The U.S. Naval Institute and AFCEA International hosted the 30th annual WEST Conference on 2-3 March 2020. Attendees heard from senior DoD and DHS officials in panel and keynote discussions while exploring and experiencing the latest platforms, leading-edge technologies and state-of-the-art networking capabilities that support the Sea Services' operations.

To complete their missions successfully, more than 150,000 professionals in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard who live in the San Diego area depend on the open discussions and valuable networking WEST provided. Senior military and government officials talked directly to the operators to gain valuable feedback directly from them. Industry leaders attended because they were able to connect with decision makers and operators over the two-day event.