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SPAWAR Talks Industry Engagement, Tech Acquisition Efforts at WEST 2019

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and 10 other U.S. Navy commands discussed military updates and industry engagement during the recent WEST 2019 event in San Diego, Calif., the Navy said Friday. The Navy fostered dialogue with the event's attendees through activities such as the theater speaking series, engagement zone and technology demonstrations.

In line with updates discussed during the event,  SPAWAR Commander Rear Adm. Christian Becker spoke about SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic and SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific’s transition into the Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic and Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, respectively. He said the new names "reflect the centers’ focus, core capabilities and importance in the full spectrum of warfighting.”

SSC Pacific presented an exhibit on rapid prototyping demonstrating methods that defense procurement officials can utilize to quickly deploy new technologies to warfighters. Representatives from the command’s Office of Small Business Programs also discussed ways to do collaborate with SPAWAR during the event.

Exhibited technologies include the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services platform, unmanned underwater vehicles, navigation and timing technologies, satellite communication systems, cloud offerings and other capabilities deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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