2012 WEST Conference & Exposition

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
8:45AM - 9:00AM Coffee Break
9:00AM - 10:00AM Kickoff Address
10:00AM - 10:30AM Coffee Break
10:30AM - 11:45AM Panel: The Navy and the Marine Corps: Hang Together or Hang Separately?
11:45AM - 12:00PM Break
12:00PM - 1:30PM Luncheon Keynote
1:30PM - 2:00PM Dessert Break
2:00PM - 3:15PM Panel: The Future of Shipbuilding: What Can the Nation Afford?
  • Moderator: CAPT R. Robinson Harris, USN (Ret.), Director, Advanced Concepts, Lockheed Martin MS2 and Co-Director, Washington Strategy Discussion Group (Confirmed)
  • Moderator: Dr. Dov S. Zakheim, former Comptroller, Department of Defense (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: VADM William R. Burke, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness and Logistics (N4) (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: RDML David H. Lewis, USN, Program Executive Officer, Ships (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: VADM Richard W. Hunt, USN, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: Mr. Ronald O'Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs, Congressional Research Service and author of Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background, Issues, and Options for Congress (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: Mr. Mike Petters, President and Chief Executive Officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries (Confirmed)
3:15PM - 3:30PM Break
3:30PM - 5:00PM Award Presentations
6:30PM - 9:00PM Take Me Out to the Ballgame! * Ticket Required (Enjoy a casual evening of networking with the best of ballpark food and atmosphere at PETCO Park and the highlight of the evening will be a baseball game - featuring West VIPs versus the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team!)
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
8:15AM - 8:30AM Coffee Break
8:30AM - 9:30AM Morning Address
9:30AM - 10:00AM Coffee Break
10:00AM - 11:15AM Panel: Warfighters vs. Support: Do We Have the Equation Right?
11:15AM - 11:30AM Break
11:30AM - 1:00PM Luncheon Keynote
1:00PM - 1:30PM Dessert Break
1:30PM - 2:30PM Panel: Info at Sea: What Do the Warfighters Need?
3:00PM - 4:00PM Panel: Info at Sea: How Much Security Can the Sea Service Afford?
  • Moderator: LTG Peter M. Cuviello, USA (Ret.), former Chief Information Officer and G6 and Director, Network Enabled Operational Support, Deloitte and former Chief Information Officer, U.S. Army (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: RADM Patrick H. Brady, USN, Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: RDML Robert E. Day, Jr., USCG, Assistant Commandant, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Chief Information Officer and Director, Coast Guard Cyber Command, Pre-Commissioning Detachment (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: Mr. Terry Halvorsen, Chief Information Officer, Department of the Navy (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: BGen Kevin J. Nally, USMC, Director, C4/Chief Information Officer of the Marine Corps (Confirmed)
4:00PM - 5:00PM Reception on the Exhibit Floor
Thursday, January 26, 2012
7:45AM - 8:00AM Coffee Break
8:00AM - 9:00AM Morning Plenary Address
9:00AM - 9:30AM Coffee Break
9:30AM - 10:30AM Panel: Junior Warfighters:  What Issues Keep Them Awake at Night?
11:00AM - 12:15PM Panel: China: How Big A Factor Should It Be in DoD Planning?
12:15PM - 12:30PM Break
12:30PM - 1:45PM Luncheon Keynote: (Note: LtGen Nicholas B. Kehoe, USAF (Ret.), President, Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, will introduce a brief video about the Medal of Honor hosted by Brian Williams.)
1:45PM - 2:00PM Dessert Break