Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the 2018 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, the largest maritime exposition in the United States.

The expo, April 9-11 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, brings together the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies, and key military decision makers for an innovative, educational and professional maritime-based event.

Follow this blog post daily for live webcasts and updates as leaders from the sea services discuss important policy, programs and maritime service issues. Join the conversation using #SAS2018.

Webcast schedule

All times are EDT.

Monday, April 9

  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Sea Services Update
    • Moderator:
      • Bradley Peniston
        Deputy editor, Defense One
    • Panelists:
      • Adm. Charles D. Michel
        Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard
      • Gen. Glenn M. Walters
        Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
      • Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, USN
        Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration
      • Vice Adm. William R. Merz
        Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems
  • 2 to 3:15 p.m.: Global – Pacific Panel
    • Moderator:
      • Michael Fabey
        Author
    • Panelists:
      • Capt. Graham Jackson
        Director of Operations and Intelligence/J3 Joint Interagency Task Force West
      • Gayle Von Eckartsberg
        Director Pacific Division (PD)

Tuesday, April 10

  • 9 to 10:30 a.m.: Rapid Innovation
  • 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Cyber Operations
  • 2 to 3:15 p.m.: Innovation in Shipbuilding
  • 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.: Cross Domain Integration

Wednesday, April 11

  • 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.: Unmanned/Autonomous Systems
  • 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Accelerated Acquisition