Speed to the Fleet, Topic of Sep. 15 TPP/ANA Panel

Lexington Park, MD – The, “Speed to the Fleet,” on Thursday, September 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum.

Keynote Speaker, Rear Adm. De Wolfe “Bullet” Miller, Director of Air Warfare, OPNAV N98, will be joined by senior leaders including Rear Adm. Shane Gahagan, Commander, NAWCAD, Assistant Commander for Research and Engineering, NAVAIR; Dr. John Burrow, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research Development, Test and Evaluation; Rear Adm. (sel) Carl Chebi, Vice Commander, NAVAIR; and Mr. Christian Utara, National Director for the Rapid Capability Engineering and Integration Department, NAVAIR, AIR-4.11.

Earlier this year, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said that the Navy has created a Maritime Accelerated Capabilities Office (MACO), based on the Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office, which will create a “speed lane” for mature programs that can be fielded with less risk. Richardson said MACO would oversee programs from cradle to grave, and would include the necessary requirements, acquisition, fleet and legal representatives needed to rapidly field these systems, according to USNI News.

The event is open to the public. Advance registration is $10.00 and strongly recommended at, or $15.00 at the door.

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