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Symposium Offers Powerful General Session Speakers

Military, Industry, and Government Leaders Speak to Space and Warfighter Issues

Symposium Offers Powerful General Session Speakers The main stage at the Strategic Space Symposium - Nov. 2-4 at the Qwest Center Omaha - features an impressive line-up of space leaders.

Featured Speakers include (click on the name for more information on the speaker):

The Deputy Commander Panel (Joint Operations: Space as a Force Multiplier) includes:

International Collaboration for the Future Panel includes:

 Industry Perspective Panel includes:

  • Wanda Austin, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, The Aerospace Corporation (moderator) 
  • Rick Ambrose, general manager, Surveillance & Navigation, Lockheed Martin
  • David M. DiCarlo, Ph.D., sector vice president and general manager, Space Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • William G. Hart, vice president and general manager, Space Systems, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon Company
  • Brig. Gen. Robert T. "Tip" Osterthaler, USAF (Retired), president and chief executive officer, AMERICOM Government Services

View from the Front: Deployed Enlisted/Officer Space Operator Perspectives Panel includes:

  • Brig. Gen. Michael J. Carey, USAF, deputy director, Global Operations, Global Operations Directorate, United States Strategic Command (moderator) 
  • Col. John "J.R." Riordan, USAF, director of Space Operations
  • Col. William J. Spendley, USAF, Special Ops Command
  • First Sergeant Dustin Swinney, USA, 2nd Space Company

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