Space Resiliency Summit

Alexandria, VA, United States

The 2018 Space Resiliency Summit encourages members of the DoD, Intelligence Community, military services, and critical organizations 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.

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

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.

Our 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

At our Summit you will have the ability:

  • 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.

2018 Speakers:

  • Jim Bridenstine, Administrator, NASA
  • Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director, ODNI
  • Maj Gen Clinton Crosier, USAF Director, Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Requirements, HQAF
  • Maj Gen Robert Rego, (Ret) USAF, Strategic Missions Advisor, USSTRATCOM
  • Stephen Kitay, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, DoD
  • Lt Gen Larry James, USAF (Ret) Deputy Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
  • Doug Loverro, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy


Mary M. Gates Learning Center
701 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA

**Complimentary WIFI will be provided to all attendees and there is a full business center that attendees will have access to throughout the Summit.

THERE IS NO PARKING AT THE VENUE. Parking available on street and two blocks north at Crown Plaza hotel. (Roughly $19 for the whole day)

Hotel Rooms:
801 North St. Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314\suitesalexandria

(Two walking blocks from the Mary M. Gates Learning Center.)

Hotel Rooms are available at a discounted rate at ($189 per night) Please identify that you are with Defense Strategies Institute to receive your discount or use the following links:

When booking hotel accommodations please first select the dates you would like to reserve, click the Special Rates tab and Select ''Corporate/Promo'' and enter the code 428957. This will show you the available discounts for Defense Strategies Institute event attendees.

There is also a Crowne Plaza two blocks north at:
901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 683-6000
Space Resiliency
Event details
Organizer : Defense Strategies Institute
Venue : Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA, United States
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19055