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AIA CEO Marion C. Blakey speaks with USAF Space & Missile Systems Center Commander Ellen Pawlikowski and NOAA’s Deputy Administrator Kathy Sullivan
On March 30, AIA hosted its annual Space Leadership Forum to foster constructive dialogue between senior government and space industry representatives. This year’s forum was the most successful to-date, with nine high ranking government leaders and more than twenty senior representatives from industry, including government leaders from NASA, NOAA, FAA, the Commerce and Defense Departments, the Air Force, the White House and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Hosted by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey and moderated by AIA Vice President for Space Systems Frank Slazer, the forum highlighted the need for greater cost effective space solutions and the importance of modernizing our nation’s export control policies for satellites and related components. Another topic of discussion during the meeting was the issue of spectrum. With electromagnetic spectrum allocations in flux as government works to auction segments, it will be critical for industry to protect the spectrum required for civil and national security aerospace users.
2012 U.S. government speakers included:
NASA Deputy Administrator, Lori Garver
Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for Space Programs, Rich McKinney
Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition and Technology, Dawn Meyerriecks
Associate Administrator for the Office of Commercial Space Transportation, FAA, Dr. George C. Nield
Director of Space Policy, National Security Council, Chirag Parikh
Commander, USAF Space & Missile Systems Center, Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski
Principal Director, OSD Space Policy, Maj. Gen. Jay Santee
Deputy Administrator, NOAA, Kathryn D. Sullivan
Asst. Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, Kevin J. Wolf
AIA Source: mike.conschafter[at]aia-aerospace.org