West2018-Archive

We are living in complex and uncertain times. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the United States is facing a near-peer threat. West 2018 provided a better understanding of the impacts and implications of the new National Security Strategy and the challenges faced by the sea services.  

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Upcoming AFCEA Events

Foreign Naval & Maritime Threat Symposium
04/11/2019 - 04/11/2019
Perspecta, Chantilly, VA

The Office of Naval Intelligence-AFCEA Foreign Naval and Maritime Threat Symposium will focus on Great Power threats, challenges and areas where industry can help mitigate risk. Hear directly from Vice Adm. Matt Kohler, USN, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, and director of Naval Intelligence. Classified (TS/SCI) threat presentations round out the day. ONI leaders and analysts will provide presentations that cover not only the maritime and cyber threat environment but also Navy intelligence requirements and desired outcomes in the context of Navy and U.S. Defense Department planning.

USINDOPACOM Coalition Interoperability Forum
04/16/2019 - 04/17/2019
Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter, HI

Future conflicts involving the United States will require regional coalitions of like-minded, capable and interoperable partners. Efforts to achieve this in a coalition environment have stagnated in the past 14 years. The U.S. needs to energize the community of interest, including organizations in industry, academia, government and military, to accelerate these efforts. USINDOPACOM is hosting this event to discuss major challenges impacting coalition interoperability to rapidly field warfighting capabilities.

Homeland Security Conference
04/22/2019 - 04/24/2019
Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC

More than any other operations, homeland security missions call for coordinated and end-to-end collaboration. Success depends on preparing for the unknowable, preventing the unthinkable and planning recovery from the unimaginable. To assist in the process, AFCEA International brings together the people in charge of ensuring success--from subject matter experts to frontline responders--for three days of open discussion about the various aspects of homeland security.

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