PROGRAM

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

WELCOME

Mr. Steve Ritchey

Vice President for Intelligence

AFCEA International

RADM Thomas Atkin, USCG (Ret.)

Director

U.S. Business Development Homeland Security Team

Raytheon

Mr. William Tarry

Consultant

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

THE COAST GUARD’S ROLE IN HOMELAND SECURITY

RADM Christopher J. Tomney, USCG

Assistant Commandant for Coast Guard

Intelligence & Criminal Investigations

Today the Coast Guard, by virtue of its military, maritime, and multi-mission character, broad statutory authorities, membership in the intelligence community, command and control structure, and extensive experience in conducting and coordinating complex operations, has significant and complex roles within the Department of Homeland Security and subsequently the U.S. government. This opening session will provide an overview of the Coast Guard’s unique missions and authorities and explain how industry can work to ensure interoperability among assets as well as with the other four armed services and branches of the government.

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

SESSION ONE: MARITIME HOMELAND SECURITY OVERVIEW

RADM William “Dean” Lee, USCG

Deputy for Operations Policy & Capabilities

The effective understanding of anything associated with the global maritime domain that could impact the security, safety, economy, or environment of the United States is critical to the Coast Guard. As a result, an active, layered maritime defense approach is best achieved by improving our ability to collect, fuse, analyze, display, and disseminate actionable information and intelligence to operational commanders. To maintain the Coast Guard’s advantage in the maritime domain, the Coast Guard must have superior, predictive knowledge of both the physical and virtual maritime environment. Therefore, persistent, end-to-end theater-focused Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) is critical. This session will provide insight into the Coast Guard’s requirements to enhance maritime domain awareness and achieve national objectives for homeland security.

 

Focus Questions:

  • What can the Coast Guard and Industry learn from recent maritime response incidents?
  • What are the key challenges associated with countering the impacts of maritime response incidents?
  • What opportunities are there for Industry to support future maritime response incidents?

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

NETWORKING BREAK

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

SESSION TWO: COAST GUARD BUDGET FISCAL YEAR-15 OVERVIEW

RDML Stephen P. Metruck, USCG

Assistant Commandant Chief Financial Officer, Planning Resources, & Procurement Directorate

The Coast Guard is investing in major acquisition projects that modernize the service’s ships, boats, aircraft, and command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. This process of “recapitalizing” older and difficult-to-maintain assets is essential in order to carry out the Coast Guard’s missions, which help ensure our nation’s maritime security. The constrained fiscal environment poses many new challenges to the development of the Coast Guard’s major acquisition projects, particularly as the Coast Guard’s missions continue to expand in response to the changing needs of the nation. This session will provide an overview of the Coast Guard Fiscal Year 15 Budget identifying growth areas and cuts, and the Coast Guard’s priorities given the multi-mission responsibilities responding to the array of dangerous threats in the U.S. Maritime Domain.

 Focus Questions:

  • What adjustments is the Coast Guard making as a result of the constrained fiscal environment?
  • How can Industry partners help the Coast Guard meet Fiscal Year 15 challenges?
  • Which programs are the Coast Guard focusing on and where are growth opportunities for Industry?

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

SESSION THREE: AN OPERATIONAL COMMANDER'S PERSPECTIVE ON COMMAND & CONTROL, OPERATIONS & KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

RADM Dan Abel, USCG

Commander

Coast Guard District One

The Coast Guard operates in a continually changing and complex mission environment. As such, the way ahead poses many challenges. This is especially true in the area of C4IT as the Coast Guard becomes more dependent on technology for mission execution. The Coast Guard must adapt its’ goals, objectives, and initiatives to fulfill complex and continually changing missions and business needs. This session will highlight the challenges and opportunities for Industry to assist the Coast Guard in maintaining resilient C4IT.

 

Focus Questions:

  • How can Coast Guard and Industry work together to continually develop the C4IT workforce, collaborate with operational partners and improve business processes by implementing best practices?
  • How can Industry partners deliver mission-focused, interoperable, and innovative solutions to enhance the Coast Guard’s C4IT capabilities?
  • How can Coast Guard and Industry work together to enhance mission effectiveness by preventing C4IT security incidents, such as cyber attacks and intrusions, and enhancing C4IT security mitigation, user awareness, and enforcing compliance?

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: COMMANDANT'S VISION; LOOKING BEYOND THE HORIZON

VADM John P. Currier, USCG

Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

SESSION FOUR: ACHIEVING CYBER SECURITY TOGETHER

RADM Robert E. Day Jr., USCG

Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (C4&IT)

Commander Coast Guard Cyber Command

RADM Marshall B. Lytle III, USCG

Director, Command, Control, Communications & Computer Systems & Chief Information Officer

U.S. Cyber Command

CAPT Jeff Radgowski, USCG

Commander

Coast Guard Cryptologic Group

The Coast Guard’s advantage is declining as more nations, transnational criminal organizations and non-state actors are acquiring and employing more advanced computing and networked systems. As such the Coast Guard will continue to improve its offensive and defensive cyber capabilities to effectively identify, protect against, enhance resiliency in the face of, and counter electromagnetic threats to the Coast Guard and maritime interests of the United States. This session will discuss how the Coast Guard and Industry can work together to create a safe, secure and resilient cyber operating environment that allows for the execution of Coast Guard missions and maritime transportation interests of the United States.

Focus Questions:

  • What are the key challenges associated with countering electromagnetic threats in the maritime environment?
  • What does the Coast Guard need from Industry to improve its offensive and defensive cyber capabilities to effectively identify, protect against, enhance resiliency in the face of, and counter electromagnetic threats to United States maritime interests?

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

SESSION FIVE: COAST GUARD ARCTIC STRATEGY

Dr. John Oliver

Senior Ocean Policy Advisor, Emerging Policy Staff

Headquarters, U.S. Coast Guard

As the Coast Guard prepares for the future, the emerging maritime frontier of the Arctic is significantly expanding our operating area. As receding ice invites increased human activity in commercial and private ventures, there is increasing demand for the Coast Guard to ensure the safety, security and stewardship of the nation’s Arctic waters. This session will provide an overview of Coast Guard Arctic Strategy to guide our efforts in the region over the next 10 years, and explain how Industry can help the Coast Guard prepare for the emerging maritime frontier of the Arctic.

Focus Questions:

  • How can Industry assist the Coast Guard in preparing for the future as the receding ice in the Arctic expands areas of operation?
  • How can Industry assist the Coast Guard at improving awareness, solving technical and logistical challenges, modernizing governance and broadening partnerships in the Arctic region?

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

SESSIONSIX: BUILDING TOMORROW'S COAST GUARD CAPABILITIES

RDML Mark E. Butt

Assistant Commandant for Capability

Mr. F.R. “Joe” Call, USCG

Strategic Advisor to Assistant Commandant for Intelligence & Criminal Investigations

The Coast Guard is continuously working to identify and provide capabilities, competencies, and developing standards for the staffing, training, equipping, sustaining, maintaining, and employing Coast Guard forces to meet mission requirements. To maintain the Coast Guard’s advantage in the maritime domain, it must continually develop new capabilities. This session will provide guidance on where the Coast Guard is building future capabilities by examining lessons learned from previous case studies.

Focus Questions:

  • What challenges associated with the maritime environment does the Coast Guard face as it works to achieve national objectives for maritime homeland security?
  • What does the Coast Guard need from industry to further understand and exploit adversaries operating in the maritime environment?
  • What is the future of the Coast Guard’s ISR systems and how can Industry assist the Coast Guard in answering future ISR requirements?

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

STRETCH BREAK

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SESSION SEVEN: COAST GUARD QUESTION & ANSWER PANEL

Moderators:

RADM Thomas Atkin, USCG (Ret.)

Director

U.S. Business Development

Homeland Security Team

Raytheon

Mr. William Tarry

Consultant

Speakers:

 

RADM Robert E. Day Jr., USCG

Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (C4&IT)

Commander Coast Guard Cyber Command

RADM Christopher J. Tomney, USCG

Assistant Commandant for Coast Guard

Intelligence & Criminal Investigations

Mr. John Buchanan, USCG

Deputy Director, Coast Guard Investigative Service

CAPT Robert P. Hayes, USCG

Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center

Mr. Robert Irvine, USCG

Director, Coast Guard Counterintelligence Service

During this session, the panel members will respond to questions from the audience.

4:30 p.m.

CONFERENCE WRAP-UP

RADM Christopher J. Tomney, USCG

Assistant Commandant for Coast Guard

Intelligence & Criminal Investigations

RADM Thomas Atkin, USCG (Ret.)

DirectorU.S. Business Development Homeland Security Team

Raytheon

Mr. William Tarry

Consultant