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Washington, D.C., leaders come to Omaha for Strategic Space and Defense 2006

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 28, 2006) — The participation at Strategic Space and Defense 2006 of two congressmen, congressional staff members, and national security space leaders will bring a strong Washington, D.C., presence to the conference. The Space Foundation and Space News present the conference October 10-12, 2006, at the Qwest Center Omaha Convention Center and Arena to address both the space-related and strategic missions of the U.S. Strategic Command. The Honorable Terry Everett, chairman, Strategic Forces Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee, United States House of Representatives, is the keynote luncheon speaker Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 12:15 p.m. Recently confirming their participation are The Honorable Lee Terry, United States House of Representatives, and Mr. Mark Haaland, professional staff member, Senate Appropriations Committee. Rep. Terry will give opening remarks Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 8:30 a.m. Haaland will participate on the panel “Operational Impact – Programs, Budgets and Capitol Hill” with Dr. Rob Soofer, professional staff member, Senate Armed Services Committee, and Mr. Josh Hartman, professional staff member, Committee on Appropriations, United States House of Representatives. Mr. Bill Adkins, president, Adkins Strategies, LLC, will moderate. Several congressional staff members also will be attending and participating. Addressing national security space issues from a D.C. perspective are The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, under secretary of the Air Force, and RADM Victor C. See, Jr., USN, director, Communications Systems Acquisition and Operations Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office. Strategic Space and Defense 2006 continues to expand the dialogue and 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. For secure online registration, a complete program agenda, and speaker, exhibitor, and sponsor lists, visit Also speaking at Strategic Space and Defense 2006 are Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC, commander, United States Strategic Command; Mr. Wes Bush, president and chief financial officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Ms. Joanne Maguire, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Lt Gen Frank G. Klotz, USAF, vice commander, Air Force Space Command; 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; and Maj Gen William L. Shelton, USAF, commander, 14th Air Force. The conference agenda includes a spectacular opening ceremony and reception at Omaha’s new Holland Performing Arts Center, co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; a keynote luncheon, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman; and a closing reception. Additional sponsors are AirLaunch, Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), ATK, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, The Boeing Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), CSP Associates, Inc., Honeywell, Raytheon Company, and Sterling Computers, a Sun iForce partner. The Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Colorado Springs that advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and inspires, enables, and propels tomorrow’s explorers. 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