Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Work: Sixty Percent of U.S. Navy and Air Force Will Be Based in Pacific by 2020

More than half of U.S. Air Force and Navy forces will be based in the Asia Pacific by 2020 as part of the Pentagon’s rebalance to the Pacific, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work said during a Tuesday address at the Council of Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

RADM David H. Lewis, USN, Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command will be a panelist at WEST 2015


Rear Adm. David H. Lewis -- Photo courtesy of the U.S. NavyRADM David H. Lewis, USN, Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command will be a panelist at WEST 2015 on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

The U.S. Navy has tapped Rear Adm. David Lewis to be the next commander of Spawar.

The San Diego-based command buys information technology equipment and services — it is more formally known as the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

Lewis currently serves as program executive officer for ships at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., where he is responsible for surface ship projects, including logistics support ships. The University of Nebraska graduate received his master 's degree in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School.  Read more....

About WEST

WEST is the premier Sea Services event focused on operations & strategy in the Asia-Pacific region - showcasing emerging systems, platforms, technologies and networks that will impact all areas of current and future Sea Service operations. Senior leaders will address the theme “Strategy, Budget and Resources Mismatch: Do We Pay More or Promise Less?” Many related technical sessions are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) and training credits. Industry will showcase and discuss emerging technologies and equipment that will impact all areas of future Sea Service operations. Now in its 25th year, WEST 2015 is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, both non-profit, non-lobbying membership associations. More about WEST...

Friday, July 18, 2014

ADM Harry B. Harris, Jr. USN to be Keynote Speaker at WEST 2015


Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr.ADM Harry B. Harris, Jr. USN, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, will be the Keynote Speaker on Wednesday, February 11.

Adm. Harris was born in Japan and reared in Tennessee and Florida. Following graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978 and designation as a naval flight officer, he was assigned to VP-44. His subsequent operational tours include tactical action officer aboard USS Saratoga (CV-60); operations officer in VP-4 at Barbers Point, Hawaii; three tours with Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 1 at Kami Seya, Japan; Director of Operations for U.S. 5th Fleet at Manama, Bahrain; and Director of Operations for U.S. Southern Command.

Harris commanded VP-46, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 1, Joint Task Force-Guantanamo, the U.S. 6th Fleet, and Striking and Support Forces NATO.
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About WEST
WEST is the premier Sea Services event focused on operations & strategy in the Asia-Pacific region - showcasing emerging systems, platforms, technologies and networks that will impact all areas of current and future Sea Service operations. Senior leaders will address the theme “Strategy, Budget and Resources Mismatch: Do We Pay More or Promise Less?” Many related technical sessions are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) and training credits. Industry will showcase and discuss emerging technologies and equipment that will impact all areas of future Sea Service operations. Now in its 25th year, WEST 2015 is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, both non-profit, non-lobbying membership associations. More about WEST... 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

VADM William H. Hilarides, USN, Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command - Panelist at WEST 2015

Vice Admiral William Hunter HilaridesVADM William H. Hilarides, USN, Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command will be a panelist at WEST 2015.

Vice Adm. Hilarides became the 43rd Commander of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), June 7, 2013. As NAVSEA commander, he oversees a global workforce of more than 56,000 military and civilian personnel responsible for the development, delivery and maintenance of the Navy’s ships, submarines, and systems.

Raised in Chicago, Hilarides graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. After graduation, he served as master of the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron sloop Avenger, competing in numerous offshore racing events. Read more....



About WEST

 
WEST is the premier Sea Services event focused on operations & strategy in the Asia-Pacific region - showcasing emerging systems, platforms, technologies and networks that will impact all areas of current and future Sea Service operations. Senior leaders will address the theme “Strategy, Budget and Resources Mismatch: Do We Pay More or Promise Less?” Many related technical sessions are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) and training credits. Industry will showcase and discuss emerging technologies and equipment that will impact all areas of future Sea Service operations. Now in its 25th year, WEST 2015 is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, both non-profit, non-lobbying membership associations. More about WEST...

Monday, June 30, 2014

Opening Keynote Confirmed: Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work


Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work has been confirmed to deliver opening keynote address on Tuesday, February 10 at WEST 2015.

Robert O. Work was confirmed as the 32nd Deputy Secretary of Defense on April 30, 2014.

Mr. Work most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Work served as the Undersecretary of the Navy. In this capacity, he was the Deputy and Principal Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and acted with full authority of the Secretary in the day-to-day management of the Department of the Navy. Read more....

About WEST
WEST is the premier Sea Services event focused on operations & strategy in the Asia-Pacific region - showcasing emerging systems, platforms, technologies and networks that will impact all areas of current and future Sea Service operations. Senior leaders will address the theme “Strategy, Budget and Resources Mismatch: Do We Pay More or Promise Less?” Many related technical sessions are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) and training credits. Industry will showcase and discuss emerging technologies and equipment that will impact all areas of future Sea Service operations. Now in its 25th year, WEST 2015 is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, both non-profit, non-lobbying membership associations. More about WEST...