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2018 Sea-Air-Space Expo

2018 Sea-Air-Space Expo

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the 2018 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, the largest maritime exposition in the United States.

The expo, April 9-11 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, brings together the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies, and key military decision makers for an innovative, educational and professional maritime-based event.

Follow this blog post daily for live webcasts and updates as leaders from the sea services discuss important policy, programs and maritime service issues. Join the conversation using #SAS2018.

Webcast schedule

All times are EDT.

Monday, April 9

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.: Sea Services Update

  • Moderator:
    • Bradley Peniston
      Deputy editor, Defense One
  • Panelists:
    • Adm. Charles D. Michel
      Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard
    • Gen. Glenn M. Walters
      Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
    • Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, USN
      Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration
    • Vice Adm. William R. Merz
      Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems

Tuesday, April 10

9 to 10:30 a.m.: Rapid Innovation

  • Moderator:
    • William P. Bray
      Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
  • Panelists:
    • Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh
      Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration
    • Ronald O’Rourke
      Specialist in Naval Affairs, Defense Policy and Arms Control Section, Congressional Research Service
    • Vice Admiral Sandra L. Stosz
      USCG, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support
    • Vice Admiral William R. Merz
      Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems

10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Cyber Operations

  • Moderator:
    • Vice Admiral Jan Tighe
      Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare/ Director of Naval Intelligence
  • Panelists:
    • Major General Loretta E. Reynolds
      Commander, Marine Forces Cyber Command
    • Rear Admiral Christian Becker
      Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
    • Rear Admiral Kevin E. Lunday
      Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Technology

 

2 to 3:15 p.m.: Innovation in Shipbuilding

  • Moderator:
    • Matthew Paxton
      President, Shipbuilders Council of America
  • Panelists:
    • Allison Stiller
      Principal Civilian Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development and Acquisition
    • Rear Admiral John P. Neagley
      Program Executive Officer, Littoral Combat Ships
    • Rear Admiral Michael J. Haycock, USCG
      Assistant Commandant for Acquisitions, Chief Acquisition Officer
    • Rear Admiral William J. Galinis
      Program Executive Officer, Ships
    • Vice Admiral Thomas Moore
      Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command

 

3:30 to 4:45 p.m.: Cross Domain Integration

  • Moderator
    • Vice Admiral William R. Merz, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems
  • Panelists
    • Major General David W. Coffman
      Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Commanding General, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade
    • Mark Andress
      Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (N2N6B)
    • Rear Admiral David J. Hahn
      Chief of Naval Research, Director of Innovations, Technology Requirements and Test & Evaluation
    • Rear Admiral James W. Kilby
      Director, Warfare Integration, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
    • Rear Admiral John W. Tammen
      Director, Undersea Warfare Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
    • Rear Admiral Ronald A. Boxall
      Director, Surface Warfare
    • Rear Admiral Scott D. Conn
      Director, Air Warfare, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Wednesday, April 11

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.: Unmanned/Autonomous Systems

  • Moderator
    • Rear Admiral John P. Neagley
      Program Executive Officer, Littoral Combat Ships
  • Panelists:
    • Brigadier General Christian F. Wortman
      Vice Chief of Naval Research, Commander, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, Office of Naval Research
    • Rear Admiral David J. Hahn
      Chief of Naval Research, Director of Innovations, Technology Requirements and Test & Evaluation
    • Rear Admiral Mark W. Darrah
      Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons
    • Rear Admiral Michael P. Ryan, USCG
      Assistant Commandant for Capability

 

10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Accelerated Acquisition

  • Moderator:
    • Vice Admiral David C. Johnson
      Principal Military Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition
  • Panelists:
    • Brigadier General Joseph Shrader
      Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command
    • Michael W. Derrios
      Senior Procurement Executive and Head of Contracting Activity, U.S. Coast Guard
    • William P. Bray
      Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
    • Rear Admiral David J. Hahn
      Chief of Naval Research, Director of Innovations, Technology Requirements and Test & Evaluation
    • Rear Admiral Douglas W. Small
      Program Executive Officer, Integrated Warfare Systems

 

 

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