Registration Open

Time: 6:30 a.m.– 11 a.m.

Location: Maryland B

Maryland CD Exhibit Hall Open

Time: 8 a.m.– 11 a.m.

Location: Maryland CD

Prince George’s Exhibit Hall Open

Time: 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Location: Prince George’s Exhibit Hall

Coast Guard Breakfast: Delivering the Coast Guard Our Nation Needs

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Time: 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Speakers: Rear Adm. Douglas Schofield, Assistant Commandant for Acquisition & Chief Acquisition Officer

Capt. Laura D. Collins, Acting Director, Civilian Human Resources, Diversity and Leadership Directorate

Capt. Russell E. Dash, C5I Service Center Commanding Officer

Moderator: Adm. Karl L. Schultz, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard


Location: Potomac AB
Ticketed Event

A unique instrument of national power with broad authorities, specialized and adaptive capabilities, and a workforce defined by its agility and bias for action, the U.S. Coast Guard operates on our nation’s maritime front lines to protect the American people, our homeland, and our way of life.  Join Adm. Karl Schultz and members of his leadership team as they discuss how the Coast Guard is adapting assets, modernizing systems and creating a resilient workforce to meet the needs of the future.

Climate Change in Today's Maritime World

Time: 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Speakers: Vice Adm. Paul F. Thomas, Deputy Commandant, Mission Support, U.S. Coast Guard

Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet, CEO, Ocean STL Consulting, Retired U.S. Navy

Mr. Brian Connon, VP Ocean Mapping, Saildrone

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

Moderator: Ms. Mimi Geerges, Host, Government Matters

Location: Maryland A

Climate change is already and will continue to be a defining challenge of the 21st century, impacting operations, missions, and the complexity of emerging security threats at home and abroad. From fires and floods to long-term trends of heat and drought, delivering mission excellence in the changing environment requires an investment in resilient infrastructure, efficient energy use, and a climate-ready workforce. This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities in maximizing readiness to address the nation’s complex climate challenges today and tomorrow.

Sealift Recapitalization: A Critical Analysis of America's Military Sealift Capacity

Time: 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Speakers: Rear Adm. Douglas Schofield, Director of Acquisition Programs, U.S. Coast Guard 

Mr. Michael Roberts, Adjunct Fellow Hudson Institute

Mr. Eric Labs, Senior Analyst for Naval Forces and Weapons, Congressional Budget Office

Moderator: Capt. Douglas Harrington, Deputy Associate Administrator for Federal Sealift, Maritime Administration


Location: Potomac CD

Hidden behind the mesmerizing warfighting platforms of the modern American military lurks a tactical vulnerability so severe that it could cripple any major warfighting effort. This alarming Achilles’ heel is our military sealift capacity, the bedrock of resupply operations in the event of prolonged conflict. Without an adequate fleet to transport the bombs, bullets, fuel and food that our forces need to keep the enemy at bay, America will quickly find itself at the mercy of a better resupplied foe able to dictate the pace and ferocity of the fight. This is especially true of a modern great power conflict in which distributed forces will have even less capacity for storage and transport of vital supplies. Join us as our expert panel discusses the implications of this dangerous deficiency and options for addressing it in a timely manner.


Supply Chain Logistics

Time: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Speakers: Maj. Gen. David Maxwell, Vice Director of Logistics, Joint Staff, U.S. Marine Corps

Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos, Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, Chief of Supply Corps, U.S. Navy

Dr. Sal Mercogliano, Associate Professor, Campbell University

Ms. Abby Lilly, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems

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

Location: Potomac AB

What lessons have we learned during the current supply chain crisis?  Going back the last decade, what has the U.S. gotten right and wrong in terms of supply chain, both infrastructure and labor, investment and how have these helped and/or hindered the current challenges? How do we improve these gaps and seams, in both commercial in defense/military related supply chain processes, to better support both our consumers and our service members while ensuring adherence to the administration’s Made in America and America’s supply chain priorities?

The Strength Behind Naval Installations

Time: 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Speakers: Capt. Patrick Dugan, PE, PMP, Chief, Office of Civil Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard

Ms. Sandra Kline, Director, Installation Resilience, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Installations, Energy and Facilities

Mr. Greg Bowman, VP of Corporate Development and Chief Innovation Officer, Siemens Government

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


Location: Maryland A

Our installations are where our military combat power is developed, built and maintained. It is where our forces are trained and equipped to achieve a unified goal of ever-improving and innovating capability to project lethal power. Resilient military power ensures the men and women of our military are able to fulfill their mission to the American people of providing security for the nation. Installations face a multitude of threats including aging infrastructure, energy generation and the impacts of climate change. This sessions will give three different perspectives on the impact of these threats and the strategies to combat them.

Navy Shipyards of the Future

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Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Speakers:  Rear Adm.  John Korka, Commander, Naval Facilities and Engineering Systems Command, U.S. Navy

Mr. Bernard Ibrahim, Director of Industry Manufacturing, Microsoft 

Mr. Bharat Amin, CIO, HII

Mr. Ian Boulton, Senior Director, Digital Transformation, Federal, Aerospace and Defense, PTC

Sven Dharmani, Global Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Leader, EY 

Moderator: Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, Federal Supply Chain Leader, EY, Retired U.S. Navy

Location: Potomac 1-3

Leading manufacturing companies are investing in Industry 4.0 technologies and processes. These technologies include the internet of things, smart factories, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and the wide use of 5G. The Navy is poised to significantly modernize its public shipyards and update critical manufacturing infrastructure. These new capabilities can deliver greater productivity with data driven insights to commanders such as predictive maintenance, better forecasting and more optimal maintenance scheduling. How might the Navy adapt industry 4.0 processes and technologies to make our shipyards capable of working for the next 50 years?

International Trade and Port Security

Time: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Speakers:  Rear Adm. John Mauger, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, U.S. Coast Guard

Mr. Tony Padilla, Senior Advisor, Maritime Trade and Development, U.S. Department of State 

Mr. Christopher Hickey, Senior Systems Engineer, Naval Research Laboratory

Mr. William Doyle, Executive Director, Maryland Port Administration

Moderator: Ms. Sara Fuentes, Vice President, Government Affairs, Transportation Institute 

Location: Potomac CD

Ports are a vital part of a nation’s maritime transportation system. The United States has more than 300 — operated by states, counties, municipalities and private corporations. Additionally, the vital National Port Readiness Network (NPRN) is a cooperative designed to ensure readiness of commercial ports to support force deployment during contingencies and other national defense emergencies. How can we leverage technology to create smarter ports to support supply chain management and as well to improve port security, in both peacetime and wartime?


Maintenance and Fleet Requirements

Time: 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Speaker: Rear Adm.  Chad Jacoby, Director of Acquisition Programs & Program Executive Officer, U.S. Coast Guard

Mr. Justin Woulfe, Chief Technology Officer, Systecon North America

Mr. Michael Haycock, Deputy Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center and Executive Director, Surface Ship Maintenance and Modernization

Moderator: Mr. Paul Smith, Vice President, Ship Repair, BAE Systems

Location: Maryland A

The Navy’s integrates its maintenance strategies; modernization plans; training needs; and technical, logistics and programmatic efforts to best manage the life cycle of U.S. and partner Navy surface ships and systems from fleet introduction through transfer or disposal. Hear from our distinguished panel of sea service leaders on how our industry is partnering with the fleet to accomplish these tasks all while strengthening our fleet for the future.

Sea-Air-Space Luncheon

Time: 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Speakers: Adm. John Richardson, Former 31st Chief of Naval Operations, Retired U. S. Navy

Adm. James G. Foggo, Dean of the Center for Maritime Strategy, Navy League of the United States, Retired U. S. Navy

Moderator: Dr. Steven Wills, Navalist, The Center for Maritime Security, Navy League of the United States

Location: Potomac AB
Ticketed Event

Adm. John Richardson, former Chief of Naval Operations, and Adm. James Foggo, dean for the Center for Maritime Strategy, Navy League of the United States, will discuss key international security issues, including procurement of naval systems, the challenges of great power competition from China and Russia in the naval sphere, second-order threats like North Korea and Iran, the risks of cyber attacks, and the impact of climate on national security.  The session will be moderated by Dr. Steven Wills, Navalist for the Center for Maritime Strategy, Navy League of the United States