U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson in conversation with SpaceNews at the 34th Space Symposium on April 18, 2018. Credit: SpaceNews

Orbital ATK is proud to sponsor this interview with Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson.


A year since taking office as Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson has been at the center of major changes in national security space.

Responding to congressional critics who questioned the Air Force’s commitment to space, Wilson has moved to accelerate the modernization of military satellites and build a more “defendable” space architecture.

Wilson sat down with SpaceNews at the recent Space Symposium in Colorado Springs to discuss the ongoing reorganization of the Space and Missile Systems Center, space investment priorities and her plans to secure congressional support for budgets and management reforms.