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Government Matters takes a deep dive into the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (Formerly SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific) in San Diego. These programs takes an exclusive and in-depth look at how SPAWAR delivers on its vision to “Rapidly Deliver Cyber Warfighting Capability from Seabed to Space.”     Featured in this program:

Rear Adm. Christian “Boris” Becker – Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)

  • How SPAWAR mission has shifted/evolved
  • How he sees SPAWAR fitting into the broader mission of defense in space
  • His strategic mission for SPAWAR through 2027
  • How SPAWAR is driving innovation to deliver speed to capability

Heidi Buck – Director, BEMR (Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality) Mixed Reality Lab

Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific’s Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality (BEMR) laboratory is a space for innovative thinkers to leverage low cost commercial sector technology in the mixed reality (virtual and augmented reality) space for collaboration between warfighter, researcher, government, industry and academia. The lab has received national attention, including visits from the Secretary of Defense, Congressmen, Fortune 500 CEOs, military leaders and numerous other VIPs. In less than 3.5 years the lab handled visits and demonstrations to nearly 10,000 people, including numerous STEM and outreach events.

Austin Mroczek – Assistant Program Executive Officer for Space Science and Technology

The Space Systems Engineering team at Space Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific designs, develops, and operates payloads and subsystems for small satellites with Department of Defense applications.

  • Find out what’s on the horizon in the small satellite space


Dr. Katie Rainey – Mathematician and Machine Learning Specialist

There is a lot of interest within the Naval Research & Development Enterprise (NR&DE — the collection of Navy labs and warfare centers) to leverage the latest machine learning advances to solve the Navy’s toughest challenges. NIWC began hosting the Workshop on Naval Applications of Machine Learning (NAML) in 2017, with the goals of promoting visibility of the research underway to apply machine learning to military problems, and of building collaborations between researchers from government, industry and academia

  • How are NAML Workshops bringing cutting edge technology to Navy applications
  • Learn about the primary goals of machine learning work in Navy today

This program is sponsored by ViON and Dell EMC.