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Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM PDT
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Pure Brewing Project (In-Person Happy Hour)
Balboa Park 2865 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103

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AFCEA San Diego SEPTEMBER Virtual Tech Talk & In-Person Happy Hour 

CAPT Catherine W. Boehme will be giving a virtual talk on Tactical Networks program and its pivotal role in developing, producing, and deploying the LAN and WAN infrastructures that empower Navy leadership and its Warfighters to make data-driven decisions at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, September 20th followed by an in-person Happy Hour at Pure Project Brewery, Balboa Park 2865 Fifth Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 at 4:00 pm.

TITLE OF ABSTRACT – Tactical Networks – Leading from the Front to support the Warfighter


The Navy is taking proactive steps to adopt and implement data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence into its programs and systems.  Within the PEO C4I, PMW 160 Tactical Networks Program Office Program Manager, Captain Katy Boehme, is not only looking at how these advanced analytics can help her organization perform faster, more efficiently, and with more agility – but she is also embracing organizational change by implementing tailored agile constructs across the PMW and advanced engineering capabilities, such as MBSE.  This will help her organization “lead from the front”  in support of the warfighter. 

PMW 160, the Tactical Networks program office,  plays a pivotal role in developing, producing, and deploying the LAN and WAN infrastructures that empower Navy leadership and its Warfighters to make data-driven decisions.  During this month’s Tech Talk Charlie Suggs (former PEO C4I Technical Director) will interview CAPT Katy Boehme and discuss her efforts to champion these critical capabilities in PMW 160.  Hear first-hand about how PMW 160 is “leading from the front” – by encouraging learning and development through initiatives, such as data science week, and championing DevSecOps & agile training. Discover how one program office wanted to foster a work environment to improve decision making and did so by adopting organizational changes – changes that provide the workforce with the tools that support intuitive visualization techniques and machine learning.  In essence, CAPT Boehme is enabling the continual evolution into an algorithm-driven program management office (Algo-PMO).

                                             Meet Our Guest Speaker

Captain Catherine (Katy) Boehme

Program Manager
PMW 160 Tactical Networks Program Office

CAPT Catherine W. Boehme, a native of Cheboygan, Michigan, earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a commission from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1998. She holds a Masters of Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a graduate of the Nuclear Propulsion Pipeline training. She transferred into the Engineering Duty Officer community in November 2005.  

She has served in many leadership roles across including served as the SPAWAR Mideast Detachment OIC attached to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain, coordinating Navy C4I installations in the CENTCOM AOR. She has also served as the executive Officer and Senior Course Director of the Engineering Duty Officer School located in Port Hueneme. CAPT Boehme most recently served as the Deputy Program Manager of the PMW/A 170.  

CAPT Boehme currently serves as the Program Manager of the Tactical Networks Program Office (PMW 160) at PEO C4I, responsible for program management of the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES), Automated Digital Network System (ADNS), and the Enterprise Pier Connectivity Architecture (EPCA) programs.


The Tech Talk presentation will be using Underline as the virtual platform and you have to be registered to join at  Please keep an eye for meeting reminders from AFCEA SD and Underline.