SIGNAL Coverage: WEST 2019


Real-time coverage from WEST 2019, including blog posts, news and photos, all in one place. SIGNAL provides highlights and breaking news from speakers and panelists.

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Kinetic Weapons Remain a Priority as Cyber War Rages

Leaders for all three maritime services—the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard—participate in a town hall forum at West 2019. Photo by Michael Carpenter

Cyber war may be raging, but the maritime services balance cyber and kinetic priorities.

 

F-35 Fighter Program Recruits Small Business Innovators

Air Force Capt. Andrew "Dojo" Olson, commander of the F-35 Heritage Flight Team, performs a high-speed pass during the Canadian International Air Show in Toronto, Sept. 1, 2018. The F-35 program office intends to award rapid development contractors to small businesses to rapidly develop and deliver an array of technologies for the aircraft. Photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program needs entrepreneurs for rapid technology development.

 

Navy Revolutionizing Readiness

Adm. Christopher Grady, USN, U.S. Fleet Forces commander, speaks at West 2019.

Navy fleet commander announces a new effort to revolutionize readiness, in part by taking advantage of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics.

 

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DARPA's Ocean of Things Ripples Across Research Areas

DARPA’s Ocean of Things program may be the largest effort for deploying sensors in the ocean, but others are interested in gathering oceanic data.  Willyam Bradberry/Shutterstock

The U.S. Defense Department could one day place thousands of low-cost, floating sensors into the ocean to collect environmental data.

 

Kinetic Weapons Remain a Priority as Cyber War Rages

Leaders for all three maritime services—the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard—participate in a town hall forum at West 2019. Photo by Michael Carpenter

Cyber war may be raging, but the maritime services balance cyber and kinetic priorities.

 

Ushering in a Maritime Century

Adm. John Richardson, USN, chief of naval operations, speaks to the West 2019 audience via videoconference.

Adm. John Richardson, USN, chief of naval operations, theorizes the decades to come could require a greater emphasis on maritime operations due to multiple factors.

 

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