Strategies to Outpace the Threat: Lessons Learned & New Ideas

Date & Time
March 28, 2019 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Hart Senate Office Building, 120 Constitution Ave. N.E., 9th Floor Reception Room (Suite 902), Washington, DC 20002, United States

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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 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: The Threat Driving the Need for Change  Todd Harrison, Director, Defense Budget Analysis and Director, Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic & International Studies

  • 12:15 pm: Changes in Defense Space – Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics

  • 12:45 pm: The DoD Space Budget in Brief – Russell Rumbaugh, Sr. Project Leader, Center for Space Policy and Strategy, The Aerospace Corporation
  • 1:00 pm: Lessons Learned & New Ideas – Steve Isakowitz, President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation

  • 1:30 pm: The Acquisition-Operator Connection – panel discussion moderated by Dr. Jamie Morin, Exec. Director, Center for Space Policy and Strategy, The Aerospace Corporation:
    • Col. Lorenzo "Che" Bradley, Chief, Space Superiority Division, Strategic Plans and Requirements Directorate, U.S. Air Force
    • Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Riggs, 2nd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group, West Virginia Army National Guard
    • Lt. Col. Dan Walter, Chief, Frontiers Division, Space and Missile Systems Center, U.S. Air Force
  • 2:30 pm: Adjourn




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Dr. Jamie M. Morin Vice President Defense Strategic Space