30th Space Symposium and Cyber 1.4 Feature Record Number of Top-Level U.S. Government Speakers
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 2, 2014) - The greatest change to the Space Foundation's Space Symposium for 2014 is the impressive roster of senior U.S. government speakers confirmed for the event, the greatest number in the Symposium's 30-year history.
With more than 9,000 expected participants this year, the 30th Space Symposium will be held May 19-22, at five-star, five-diamond Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA.
The Space Symposium has been firmly established as the single most important event for government organizations, and between government and industry on both a national and international basis. Top civil and military space leaders from the U.S. and abroad are confirmed to participate during the week, including:
- James R. Clapper (Lieutenant General, USAF, Ret.), Director of National Intelligence
- Richard DalBello, Assistant Director, Space and Aeronautics, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
- Eric K. Fanning, Under Secretary of the Air Force, USAF
- BG Jeffrey A. Farnsworth, USA, Deputy Commanding General for Operations, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC)/Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)
- Dave Gallagher, Director for Astronomy, Physics and Space Technology, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Lewis Groswald, Associate Program Officer, National Academy of Sciences
- John M. Grunsfeld, Ph.D., Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- Tom Hammond, Staff Director, Majority, House Science, Space and Technology Committee; Subcommittee on Space
- Gil Klinger, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space and Intelligence Office
- Robert Lightfoot, Associate Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- Letitia A. Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- John C. Mather, Ph.D., Senior Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope, NASA
- Robert F. Minehart, Senior Technical & Policy Advisor, U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- George C. Nield, Ph.D., Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
- Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, USAF, Commander, Space and Missiles Systems Center, Air Force Space Command
- Lt. Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond, USAF, Commander, 14th Air Force
- Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command
- Brig. Gen. Roger W. Teague, USAF, Director of Strategic Plans, Programs and Analyses, Air Force Space Command
- Damon Wells, Director, Office of Policy & Strategy, National Reconnaissance Office
- Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan, USAF, Director of Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Space Command
And for those who are focused on cyberspace operations, this year's Cyber 1.4 conference on May 19 could well be the strongest program of civil, commercial and national security cyber leaders that you will see anywhere in the world in 2014. Well worth travel to Colorado as an event in its own right. Some of the notable Cyber 1.4 speakers are:
- COL Burt A. Biebuyck, USA, Chief, Cyberspace Future Operations Division, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Cyberspace Operations
- Kristina Harrington, Director of Signals Intelligence Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office
- Col. Dean G. Hullings, USAF, Chief, Cyber Superiority Division, Air Force Space Command
- Maj. Gen. James K. "Kevin" McLaughlin, USAF, Commander, 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber
- Maj. Gen. Craig S. Olson, USAF, Program Executive Officer for C3I and Networks, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
- Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
In addition to U.S. government participation, the Space Symposium agenda includes a strong offering of international panels and speakers, including:
- Col Dominique Arbiol, FAF, Chief of Policy and Cooperations Bureau, French Joint Space Command, Ministry of Defence France
- Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez, Ph.D., General Director, Mexican Space Agency
- Walter J. Natynczyk, (General, CA, Ret.), President, Canadian Space Agency
- Ger Nieuwpoort, Ph.D., Director, Netherlands Space Office
- David Parker, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom Space Agency
- Marius-Ioan Piso, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)
Register Now for Space Symposium and Cyber 1.4
The dynamic Space Symposium website provides information in 71 languages, is responsive and adaptive for mobile and tablet devices and includes the complete agenda and speakers list, plus registration information. A discount is available when Cyber 1.4 registration is combined with Space Symposium registration. See details and register at www.SpaceSymposium.org.
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