2nd Annual Industrial Space Defense Summit | Potomac Officers ClubView On-Demand
With the constant development of new and advanced technologies, intelligence capabilities, weapons and infrastructure, space has become the most rapidly growing domain in the modern era. However, space is not a benign environment – the commercialization and democratization of the domain have created a highly-competitive landscape that simultaneously drives innovation and poses significant risks to countries that cannot keep up.
As the world turns its focus to space, the U.S. must develop and deploy innovative solutions at the speed of relevance to keep pace with adversaries, ensure the country’s space superiority, protect critical systems and maintain national security in alignment with the newly released Combined Space Operations Vision 2031.
The Potomac Officers Club’s 2nd Annual Industrial Space Defense Summit joins leading figures from government and industry to discuss the next generation of space technology innovations, the critical role of public-private collaborations and the importance of building a viable industrial base as vital components in U.S. space defense capabilities.
U.S. Army General James Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Space Command, will keynote the event, leveraging his unique insights as leader of the combatant command to speak on how he defends U.S. and allied interests in space while delivering space-enabled combat effects to over 18,000 joint warfighters around the globe.
BG Steve Butow
Director of Space Portfolio
Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
Brig. Gen. Dennis Bythewood
Deputy Commander, JTF-SD
U.S. Space Command
GEN James Dickinson
U.S. Space Command
President, Air Power, Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Lt Col Walter "Rock" McMillan
Chief of Innovation, Office of the Chief of Space Operations [OSCO]
United States Space Force
Col Aaron Oelrich
Division Chief, Joint Fires Element and the Joint Reconnaissance Center
U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM)
President, Space & C2 Systems, Raytheon Intelligence & Space
Dr. Derek Tournear
Director, Space Development Agency
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
|12:00pm||12:05pm||Welcome & Opening Remarks|
|12:05pm||12:30pm||Opening Keynote: GEN James Dickinson|
Keynote Introducer: Paul Ferraro
|12:30pm||1:10pm||Keynote: Dr. Derek Tournear|
Keynote Introducer: Kristin Robertson
|1:10pm||2:25pm||Current Challenges and Opportunities for Space Technologies Panel: Steve Butow, Brig. Gen. Dennis Bythewood, Paul Ferraro (moderator), Lt Col Walter "Rock" McMillan and Col Aaron Oelrich|