Year in Review


It’s finally here, that time of the year when we not only celebrate the closing of a chapter, but also look forward to a new and exciting season. Thanks to the devotion of our members, our esteemed Board of Advisors, and the great support of our Board of Directors, NSSA was able to enjoy another productive and successful year. We would like to briefly reflect on some of these accomplishments and provide a preview of the activities we have planned for 2024.

Your NSSA team has worked tirelessly to engage our partners, both at home and abroad, in areas of shared security. Let’s take a moment to reflect. In 2023, NSSA:

  • Facilitated 10 SpaceTime interviews (classified and unclassified), as well as two very well-attended Space Budget Forums, that provided a platform for key leaders to explore the most pressing issues in the national security space enterprise.
  • Via the Moorman Center, engaged with the National Space Council Users Advisory Group to discuss critical issues expected to dominate the national security space discourse in 2024
  • Organized and hosted four Signature Series events including the Space Capital Forum; the Space & Counterspace Threats Forum; the inaugural International Security Space Week, receiving high accolades from our Space Systems Command (SSC) and international partners; and the Guardian & IC Space Workforce Culture Forum (co-hosted with KPMG).
  • Increased Congressional engagement through the “Lunch & Learn” series, in collaboration with the Space Force Caucus and SSC Program Executive Office for Battle Management Command, Control, and Communications.
  • Via the Moorman Center for Space Studies, wrote and published three expertly-crafted, scholarly papers providing deep insight on topics such as maximizing effectiveness of the warfighter through redesign of space forces, analysis of the President’s budget for FY 2024, and strategic implications of China’s activities and intentions to dominate cislunar space.
  • Held two IC Commercial Space Partners Forums, co-hosted with our close partner, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA).
  • Hosted four phenomenal, classified sessions for the National Space Intelligence Center (NSIC) to discuss foreign threats to U.S. national security space systems.
  • Enjoyed explosive growth of the NSSA family—close to 100 new members! Thank you to our existing members who have spread the good word of NSSA!
  • With member company support and involvement, we executed our second annual Defense and Intelligence Space Conference (DISC), which took place in early 2023. DISC24 registration is open and spots and sponsorships are being snapped up quickly. Register before January 1, 2024, to secure the early bird price!

These accomplishments could not have been possible without your support, and we sincerely thank you all. Stay tuned; there’s more to come! In the new year, we will hit the ground running in a number of areas including expansion of educational outreach to our friends in Congress, enhanced development of our Workforce Development program, facilitation of new in-person and virtual SpaceTime interviews, and execution of our third annual Defense & Intelligence Space Conference.

In short, we are privileged to report that NSSA continues to thrive. As a pillar of the national security space community, our organization maintains great pride in both the integrity of our mission - to shape a vibrant national security space enterprise - and the unwavering commitment of our friends and partners. We extend our deepest gratitude to our members, Board of Directors and Advisors, and the NSSA staff. Your support has bolstered the success of our organization, paving the way for yet another action-oriented year.

NSSA wishes you and your families a safe and happy holiday season!


Steven D. Jacques

Steve Jacques

Executive Director
Joseph K. Dodd

Joe Dodd

Chairman, Board of Directors