Please join the Atlantic Council on Monday, September 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the next event in our Defense-Industrial Policy Series, at which we will launch a new Issue Brief, “Reenergizing Transatlantic Space Cooperation in Security and Beyond“, by Stephen Ganote. The event features keynote remarks by Scott Pace, the Executive Secretary of the US National Space Council and a panel discussion of the report by four distinguished business and government executives. Join in in the Forum at the Atlantic Council’s Headquarters, 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor, in Washington, DC.

Ganote’s paper argues that it is time for the United States and Europe to take a fresh look at enhancing and expanding cooperation in space security. Together, the transatlantic Alliance needs to recognize and address challenges to space assurance, and take full advantage of the many changes sweeping the space industry. The paper commends both government and industry leaders on both sides of the Atlantic to focus on three key initiatives:

  • increasing space resiliency through better information sharing and system interoperability;
  • improving space operations through better training and updated doctrine; and
  • strengthening the space supply chain through improved regulations and industrial cooperation.

Coordinated US-European action in these areas will help ensure that space assets will be able to address the growing security threats faced by the transatlantic Alliance.

Orienting around the Issue Brief, the event will feature:

Keynote Remarks by:

Scott Pace
Executive Secretary
US National Space Council

Presentation of the Issue Brief by:

Stephen Ganote
Managing Director

Panel Discussion With:

Stephen Kitay
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy
US Department of Defense

Jean-Luc Bald
First Secretary for Space
Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Laurent Jaffart
Space Strategist and Vice President, Business Development
Airbus Defense and Space

Stephen Ganote
Managing Director

Robert Canty
Vice President, Constellation Management and Protection
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

Moderated by:

Jacqueline Feldscher
National Security and Space Reporter

The Defense-Industrial Policy Series is a platform for senior government executives in defense and aerospace to address the public policies that shape the market for defense goods and services. By engaging the perspective of government leaders about issues at the interface of defense ministries and industries, the series aims to cultivate a constituency for practical solutions to these challenges.

Register now by clicking the RSVP button above. We hope you can join us for what promises to be an important and fascinating discussion.

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DATE: Monday, September 30, 2019
TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, West Tower Elevators
Washington, DC

This invitation is transferable and open to the public.

The event is open to the press and on the record.