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Space Symposium Features Impressive Roster of U.S. Intelligence Speakers, Panelists

04/29/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 29, 2014) - Top-level U.S. intelligence leaders slated for the 30th Space Symposium make this the must-attend space conference of 2014. These featured speakers and panelists from throughout the intelligence community will set the stage for participants to become informed about current space-related intelligence issues:

  • James R. Clapper (Lieutenant General, USAF, Ret.), Director of National Intelligence
  • Kristina Harrington, Director of Signals Intelligence Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Letitia A. Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Robert F. Minehart, Senior Technical & Policy Advisor, U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Betty J. Sapp, Director, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Damon Wells, Director, Office of Policy & Strategy, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Clinton West, Director, Office of Strategic Communications, National Reconnaissance Office

With more than 9,000 expected participants this year, the 30th Space Symposium will be held May 19-22, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. Other top U.S. civil and military space leaders confirmed to participate during the week include:

  • Richard DalBello, Assistant Director, Space and Aeronautics, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
  • Eric K. Fanning, Under Secretary of the Air Force, USAF
  • BG Jeffrey A. Farnsworth, USA, Deputy Commanding General for Operations, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC)/Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)
  • Dave Gallagher, Director for Astronomy, Physics and Space Technology, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Lewis Groswald, Associate Program Officer, National Academy of Sciences
  • John M. Grunsfeld, Ph.D., Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Tom Hammond, Staff Director, Majority, House Science, Space and Technology Committee; Subcommittee on Space
  • Gil Klinger, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space and Intelligence Office
  • John C. Mather, Ph.D., Senior Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope, NASA
  • George C. Nield, Ph.D., Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, USAF, Commander, Space and Missiles Systems Center, Air Force Space Command
  • Lt. Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond, USAF, Commander, 14th Air Force
  • Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command
  • Brig. Gen. Roger W. Teague, USAF, Director of Strategic Plans, Programs and Analyses, Air Force Space Command
  • Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan, USAF, Director of Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Space Command

And for those responsible for cyberspace operations, this year's Cyber 1.4 conference on May 19 could well be the strongest program of civil, commercial and national security cyber leaders that you will see anywhere in the world in 2014. Some of the notable Cyber 1.4 speakers are:

  • COL Burt A. Biebuyck, USA, Chief, Cyberspace Future Operations Division, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Cyberspace Operations
  • Col. Dean G. Hullings, USAF, Chief, Cyber Superiority Division, Air Force Space Command
  • Maj. Gen. James K. "Kevin" McLaughlin, USAF, Commander, 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber
  • Maj. Gen. Craig S. Olson, USAF, Program Executive Officer for C3I and Networks, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
  • Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

Register Now for Space Symposium and Cyber 1.4
Visit www.spacesymposium.org to see all of the speakers, panelists and agenda, plus registration for both the Space Symposium and Cyber 1.4.

Co-sponsors
a.i. solutionsAeroflex Microelectronic Solutions; Aerojet RocketdyneAirbus Group, Inc.; Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI); ArianespaceATKBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Booz Allen HamiltonColorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR); Colorado Space Coalition; EaglePicher Technologies, LLCEl Pomar FoundationEuroconsultExelisFedEx; Fisher Space PenGovernment Executive Media Group; InmarsatIntelsat General CorporationLockheed Martin; Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB); MetiSpace Technologies, Inc.Millennium Engineering and Integration CompanyMoog Inc.Müller-BBM VibroAkustik Systeme, Inc.; Northrop GrummanOrbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC); PAE; Pulsed HarmonixRaytheonScitor Corporation; Secure World Foundation; SES Government Solutions; SLS and Orion Industry Team; Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC); SpaceXSpincraftSSLStellar Solutions,Inc.; The Boeing CompanyThe SI OrganizationUnited Launch Alliance; and Universities Space Research Association (USRA)Aviation WeekSatNews Publishers; SpaceNews and TechBriefs Media Group are media partners.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., features a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and from its Washington, D.C., office, conducts government affairs, publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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