Registration now open for DSI’s Space Resiliency Summit

On November 28 and 29, thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, and civilian organizations will convene at the Defense Strategies Institute’s (DSI) 4th Space Resiliency Summit.

DSI will be holding two days of off the record, actionable discussions, and debate on technology and innovation needed to defend the nation’s most critical space assets. At the Space Resiliency Summit, participants will explore the latest initiatives from leading space organizations to address this compelling and trenchant topic. The dialogue will focus on this year’s theme of “Overcoming Threats to Space-Based Capabilities.”

“Space resiliency has become of vital importance to our national security. With potential adversaries developing advanced space capabilities, military and government organizations are now heavily engaged in generating policies, plans and technology to ensure the resiliency of our nation’s satellite constellations,” said Jacob Caplan, program manager at DSI. “We have created a summit that will bring together a variety of stakeholders in order to build out two days of dialogue and debate that tackle many of the areas involved in enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of space capabilities for military commands, Intelligence Community members and government agencies.”

To this end, the Space Resiliency Summit will offer 17 sessions with over 20 diverse senior leader speakers, including:

* Robert Lightfoot, Acting Administrator, NASA

* Lt Gen John Thompson, USAF, Commander, Space & Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command

* Stephen Kitay, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, US Department of Defense

* Shawn Barnes, SES, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations, USAF

* Maj Gen Clinton Crosier, USAF, Director, Operational Capability Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, USAF

* Lt Gen Larry James, USAF (Ret), Deputy Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

* George C. Nield, Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation, FAA

Topics will include:

–  DoD Efforts to Update Space Policy to Ensure Resiliency

–  ODNI Perspective towards Space Resiliency

–  Role of Small Satellites in Enhancing Global Situational Awareness

–  DoD’s Latest Initiatives to Protect Space Assets in a Contested Space Environment

–  Implementing DoD Strategic Guidance and National Security Space Strategy

–  The Role of FCC Licensing in Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management

–  Countering Threats in the Space Domain

–  Understanding the Problems of a Contested Space Environment

–  Accelerating the Pace of Innovation to Combat Sophisticated Adversarial Threats in Space

Seating is limited

In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue among speaker and attendees, seating will be limited.  Early registration has now begun. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and state personnel attend complimentary. Those interested in participating in the 2017 Space Resiliency Summit can visit Defense Strategies Institute’s website at

Source: DSI