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The Aerospace & Defense Forum: A Perspective on Working with SPAWAR


5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.  Registration & Networking
6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.  Program

Sheppard Mullin
12275 El Camino Real
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130


Please join us as SPAWAR Director of Contracts, Nancy Gunderson provides an overview of SPAWAR, the SPAWAR budget, economic impact data specific to San Diego and an overview of the current contracting environment.

Companies currently providing capabilities to SPAWAR or companies looking to work with SPAWAR will benefit from attending this special SPAWAR event.

Workshop for Warriors Presentation
This event will start with a brief ten-minute introduction to the Workshop for Warriors training program. The mission of Workshops for Warriors is to provide quality training, educational programs, and opportunities to earn third party nationally recognized credentials to enable Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Transitioning Service Members, and other students to be successfully trained and placed in their chosen advanced manufacturing career field.

Guest Presenter:
Ms. Nancy J. GundersonDirector of Contracts, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

As the Navy's Information Dominance systems command and technical lead for C4ISR, SPAWAR (pronounced spā-wôr) provides the hardware and software to connect our warfighters at sea, on land and in the air. SPAWAR supports the full lifecycle of product and service delivery from the initial research and development, to acquisition and deployment, to operations and logistics support.

SPAWAR is one of three major Department of Navy acquisition commands. While other systems commands focus on tangible platforms, information is SPAWAR's platform. SPAWAR products and services transform ships, aircraft and vehicles from individual platforms into integrated battle forces, delivering and enhancing information dominance and awareness among Navy, Marine, joint forces, federal agencies and international allies.

In order to deliver to the Navy, SPAWAR is focusing on five strategic priorities that are enablers to mission assurance in the cyber domain: Streamlining delivery, enabling modern IT service delivery, Navy wide cyber technical leadership, optimizing our organization and our workforce, and reducing the cost of our operations.

About the Forum
The Aerospace and Defense Forum is a global aerospace and defense leadership community of over 1500 individuals that provides opportunities for sharing of information, current events, and analysis, mutual support and encouragement, partnering, innovation, and performance breakthroughs.

  • Attendance at this event is free for A&D Forum members, $30 for non-members until July 19 and $40 for non-members after.
  • Free for guests (may guest twice).
  • Beer, wine and appetizers provided during networking.
  • Parking is free--located next to both entrances of the building.
  • Bring a business card--they will be duplicated and everyone will get a copy of all attendees' cards.
  • Attire is business casual.

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