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2007 U.S. Coast Guard Innovation Expo

U.S. Coast Guard Innovation: Improving Mission Execution and Sustainment”

New Orleans, LA

29 October – 1 November 2007





Monday, October 29, 2007

“Operationalizing MDA”


MDA Day Welcoming Remarks:

VADM Robert Papp, USCG, Coast Guard Chief of Staff


“National Concept of Operations for Maritime Domain Awareness”, Mr. Dana Goward, Director, Coast Guard MDA Program Integration (CG-51-M)


Interagency Staff Leads

         RDML Lee Metcalf, USN, Director, Global Maritime Situational Awareness (GMSA)


U.S. Coast Guard MDA Projects”, RDML Rob Parker, USCG, Assistant Commandant for Capabilities (CG-7)


Afternoon Session – AIS Data Sharing

“AIS 101 & Nationwide AIS Project”, CDR Keith Ingalsbe, USCG, Project Manager, Coast Guard Nationwide AIS Project


AIS Collection with Satellites

         “Government Satellites – TACSAT”, Mr. Christopher Huffine, Naval Research Lab


Sharing AIS Data

         “Maritime Security and Safety Information System (MSSIS)”, CDR Ric Callesen, USN COMNAVEUR

         “Maritime Administration Efforts”, Mr. Owen Doherty, MARAD

         “MDA Data Sharing Community of Interest”, Mr. Jay Spalding, USCG R&D Center


Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I), Mr. Andy Farrar, U.S. Navy PEO C4I



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Tuesday, 30 October 2007



Expo Keynote Session #1

The Honorable David Walker, Comptroller General, U.S. Government Accountability Office(GAO)


Expo Panel Session: Innovations in Government

Moderated by Mr. Rolf Dietrich, Deputy Director of Innovation, DHS S&T



         Ms. Elizabeth Durham-Ruiz, Chief of the Partnership, Group, STRATCOM

         CAPT David Newton, USCG, Director (acting), Borders & Maritime Security Division, DHS S&T

         Mr. Greg Price, Special Assistant, Rapid Technology Insertion, DHS S&T

         Mr. Kevin Lawson, Chief, Applications Development Branch, IT Division, TSA


Expo Keynote Session #2

The Honorable Jay Cohen, Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security


         Navy Littoral Vehicle .wma video file

         Levee Sound Scenario 1 .wma video file

         Levee Sound Scenario 2 .wma video file

         First Shots .mpg video file

         Hersey Bypass .wma video file


Expo Panel Session: Innovation that Works - Turning Ideas into Opportunities

Moderated by: Dr. Neil Thornberry, Innovation Chair Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)


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Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Expo Panel Session: Biometrics-at-Sea; Mona Passage Proof of Concept

Moderated by: CDR Eric Riepe, USCG, Office of CG Law Enforcement



         CDR Rick Christoffersen, USCG, Response Department Head, CG Group Humboldt Bay

         LCDR M. Andre Billeaudeaux, USCG, Director, CG Auxiliary, 13th CG District

         LCDR Christopher Kluckhuhn, USCG, Organizational Performance Consultant, 1st CG District ASTC

         Mario Vittone, USCG, Instructor, CG Rescue Swimmer School, CG Aviation Technical Training Center


Expo Keynote Session #3

“SecondLife”, Mr. John Lester, (ppt format) “Pathfinder Linden”, Linden Labs



Acquisition Insights Panel Session: USCG Acquisition Directorate (CG-9)

Moderated by: RADM Gary Blore, USCG, Assistant Commandant for Acquisition



Photo Slide Show

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