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

National Preparedness and Infrastructure Protection Symposium
02/06/2019 - 02/06/2019
Doubletree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City, Arlington, VA

That vital systems and processes sustaining critical urban infrastructures in the U.S. are at great risk of repeated cyber attacks is undeniable. There is little debate that national-level cybersecurity strategies must make this risk a top priority. Critical infrastructure protection takes center stage at this new AFCEA event, which will connect national and state policy makers, industry and government leaders, supporting agencies and principal players in a vital discussion of urban resilience in the face of both physical and cyber threats.

The National Security Technology Forum and Exposition (NSTFX)
02/12/2019 - 02/12/2019
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

The Southern California science and technology ecosystem includes major commands and units across all military services. It is home to leading academic institutions and an equally remarkable set of companies of all sizes fueling extensive R&D activities to meet national security needs. To bring these communities together, the NST Forum and Exposition will feature presenters from regional, state and local R&D units. Academic, business and defense professionals leading advances in robotics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, health sciences, and data analytics will participate in panels, keynotes and immersive networking.

WEST Conference and Exhibition
02/13/2019 - 02/15/2019
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

The Western Conference and Exposition (WEST) is the premier Sea Services event on the west coast. Senior leaders from government, military, industry and academia will convene to discuss emerging systems, platforms, technologies and networks that will impact all areas of current and future Sea Service operations. WEST is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, both non-profit, non-lobbying membership associations. Registration is free for military and government.

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