December 6-7, 2023 | The Sunset Room, National Harbor, MD

All information below pertains to the 2023 Summit. 2024 details coming soon!

Defense Strategies Institute is proud to announce the 10th Annual Space Resiliency Summit. This year’s Summit will bring together senior leaders from across the US space enterprise to discuss US efforts to ensure the resiliency of critical assets against both traditional and non-kinetic attacks.


2023 Scheduled Speakers:

Dr. Derek Tournear, SES
Space Development Agency

Col Eric J. Felt, USSF
Director, Space Architecture,
Office of Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration

Dr. Ezinne Uzo-Okoro
Assistant Director for Space Policy,
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Jeremy Leader
Deputy Director, Commercial Space Office
Space Systems Command, USSF

Richard De Fatta, SES
Deputy to the Commanding General,
US Army Space and Missile Defense Command

Erin M. Miller
Executive Director,
Space ISAC

Lauryn Williams
Senior Advisor for Strategy & Research,

Download the 2023 Agenda


Why You Should Attend This Summit:

Today, US forces and allies rely on a secure space infrastructure for communications, ballistic missile tracking, and other mission critical capabilities vital to national security. DoD’s push for resilience is part of a multifaceted strategy of “competitive endurance” to deter and combat adversaries. DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to engage in an open dialogue about current and future initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, and increase visibility within the larger community.
As part of the two-day event, DSI will convene a series of panels to bring together experts on the most important issues currently facing the space enterprise. Panelists will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and solutions for bolstering the cybersecurity of space architecture, as well as how to best increase Space Situational Awareness.
Attendees at the 2023 Space Resiliency Summit will hear directly from leaders across the DoD, Federal Government, and Industry about the technologies and policies necessary to support a modern and resilient space architecture and to assure US space dominance in the years to come. ___________________________________________________________________________________

Participating Organizations At Last Year's Summit:

DoD, NRO, NGA, AFRL, OUSD (A&S), SecAF, Joint Staff J6, USSF, HQDA, Space Force Association, NASA, Space Development Agency, Missile Defense Agency, NASA GSFC, Space Systems Command, STARCOM, Joint Staff J2, Office of Space Commerce, TriSept, MAXAR, LeoLabs, Share My Space SAS, Ball Aerospace, Loft Orbital Federal, Boeing, NorthStar Earth & Space Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, Northrop Grumman, Emergent Space Technologies, Cognitive Space, Viasat, SpikerOak, Raytheon, Astroscale, Millenium Space Systems, Kratos, Lockheed Martin, Blue Origin, CACI, Amazon Webservices, The Aerospace Corporation, BlackSky, Firefly STS, Draper, Terran Orbital, L3Harris & many more…! ___________________________________________________________________________________

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

The Space Resiliency Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

__________________________________________________________________________________ Topics to be covered at the 2023 Summit:

- Competitive Endurance: Ensuring Sustainable US Space Domain Superiority

- Driving Change in Satellite and Space System Procurement to Enhance Space Cybersecurity & Resiliency

- Achieving Space Domain Dominance through Advanced Cybersecurity Capabilities

- Safeguarding U.S. Space Systems from Harm to Avoid Disruption of Critical Space Capabilities

- Defending US and Allied Freedom of Action in Space Domain Operations

- Strengthening Space Mission Performance through Responsive & Agile Cybersecurity

- Integrating and Synchronizing USA Space Efforts to Disrupt Enemy Capabilities and Enable Land Dominance

- Building PNT Capability and Enhancing Situational Awareness for Future Misson Readiness

- Modernizing DoD SATCOM Environment to Secure Future Space Superiority


At Our Summit You Have the Ability To:

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the space defense community.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.

Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas. __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD and Federal Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum. ________________________________________________________________________________________

*Summit is Closed to The Press / No Recordings*