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.–4:30 p.m.

Location: Prince George’s Exhibit Hall

Congressional Breakfast

Time: 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Speakers: Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Senate Appropriations Committee (recorded remarks)

Mr. Mark Rosen, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Center for Naval Analysis

Mr. John Lucio, Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Defense Subcommittee

Rear Adm. John Gumbleton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget, Director, Fiscal Management Division

Moderator: Mr. Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Location: Potomac AB
Ticketed Event

Join us as our expert panel assesses the top priorities, concerns and opportunities relating to defense spending in a post-COVID-19 budget environment. How will flat military budgets impact critical weapon systems? Can we meet the challenges of great power competition and maintain our competitive advantage against advancing rival military forces? Hear from subject matter experts whose backgrounds span both the legislative and military domains. This timely discussion will provide a thorough overview of the fiscal challenges that will confront the sea services in the coming years. 

Aviation and Future Warfighting

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Time: 9:00 a.m.
Speakers:  Mr. Sean Bond, Senior Vice President for Airborne Solutions, Elbit Systems of America 

Rear Adm. Andrew Loiselle, Director, Air Warfare Division (N98) Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Lt. Gen. Mark Wise, Deputy Commandant for Aviation, U.S. Marine Corps

Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro, Deputy for Operations, Policy, and Capabilities, U.S. Coast Guard

Ms. Janice Zilch, Vice President, Manned Airborne Surveillance Programs, Northrop Grumman

Moderator: Rear Adm. Mike “Nasty” Manazir, U.S. Navy (ret.), Vice President, Government Services Sales, Boeing Global Services

Location: Woodrow Wilson Ballroom

As aviation continues to transform its fleet with advancing future warfighting capabilities, it has successfully been tackling readiness barriers and warfighting degraders. Panelists will discuss how the sea services are overcoming the challenges of maintaining and evolving the fleet while keeping up with the demands on maintenance and future capabilities.


Cyber: Today’s Fight, Tomorrow’s Capabilities

Time: 9:00 a.m.
Speakers: Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, Director of Naval Intelligence, U.S. Navy

Rear Adm. Michael Ryan, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command

Ms. Karen Van Dyke, Director for Positioning, Navigation, and Timing and Spectrum Management, Department of Transportation

Mr. Ryan Roberts, Senior Manager Cyber and Strategic Risk Service, Deloitte

Moderator: Dr. David Broyles, Research Program Director, CNA 

Location: Potomac CD

We are in the cyber fight today. Our sea services and our industry partners face persistent adversary activity in a highly dynamic threat environment. Panelists will discuss how each service confronts the challenges of fighting and defending our network today, while building the forces and capabilities to ensure our forces have resilient systems for the business and warfighting needs of the future.  


Inclusion and Diversity as a Force Multiplier

Time: 9:30 a.m.
Speakers: Vice Adm. John Nowell Jr., Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education, Chief of Naval Personnel 

Brig. Gen. A.T. Williamson, Director, Manpower Plans & Policy Division, U.S.Marine Corps

Ms. Michelle Godfrey, Senior Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion, U.S. Coast Guard

Mr. Jimmy Smith, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Department of the Navy

Moderator: Ms. Steffanie Easter, Vice President, Strategy and Planning for Defense and Civilian Sector, SAIC

Location: Potomac AB

Mission readiness is more powerful when diverse strengths are leveraged and differing perspectives are applied. This panel will discuss the importance of embracing Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) in day-to-day work, provide advice as to how I&D should be integrated into talent management, operational capabilities, compliance and culture and share ways barriers have been dismantled and equity increased.


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

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Managing Cloud Systems in Disrupted and Disconnected Environments

Time: 10:30 a.m.
Speakers: Ms. Jane Rathbun, Deputy Assistant Secretary Navy Information Warfare & Enterprise Services/CTO, Department of Navy

Rear Adm. David Dermanelian, Assistant Commandant for C4IT, U.S. Coast Guard

Mr. Josh Jackson, Senior Vice President for Navy and Marine Corps Systems, SAIC

Moderator: Mr. Jared Serbu, Federal News Network

Location: Woodrow Wilson Ballroom

We see a greater dependence on cloud infrastructure, but naval forces will operate in environments where the connectivity to the cloud will be disrupted, disconnected, intermittent or low bandwidth (D-DIL). Although the services have ventured into partnerships with commercial industry to address their challenges, there remains government responsibility to be technically proficient in this emerging and very dynamic environment. The panel will discuss the challenges the community will face in D-DIL, not just from an operator’s perspective, but also from the technical perspective. 


The Future of Naval Expeditionary Warfare in all Domain Operations

Time: 10:30 a.m.
Speakers: Brig. Gen. David Odom, Director, N95 Expeditionary Warfare

Capt. Jeff Morganthaler, MOC Director, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

Col. Gregory Breazile, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.), Breazile Cyber & C4I Solutions LLC

Moderator: Maj. Gen. Tim Hanifen, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.), Northstar Alternative Solutions LLC

Location: Potomac CD

What does “right” look like? Gen. David Berger’s Commandant’s Planning Guidance emphasizes the Marine Corps will be a naval expeditionary force-in-readiness, with a focus on operational integration. Panelists will discuss how the Navy and Marine Corps are adapting technology and shifting processes to meet the demand and provide the capabilities necessary for great power competition today.  

Transition Connection Hiring Event

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Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Speakers: TBD

Location: Cherry Blossom Ballroom/Foyer
Ticketed Event

Sea Services Luncheon

Time: 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Speaker: Gen. James Dickinson, Commander, U.S. Space Command 

Location: Potomac AB
Ticketed Event

U.S. Space Command conducts operations in, from and to space to deter conflict and, if necessary, defeat aggression, deliver space combat power for the Joint/Combined force, and defend U.S. vital interests with allies and partners.  From his perspective as commander of the nation’s 11th and newest Combatant Command, U.S. Army Gen. James H. Dickinson, will speak on his role in protecting and defending U.S. and allied interests in the space domain, and the command’s interaction with maritime components to his and other Combatant Commands as part of the DoD’s multi-domain approach to U.S. national security. 

Naval Sustainment System Supply

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Time: 2:30 p.m.
Speakers: Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos, Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command/Chief of Supply Corps, U.S. Navy

Rear Adm. John Meier, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet 

Rear Adm. Ed Anderson, NAVSEA’s Commander, Undersea Warfare

Mr. Anthony Mathis, President & CEO, GE Edison Works

Moderator: Rear Adm. Michael Lyden, U.S. Navy (ret.), Principal, Katahdin Associates 

Location: Woodrow Wilson Ballroom

Naval Sustainment System Supply is an initiative that will leverage our end-to-end supply chains to run more effectively and affordably to generate the readiness our Navy and our fleet needs. A whole-of-Navy approach, NSS-Supply embraces industry best practices tailored for specific Navy needs and fleet operations in order to proactively manage demand, optimize organic repair, reduce maintenance turnaround times, increase end-to-end velocity (spares and repairs), and shape the industrial base while prioritizing and balancing costs.

Senior Enlisted Challenges

Time: 2:30 p.m.
Speakers: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith, U.S. Navy

Sgt. Maj. Troy Black, U.S. Marine Corps

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Jason M. Vanderhaden

Moderator: Rear Adm. Terry McKnight, U.S. Navy (ret.), Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions

Location: Potomac CD

With a total combined ratio of five-to-one enlisted personnel to officers military-wide, we will hear from the top enlisted personnel in each sea service about the changing face of todays enlisted Marine, Sailor and Coastie. What are the challenges that they are facing today and what changes are being made to ensure that we have the best, most equipped force in the world?

The Business of Space

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Time: 3:00 p.m.
Speakers: Mr. Shawn Barnes, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration

Mr. Steve Butow, Director of Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit

Uyen Dinh, Vice President for Government Relations and Strategy, BlackSky

Mr. Eric Brown, Senior Director, Military Space Mission Strategy for Lockheed Martin Space

Moderator: Ms. Sandra Erwin, National Security Reporter, SpaceNews

Location: Potomac AB

In this industry-led discussion on where we are and where we are going, panelists will discuss topics from on how the future of satellites, missiles and GPS are just a few tools deployed into space to aid, educate and protect our great nation. What new technologies and strategies are our sea services using in outer space to continue this mission, and where will these new opportunities take us? 

Artificial Intelligence: Operational Challenges and Opportunities

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Speakers: Mr. Tony Davis, Navy Account Executive, IBM

Dr. Misty Blowers, CTO, U.S. Marine Corps

Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, Chief of Naval Research, U.S. Navy

Moderator: Mr. Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute 

Location: Woodrow Wilson Ballroom

Civil-military partnerships help advance artificial intelligence (AI) development through building stronger nations and improving lives around the globe. How do we continue to ensure the United States grows and recruits the best and brightest AI developers? How do our adversaries use AI, and what are they trying to achieve? What are the ethical, technological and operational challenges of AI that confront the military? 

Marine Corps Force Design

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Time: 4:00 p.m.
Speakers: Mr. Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO, Elbit Systems of America

Lt. Gen. Eric Smith, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration, U.S. Marine Corps 

Mr. William Williford, Executive Director, Marine Corps Systems Command

Mr. Scott Lacy, Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab

Moderator: Mr. Dakota Wood, Senior Research Fellow for Defense Programs, Heritage Foundation

Location: Potomac CD

This discussion will outline steps and plans to create the Marine Corps America needs. The Marine Corps must invest in the technologies that maintain a competitive edge, give up legacy capabilities that cannot be economically adapted to meet the demands of the future, and divest to gain the ability to develop and adopt capabilities better suited to the future threat.

Sea-Air-Space Exhibit Hall Reception

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

Location: Prince George’s Exhibit Hall
Ticketed Event