Unfettered access and freedom to operate in space is of vital interest to the United States. Foreign proliferation of advanced space systems has left space operations congested and contested, and U.S. adversaries are quickly developing ever more lethal anti-satellite capabilities. How can we transform our national security space enterprise to continuously outpace the adversary threat?
This event, featuring Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and other defense and congressional leaders, will focus on the need for urgent change in defense space, lessons learned for new models of defense space acquisition, and how better acquisition might meet new space systems and on-the-ground special operations needs.
11:30 am: Registration and lunch served
12:00 pm: Changes in Defense Space – The Honorable Heather Wilson, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force
12:30 pm: Legislative Perspectives on Defense Space – invited members of congressional defense & intelligence committees
1:00 pm: Lessons Learned & New Ideas – Steve Isakowitz, President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation
1:30 pm: Defense Space Acquisition & Capability User Needs – panel discussion moderated by Jamie Morin, Executive Director, Center for Space Policy and Strategy, The Aerospace Corporation
3:00 pm: Adjourn
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