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Advance Registration Ends 12 September for Strategic Space and Defense 2008

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sep. 5, 2008) — Register by 12 September and save on standard industry registration for Strategic Space and Defense 2008, the global security conference for space and defense professionals.  Individuals who register and pay in full by 12 September will receive the Advance Registration rate, a $200 savings off standard industry registration.  Presented by the Space Foundation and Space News, Strategic Space and Defense will take place from 6-8 October at the Qwest Center Omaha Convention Center and Arena in Omaha, Neb.

Featured speakers include The Honorable Ellen O. Tauscher, chairwoman, Strategic Forces Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives; Mr. Gary E. Payton, deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, space programs, USAF Headquarters; Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, USAF, commander, United States Strategic Command; Vice Adm. Carl V. Mauney, USN, deputy commander, United States Strategic Command; Maj. Gen. Thomas F. Deppe, USAF, vice commander, Air Force Space Command; Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, USA, commander, Space and Missile Defense Command/ARSTRAT and commander, JFCC Integrated Missile Defense, U.S. Strategic Command; Lt. Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command and commander, JFCC-Space, United States Strategic Command; Mr. A. Thomas Young, chairman, Independent Assessment Panel and former executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Corporation; and Mr. David McGlade, chief executive officer, Intelsat, Ltd.

Sessions will include “STRATCOM and the Global AOR,” “Integration of Land, Sea, Air, Space, and Cyberspace” from both military and industry perspectives, “The Independent Assessment Panel on National Security Space,” “Strategic Deterrence — Evolving Capability for Today’s World,” “Space Situational Awareness – The Key to the Protection of Critical Assets,” and “Frontline Views of the Chiefs.”

The program will incorporate two full days of featured speeches and panel sessions, the Welcoming Reception and Exhibit Center Opening, co-sponsored by the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership; continental breakfasts co-sponsored by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and Booz Allen Hamilton; the Congressional Keynote Luncheon; The Strategic Space and Defense Cocktail Reception, co-sponsored by Raytheon, The Strategic Space and Defense Dinner, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman, the Reception in Honor of the Men and Women of U.S. Strategic Command, co-sponsored by Integral Systems Inc.; and an exhibit center luncheon.

Other co-sponsors for Strategic Space and Defense 2008 are Analytical Graphics, Inc., Arrowhead Global Solutions, ATK, Computer Sciences Corporation, ITT, and Orbital Sciences Corporation.

Additional information, including an updated program agenda, confirmed speaker list, and exhibitor list, is available at

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983 and celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Space Foundation is an international nonprofit organization advancing space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity. A leader in space awareness activities, major industry events, and educational enterprises that bring space in to the classroom, the Space Foundation is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo.  It conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office, and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla.  The Space Foundation also conducts the National Space Symposium, the premier gathering of the global space community. The 25th National Space Symposium will take place March 30 – April 2, 2009, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.  For more information, visit

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