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February 2, 2015
Space Foundation Announces Top Government and Military Speakers for 31st Space Symposium

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 2, 2015—The Space Foundation’s annual Space Symposium is the single most important global space conference for connecting government, military and industry decision makers.

The 31st Space Symposium will be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 13-16. The 2015 agenda includes two classified tracks -- Cyber 1.5 on Monday, and Wednesday’s Space Classified program. The Technical Track program introduced last year has been expanded for 2015, and Wednesday’s concurrent sessions have grown from four to eight.

Top civil and military space leaders from the U.S. are confirmed to speak, including:

  • Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr., USMC (Ret.), Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, Commander, United States Air Force, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command
  • Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command
  • The Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force
  • Lt. Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond, USAF, Commander, 14th Air Force 

Cyber 1.5 Classified
For 2015, the Cyber 1.5 conference is classified, and U.S. citizenship and a TS/SCI security clearance are required for registration. Cyber 1.5 will be held on Monday, April 13, with featured speakers:

  • Congressman James Frederick "Jim" Bridenstine, (R-OK)
  • Joseph M. Demarest, Jr., Assistant Director, Cyber Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Kristina Harrington, Director of Signals Intelligence Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Jim Richberg, National Intelligence Manager for Cyber, Office of Director of National Intelligence
  • Maj. Gen. Burke E. "Ed" Wilson, Commander, 24th Air Force

Space Classified Program
The 31st Space Symposium's Space Classified program on Wednesday, April 15, allows attendees to join space professionals in a classified track focused on space security. U.S. citizenship and a TS/SCI security clearance are required for registration. Featured speakers are:

  • Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command
  • Douglas L. Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
  • Betty J. Sapp, Director, National Reconnaissance Office

Register Now

Complete Space Symposium conference information, and secure online registration for all tracks and programs, may be found at www.SpaceSymposium.org.

Co-Sponsors
a.i. solutions; Aerojet Rocketdyne; Airbus GroupArianespace, Inc.; Artel LLCBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.;Colorado Space Coalition; El Pomar Foundation; InmarsatIntelsat General Corporation; Lockheed Martin Corporation;Northrop Grumman; Orbital; Raytheon; ScitorSpace Generation Advisory CouncilSpincraftSSL; Stellar Solutions;United Launch Alliance (ULA). Aviation WeekSatnews and SpaceNews are media partners.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It annually publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org

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