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SMi Group are proud to be hosting the 3rd annual Military Space USA conference, which will be taking place on the 7th and 8th of June 2022 with a dedicated Disruptive Technology Focus Day on the 6th of June.

The US DOD’s space enterprise has undergone a seismic shift in the last couple of years: from the establishment of USSPACECOM and the US Space Force to the overhaul of space acquisition currently underway, the pace of change signals the DOD’s intent to remain in the ascendancy in this critical domain.

Nonetheless, significant challenges remain. US space assets are still vulnerable to enemy interference both on earth and on orbit, and an overreliance on space-based capabilities necessitate a far greater investment in resilient systems to mitigate this vulnerability. Closer to home, prohibitively long and complicated procurement processes remain a significant block to rapid capability development.

With briefings, discussions, technology demonstrations, and a whole day dedicated to disruptive technology, Military Space USA will provide an unmatched opportunity for space professionals to examine these challenges. Focusing on a number of key mission areas relevant to all space warfighters, this conference remains the pre-eminent forum to learn how the US and its allies will forge the future of military space.

Networking Opportunities:

  • Meet and network with over 150 attendees from defence agencies, militaries and governments and industry 
  • Over 6 hours of networking breaks, drinks receptions, dinners, and more
  • Engage with an array of vendors, including disruptive space companies across the Silicon Valley and established space industry primes

Conference Features:

  • Hear from an unmatched array of speakers from across the US military space enterprise, including Space Systems Command and the US Space Force
  • Carefully selected topic themes, including architecture modernization, responsive launch, industry collaboration, and small satellites
  • A range of key international partners, who will present their vision for future space operations in coalition

Below is a snapshot of the attendees from 2019’s event:
US 14th Air Force HQ
Accion Systems, Inc
US Air Force Research Lab
Airbus
Amergint Technologies
Anaren Microwave, Inc.
Arena Strategic Advisors, LLC
Artel LLC
Boeing
Booz Allen Hamilton
Cabinet Office of Japan
CGI
Charles Stark Draper Lab
CM Technology Inc
Cobham
DISA
Disruptive Technology Associates, Ltd.
Dstl
Entegra Systems
Executive Office, The White House
ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc
General Dynamics Mission Systems
Hughes
Itochu Corporation
KBR
Knight Sky
Kratos
Leidos
Leonardo DRS
Lockheed Martin
LuxGovSat
MCC Corporation
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
NanoRacks LLC
NASA-JPL
National Space Policy Secretariat, Japanese MOD
New Zealand Defence Force
Northern Space & Security Ltd
Northrop Grumman
NorthStar Earth & Space Inc.
Officina Stellare
Omnispace LLC
OneWeb Satellite
PlaneWave Instruments
Quintech Electronics and Communications Inc
Raytheon Company
Rocket Lab
ROK JCS
Royal Air Force
SES Government Solutions
SES Government Systems
USAF Space and Missile Systems Center
US AFRC Space Vehicles Directorate
Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.
Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)
The Aerospace Corporation
The Yomiuri Shimbun
TM
UK MoD
UK National Maritime Information Centre
US Air Force
US Army
US Army War College
US Marine Corps
US Navy
USAFRICOM
VELOS
Via Satellite
ViaSat
XTAR
And many more…

Below is a snapshot of the attendees from 2019’s event:
US 14th Air Force HQ
Accion Systems, Inc
US Air Force Research Lab
Airbus
Amergint Technologies
Anaren Microwave, Inc.
Arena Strategic Advisors, LLC
Artel LLC
Boeing
Booz Allen Hamilton
Cabinet Office of Japan
CGI
Charles Stark Draper Lab
CM Technology Inc
Cobham
DISA
Disruptive Technology Associates, Ltd.
Dstl
Entegra Systems
Executive Office, The White House
ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc
General Dynamics Mission Systems
Hughes
Itochu Corporation
KBR
Knight Sky
Kratos
Leidos
Leonardo DRS
Lockheed Martin
LuxGovSat
MCC Corporation
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
NanoRacks LLC
NASA-JPL
National Space Policy Secretariat, Japanese MOD
New Zealand Defence Force
Northern Space & Security Ltd
Northrop Grumman
NorthStar Earth & Space Inc.
Officina Stellare
Omnispace LLC
OneWeb Satellite
PlaneWave Instruments
Quintech Electronics and Communications Inc
Raytheon Company
Rocket Lab
ROK JCS
Royal Air Force
SES Government Solutions
SES Government Systems
USAF Space and Missile Systems Center
US AFRC Space Vehicles Directorate
Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.
Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)
The Aerospace Corporation
The Yomiuri Shimbun
TM
UK MoD
UK National Maritime Information Centre
US Air Force
US Army
US Army War College
US Marine Corps
US Navy
USAFRICOM
VELOS
Via Satellite
ViaSat
XTAR
And many more…

Conference programme

7:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chair's Opening Remarks

9:00 US Military Space Acquisition: Future of DoD Space Systems Acquisition and Interagency Coordination Strategy for the US Space Enterprise

Invitation to: Lieutenant General Michael Guetlein

Invitation to: Lieutenant General Michael Guetlein, Commander, Space Systems Command, US Space Force

9:30 Space as a Supporting or a Supported Domain: S&T Challenges

Dr Joel Mozer (SES)

Dr Joel Mozer (SES), Director, Science, Technology and Research & Chief Scientist, US Space Force

  • Activities in the space domain typically support the terrestrial joint fight. As we evolve to more non-kinetic warfare, how will that role change?
  • Space is a rapidly growing domain of human activity and one of the missions of the USSF is to provide “independent options” from space. What does that mean from a capability development perspective?
  • The USSF has identified six long-term S7T challenges that address both items above. I will describe these challenges at the top level.
     
  • 10:00 Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Space Based JADC2

    Mr Anthony Smith (SES)

    Mr Anthony Smith (SES), Director C3 Infrastructure, US DoD CIO

  • C2 Transport (SATCOM)
  • Timing and positioning (PNT)
  • DoDIN Operations and M&C
     
  • 11:30 The Value of Digital transformation for Space Command, Control and Communications (C3) Systems

    Mr Frank Backes

    Mr Frank Backes, Senior Vice President, Kratos Federal Space

  • Digital Transformation for Interoperability
  • Resilient, Secure Communications
  • Actionable Intelligence at the Speed of Relevance
     
  • 12:00 PNT Architectures at the US Army’s APNT/Space Cross-Functional Team: Trusted Future Capability for the Army’s Warfighters

    Mr Willie Nelson (SES)

    Mr Willie Nelson (SES), Director APNT/Space Cross Functional Team, US Army

  • Overview of the APNT/S CFT’s progress within the APNT Signature Effort
  • Architecture considerations and how this is being managed
  • The importance of alternative sources of PNT for the US Army’s PNT community and contested environments expected in future conflict
  • Future of PNT development: looking ahead
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 JADC2 Concept and CFT Lines of Effort

    Colonel Wade McGrew

    Colonel Wade McGrew, Warfighter Communications Division Chief, Joint Staff J6, US DOD

  • Overview of the JADC2 concept to connect sensors to shooters
  • CFT lines of effort
  • Future of JADC2 and C2 concepts
     
  • 14:00 Building Resilient JADC2 by Leveraging Open Systems Commercial SATCOM

    Dr Rajeev Gopal

    Dr Rajeev Gopal, Vice President Advanced Systems for Hughes Defense, Hughes Network Systems

  • Managed Services for agile information access
  • 5G for speed and security
  • Multi-orbit connectivity
  • 14:30 CASINO Program: Focal Point for Space Systems Command (SSC) proliferated Low Earth Orbit (pLEO) Prototyping and Architecture Development

    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Trimailo

    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Trimailo, Materiel Leader, CASINO Program Office, Space Systems Command, US Space Force

  • SSC is embracing smaller, cheaper satellites in higher quantities for a variety of missions—lower unit cost, rapid tech insertion, agile replenishment benefits
  • Investigating the ability to integrate new sensors into emerging Government and Commercial mega constellations for high speed cross-mission data transport
  • Assessing the ability for pLEO architectures and new commercial technology to augment several mission areas, including remote sensing, SATCOM, and PNT
     
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Enterprise Management and Control: Ensuring Coherent Architectural Approaches across the US Space Enterprise

    Colonel Ryan Colburn

    Colonel Ryan Colburn, Director Spectrum Warfare Division, Space Systems Command, US Space Force

  • Importance of effective enterprise management and control for future operational need and how SSC is delivering coherence in all segments
  • Services-based infrastructures: benefits of this for different mission sets
  • Hybrid architectural approaches for all segments: sovereign, commercial, and international systems integration
  • Future of architectural development at SSC and how we are aligning efforts with our partners
  • 16:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    16:30 Panel: Enterprise Management and the Future of SATCOM

  • Architecture analysis: creating a future SATCOM approach that will underpin JADC2
  • Integrating future constellations and technologies: are we flexible enough for the future?
  • Staying within the enemy's loop: can we iterate and modernise fast enough?
  • Mr Mike Dean

    Mr Mike Dean, DOD SATCOM Chief, US DOD CIO

    Colonel Ryan Colburn

    Colonel Ryan Colburn, Director Spectrum Warfare Division, Space Systems Command, US Space Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Trimailo

    Lieutenant Colonel Tim Trimailo, Materiel Leader, CASINO Program Office, Space Systems Command, US Space Force

    17:00 Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:00 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chair's Opening Remarks

    9:00 USSPACECOM: Delivering US Power in Space

    Mr Christopher Solee (SES)

    Mr Christopher Solee (SES), Deputy J8, US Space Commandd

    9:30 Allied by Design: International Partnerships for a Globally Minded Space Force

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, Chief Partnership Office, US Space Force

  • The USSF’s Allied by Design mindset: where this applies and how we are working to create a Space Force that always works for and with our partners
  • Creating a more flexible, interoperable, and effective partnership agreement framework
  • Real-world applications of international collaboration: examples of success and areas for improvement
  • What’s coming next: where we are going and how you can come with us
     
  • 10:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Ally Perspective: The UK's Future in Space

    Commodore David Moody

    Commodore David Moody, Head Space Capability, UK Space Command

    11:30 Ally Perspective: Australian Military Space

    Group Captain Patrick Del Guidice

    Group Captain Patrick Del Guidice, Director Space Services, Australian Department of Defence / Joint Capabilities Group

  • The Australian DOD’s space vision and aims to create a defence-capable space division
  • The organization of the Australian space division and its mission
  • Coordination of Australian space activities: what this means in practice
  • Allied partnerships and how Australia is working to be an outward facing space community
     
  • 12:00 Ally Perspective: Canadian Military Space Update

    Invited: Mr Cameron Stoltz

    Invited: Mr Cameron Stoltz, Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces

  • Guardian education is fundamental to our success as a service.
  • Guardian education will consist of both traditional Professional Military Education and Continuous Learning for all officer, enlisted, and civilian Guardians.
  • Guardian education will be warfighter focused, empowering Guardians to prevail against our adversaries.
     
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Education Vision for the US Space Force

    Colonel Niki Lindhorst

    Colonel Niki Lindhorst, Commander Space Delta 13, US Space Force

  • Guardian education is fundamental to our success as a service.
  • Guardian education will consist of both traditional Professional Military Education and Continuous Learning for all officer, enlisted, and civilian Guardians.
  • Guardian education will be warfighter focused, empowering Guardians to prevail against our adversaries.
  • 14:00 Panel: Examining the USSF Education Plans

  • Education as a keystone enabler for space dominance: are we enabling enough access to education across the DOD? How does this affect USSF plans?
  • Education around the DOD: thoughts from external educators for the USSF education vision
  • Partnership: bringing in external and international partners: are we doing this enough?
     
  • Colonel Niki Lindhorst

    Colonel Niki Lindhorst, Commander Space Delta 13, US Space Force

    Dr Andrea Harrington

    Dr Andrea Harrington, Dean of Space Education, Air Command and Staff College, Air University

    Commander Michael Sanders

    Commander Michael Sanders, Assistant Professor, United States Naval Academy

    14:45 Afternoon Tea

    15:15 Challenges and Threats in the Space Domain

    Ms Makena Young

    Ms Makena Young, Associate Fellow, Aerospace Security Project/Center for Strategic and International Studies

  • Current threats to the US in space
  • Space threats and implications for military SATCOM
  • Ramifications of the Space Force for SATCOM
     
  • 15:45 China's Plans for Space

    Dr Brendan Mulvaney

    Dr Brendan Mulvaney, Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute, US Air Force

  • How China is making space congested and contested
  • The People’s Liberation Army Strategic Support Force’s Role in Space
  • China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy and Space
     
  • 16:15 Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

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    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

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    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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