National Security Space Association

NSSA is thrilled to announce its first-ever, in-person "Defense and Intelligence Space Conference" to take place February 23-24, 2022 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, VA.

 

 

 

This jam-packed two-day event, featuring both unclassified and TS/SCI content, will uniquely focus on National Security Space and provide a platform for key leaders of the community to engage in fulsome dialogue on topics vitally important to our security posture. Through presentations of rich and relevant content, this conference will foster unity of effort and integration across government and industry.

 

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This two-day event is open to NSSA members, government personnel, and select non-members.

 

  • Now-January 14 (early-bird registration)

    • Members:                $950

    • Non-Members:      $1,300

  • After January 14

    • Members:                 $1,150     

    • Non-Members:       $1,500

 

Want to be a Conference Sponsor?

Sign up now for Sponsorships and Exhibit Space. Contact Matt McNitt for additional details.(matt.mcnitt@nssaspace.org)

 

Join NSSA and AIA for the Inaugural Intelligence

Community Commercial Space Partners Forum!

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Security Space Association (NSSA) are pleased to invite you to the inaugural meeting of the Intelligence Community (IC) Commercial Space Partners Forum. This Forum will gather key officials and private sector leaders to discuss the IC’s expanding efforts to partner with commercial space companies and provide an update on emerging trends in commercial space capabilities and offerings. Confirmed Government speakers include:

 

 

 

  • Mr. John Paul “JP” Parker - IC Space Executive and National Intelligence Manager for Space, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

  • Mr. Dave Gauthier - Director, Commercial and Business Operations, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Chair, IC Commercial Space Council

  • Mr. Peter Muend – Director, Commercial Systems Program Office, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

 

This unclassified event will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT in a hybrid in-person and virtual format. The in-person option will be graciously hosted at Lockheed Martin's Crystal City facility in accordance with COVID-19 safety protocol.

 

This event is open to NSSA and AIA members and will be off-the-record and closed to the press.

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Gen. John Hyten,

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

[The United States Space Force] is a bi-partisan issue with support from both parties and it’s supported because the threat is out there, and we have to respond immediately to the threat that’s there. It’s also why we have a National Security Space Association that’s stood up to remember that we need to continue to push those issues.

NOW IS THE TIME

Americans depend on the security guaranteed by U.S. superiority in space. From surveillance and missile warning to navigation, timing and disaster management, they help keep us safe. But nothing is guaranteed. It’s time to stand up for our country’s future and defend the national security space domain. NSSA is committed to shaping a vibrant national security space enterprise and cultivating a network that fosters dynamic collaboration for the greater good of our nation and our allies. We believe in supporting and advancing long-term U.S. government and private sector cooperation with independent and trusted perspectives, expert opinion, insight-driven strategy, thought-provoking studies, and data-driven analytics. We’re here to move the needle with industry partners, government officials, colleges and universities, and the public. And inspire the next generation to pursue careers in national security space with our pipeline programs. We will lead the way forward.

WHY NOW?

The U.S. has invested for over a half-century to ensure world leadership in national security space. While the U.S. still maintains a substantial advantage, that margin has eroded in recent years. Refocusing our efforts to regain those losses is paramount. Industry has always played a vital role in U.S. world leadership in National Security Space and it’s important that we continue to foster its growth. Our nation’s security depends on its reliable and protected space systems and now is the time to work together to lead the way forward.

 

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