Odyssey Participates in Sea Air Space Exposition
This week Odyssey Consulting met with representatives from the Department of the Navy at the 2018 Sea Air Space Exposition, where we discussed technology applications and needs for the future. We also reviewed technology, programs and products currently in use, along with tactical real-life application perspectives.
The 2018 Sea-Air-Space Exposition featured 327 dynamic, innovative and sophisticated defense and maritime industry exhibits displaying the latest in technology and equipment. The event provided abundant opportunities to learn about, test and see the most advanced military equipment. Professional development sessions featured: high level discussions on important strategic policy issues, developments in policy, programs and needs for the maritime services. Panelists attended from the U.S. Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and State; the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard; and the Maritime Administration.
Undersecretary of the Navy Thomas Modly delivered the keynote address at the concluding luncheon, and spoke about the future of fleet design and the ways in which the Navy is working now to achieve that architecture. “The U.S. Navy will rise to this challenge created by introduction of great power competition,” said Modly. “We will do so by creating a bigger, better, more networked, more talented, more ready force.”
The exposition was founded in 1965 as a means to bring the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies and key military decision makers together for an annual innovative, educational, professional and maritime based event located in the heart of Washington, DC. Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission of maritime policy education and sea service support.