Deputy PEO for Technical Direction and Capability Integration
                                                                                                                Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I)
                                                                                                                Tracks:
                                                                                                                  • Room: Hall C, 100 aisle
                                                                                                                  The Chief Data Officers (CDOs) across the DoD are in the process of finalizing their respective data strategies and building out operational plans for their respective organizations.  This session is designed to learn more about where they are on their journeys, key priorities over the next 6-12 months, and whether and how they can leverage learnings and innovations across the DoD. ...
                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                  Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                  Sherry Bennett, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                  Chief Data Scientist
                                                                                                                  DLT
                                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                  COL Michael R. Anderson, USA (Ret.)
                                                                                                                  Chief Federal Strategist
                                                                                                                  Informatica
                                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                  Gregory L. Garcia
                                                                                                                  Deputy Chief Information Officer/G6
                                                                                                                  U.S. Army
                                                                                                                  Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                  Thomas M. Sasala
                                                                                                                  Chief Data Officer
                                                                                                                  Department of the Navy
                                                                                                                  Tracks:

                                                                                                                    Tuesday, March 03, 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

                                                                                                                    • Room: Hall B, 1400 Aisle
                                                                                                                    A true least-privilege security model requires users, processes, applications, and systems to have just enough rights and access—and for no longer than required—to perform a necessary action or task. While agencies are increasingly effective at applying the “just enough” piece using privileged access management (PAM) solutions, they have largely neglected the time-limited and persistent risk part of the equation. Today, powerful accounts with always-on (24x7) privileged access proliferate across the DoD. The privileges of these accounts are always in an active mode—for both legitimate use and misuse. Just in Time (JIT) Administration is an approach in which agencies dynamically assign privileges... ...read more...
                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                    Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                    Christopher Hills
                                                                                                                    Deputy Chief Technology Officer & Senior Solutions Architect
                                                                                                                    BeyondTrust
                                                                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                                                                      Tuesday, March 03, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                                                                      • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 549
                                                                                                                      Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: Zone 1: NIWC PAC, Discovery & Invention Portfolio Zone 3: ...
                                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                                        Tuesday, March 03, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

                                                                                                                        • Room: Hall A
                                                                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                        Keynote (confirmed)
                                                                                                                        ADM Philip S. Davidson, USN
                                                                                                                        Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
                                                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                                                          Tuesday, March 03, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

                                                                                                                          • Room: Halls B-C

                                                                                                                            Tuesday, March 03, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                                                                                            • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 549
                                                                                                                            Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: Zone 2: PEO EIS, PMW 250, Enterprise Systems and Services Zone 3: NIWC PAC, Multi-Intelligence Fusion and Correlation (MIFC) Technology ...
                                                                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                                                                              Tuesday, March 03, 1:45 PM - 2:05 PM

                                                                                                                              • Room: Hall B, 1400 Aisle
                                                                                                                              Mobile devices like iPads, iPhones and Android phones and tablets are increasing in popularity every month. Whether personal and using it for occasional work access (BYOD) or GFE devices, almost every organization is being impacted by this trend. In this talk, we will describe the current threat landscape for mobile devices. This includes recent wellknown threats like Monokle, Project Zero, and the Checkra1n Jailbreak but also examples of some lesser-known threats. And how those threats can impact federal agencies and organizations. We will discuss BYOD trends and how simple it is for users of mobile devices to sideload applications on both... ...read more...
                                                                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                              Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                              Victoria Mosby
                                                                                                                              Solutions Engineer
                                                                                                                              Lookout
                                                                                                                              Tracks:

                                                                                                                                Tuesday, March 03, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                                                                • Room: Hall C
                                                                                                                                Approved for 1 CompTIA CEUs: A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Cloud+ and 1 GIAC CPE Command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance are all functions which are extremely dependent on accurate and timely information.   As a result, the enabling infrastructure and protections are essential to ensuring high quality actionable information which supports the OODA loop (observe-orient-decide-act). Cybersecurity is needed to protect and maintain C5ISR systems and services in today's dynamic threat arenas, demanding quick response deployments of resources. The fixed theater C5ISR operations of past decades has been replaced with the requirement for mobile, networked systems and services, protected and ready... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)
                                                                                                                                President & CEO
                                                                                                                                AFCEA International
                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                RADM David M. Dermanelian, USCG
                                                                                                                                Assistant Commandant, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology and
                                                                                                                                Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command
                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                VADM Matthew Kohler, USN
                                                                                                                                Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence
                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                VADM Nancy A. Norton, USN
                                                                                                                                Director, Defense Information Systems Agency
                                                                                                                                Commander, Joint Force Headquarters - Department of Defense Information Network
                                                                                                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                LtGen Loretta E. Reynolds, USMC
                                                                                                                                Deputy Commandant of Information, U.S. Marine Corps
                                                                                                                                Tracks:

                                                                                                                                  Tuesday, March 03, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                                                                                                  • Room: Hall C, 100 aisle
                                                                                                                                  The MCTSSA Support Center provides immediate and responsive C4I troubleshooting and support for Marine Corps’ programs of record within the Fleet Marine Force. With an emphasis on system-of-systems integration, the Support Center provides a self-service website, a 24/7 service desk, and remote or on-site Subject Matter Expert support to Marines and the Joint force around the globe.  Whether a Marine finds their answer by watching a “TechTube” video on the set-up and configuration of a VSAT terminal, or receiving over-the-shoulder guidance for setting up a digital fires net over MUOS before a major exercise, the answer is always a phone-call or... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                  Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                  Capt Adrian Felder, USMC
                                                                                                                                  Communications Officer
                                                                                                                                  Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA)
                                                                                                                                  Tracks:
                                                                                                                                  Handout(s)

                                                                                                                                    Tuesday, March 03, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                                                                    • Room: Hall B, 2200 aisle
                                                                                                                                    While its other activities like island building have gotten most of the headlines, China’s decisive line of effort in the South China Sea is the forcible imposition of Beijing’s vision of maritime sovereignty on local civilian mariners.  China is waging a maritime insurgency to overturn the prevailing U.S.-backed regime of international law that upholds the freedom of the sea, a fundamental U.S. national interest for which the United States has gone to war no less than six times.  The United States and its allies must now reorient their strategy to one of maritime counterinsurgency—positioning forces to protect civilians as they... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                    Moderator (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                    Hunter Stires
                                                                                                                                    Fellow, John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research
                                                                                                                                    U.S. Naval War College
                                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                    Bryan Clark
                                                                                                                                    Senior Fellow
                                                                                                                                    Hudson Institute
                                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                    CAPT Daniel Straub, USN
                                                                                                                                    Division Chief, Strategy, Policy, & Plans – Asia
                                                                                                                                    The Joint Chiefs of Staff (J5)
                                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                    CAPT Joshua Taylor, USN
                                                                                                                                    Department Head, International Plans and Policy (N51)
                                                                                                                                    U.S. Pacific Fleet
                                                                                                                                    Panelist (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                    LCDR Steven Wills, USN (Ret.), Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                    Research Analyst
                                                                                                                                    CNA
                                                                                                                                    Tracks:

                                                                                                                                      Tuesday, March 03, 2:15 PM - 2:35 PM

                                                                                                                                      • Room: Hall B, 1400 Aisle
                                                                                                                                      Commercial organizations have been growing in their capabilities to provide adversary-based cyber threat intelligence. A lot can be learned about how private companies are collecting, analyzing, and disseminating this intelligence to protect their networks. Threat Intelligence providers are researching attacks that are often targeting both commercial and government organizations. This presentation will cover how commercial companies have developed advanced processes and leveraged new technologies to combat the attacks, and how it is used within security operations that the military can leverage. We will also cover how emerging security frameworks like MITRE ATT&CK can also be used to improve protection of assets... ...read more...
                                                                                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                      Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                      Chris Jacob
                                                                                                                                      Vice President of Threat Intelligence Engineering
                                                                                                                                      ThreatQuotient
                                                                                                                                      Tracks:

                                                                                                                                        Tuesday, March 03, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                                                                        • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 549
                                                                                                                                        Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: PEO C4I, PMW 740, International C4I Integration Program Office Zone 2:  Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), JWICS Modernization Zone 3:   ...
                                                                                                                                        Tracks:

                                                                                                                                          Tuesday, March 03, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                                                                          • Room: Hall C, 100 aisle
                                                                                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                          Maj Adam E. Foushee, USMC
                                                                                                                                          Acquisition Lead
                                                                                                                                          Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA)
                                                                                                                                          Tracks:
                                                                                                                                          Handout(s)

                                                                                                                                            Tuesday, March 03, 2:45 PM - 3:05 PM

                                                                                                                                            • Room: Hall B, 1400 Aisle
                                                                                                                                            Industrial Control Systems are commonly thought of as major manufacturing plants, but a Naval vessel on the water is a floating factory that carries personnel and equipment to mission critical areas to ensure the success of the Nation’s interests. Current vulnerability management efforts have primarily focused on traditional IT devices, but more emphasis needs to be placed on understanding the risk of Industrial Control Systems and how to secure them. This presentation revolves around the convergence of IT and OT security into one holistic view to enable faster response to vulnerabilities which ultimately reduces risk....
                                                                                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                            Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                            Zach Bennefield
                                                                                                                                            Senior Security Engineer
                                                                                                                                            Tenable
                                                                                                                                            Tracks:

                                                                                                                                              Tuesday, March 03, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                                                                              Tuesday, March 03, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                                                                              • Room: Navy Information Warfare Pavilion - Booth 549
                                                                                                                                              Informal meetings with Program Managers and Subject Matter Experts. No appointment necessary. Zone 1: NIWC PAC, Production, Installation and In Service Engineering Portfolio Zone 2: NIWC PAC, Enterprise Engineering and Command and Control Department Zone 3: NIWC ACT PAC Hawaii ...
                                                                                                                                              Tracks:

                                                                                                                                                Tuesday, March 03, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                • Room: Hall A
                                                                                                                                                All are invited to join Women in AFCEA for a keynote by Brigadier General Lorna Mahlock; Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and the Deputy Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Marine Corps. The event continues with the presentation of the AFCEA women’s appreciation awards and culminates with drinks, light refreshments and networking with senior leaders in the information technology, C4 and cyber community. ...
                                                                                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                                                                                                BGen Lorna M. Mahlock, USMC
                                                                                                                                                Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4)
                                                                                                                                                Deputy Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Marine Corps