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Updates on U.S. Space Policy

by Charles A. Harris, Space Foundation Manager – Washington Operations AdministrationThere have been several important developments in the space policy community during the past month. On the last day of June, President Trump officially signed the National Space Council back into existence for the first time since 1993. Space Foundation Chief Operating Officer Shelli Brunswick…

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Reception Honors Air Force Space Command

by Charles A. Harris, Space Foundation Manager – Washington Operations On the evening of July 26, the Space Foundation hosted a reception on Capitol Hill, along with the U.S. Air Force Legislative Liaison Office, to highlight the work of Air Force Space Command. U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein and Commander of…

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June Space-related Activities in Washington, D.C.

by Charles A. Harris, Space Foundation Manager – Washington Operations The focus on Capitol Hill during June was largely on the President’s budget request for fiscal year 2018, which was released at the end of May. On June 7, the House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces held a hearing on the FY18 budget request for missile…

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Update from Washington

by Charles A. Harris, Space Foundation Manager – Washington Operations May was a busy month in Washington, D.C., and Capitol Hill has been buzzing with activity, including several space and cyber-related hearings.On May 17, the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on military space organization, policy and programs. The…

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April Government Affairs Update

by Charles A. Harris, Space Foundation Manager – Washington Operations Space policy activity in April kicked off with the Space Foundation’s 33rd annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, where one of the more widely discussed policy topics throughout the week was Air Force Space Command. At the Symposium’s Government Affairs Breakfast, Chairman of the House…

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March Report from Washington

by Charles A. Harris, Space Foundation Manager – Washington Operations March was a busy month in the space policy community. On March 7, the House of Representatives passed the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, its first NASA Authorization bill in over six years. The bill, largely bipartisan, had previously passed the Senate in February,…

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Space Foundation Report from Washington, D.C.

by Charles A. Harris, Space Foundation Manager – Washington Operations On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the Space Foundation hosted its second annual Faga Forum on Space Intelligence in Chantilly, Va. This TS/SCI classification level conference was held in collaboration with SAIC. The event was well attended, with participants from government and industry gathering to discuss current…

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Last Chance to Register for Classified Faga Forum on Space Intelligence

Demand for a classified conference in the greater Washington, D.C., area, grew from the popularity of classified programs held by the Space Foundation during its annual Space Symposium. The Space Foundation is again offering the Faga Forum on Space Intelligence, to be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, at SAIC in Chantilly, Va. The Forum will bring…

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Space Foundation Hosts Aerospace 101 Events on the Hill

On Jan. 24 and 25, the Space Foundation hosted two events on Capitol Hill, along with the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The purpose of these events was to inform congressional staffers about the aerospace industry and introduce them to issues across the field. These “Aerospace 101”…

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Report from Washington

by Charles A. Harris, Space Foundation Manager – Washington Operations With a new Congress and new Administration in place, 2017 is off to a fast start. While legislation, executive actions and other initiatives are cropping up each day, there is very little activity on the space side. Several members of the Trump Administration’s NASA landing…

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