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CHIPS Articles: Navy Information Warfare to be featured at SAS 2017

Navy Information Warfare to be featured at SAS 2017
By Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Public Affairs - January-March 2017
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - This year's U.S. Navy Information Warfare (IW) pavilion at the Navy League hosted Sea-Air-Space Exposition (SAS) will demonstrate the Navy's commitment to warfighting in the information age through the use of speakers, panels, subject matter experts and capability displays, April 3-5.

Commands from across the IW domain, including the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6), Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (C10F), Navy Information Forces Command (NAVIFOR) and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), will come together to showcase some of the most recent efforts to improve cybersecurity and technology in the fleet.

The IW mission area encompasses networks, systems, organizations and people who provide capabilities the Navy needs to fight and win within the information domain. This domain focuses on the electromagnetic spectrum, space and cyberspace, in addition to the traditional Navy focus areas of surface, subsurface, air and land.

"Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, OPNAV N2N6, noted that the 2017 IW pavilion and speakers series will initiate relevant and crucial conversation among key military decision makers, as well as with our partners in the U.S. defense industrial base.

"We need to remain a competitive force," said Tighe. "Information Warfare is a key warfighting mission area providing new technologies, capabilities and operating concepts to the fight. Success in Information Warfare, across all domains, demands that we equip our talented workforce with the best industry has to offer. Sea Air Space is ideal for continuing this dialogue with our industry partners."

Within the IW pavilion, demonstration booths will spotlight various systems and capabilities that currently enhance information warfighting, including the Intelligence Carry On Program (ICOP), Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES), and Littoral Battlespace Sensing-Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (LBS-UUV).

The speakers series will encompass a broad range of topics from cybersecurity, military intelligence, digital warfare, task force ocean, and extensive insight into the IW community status and mission areas.

Military leaders in the IW community who will participate in the speakers series include Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, OPNAV N2N6; Rear Adm. Nancy Norton, deputy director, Navy Cybersecurity; Rear Adm. Matthew Kohler, commander, Naval Information Forces; Rear Adm. Timothy Gallaudet, commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command; Rear Adm. Carl Chebi, commander, Program Executive Officer, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I) / Program Executive Officer, Space Systems; and Rear Adm. Robert Sharp, director, National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence.

SAS serves as an innovative, educational and professional maritime-based event between military and industry leaders. SAS is the largest maritime exposition in the United States with more than 200 defense-related organizations scheduled to attend in 2017.

Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6), speaks in the information warfare pavilion at WEST 2017 in San Diego, California. U.S. Navy photo by Rick Naystatt/Released
Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6), speaks in the information warfare pavilion at WEST 2017 in San Diego, California. U.S. Navy photo by Rick Naystatt/Released
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