We are the National Security Space Association

The National Security Space Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support association solely dedicated to the Title 10 and Title 50 national security space enterprise. We work to foster long-term cooperation among industry and government officials, leading the way with expert opinion, insight and analysis. We’re devoted to fostering a holistic, mission-oriented workforce that will shape the face of national security space for generations to come.

International Security Space Week

NSSA was honored to partner with the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command (SSC) for the highly successful International Security Space Week, at The Aerospace Corporation in Chantilly, Virginia.

NSSA’s inaugural International Security Space Forum began the week, followed by SSC’s International Reverse Industry Days. The combined events, attended by senior leaders from across nations, served to bolster the robust bonds between our allied partners.

IC Commercial Space Partners Forum

November 14, 2023

Honeywell, 101 Constitution Ave. NW #500 W, Washington, DC 20001

The IC Commercial Space Partners Forum will gather key officials and private sector leaders to discuss the IC’s expanding efforts to partner with commercial space companies and provide an update on emerging trends in commercial space capabilities and offerings.


The U.S. has invested for over a half-century to ensure world leadership in national security space.

While the U.S. still maintains a substantial advantage, that margin has eroded in recent years. Refocusing our efforts to regain those losses is paramount. Industry has always played a vital role in U.S. world leadership in national security space, and it’s important that we continue to foster its growth. Our nation’s security depends on its reliable and protected space systems.

We will lead the way forward

We believe in supporting and advancing long-term U.S. government and private sector cooperation with independent and trusted perspectives, expert opinion, insight-driven strategy, thought-provoking studies, and data-driven analytics. We’re here to move the needle with industry partners, government officials, colleges and universities, and the public and inspire the next generation to pursue careers in national security space with our pipeline programs.

[The United States Space Force] is a bi-partisan issue with support from both parties, and it’s supported because the threat is out there, and we have to respond immediately to the threat that’s there. It’s also why we have a National Security Space Association that’s stood up to remember that we need to continue to push those issues.

Gen. John Hyten (Ret.), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, USAF

Americans depend on the security guaranteed by U.S. superiority in space

From surveillance and missile warning to navigation, timing and disaster management, they help keep us safe. But nothing is guaranteed. It’s time to stand up for our country’s future and defend the national security space domain. NSSA is committed to shaping a vibrant national security space enterprise and cultivating a network that fosters dynamic collaboration for the greater good of our nation and our allies.