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Space Foundation Hosts Space Power Breakfast with Secretary of the Air Force James

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On Oct. 8, the Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C., office hosted a Space Power Breakfast, with featured speaker Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. The breakfast was attended by nearly 80 congressional staff, industry executives, and various officials from U.S. government departments and agencies that are responsible for space, plus the Space Foundation’s CEO Elliot Pulham and Board Chairman Lon Levin.

The breakfast featured introductory remarks by House Space Power Caucus Co-Chair, Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK). The keynote speaker was Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, who announced publicly for the first time that she has now been designated principal DoD advisor for space (PDSA). Secretary James also stressed the dangers critical USAF space programs face if Congress cannot pass the FY 2016 budget and revert to a year-long Continuing Resolution (CR). She touched on topics such as Space Fence, RD-180 replacement, Counter Communications Systems, as well as how more integral our work with allies has become in space.


This article is part of Space Watch: November 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 11).

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