Event Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm




Sheraton Tysons
8661 Leesburg Pike,
Tysons, VA 22182

Modernization – How the Naval Services Advance to 2025

Audience: 60+ military/government (not including speakers and their staffs); 350+ industry (primarily business development)

Today’s Naval, Navy and Marine Corps strategies have a common theme—building command and control and business system networks that support the warfighter.  The 18th Annual Naval IT Day is focused on what Modernization means, the critical elements to move these efforts forward, the impediments, and programs and opportunities that support Modernization efforts.


*Morning Keynote: Lieutenant General Lorettta E. 'Lori' Reynolds, Deputy Commandant for Information, USMC HQ(Invited)

*Mr. Thomas M. Sasala, SES, Director of Data Strategy, Office of the Chief Management Officer, Department of the Navy (Invited)

*Cloud and Infrastructure Panel

Mr. Kurt Wendelkin, SES, NAVSUP CIO (Confirmed)
Mr. Ken Bible, SES, Deputy CIO, HQ USMC (Confirmed)
Ms. Jane Rathbun, SES, ASN (RD&A) (Confirmed)

*Cyber Panel

Dr. Ray Letteer, HQ USMC (Confirmed)

*Small Business Panel Breakout: CMMC Roll Out - The Impacts on Small Buisnesses

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) roll out is coming. Get to know Naval Small Business Leadership, as they join in this relevant cyber discussion with CMMC representatives.  An AFCEA small business community focused conversation on CMMC cost-effectiveness, and where advantages for small business may reside in its implementation.

*Luncheon Keynote: the Honorable Thomas Modly, Under Secretary of the Navy (Confirmed)

*DON Budget and Industry Outlook

Lloyd McCoy, Jr, immixGroup/Arrow

* Marine Corps Systems Command Panel (Confirmed)

*Navy PEO EIS Panel (Confirmed)


Registration TypePre-RegistrationOnsite Registration
AFCEA Member$325.00$375.00
Active Duty MilitaryComplimentaryComplimentary

Cancellation Policy: Refunds, less a 5% administrative fee, given for cancellations received up to five business days prior to the event. Cancellation must be submitted in writing (email acceptable) and confirmed as received by AFCEA NOVA. No refunds thereafter. Attendee substitutions are permitted.

Sponsors as of September 17, 2019:

Speaker Bios

Under Secretary of the Navy

Thomas B. Modly is an American businessman and government official who currently serves as the Under Secretary of the Navy.

Prior to assuming his current role, Modly served as the managing director of the PricewaterhouseCoopers global government and public services sector and as the firm's global government defense network leader. He previously served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Financial Management and as the first executive director of the Defense Business Board. Modly is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Georgetown University, and Harvard Business School. He served on active duty in the United States Navy as a helicopter pilot and spent seven years as a U.S. Navy officer. He has held various leadership positions at Iconixx, Oxford Associates, and UNC Inc., and taught political science at the United States Air Force Academy.

Deputy Commandant Information, United States Marine Corps

Lieutenant General Reynolds was commissioned in May 1986 upon graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy and assigned as a Communications Officer. As a Company grade officer, she served in various billets at 1st Marine Division Communications Company, Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18 in Okinawa, Marine Corps Systems Command, and 9th Communication Battalion, I MEF. As a Field Grade officer, she was selected to command

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations and Space

Ms. Rathbun currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations and Space (DASN C4I/IO/Space) on the staff of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition. As DASN C4I/IO/Space, she is the principal Department of the Navy advisor for the acquisition of C4I systems, enterprise information technology (IT), business systems, and space systems. DASN C4I/IO/Space provides acqusition program guidance and oversight to Program Executive Officers for C4I & Space and Enterprise Information Systems and their associated Program Managers.

Assistant Commander for Supply Chain Technology/Systems Integration (N2/N6) Naval Supply Systems Command

Mr. Wendelken serves as Assistant Commander for Supply Chain Technology/Systems Integration (N2/N6) and is Navy’s lead for supply chain technology exploitation, systems integration and the authoritative expert for supply chain surety and cyber protection. He was selected for the Senior Executive Service in December 2016.

Deputy Director, C4 / Deputy CIO Headquarters, US Marine Corps

Mr. Bible currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) Department at Headquarters Marine Corps. In this capacity, he also serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Marine Corps, and formulates and provides broad policy guidance governing Information Technology, Cyber Security, and communications infrastructure and applications in support of the U. S. Marine Corps.

Compliance Branch Deputy Chief (Cybersecurity and SISO), Marine Corps Authorizing Official, Headquarters Marine Corps

Dr. Letteer is the Compliance Branch Deputy Chief (Cybersecurity and SISO), and the designated Marine Corps Authorizing Official. He has been with CHQMC for over 14 years and has nearly 33 years of cybersecurity experience, working in DOD, the intelligence community, and in Federal civil agencies. Dr. Letteer received his undergraduate degree in political science from University of Maryland University College (Berlin, Germany), and both his masters of science in networking security and doctor of science in information assurance from Capitol Technical University.