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Registration Open for Strategic Space Symposium

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Registration Open for Strategic Space SymposiumCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jul. 31, 2009) — The Strategic Space Symposium, set for 2-4 Nov., 2009, in Omaha, Neb., will offer space and defense professionals an unparalleled opportunity for education, interactive discussion, and exposure to the latest space operations technologies. Co-sponsored by the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and the Space Foundation, the event is expected to attract more than 1,500 government officials, military leaders, top industry executives, educators, students, and exhibitors from around the world.

Focused directly on global space strategy and warfighter issues and requirements, the Strategic Space Symposium will feature two full days of interactive training sessions, speeches, panel discussions, networking opportunities, exhibits, and concurrent educational programs for teachers and students. Themed Advancing Space Capabilities and Strengthening Operations to Promote Global Security, the Symposium will showcase industry best practices, cutting-edge technologies, and emerging space capabilities, as well as providing a platform to discuss challenging space issues and shape space policy. Presentations will include perspectives from senior leaders from the Department of Defense, U.S. and Allied government, industry, and academia. Breakout sessions, which will be led by top-level military leaders from USSTRATCOM Commands, will explore a variety of topics, including space situational awareness, defense of space, protection of assets, current and future space policy, warfighting needs, capability gaps in space technologies, and emerging capabilities, and will give attendees ample opportunity to participate in open discussion and formulation of recommendations.

Space News is the Space Foundation’s exclusive media partner at the Strategic Space Symposium. The Space Foundation’s sponsors at the Strategic Space Symposium are Americom Government Services, AGI, ATK, Boeing, Mantech, and Northrop Grumman.

For more information, including online registration, preliminary agenda and exhibitor and sponsorship information, go to