NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 3-5 APRIL 2017 NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES (NLUS) SEA-AIR-SPACE EXPOSITION

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SUBJ/NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 3-5 APRIL 2017 NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES 
(NLUS) SEA-AIR-SPACE EXPOSITION//



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NARR/REF A IS SECNAV CONFERENCE APPROVAL MEMORANDUM.  REF B IS OGC
(ETHICS) MEMO CONCERNING NAVY PARTICIPATION IN 2017 SEA AIR SPACE EXPOSITION.  
REF C IS DOD PUBLICATION 5500.07-R JOINT ETHICS REGULATION.//

RMKS/1.  NLUS will hold its annual Sea-Air-Space (SAS) Exposition
3-5 April at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National 
Harbor, MD.  SAS provides a valuable platform for the professional 
development of Department of the Navy personnel on the latest developments in 
Naval warfare, as well as a valuable opportunity for Navy engagement with 
representatives from a broad cross section of government, industry, and 
academia.

2.  Confirmed speakers include the Secretary of the Navy (Acting), Vice Chief 
of Naval Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Deputy Commandant of the 
Marine Corps, Commandant of the Coast Guard, Vice Commandant of the Coast 
Guard, Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps and many other senior officer 
and enlisted speakers.  Additionally, many international delegations will be 
in attendance at SAS, including several international Heads of Navy (HON).  A 
full list of speakers and more information on international representation is 
at www.seaairspace.org.

3.  Per reference (a), the limited use of government funds to attend SAS 2017 
is approved.  The following restrictions apply:
    a.  Attendance is authorized for local participants at no cost to the 
government.
    b.  All personnel desiring to attend the exhibition in a funded TAD 
status must have received conference attendance approval per reference (a).
    c.  NLUS has offered free attendance at the below nine events to all 
military personnel, but attendees are required to pre-register.
There are a maximum number of seats available.  Per reference (b), this free 
attendance does not constitute a gift for purposes of applicable government 
ethics regulations, and therefore may be accepted by all military personnel.
        (1) Opening ceremonies and plenary sessions
        (2) Sea Services luncheon
        (3) Sea-Air-Space luncheon
        (4) Sea-Air-Space reception and banquet
        (5) Congressional breakfast
        (6) Secretary of the Navy luncheon
        (7) International maritime reception
        (8) Shuttle bus transportation to the conference site
        (9) Closing ceremonies
    d.  The Cohen Group breakfast is a "by invitation" event.
Attendees should consult with their ethics counselor for assistance in 
determining whether attendance is permissible.
    e.  Attendees and travel authorizing officials must be mindful of the 
need to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars.  Permissive TAD orders may be 
issued in accordance with Navy policy.  Service members attending on 
permissive TAD orders will be responsible for the expenses associated with 
their attendance.
    f.  All Navy participation in SAS 2017 shall be consistent with reference 
(c).

4.  Registration information is available on the SAS website at 
www.seaairspace.org.  There is no charge to attend the exposition for Navy 
qualified attendees, which include:
    a.  Invited guests of the Navy League
    b.  Active duty and reserve U.S. military
    c.  Retired U.S. Navy personnel
    d.  U.S. federal, state and local government employees
    e.  NLUS Members

5.  DoN Forum for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business 
Technology Transfer (STTR) Transition (FST).  FST is the Navy's largest small 
business technology showcase.  SAS registrants can enter the FST, but 
registration is encouraged.  Registration and more information are available 
at www.navyfst.com.  Everyone registered for SAS will be able to attend FST.

6.  Within the national capital region, transportation to SAS 2017 will be 
available in the Arlington area from the Pentagon, Naval Support Facility, 
Washington Navy Yard, Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, 
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Crystal City, Joint Base Andrews, Office of 
Naval Intelligence, and Coast Guard Headquarters.  Transportation will also 
be available from Patuxent River in Maryland, and Dahlgren and Quantico in 
Virginia.  More information and bus schedules are available at 
www.seaairspace.org.

7.  Questions regarding SAS 2017 should be directed to the NLUS at
(703) 312-1596, or visit www.seaairspace.org.

8.  Released by VADM J. G. FOGGO, Director, Navy Staff.//

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