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Spacecraft in Orbit



Founded August 23, 2018, The National Security Space Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support association solely dedicated to the National Security Space enterprise. We work to foster long-term cooperation among industry and government officials, leading the way with expert opinion, insight and analysis. We’re devoted to fostering a holistic, mission-oriented workforce that will shape the face of National Security Space for generations to come.


  • To be the nation’s most trusted and central platform for focused and informed engagement aimed at the prioritization of National Security Space efforts and missions.

  • To provide strategic, dedicated and active education to ensure U.S. continued world leadership in National Security Space.

  • To develop leadership perspectives and foster public and government support for National Security Space advancement and initiatives.

  • To promote robust industry and government collaboration focused on the maturation of a synergetic, full-spectrum, mission-oriented National Security Space enterprise.

  • To ensure a continued, bipartisan commitment to National Security Space that inspires collective action.

  • To provide a human network within the National Security Space enterprise, government and industry alike, that fosters education, collaboration, and mentoring.


Moorman Center for Space Studies

  • Convey an accurate, sober message that resonates across the political spectrum.

  • Serve as the Heart & Soul of NSSA’s thought leadership.

  • Outline national security policy, administration, and congressional processes.

  • Leverage NSSA’s deeply talented membership pool and advisors.

  • Act as NSSA’s nerve center for forums, studies, and think-pieces.

  • Address the highly complex issues facing our National Security Space enterprise.

  • Provide independent, thought-provoking studies to foster and illuminate debate topics.

  • Offer the nation's best data-driven NSS budget analysis.

 Congressional Education & Outreach

  • Re-invigorate the Space Power Caucus.

  • Brief congressional staff on space policy and budgeting.

  • Host lunches for MLAs with current and past U.S. Government officials.

  • Actively engage with professional staff.

  • Coordinate with armed services, intelligence, and defense appropriations.

 Space Cadre Workforce Development

  • Develop Cleared for Success program, a pipeline that will cultivate and employ college students in national security space, government and industry positions, as well as offering SCI clearance at graduation.

  • Start sponsored pilot programs for DoD, IC validated and possibly industry.

  • Mentor professionals throughout their careers.

  • Manage space cadre education within the industry.

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