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6:45 am

Under Secretary of the Navy Breakfast

May 7 @ 6:45 am

Location: Maryland CD

9:00 am

Strategic Sealift

May 7 @ 9:00 am

Location: Maryland CD

Moderator: Mr. Kevin Tokarski

Panelists: RDML John Nadeau, Mr. Christopher Thayer, Ms. Erica Plath

Operating overseas depends on a robust sealift capability. What is being done to keep this capability modern and the capacity adequate? Our panel of experts will weigh in on innovation and advancements to this important strategic component to our national defense.

Sea Service Update

May 7 @ 9:00 am

Location: Potomac AB

Moderator: Mr. Bryan Clark

Panelists: Mr. Richard Balzano

Get a big picture update of the current health of our sea services. Hear about partnerships with industry and allies to get a view of the collaboration between services.

11:00 am

Future of Shipbuilding

May 7 @ 11:00 am

Location: Maryland CD

Panelists: VADM William Merz, RADM Casper Donovan, RDML (sel) Douglas Schofield, Mr. Steven Eckberg

Panelists will discuss continuing relationship between our industry partners and our sea service leadership to create greater efficiencies in how we build better ships to meet the demands of our warfighter. How are we using advances in technology and innovation to meet deadlines in both maintenance and new ship roll out across our sea service partners?

Cyber Security – Cross Service Interoperability in the 21st Century

May 7 @ 11:00 am

Location: Cherry Blossom Ballroom

Moderator: VADM Matthew Kohler

Panelists: Mr. Cameron Naron, RDML David Dermanelian

Protecting the defense cyber security base is critical to protecting our nation as a whole. Cyber security experts will weigh in on how the DoD is taking steps to defend against cyber-attacks, and how all sea services are working together to build a stronger network. Working together to grow and implement new technologies will allow all services to be connected globally.

12:15 pm

Sea Air Space Luncheon

May 7 @ 12:15 pm

Location: Potomac AB

Speaker: The Honorable James Geurts

2:00 pm

Senior Enlisted Panel

May 7 @ 2:00 pm

Location: Cherry Blossom Ballroom

Panelists: MCPOCG Jason Vanderhaden, MCPON Russell Smith, SgtMaj Robin Fortner

With a total combined ratio of 5:1 enlisted personnel to officers military wide, we will hear from the top enlisted service member in each sea service about the changing face of today?s enlisted marine, seaman, and coastie. What are the challenges they are facing today, and what changes are being made to ensure we have the best, most equipped force in the world?

2:30 pm

Streamlining Acquisitions to Support Tomorrow’s Warfighter

May 7 @ 2:30 pm

Location: Potomac AB

Panelists: Mr. Richard Balzano, RDML Michael Johnston, Mr. William S. Williford III, VADM Nick Hine

Defense acquisitions processes are often too slow to facilitate the immediate needs of the warfighter. What changes can be made today to make defense acquisitions more agile to keep ahead of the evolving threats?

3:30 pm

Sea Service Spouses Panel

May 7 @ 3:30 pm

Location: Maryland CD

Moderator: Dr. Vivian Greentree

Panelists: Mrs. Amy Smith, Mrs. Dana Richardson, Mrs. Dawn Schultz, Mrs. Gina Buzby, Mrs. Ellyn Dunford

What does it take to be the spouse of a service chief? Raising a family, advancing a career, and multiple deployments aren?t just for the spouses of our nations top brass. These amazing spouses share how they have made it look seamless. Semper Gumby, always flexible, is the motto for the military.

4:30 pm

Sea Service Spouse Reception

May 7 @ 4:30 pm

Location: Prince Georges Expo Floor

8:00 pm

Maritime Gala

May 7 @ 8:00 pm

Location: Potomac AB

Speaker: ADM Jonathan Greenert (USN, ret.)

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