By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Huey D. Younger Jr., Navy Public Affairs Support Element-West
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Western Conference and Exposition (WEST 2015) concluded Feb. 12 after a three-day event featuring Department of Defense and civilian sector exhibitors and keynote speakers at the San Diego Convention Center.
The event gave active duty U.S. and allied military, government, industry and academia decision-makers the opportunity to engage on multiple levels to discuss the maritime strategy, especially the cyber domain, during the three-day event from Feb. 10-12.
Military and industry leaders showcased and discussed innovation in emerging systems, platforms, technologies and networks that will impact all areas of current and future sea service operations.
Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., Commandant of the Marine Corps; Adm. Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, and Adm. Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the Coast Guard, closed the three-day convention with a panel discussion addressing sea service priorities.
WEST 2015 is co-sponsored by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International and the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI), both non-profit, non-lobbying membership associations. Now in its 25th year, WEST 2015 featured exhibits from key technology leaders and discussions by some of the top leading military and industry experts. This year, the conference had more than 10,000 attendees during the three-day event.