Monday Schedule





Maryland B-D Exhibit Hall Open

Time: 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

Location: Maryland B-D

Prince George’s Exhibit Hall Open

Time: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Location: Prince George’s Exhibit Hall

Sea-Air-Space Opening Ceremony

Time: 9:00 a.m.
Speaker: The Honorable James F. Geurts, Undersecretary of the Navy (Performing the duties of) 

Location: Potomac AB

Tri-Service Maritime Leadership

Time: Immediately Following Opening Ceremony
Speakers: Adm. Mike Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations

Gen. David Berger, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps

Adm. Karl Schultz, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard

Moderator: Adm. John Richardson, Retired 31st Chief of Naval Operations 

Location: Potomac AB

What does it take to command our maritime forces? Building on the newest guidance from the Tri-Service Maritime Strategy guide and the 2018 National Defense Strategy, our panel of sea service chiefs will discuss the myriad opportunities and challenges our commanders face while operating on land, sea and air.

Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Speak live with our virtual exhibitors on the Sea-Air-Space 2021 app. Full access to the app requires users to create a log in using the email address on file with our registration team. 

Other app features include creating your own virtual agenda, messaging other attendees, setting up private meetings and vying for top prize in our gamification contest.

Location: Sea-Air-Space 2021 App

Desktop Access
Google Play Store
Apple App Store

JADC2: Navigating the Netted Battlespace

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Speakers: Ms. Kelly McCool, Acting Director, Digital Warfare Office, OPNAV N9ID 

Rear Adm. Douglas Small, Commander, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command 

Mr. Scott Stapp, Chief Technology Officer, Northrop Grumman

Dr. Ross Niebergall, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, L3Harris Technologies

Moderator: Mr. Patrick Tucker, Technology Editor, Defense One

Location: Potomac CD 

Arctic Domain Readiness

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Speakers: Mr. Richard Jenkins, Saildrone CEO

Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet, U.S. Navy

Vice Adm. Scott Buschman, Deputy Commandant for Operations, U.S. Coast Guard

Dr. Alyson Azzara, International Trade Specialist, Department of Transportation 

Moderator: Rear Adm. Lars Saunes, Norway (ret.) Chief of Royal Norwegian Navy

Location: Woodrow Wilson Ballroom

How do we best ensure readiness in the Arctic domain to meet the challenges of the future? This includes battling harsh, dynamic operational conditions as well as countering volatile influences at the strategic level. The approach will require whole-of-government and like-minded, transparent partners to address Arctic security risks and readiness in both the current and future Arctic environments.

Sea-Air-Space Luncheon

Time: 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Speaker: Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Location: Potomac AB
Ticketed Event 

Maritime Security Program

Time: 2:30 p.m.
Speakers: Ms. Sara Fuentes, Vice President of Government Affairs, Transportation Institute

Mr. Brian Schoeneman, Political and Legislative Director, Seafarers International Union of North America

Mr. Anthony Fisher, Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Sealift, Maritime Administration

Moderator: Rear Adm. Mark Buzby, U.S. Navy (ret.), former Maritime Administrator

Location: Potomac CD

The Maritime Security Program helps maintain an active, privately owned, U.S.-flag and U.S.-crewed liner fleet in international trade, while simultaneously serving as a naval auxiliary for the Department of Defense in times of national crises. By investing in and maintaining this pillar of support, the U.S.-flag fleet will be better poised to support our nation’s economic security and national defense.

Facilities and Maintenance Resiliency

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Speakers: Rear Adm. Carola List, Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics, U.S. Coast Guard

Rear Adm. John Korka, Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, and Chief of Civil Engineers, U.S. Navy

Ms. Tina Dolph, CEO, Siemens Government Technologies

Moderator: Mr. James Balocki, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Installations and Facilities 

Location: Woodrow Wilson Ballroom

Historically, the Department of the Navy has assumed risk in shore infrastructure investments to increase readiness, future force structure and other priorities. Given the imperative of contested domains in future operations outlined in the 2018 National Defense Strategy, today’s enterprise of installations and ranges serving as platforms for a new generation of weapon systems need to be configured and resilient to enable current and future missions. The panel will address initiatives and challenges to sustain U.S. shore capabilities, while enhancing installation resilience to meet mission assurance requirements for the warfighter. 

Improving Warfighter Performance in the 21st Century’s Dynamic Warfighting Environment

Sponsored by

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Speakers: Rear Adm. Jerry Burroughs, U.S. Navy (ret.), SNC

Rear Adm. C.J. Jaynes, U.S. Navy (ret.), Raytheon

Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, U.S. Navy (ret.) , BAE

Dr. Bruce Swett, Chief Artificial Intelligence Architect, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

Mr. Todd Probert, President, National Security and Innovative Solutions, CACI

Moderator: Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett, U.S. Navy (ret.)

Location: Potomac 1-3

The peer and near-peer adversaries of the 21 century warfighting environment will be capable of fielding capabilities at never-before-seen speed and scale. These adversaries are using artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation, distributed sensing, and data fusion to counter U.S. capabilities and pace American forces in all domains. At the same time, industry is developing advanced technologies to fight and win in this new environment which will change the way warfighters conduct their mission, while at the same time creating new cognitive demands. To address this, industry and government must adopt open architectures that are truly open and enable the seamlessly integration of third-party innovations. Further, advances in automation; rapid capability development; and deployment, training, remote maintenance, and user interface and experience design will be required to drive continuous innovation while preventing cognitive overload.

International Partnerships: How Global Industries
Meet the Global Needs of Our Sea Services

Time: 3:30 p.m.
Speakers: Vice Adm. Nicholas Hine, Second Sea Lord, Royal British Navy 

Adm. James Foggo, U.S. Navy (ret.)

Mr. Dak Hardwick, Assistant Vice President, International Affairs, Aerospace Industries Association

Moderator: Vice Adm. M.F.R. Lloyd, Canadian Navy (ret.), 35th Commander of the Canadian Navy

Location: Potomac AB

Hear from a panel of international naval leadership on the current state of foreign navies and their partnerships for cooperative naval alliances with the United States.

Indo-Pacific Security Strategy

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Speakers: Vice Adm. Michael McAllister, Pacific Area Commander, U.S. Coast Guard

Mr. Ronald Bushar, Senior Vice President and CTO, FireEye

Maj. Gen. Dave Furness, Deputy Assistant Commandant, Plans, Policy and Operations, Marine Corps Headquarters 

Vice Adm. Phillip Sawyer, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy, N3/N5, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Moderator: Mr. Richard Buangan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indo-Pacific Affairs, East Asia and Pacific Affairs Bureau, Department of State

Location: Woodrow Wilson Ballroom

A peaceful, free and open Indo-Pacific is vital to the U.S. and its allies’ economies in the 21st century. All nations should enjoy unfettered access to the seas and airways upon which all nations’ economies depend. Panelists will discuss what it takes to maintain safe sea lines of communication and growth in such a large and dynamic region.

Foreign Direct Investments: Reshaping Global Trade

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Speakers: Mr. Timothy Walton, Fellow, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, Hudson Institute

Mr. Ernest Istook, Former U.S. Representative, Oklahoma

Ms. Kathleen Walsh, Associate Professor, National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College

Moderator: Mr. Tony Padilla, Director, Office of Cargo and Commercial Sealift, Maritime Administration

Location: Potomac CD

Socio-economic changes, predominantly in the Eastern Hemisphere, are creating opportunities and challenges for the liberal international order as China aims to exert influence over supply chains and reshape global trade. In the absence of a robust, whole-of-government approach, this trend poses implications for U.S. national security and our ability to project power. 

International Maritime Reception

Sponsored by

Time: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Location: Potomac Pre-Function and Deck 
Ticketed Event