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Gingrich, Lord lead list of speakers for Strategic Space 2004

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 12, 2004) — The Honorable Newt Gingrich, chief executive officer of The Gingrich Group and former speaker of the House, will be a featured speaker at Strategic Space 2004, which takes place 5-7 October at the Qwest Center Omaha Convention Center and Arena in Omaha. Gen Lance W. Lord, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt Gen Thomas B. Goslin, Jr., USAF, Deputy Commander, United States Strategic Command, and many other national security space luminaries have also been confirmed as speakers. In response to the overwhelming interest emerging from the inaugural event in 2003, this year’s conference features an expanded interactive program addressing the full spectrum of missions of U.S. Strategic Command and an all-new exhibit hall featuring the latest in technologies, systems and solutions supporting the Command. “Strong sponsorship support, an exhibit hall filled to capacity, and a strong program of speakers comprising a “Who’s Who” in national security space assure Strategic Space 2004 will be a “must attend” event,” said Elliot G. Pulham, president and chief executive officer of the Space Foundation. Strategic Space 2004 is presented by the Space Foundation and Space News in support of U.S. Strategic Command. The conference is designed to further the relationship between senior leadership of the Command, component and supported commands, the aerospace contractor community, federal officials and other civic leaders. Additional early speaker commitments include the Honorable Robert S. Walker, chairman, Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates; Gen Thomas S. Moorman, Jr., USAF (Retired), vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton; Maj Gen Michael A. Hamel, USAF, Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command & Commander, Space Air Forces, United States Strategic Command; LTG Larry J. Dodgen, USA, United States Army Space & Missile Defense Command; Maj Gen Dale W. Meyerrose, USAF, Director, Command Control Systems, North American Aerospace Defense Command and Director, Architectures and Integration, United States Northern Command; and several key industry leaders: Mr. Wes G. Bush, Corporate Vice President & President, Northrop Grumman Space Technology Lt Gen Frank B. Campbell, USAF (Retired), Vice President & Managing Director, Command, Control, Communications and Operations, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions Gen Howell M. Estes, III, USAF (Retired), President, Howell Estes & Associates, Inc. Mr. James W. Evatt, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Missile Defense, The Boeing Company Dr. Daniel S. Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer, New Skies Satellites, N.V. Lt Gen George K. Muellner, USAF (Retired), Senior Vice President & General Manager, Air Force Systems, The Boeing Company Mr. Lon Rains, Vice President, Trade Publishing – Editorial, Imaginova and Editor, Space News. Special events scheduled during the week include a Welcoming Ceremony, co-sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; an Opening Reception at the new Exhibit Hall, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman; a Networking Luncheon, jointly co-sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton and The Boeing Company; a Gala Dinner, co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin; featured speakers and panels, press conferences and other networking opportunities. Additional sponsors include Analytical Graphics, Inc., ATK Thiokol, BAE Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation, CSP Associates, Honeywell, Raytheon Company, and Space News. To secure a place at this year’s conference and save $125, register by July 23, 2004, at or by calling the Space Foundation at 1-800-691-4000. Details on panel topics, a list of featured speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, and the most up-to-date information about the conference can also be found on the Web site. The Space Foundation is a national non-profit organization, which advances and supports civil, commercial and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. For more information, visit Space News is the premier business-to-business international news weekly dedicated entirely to the commercial and military space and satellite communication’s businesses. For more information, visit