Strategic National Security Space: FY20 Budget Forum

Event Details
DateMarch 20, 2019
Time8:30 am - 11:45 am
Address1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036Map

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On March 20, 2019, the CSIS Aerospace Security Project and Defense Budget Analysis Program hosted “Strategic National Security Space: FY 2020 Budget and Policy Forum.” This event addresed the dynamic national security space landscape including the release of the Trump administration’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget, the legislative proposal for the reorganization of national security space, and the evolving threat environment.

This event was presented in partnership with the National Security Space Association. 

Conference Agenda:

8:00 – 8:30         Breakfast & Registration

8:30 – 8:35         Welcome

Todd Harrison, Director, CSIS Aerospace Security Project; Director, CSIS Defense Budget Analysis

8:35 – 9:10          Keynote

Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

9:10 – 9:45         Keynote

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN)Chairman, House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces (download transcript)

Q&A with Todd Harrison

9:45 – 9:55         Coffee Break

9:55 – 10:45        Keynote

Patrick ShanahanActing Secretary of Defense (download transcript)

Q&A with Todd Harrison

10:45 – 11:00     Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45      Panel Discussion

Cristina ChaplainDirector, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Todd Harrison, Director, CSIS Aerospace Security Project; Director, CSIS Defense Budget Analysis

Lt Gen James “Kevin” McLaughlin, USAF (ret.)former Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command

Mike TierneyVelos (download presentation)

Moderated by Chris Williams, National Security Space Association

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This event was made possible by the generous support of General Dynamics Mission Systems, Harris Corporation, LinQuest Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, SES Government Solutions, and Vox Space.