December 4 & 5, 2018 | Mary M Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

The 5th Annual Space Resiliency Summit encourages members of the DoD, Intelligence Community, military services, and SATCOM community to come together to discuss solutions and techniques to exploit the space domain. Space is one of our most vulnerable warfighting arenas and our current administration is placing high priority to effectively fight and win against international adversaries. This year’s summit will highlight the technology currently underway and the challenges that exist in protecting United States space assets.

Scheduling Note (OPM Status): The Space Resiliency Summit will run as scheduled on both Dec 4 & 5.

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2018 Speakers:

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Jim Bridenstine


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Sue Gordon
Principal Deputy Director



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Maj Gen Clinton Crosier, USAF
Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability,
Deputy Chief of Staff
Strategic Plans and Requirements


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Maj Gen Robert Rego, (Ret) USAF
Strategic Missions Advisor



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Stephen Kitay, SES
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy



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Lt Gen Larry James, USAF (Ret)
Deputy Director
Jet Propulsion Laboratory


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Doug Loverro
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy



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Why you should attend this year’s Summit:

This educational summit will bring together senior Intelligence officials, government leaders, academia, and solution providers to discuss the developing technology, infrastructure, and policy surrounding the space domain’s role in upholding the US’ national security. Due to the nation’s reliance on space for communications, reconnaissance, and missile detection, we must have a way to defend such systems so that our military is not compromised.

Participants gathered will discuss the ways in which the US must actively explore options to protect the critical infrastructure and satellite systems we have in space which are vulnerable to physical and cyberattack. Major international competitors continue to mature their space program at a rapid pace and due to this, advanced space-based weaponry and technology have never been more crucial. This event will allow a platform for key government agencies to partner with commercial organizations to advance our space equipment in an already contested and congested environment.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits’ content and focus areas. We seek to bring together the respected leaders from US military commands, leading research centers, government agencies, and industry technology providers. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Topics to be covered at the 2018 Summit:

–  Relying more heavily on commercial products to meet current space policy timelines

–  Partnering with industry to have modular spacecraft to allow government the ability to integrate new payloads

– Developing space systems that are built to fight and win in a contested environment

– Ensuring that the US remains mission-ready in space and cyberspace capabilities to prepare for and combat against adversaries

– Efficiently acquiring commercial space technology to deliver military requirements in a timely manner 

– Encouraging cooperability amongst each of the services to ensure their missions have shared goals in their efforts to dominate space

– Working to increase interoperability of USAF assets to assume a more resilient position in space


At Our Summit You Will 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 US Space domain.

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, IC, DHS, and 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.(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)



Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities:

The 2018 Space Resiliency Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions. Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here.

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Advisory Board

DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings. In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all. Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.