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JFCCs and Mission Integration Featured Panel at Strategic Space and Defense 2007

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 18, 2007) — Understanding how the Joint Functional Component Commands (JFCCs) work together to support and enable the mission of United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) is the focus of a featured panel at Strategic Space and Defense 2007. “How We Make it Work – The JFCCs and Mission Integration,” will engage the leaders of the JFCCs in a discussion about the roles they play in enabling mission success across services, organizations, and agencies. 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 Qwest Center Omaha Convention Center and Arena in Omaha, Neb., 9 – 11 October 2007. 

This timely discussion focused on understanding the key components of mission integration through the JFCCs is scheduled for 1030 hours on 10 October. Panelists include Rear Adm. James F. Caldwell, USN, deputy commander, JFCC-Global Strike Integration; Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, USA, commander, US ARSTRAT/JFCC-Integrated Missile Defense; Lt. Gen. Charles E. Croom Jr., USAF, director, Defense Information Systems Agency and commander, Joint Task Force – Global Network Operations; and Maj. Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, commander, 14th Air Force and commander, JFCC-Space.

The panel is part of a program agenda consisting of two full days of government and industry leaders addressing the most pressing issues facing the space and defense sectors today. In addition to this panel, key confirmed speakers and panelists for Strategic Space and Defense 2007 include Mr. Kenneth S. Callicutt, director, capability & resources integration, United States Strategic Command; Maj. Gen. Thomas F. Deppe, USAF, vice commander, Air Force Space Command; Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel, USAF, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center; Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, USAF, assistant vice chief of staff and director, Air Force Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; and Mr. Gary Payton, acting under secretary of the Air Force.

Conference attendees and participants consist of the senior leadership of USSTRATCOM, its component and supported commands, representatives of the national security industrial base, major government contractors, federal officials, and allied partners. In addition to a stellar program, this unique conference also features luncheons, a sophisticated exhibit center, and more.

Further 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.

More information including secure online registration, a preliminary agenda, and lists of speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors is available at

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Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization advancing space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity. The Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, trade association services, research and analysis for the global space industry, and educational enterprises that bring space into the classroom. The Space Foundation has an office in Washington, D.C., and field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation also conducts the premier annual gathering of the global space community, the National Space Symposium. The 24th National Space Symposium will take place April 7-10, 2008, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. For more information, visit

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