From NAVFAC EXWC Public Affairs
PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) partnered with the Regional Defense Partnership for the 21st Century (RDP-21) to host an industry day focusing on emerging technologies in cyber, control systems, and machine learning focus areas.
Guest speakers for the event included Gene Fisher of RDP-21 and NAVFAC EXWC Commanding Officer Michael Saum. Topics of discussion included fixating on the significance of collaboration between the U.S. Navy and private companies. Navy engineers also discussed the strategic vision of the Navy’s future and the current and future technology improvements fabricated by the Department of Defense.
"EXWC's mission statement focuses our engineers and scientists on identifying specialized facilities and expeditionary solutions for the fleet,” said Saum. “Our industry partnerships are critical; they facilitate a level of mutual learning that energizes innovation. Our collective abilities to learn, and translate this learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage and enabler of fleet lethality."
The event concluded with static exhibits from contractors, academia, entrepreneurs, and developers who specialized in pertinent products and applications.
“Industry Day events are important opportunities for the Navy to advance its technological capabilities,” said Gene Fisher, Co-Chair RDP-21. “RDP-21 is pleased to host and assist the command in the process of making new connections with industry and in continuing to be a leading engineering organization in our community.”