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Payton, Klotz, Hamel, and Callicutt Featured Speakers at Strategic Space and Defense 2007

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Sep. 17, 2007) —

Strategic Space and Defense 2007 conference organizers recently announced the confirmed participation of additional senior officials.  Mr. Gary Payton, acting under secretary of the Air Force; Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, USAF, assistant vice chief of staff and director, Air Force Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel, USAF, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center; and Mr. Kenneth S. Callicutt, director, capability & resources integration, United States Strategic Command will all give featured addresses during this three-day conference. Presented by the Space Foundation and Space News, Strategic Space and Defense 2007, the global security conference for space and defense professionals, will take place at the QwestCenterOmahaConvention Center and Arena in Omaha, Neb., 9 – 11 October 2007. 

Payton, Klotz, Hamel, and Callicutt Featured Speakers at Strategic Space and Defense 2007

In addition to these key speakers, Strategic Space and Defense 2007 will feature a stellar program consisting of leaders in the space and defense industries.  This unique conference attracts the senior leadership of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), its component and supported commands, representatives of the national security industrial base, major government contractors, federal officials, and allied partners; and includes two full days of featured speakers and panel sessions, luncheons, a sophisticated exhibit center, and more.


Other highlights of Strategic Space and Defense 2007 include a spectacular Opening Ceremony and Reception, featuring legendary music icons THREE DOG NIGHT and welcoming remarks by Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; the Strategic Space and Defense luncheon, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman; and the Thursday luncheon, co-sponsored by Boeing.  Additional co-sponsors include AirLaunch LLC, a.i. Solutions, ATK, Axiom Worldwide, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Raytheon Company, SES Americom, and Sterling Computers Corp. – A Sun Partner Advantage Company.

Additional information speakers and panelists are confirming daily.  For an updated agenda, list of speakers, and additional information and tools including secure online registration, and lists of exhibitors sponsors visit