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Chilton, Dodgen to speak at Strategic Space 2005

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 15, 2005) — The Space Foundation today confirmed that Lt Gen Kevin P. Chilton, USAF, commander, 8th Air Force, and joint functional component commander, Space & Global Strike, and LTG Larry J. Dodgen, USA, commander, United States Army Space & Missile Defense Command, and joint functional component commander, Integrated Missile Defense, will speak at Strategic Space 2005. The conference takes place 4-6 October at the Qwest Center Omaha Convention Center and Arena.

Chilton and Dodgen will be the featured panelists on the Joint Functional Component Commands mega-panel Wednesday, 5 October at 10:15 a.m. Brig Gen Richard Y. Newton, III, USAF, director of Plans & Policy, United States Strategic Command, will serve as moderator.

This year’s program addresses the full spectrum of the Command’s mission, with particular attention to the space-enabled support of operational commands. Other topics to be covered during Strategic Space 2005 include

  • The Geo-Political Context for STRATCOM and the Combatant Commands
  • Operational Focus – The Pacific
  • Cultural Change: Harnessing the Power of GenX Communication and Decision Models to Transform Strategic Command
  • Washington’s Influence on Strategic Space – The Budget, Transformation and the QDR
  • Acquisition for Strategic Success
  • Global Strike and the New Triad: Providing Balanced and Capable Deterrence and Strike Options for USSTRATCOM
  • The Chiefs’ View
  • Industry Perspectives

Previously confirmed featured speakers include Gen James E. Cartwright, USMC, commander, United States Strategic Command; Lt Gen James R. Clapper, Jr., USAF (Retired), director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Lt Gen Robert Kehler, USAF, deputy commander, United States Strategic Command; The Honorable David Heineman, governor, State of Nebraska, and The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, under secretary of the Air Force.

Additional recently confirmed participants are Maj Gen James B. Armor, Jr., USAF, director, National Security Space Office, Department of Air Force; Mr. Jeffrey D. Grant, vice president of Business Development, Northrop Grumman Space Technology; Mr. Richard W. McKinney, director, Space Acquisition, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force; Mr. Patrick M. Shanahan, vice president and general manager, Missile Defense Systems, The Boeing Company; and RADM Melvin G. Williams, Jr., USN, director, Global Operations, United States Strategic Command (Designee).

Sponsors of Strategic Space 2005 include Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), ATK, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Blue Ridge Networks, The Boeing Co., Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), EcoQuest International, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Company, SAIC, and Sterling Computers, a Sun iForce partner.

The Space Foundation and Space News present Strategic Space 2005 to address both the space-related and strategic missions of United States Strategic Command, expanding the ongoing dialogue since 2003 between the senior leadership of the Command, component and supported commands, the aerospace contractor community, federal officials and other leaders.

Secure online registration, a complete program agenda, and lists of speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors are available at

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