Rear Adm. James G. Foggo III, USN (r), assistant deputy chief of naval operations (operations,
plans and strategy, N-3/N-5B), pauses to network with attendees prior to speaking on a panel
titled, “What About China?”
During West, the Women in AFCEA Subcommittee organized an appreciation event with a documentary
on contributions made by the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP). An attendee at the event (l)
meets WASP Margo Beh (r) while Women in AFCEA Award recipient Sue Hoffman looks on.
Students demonstrate robotics products on the exhibit floor in an effort to raise awareness for
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
An attendee at the RedSeal Networks booth looks at the company’s offerings.
It’s a true hands-on experience for one attendee at the Dell exhibit.
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PlugFest, a dynamic area on the exhibit floor, gave government, industry and academia an
opportunity to solve use cases using the Rapid Integration Innovation Process. Event organizers
and team representatives are (l-r) Eric Westreich, PlugFest Consortium lead, Esri Defense C2
industry manager; industry team members Dr. Chris Harz, VirtualAgility, and Paul Neyman, AtHoc;
Brian Higa, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (3rd place government team); Darryn
Graham, Software AG Solutions (2nd place industry team); Col. Mike Warlick, USMC (Ret.), vice
president, regions and chapters, AFCEA; Yousuf Soliman, representing Canyon Crest Academy
High School, George Mason University and San Diego State University (1st place academic team),
along with teammate Garrison Price, San Diego State University; and Capt. Bryan Lopez, USN,
event judge and executive officer, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific.