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Strategic Space 2005 panelists to discuss cultural change at United States Strategic Command

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Sep. 27, 2005) — Top space leaders will gather 4-6 Oct. at the Qwest Center Omaha Convention Center and Arena to discuss the space-related and strategic missions of United States Strategic Command. A panel Wednesday, 5 Oct., will focus on Cultural Change: Harnessing the Power of GenX Communication and Decision Models to Transform Strategic Command. “Cultural change is a key concern that Gen Cartwright and his team at Strategic Command are confronting,” said Steve Eisenhart, Space Foundation senior vice president. “We’re very pleased that our partners at Toffler Associates have organized an extremely diverse panel to address these challenges. With perspectives from a young leader working directly with GenX soldiers in an operational environment, a cutting edge industry executive, acquisition staff, and an academic, I think our attendees will find this one of our most unique panel offerings.” LTC John S. Fant, USA, commander, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, 3rd BCT; Mr. Paul Graziani, president and chief executive officer, Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Col James R. Horejsi, USAF, chief engineer and deputy director of Systems Acquisition, Directorate of Systems Acquisition, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command; and Col Gary A. Packard, Jr., USAF, department head, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Air Force Academy, will speak at the 2:30 p.m. panel. Mr. Donald T. Kidd, senior consultant, Toffler Associates, will serve as moderator. Other topics to be covered during Strategic Space 2005 include

  • The Joint Functional Component Commands
  • The Geo-Political Context for STRATCOM and the Combatant Commands
  • Operational Focus – The Pacific
  • 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; The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, under secretary of the Air Force; Lt Gen Robert Kehler, USAF, deputy commander, United States Strategic Command; The Honorable David Heineman, governor, State of Nebraska; and Mr. William V. Parker, political advisor, United States Strategic Command. CAPT Forbes O. MacVane, USN, special assistant to the Commander, Joint Functional Component Command – Network Warfare, has also recently confirmed his participation. 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 expand 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 The Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that 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 communications’ businesses. For more information, visit