Strategies to Outpace the Threat: A Discussion with Industry in DC

Date & Time
February 21, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Aerospace Corporation, 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202, United States
Washington Monument

Unfettered access and freedom to operate in space is a vital interest to the United States. Foreign proliferation of advanced space systems has left space operations congested and contested. Further, U.S. adversaries are quickly developing ever more lethal anti-satellite capabilities that threaten our interests. These circumstances present both threat and opportunity. We must transform our national security space enterprise into an architecture that continuously outpaces the adversary threat.

This session will include short overviews of both the threat driving the need for change and a plan for agile acquisition, enterprise solutions, prototyping & partnerships, and streamlining decision making. We will spend most of our time listening to and learning from your thoughts on such a model.

1:30 pm: Welcome and Logistics, Steve Isakowitz, President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation
1:35 pm: Key Attributes of the Threat, Jamie Morin, Vice President, Defense Systems Operations, The Aerospace Corporation
1:45 pm: Strategy for Remaking Defense Space, Steve Isakowitz
2:05 pm: Discussion on Remaking Defense Space, How to Achieve More Agile Production
2:45 pm: Open Discussion and Alternative Ideas
3:25 pm: Summary and Next Steps, Steve Isakowitz
3:30 pm: Adjourn

This will be an unclassified but private, non-attribution discussion limited to U.S. citizens only; a U.S. government-issued ID will be required.

You can park in the garage beneath 2011 Crystal Drive and bring your ticket up for validation. We are also about two blocks from the Crystal City Metro station on the Blue and Yellow Lines.

For more information
Please contact Teri Spoutz at 703-812-0646,, or Dave Hebert at 703-812-0624,



Picture of Dr. Jamie Morin
Dr. Jamie M. Morin Vice President Defense Strategic Space