Signature Series

International Security Space Week

October 23-26, 2023

The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly, VA
Unclassified and SECRET

SOLD OUT

Please contact events@nssaspace.org with any questions.

The inaugural International Security Space Week will take place October 23-26, 2023 at The Aerospace Corporation in Chantilly, VA.

International Security Space Week will feature two unique events intended to bring together senior government and industry leaders from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, and Japan.

October 24: NSSA's Inaugural International Security Space Forum
NSSA will convene the inaugural International Security Space Forum. This event is open to all and will focus on gathering government and industry leaders from the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, and Japan to discuss policy, planning, acquisition, and operational matters requiring closer collaboration.

NSSA will work with USSF and our international partners to establish objectives and outcomes, all enabled by pre-work with principals and staff, to ensure informed and productive dialogue. The venue will facilitate rich dialogue among principals, including government and industry representation from all participating countries. The agenda will cover opportunities for co-development and interoperability and the establishment of shared standards, protocols, and interfaces for accomplishing this.

The International Security Space Forum will conclude with an evening networking reception at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles (14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA).

October 25 & 26: Space System Command's International Reverse Industry Days
Please note, the morning of October 25th is a classified session restricted to government personnel only. Industry attendees may check in just prior to lunch on the 25th (11:15 am) and attend the remainder of the two-day event, all at the unclassified level.

Space Systems Command has been hosting several “Reverse Industry Days” on multiple subjects to get industry help in shaping the thinking about space acquisition challenges.

This one focuses on Resilience of the Global Supply Chain for Space – Developing an Allied Approach. Allies and their respective industry partners from seven nations (AUS, CAN, DEU, FRA, GBR, JPN, NZL) along with the U.S., will share perspectives on the international supply chain as a problem set and will have the opportunity to offer insights and solutions. Four Moderated Panels will examine the global supply chain from different perspectives. The final session will be an SSC-guided discussion on how to move forward with key themes from the event and pathway to develop an Allied Space Supply Chain Strategy.

The two Reverse Industry Days will only be open to two registrants per company.

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Invited Speakers and Panelists

Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Salzman (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya)

Gen B. Chance Saltzman

Chief of Space Operations, USSF, U.S.
Confirmed
GEN James Dickinson

GEN James Dickinson

Commander, USSPACECOM, U.S.
Confirmed
Ms Seybolt photo

Kelli Seybolt

Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, U.S.
Confirmed
Brig Gen Chris McKenna Canada

Brig Gen Chris McKenna

Director General, Air and Space Force Development, Canada
Confirmed
BGEN G. Michael Adamson

Brig Gen G. Michael Adamson

Commander, 3 Canadian Space Division, Canada
Confirmed
Mr Victor Vigliotti

Victor Vigliotti

Director, Space Systems Command Front Door, U.S.
Confirmed
Michael Guetlein

Lt Gen Michael Guetlein

Commander, Space Systems Command, U.S.
Confirmed
Hon. John Plumb

Hon. John Plumb

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, U.S.
Confirmed
Adam-Philippe

MGEN Philippe Adam

Space Commander, Air and Space Force, France
Confirmed
Air Vice Marshal Paul Godfrey

AVM Paul Godfrey

Commander, UK Space Command, U.K.
Confirmed
AIRCDRE Thompson

Air Commodore Pete Thompson

Director General Space Capability, Defence Space Command, Australia
Confirmed
Usowski

Michael Usowski

Senior Defense Intelligence Analyst for Space and Counterspace, DIA
Confirmed
Scott Millar

Scott Millar

Visiting Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Department of National Defence, Canada
Confirmed
Avril Jolliffe

Avril Jolliffe

Director General Industry, Trade and Economic Security, UK Ministry of Defence, U.K.
Confirmed
MajGen Michael Traut

Maj Gen Michael Traut

Commander, Space Command, Germany
Confirmed
Dr Leon Photo

Dr. Claire Leon

Director, Space Systems Integration Office, U.S.
Confirmed
Ms Ryals Photo

Deanna Ryals

Director, International Affairs, Space Systems Command (SSC/IA), U.S.
Confirmed
MGEN Hiroaki Sakanashi

MGEN Hiroaki Sakanashi

Director General, Defense Planning and Policy Department, Air Staff Office, Japan
Confirmed
Roy Pettis

Roy Pettis

National Intelligence Manager for Space, ODNI, U.S.
Confirmed
Col Eric Felt

Col Eric Felt

Director, Space Architecture, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration, U.S.
Confirmed
MG Michael Morrissey

MG Michael Morrissey

Director Strategy, Plans and Policy, J5, USSPACECOM, U.S.
Confirmed
Antony Di Stasio

Anthony Di Stasio

Director of the Manufacturing, Capability Expansion, and Investment Prioritization Directorate (MCEIP) at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment (OUSD A&S), U.S.
Confirmed
John Serafini

John Serafini

CEO, Hawkeye360, U.S.
Confirmed
Michelle Parker

Michelle Parker

VP of Space Mission Systems, Boeing, U.S.
Confirmed
Dan Tenney

Dan Tenney

VP, Strategy and BD, Lockheed Martin Space, U.S.
Confirmed
bobby

Bobby Lentz

Northrop Grumman Space Sector VP of Strategy, U.S.
Confirmed
danjablonsky

Dan Jablonsky

President and CEO, Maxar Intelligence
Confirmed
Brig Gen Steve Bucky Butow

Steven “Bucky” Butow

Director of the Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit, U.S.
Confirmed
Debra Faktor

Debra Facktor

Head of U.S. Systems, Airbus U.S. Space and Defense
Confirmed

Agenda

October 23
NSSA kicks off International Security Space Week with a networking social at Wellington's, located in the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles (14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA)

6:00pm-8:00pm

No-host Social

NSSA's Inaugural International Security Space Forum

October 24
NSSA will convene the inaugural International Security Space Forum.

7:00am-8:00am

Check-in, Breakfast and Networking

8:00am-8:15am

Welcome

  • Joe Dodd, Chair, Board of Directors, NSSA (confirmed)
  • Steve Jacques, Founder and Executive Director, NSSA (confirmed)

8:15am-8:45am

Keynote: Gen B. Chance Saltzman, Chief of Space Operations, USSF (confirmed)

8:45am-9:15am

International Security Context: Mr. Michael Usowski, Senior Defense Intelligence Analyst for Space and Counterspace, DIA (confirmed)

9:15am-9:30am

Break

9:30am-10:45am

Panel: Operations Perspective 

Moderator: Lt Gen Kevin McLaughlin, USAF (Ret)

  • MGEN Philippe Adam, Space Commander, Air and Space Force, France (confirmed)
  • BGen G. Michael Adamson, Commander, 3 Canadian Space Division, Canada (confirmed)
  • AVM Paul Godfrey, Commander U.K. Space Command, U.K. (confirmed)
  • MG Michael Morrissey, Director Strategy, Plans and Policy, J5, USSPACECOM, U.S. (confirmed) 
  • Maj Gen Hiroaki Sakanashi, Director General, Defense Planning and Policy Department, Air Staff Office, Japan (confirmed)
  • AIRCDRE Pete Thompson, Director General Space Capability, Australia (confirmed)
  • Maj Gen Michael Traut, Commander, Space Command, Germany (confirmed)

10:45am-11:00am

Break

11:00am-12:00pm

Panel: Policy Perspectives

Moderator: Marc Berkowitz

  • Scott Millar, Visiting Assistant Deputy Minister (Horizontal Policy), Department of National Defence, Canada (confirmed)
  • Roy Pettis, National Intelligence Manager for Space, ODNI, U.S. (confirmed)
  • Hon. John Plumb, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, U.S. (confirmed)

12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm-1:30pm

Keynote 

  • GEN James Dickinson, Commander, USSPACECOM, U.S. (confirmed)

1:30pm-2:10pm

Panel: Lessons Learned from the Russia-Ukraine Conflict 

Moderator: JP Parker

  • AVM Paul Godfrey, Commander U.K. Space Command, U.K. (confirmed)
  • Dan Jablonsky, CEO, Maxar Intelligence (confirmed)
  • Maj Gen Michael Traut, Commander, Space Command, Germany (confirmed)

2:10pm-2:45pm

Panel: Acquisition Perspectives

Moderator: Dr. Jamie Morin

  • BGen Chris McKenna, Director General, Air and Space Force Development, Canada (confirmed)
  • Col Eric Felt, Director, Architectures, SAF/SQ, U.S. (confirmed)

2:45pm-3:00pm

Break

3:00pm-4:00pm

Panel: Industry Perspectives

Moderator: Debra Facktor, Head of U.S. Systems, Airbus U.S. Space and Defense

  • Jay Lennon, Senior VP, National Security Solutions, KBR (confirmed)
  • Bobby Lentz, VP, Space Sector Strategy, Northrop Grumman (confirmed)
  • Michelle Parker, VP of Space Mission Systems, Boeing (confirmed)
  • John Serafini, CEO, Hawkeye360 (confirmed)
  • Dan Tenney, VP, Strategy and BD, Lockheed Martin Space (confirmed)

4:00pm-5:00pm

Facilitated Audience Feedback 

Moderator: Dr. Scott Pace

  • Deanna Ryals, Director, International Affairs, Space Systems Command (SSC/IA), U.S. (confirmed)
  • Kelli Seybolt, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, U.S. (confirmed)

5:00pm-5:15pm

Closing Remarks 

  • Steve Jacques, Founder and Executive Director, NSSA (confirmed)

5:30pm-7:30pm

Reception

Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles (14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA)

Space Systems Command’s International Reverse Industry Days

October 25
Morning Session is Secret – Government Only; Afternoon Session is Unclassified, All Registered Attendees are Welcome
Space Systems Command will hold reverse industry days with the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, France, and Japan.

7:00am-8:00am

Check-in, Breakfast and Networking

8:00am-8:25am

SECRET – Opening Remarks

  • Col Elisabeth White, Military Deputy, International Affairs, Space Systems Command  
  • Edelina Rose, Corporate Strategic Events, The Aerospace Corporation  
  • Steve Jacques, Executive Director and Founder, National Security Space Association 
  • Todd Nygren, Vice President, Defense Space Acquisition, Defense Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation 
  • Lt Gen Michael Guetlein, Commander, Space Systems Command 

8:25am-9:00am

SECRET – Threat Brief
Clinton Carlson (Aerospace Corp), Intelligence Directorate, Space Systems Command

9:00am-10:15am

SECRET – Supply Chain Needs and Challenges:
JPN, UK, US (followed by Q&A) Each country presents a summary of supply chain needs and challenges

10:15am-10:45am

Coffee & Networking Break

10:45am-11:30am

SECRET – SSC Front Door Introduction
Mr Victor Vigliotti, Director, Space Systems Command Front Door (confirmed)

11:30am-12:00pm

  • Adjourn Government-only Classified session.
  • Exit the Gambit Conf Room while it is re-set for Unclassified Discussions
  • Industry Check In

12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch
Government/Industry Lunch in the Atrium, overflow seating in the Gambit Conf Rm

1:00pm-1:30pm

UNCLASSIFIED – Welcoming Remarks

  • Col Elisabeth White, Military Deputy, International Affairs, Space Systems Command
  • Edelina Rose, Corporate Strategic Events, The Aerospace Corporation  
  • Steve Jacques, Executive Director and Founder, National Security Space Association 
  • Todd Nygren, Vice President, Defense Space Acquisition, Defense Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation 
  • Deanna Ryals, Director, International Affairs, Space Systems Command 

1:30pm-2:10pm

UNCLASSIFIED – Threat Brief:
Clinton Carlson (The Aerospace Corporation), Intelligence Directorate, Space Systems Command

2:10pm-2:45pm

Coffee & Networking Break

2:45pm-4:00pm

SECRET – Supply Chain Needs and Challenges:
JPN, UK, US (followed by Q&A) Each country presents a summary of supply chain needs and challenges

4:00pm-4:10pm

UNCLASSIFIED – Closing Remarks
Deanna Ryals, Director, International Affairs, Space Systems Command

4:10pm

Adjourn

5:30pm-7:30pm

No-host Networking Social
Wellington's Lounge, located in the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles (14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA)

October 26
All Sessions are Unclassified
Space Systems Command will hold reverse industry days with the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, France, and Japan.

7:00am-8:00am

Check-in, Breakfast and Networking

8:00am-8:05am

Welcome
Deanna Ryals, Director, International Affairs, Space Systems Command (SSC/IA), U.S. (confirmed)

8:05am-8:30am

Keynote: Peter Hagen, Head of Space Policy, UK MOD, U.K. (confirmed)

8:30am-9:50am

Panel: Space Community Requirements and Supply Chain Availability 

Moderator: Kelli Seybolt, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs (SAF/IA), U.S. (confirmed)

9:50am-10:15am

Coffee & Networking Break

10:15am-11:35am

Panel: Integrating Resiliency

Moderator: Dr Claire Leon, Director, Space Systems Integration Office (SSC/SSIO)

11:35am-12:45pm

Lunch

12:45pm-2:05pm

Panel: Barriers to Supply Chain Management

Moderator: Anthony Di Stasio, Director of the Manufacturing, Capability Expansion, and Investment Prioritization Directorate (MCEIP) at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment (OUSD A&S), U.S.

2:05pm-2:30pm

Coffee & Networking Break

2:30pm-3:50pm

Panel: Tech Innovations for Supply Chain Management and Visibility

Moderator: Steven “Bucky” Butow, Director of the Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), U.S.

3:50pm-5:00pm

Facilitated Audience Feedback w/Call to Action: Develop an Allied Space Supply Chain Risk Management Framework 

Moderator: Ms Deanna Ryals, Director, International Affairs, Space Systems Command, U.S.

5:00pm-5:05pm

Closing Remarks & Adjourn
Deanna Ryals, Director, International Affairs, Space Systems Command (SSC/IA), U.S. (confirmed)

Lodging Information

NSSA has NOT secured a room block during the International Security Space Week but hotels are plentiful near The Aerospace Corporation in Chantilly, VA. The hotels listed below have confirmed availability throughout the International Security Space Week

  1. Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
    14750 Conference Center Drive
    Chantilly, VA 20151
    703-818-0300
  1. Hyatt Place Chantilly / Dulles Airport-South
    4994 Westone Plaza
    Chantilly, VA 20151
    703-961-8160
  1. Holiday Inn: Chantilly-Dulles Expo (Arpt)
    4335 Chantilly Shopping Center
    Chantilly, VA 20151
    1-888-480-0427
  1. Springhill Suites Centreville Chantilly
    5920 Trinity Parkway
    Centreville, VA 20120
    703-815-7800
  1. Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
    13869 Park Center Road
    Herndon, VA 20171
    703-478-2900