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Space Policy Pod – Episode 10: (Dr. Douglas Terrier, NASA)

This podcast discussion features Dr. Douglas Terrier, NASA’s chief technologist. In this role, Dr. Terrier serves as the agency’s principal advisor and advocate on technology policy and programs, helping plot the strategic direction of the agency’s space technology program. Prior to his current position, Dr. Terrier was the chief technologist of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.…

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Space Policy Pod – Episode 9: (Kevin O’Connell, U.S. Department of Commerce)

This episode features Kevin O’Connell, Director of the Office of Space Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mr. O’Connell leads an office with responsibility as a space industry advocate within the Executive Branch of the U.S. government. Previously, Mr. O’Connell served as the CEO of Innovative Analytics and Training, a professional services firm focused…

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Space Policy Pod – Episode 8: (Erin Miller, Space ISAC)

This podcast discussion features Erin Miller, VP of Operations for Space ISAC, National Cybersecurity Center. Erin has over a decade of experience building meaningful tech collaborations and has formed hundreds of formal partnerships between government, industry and academia to solve problems for warfighters and national security. Currently Erin is building a Public-Private Partnership (P3), called…

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Space Policy Pod – Episode 7: (Tommaso Sgobba, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety)

This podcast discussion features Tommaso Sgobba, Executive Director and Board Secretary of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS). Until 2013, Mr. Sgobba was head of the Independent Safety Office at the European Space Agency (ESA), including human-rated systems, spacecraft re-entries, space debris, use of nuclear power sources, and planetary protection. He…

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Space Policy Pod – Episode 6: (Shawn Barnes, U.S. Air Force)

This podcast discussion features Shawn Barnes, a member of the Senior Executive Service, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Space Acquisition and Integration. Mr. Barnes is responsible for carrying out Air Force space missions and integrating space policy, guidance, coordination and synchronization of space-related activities, and issue resolution for the Department of the Air Force.…

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Space Policy Pod – Episode 5: Bhavya Lal

This podcast features an engaging discussion with IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute expert Dr. Bhavya Lal. Dr. Lal leads strategy, technology assessment, and policy studies and analyses at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Space Council, and federal space-oriented organizations including…

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Space Policy Pod – Episode 4: John Paul (JP) Parker

This podcast takes an inside look at the intelligence community space enterprise with senior executive John Paul (JP) Parker. Mr. Parker is a Senior National Intelligence Service officer serving as Intelligence Community Space Executive, a newly formed office designed to increase collaboration, integration and innovation throughout the IC space enterprise. Previously, Mr. Parker was Special…

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Space Policy Pod – Episode 3: Stephen L. Kitay

This episode features Stephen L. Kitay, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy. Kitay, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is responsible for establishing policy and guidance to assure U.S. and allied warfighters the benefits of space capabilities and to help guide the Department’s strategy for addressing space-related issues. He also leads Departmental…

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Space Policy Pod – Episode 2: Matthew Scholl

This episode features a discussion on cybersecurity with Matthew Scholl of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Scholl is the Chief of the Computer Security Division in the Information Technology Laboratory at NIST. He is responsible for the development of cryptographic standards used by the U.S. Government and internationally, cybersecurity research and development…

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Space Policy Pod – Episode 1: Scott Pace

Given the current real-world challenges confronting all of us, AIAA has joined the MITRE Corporation, Space Foundation, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to produce this podcast series to examine events and ideas affecting the space sector. We hope the episodes serve as an enlightening discussion on the relevant topics of the day with insights…

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