FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Feb 21, 2022 – Brian DeMuth, Partner at Riphean Investments, attended the annual AFCEA WEST Conference in San Diego, CA last week from February 14-18. The theme of the event was: “Are We Committing to New Capabilities Rapidly Enough to Meet Future Challenges?”

The event served as an excellent opportunity for Riphean Investments to reconnect with government customers, former teaming partners and industry subject matter experts. Additionally, the firm was introduced to new connections in the cybersecurity and intelligence industries and plans to leverage these new relationships to support its current and future portfolio.

“Forums like AFCEA WEST are vital to ensure that government leaders and industry are collaborating on solving our nation’s defense and security problems,” said DeMuth. “We are proud to be doing our part in supporting the growth of companies whose technologies and services are enhancing the security posture of mission critical assets.”

WEST, which is in its 32nd year, is the premier naval conference and exposition on the West Coast and is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute. WEST features a town hall discussion between the Chief of Naval Operations, the Marine Corps Commandant and Coast Guard Commandment in addition to three other engagement theaters: marine, general and information warfare. These forums allow industry and government to collaborate and engage in discussions on specific topics and issues. For more information about AFCEA West, visit

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