Omaha, Neb. (June 25, 2003 The space-related components, strategies and requirements of United States Strategic Command and how these affect the space industry will be the focus of Strategic Space 2003, a two-day national security space conference, 2-4 September 2003 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Omaha, Neb.

The conference agenda now includes welcoming and networking receptions, two continental breakfasts, and two luncheons. Strategic Space 2003 is presented by the Space Foundation and Space News and is being conducted at the home of U.S. Strategic Command. To register or get more information, visit or call the Space Foundation at 1-800-691-4000.

Strategic Space 2003 topics include

  • * The Components – Alignment and Integration in the Unified Structure
  • * Shaping Policy to Meet Strategic Requirements
  • * The Warfighter’s Toolkit – From Iraqi Freedom to Tomorrow’s Battlefield, Parts I and II
  • * Acquisition Roundtable – Translating Ideas into Innovation and Concepts into Capabilities
  • * Ballistic Missile Defense – Ensuring Success on the Road to IOC
  • * The View of Industry – Perspectives on the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow

Featured speakers for Strategic Space 2003 include: ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN, commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Lt Gen Thomas Goslin, Jr., USAF, deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Gen Lance W. Lord, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command; and the Honorable Peter B. Teets, under secretary of the Air Force and director, National Reconnaissance Office.

Additional speakers include Maj Gen Franklin J. Blaisdell, USAF, director of Space Operations & Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air & Space Operations, Headquarters United States Air Force; Mr. Wes Bush, president, Northrop Grumman Space Technology; MG Kevin T. Campbell, USA,
chief of staff, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command; LTG Joseph M. Cosumano, Jr., USA, commander, United States Army Space & Missile Defense Command and United States Army Space Command; Mr. James W. Evatt,
executive vice president & general manager, Missile Defense, The Boeing Company; and The Honorable Robert S. Walker, chairman, Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates.

Strategic Space 2003 is co-sponsored by Analytical Graphics, Inc., ATK Thiokol, BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Harris Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney Space Propulsion, Raytheon Company, Space News and

In addition to Strategic Space 2003, the Space Foundation and its partnering organizations annually conduct the International Space Symposium, Oct. 28-30, 2003, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.; Space at the Crossroads, scheduled February 18, 2004, in Washington, D.C; and the 20th National Space Symposium, which takes place March 29 – April 1, 2004, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. For more information on the Space Foundation, visit

For more information on Space News and U.S. Strategic Command, visit or