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Register now by Aug. 11 to save $275 at Strategic Space and Defense 2006

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 7, 2006) — This is the last week for those planning to attend Strategic Space and Defense 2006 to save up to $275 off the standard registration fee. The Early Bird registration deadline ends Friday, Aug. 11. The Space Foundation and Space Newspresent the conference Oct. 10-12 at the Qwest Center Omaha. Secure registration is available online at or by calling 800-691-4000. Strategic Space and Defense 2006 addresses both the space-related and strategic missions of the U.S. Strategic Command. Begun in 2003, the conference continues to foster relationships and understanding between the senior leadership of the Command, appropriate component and supported commands, the aerospace contractor community, federal officials, and other leaders. Early confirmed speakers include

  • The Honorable Terry Everett, chairman, Strategic Forces Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee, United States House of Representatives
  • Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC, commander, United States Strategic Command
  • The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, under secretary of the Air Force
  • The Honorable David Heineman, governor, State of Nebraska
  • Mr. Wes Bush, president and chief financial officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Ms. Joanne Maguire, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • Lt Gen. Robert Kehler, USAF, deputy commander, United States Strategic Command
  • LTG Larry J. Dodgen, USA, commander, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/United States Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense

Covering a broad range of subjects, panel discussions throughout the three day agenda are Joint Functional Component Command Roundtable, Intelligence for Our Strategic Forces, Operational Space – Strategic Responsiveness for Combatant Commanders, International Perspectives – Strategic Security Through Alliances, and Commercial Applications for Emerging Strategic Threats. Other highlights from the conference include a spectacular opening ceremony and reception at Omaha’s new Holland Performing Arts Center, a keynote luncheon, an expanded exhibit center, and a closing reception. A complete program agenda, secure online registration, and speaker, exhibitor, and sponsor lists are available online at The Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Colorado Springs that advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. 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