0905-0910: Opening Remarks

Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Dean, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

0910-0915: CSO Introduction

Gen Kevin P. Chilton, USAF (Ret.), Explorer Chair, Mitchell Institute Spacepower Advantage Center of Excellence

0915-1000: Opening Keynote

Gen B. Chance Saltzman, Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force

1010-1055: Deny First Mover Advantage

Through an acquisition lens, this panel will focus on the changes the Space Force is making to the existing and new systems to field a more resilient architecture. We will examine how these changes preserve an existing level of capability while also complicating adversary planning, ultimately contributing to a deterrent posture. Areas we will highlight include changes to accelerate space acquisition, proliferated constellations, integration of commercial and allied capabilities, use of small satellites, hybrid architecture, meeting emerging challenges, and rapidly integrating technology.

Moderated by: 
Maj Gen Larry Stutzriem, USAF (Ret.), Director of Research, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

• Col Scott Klempner, Deputy PEO of Space Domain Awareness and Combat Power, Space Systems Command

Derek Tournear, Director, Space Development Agency

Joe Laurienti, CEO, Ursa Major

• Johnathon Caldwell, Vice President & Deputy General Manager, National Security Space, Lockheed Martin


BREAK: 1055 – 1105

1105-1155: Avoid Operational Surprise

Through an operational lens, this panel will highlight the imperative for robust Space Domain Awareness through the integration and synthesis of diverse sensor feeds from dedicated, ancillary, and partner sources. It will explore the changing landscape of space operations and the additional burden on the SDA architecture. Areas we will highlight include growth in the number of objects, increasing threats, the need for space domain awareness to extend to terrestrial activities, the importance of understanding space weather conditions, the contribution of allied and partner sensors, and large data exploitation.

Moderated by:
Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Dean, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

 •  Lt Gen Douglas A. SchiessCommander, U. S. Space Forces-Space and Combined Joint Force Space Component Commander

 •  Maj Gen Gregory Gagnon, Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Intelligence, United States Space Force

 •  Brig Gen James Smith, Assistant Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Operations, Cyber, and Nuclear

 •  Scott Forney, President, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems 

 •  Kevin Giammo, Director of Space Surveillance and Environmental Monitoring, Northrop Grumman

BREAK: 1155 – 1210

1210: Lunch Conversation Introduction

 • Col Jennifer Reeves, USAF (Ret.) Senior Resident Fellow for Space Studies
    Mitchell Institute Spacepower Advantage Center of Excellence

1210-1305 Lunch Conversation

 •  Dr. John F. Plumb, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy

 •  Gen Kevin P. Chilton, USAF (Ret.)Explorer Chair Mitchell Institute Spacepower Advantage Center of Excellence

BREAK: 1305 – 1320

1320-1405: Responsible Counterspace Campaigning

This panel will examine the needed steps to develop and execute responsible counterspace campaigning. It will start with an essential discussion on what it means to conduct responsible counterspace operations, why they are needed, and how they support a deterrent posture. Additional discussion points will focus on training aspects to prepare Guardians to operate in a contested environment, the types of capabilities needed, the types of operations envisioned, and how commercial and partner capabilities may be integrated into a cohesive campaign.

Moderated by:
Col Charles Galbreath, USSF (Ret.), Senior Resident Fellow for Space Studies,
Mitchell Institute Spacepower Advantage Center of Excellence

  •  Brig Gen Devin R. Pepper, Deputy Commanding General, Operations, and Vice Commander, Space Operations Command

  •  Dr. Kelly Hammett, Director & PEO, Space Rapid Capabilities Office

  •  Robert “Otis” Winkler, Vice President, Corporate Development and National Security Programs, Kratos Defense

  •   Mike Neylon, Director, Space Protection & Control, Raytheon

  •  Dr. John “Patsy” Klein
     Senior Fellow and Strategist at Falcon Research, Inc., and
     Adjunct Professor at George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute and
     Georgetown University’s Strategic Studies Program

BREAK: 1405 – 1415

1410-1415: Closing Keynote Introduction

 • Maj Gen Doug Raaberg, USAF (Ret.)
Executive Vice President, Air & Space Forces Association

1415-1500: Closing Keynote

 MG Brian W. Gibson
Director, Strategy, Plans, and Policy
United States Space Command