Omaha, Neb. (Aug. 20, 2003) The Space Foundation and Space News announced today the addition of several significant speakers to the already powerful Strategic Space 2003 agenda. The national security space conference, scheduled 2-4 September 2003 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Omaha, Neb, is presented by the Space Foundation and Space News in support of America’s strategic space forces.

Strategic Space will be held each year in Omaha, the home of United States Strategic Command. Strong industry sponsorship support, near-sellout advanced participant registration and the strong program of speakers comprising a “Who’s Who” in military space have helped make the inaugural Strategic Space conference an early success. Speakers announced today include

  • Mr. Richard DalBello, president, Satellite Industry Association, confirmed for the “Acquisition Roundtable – Translating Ideas Into Action and Concepts Into Capabilities” panel on Wednesday.
  • Maj Gen Robert S. Dickman, USAF (Retired), Deputy for Military Space, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force and BG Richard Geraci, USA, director, National Security Space Architect, both confirmed for the “Shaping Policy to Meet Strategic Requirements” panel on Wednesday.
  • Brig Gen (Select) Larry D. James, USAF, Deputy Director of Operations, Air Force Space Command, confirmed for the “Warfighter’s Toolkit -Part 1” panel on Wednesday. James was the principal space representative deployed on the ground in Iraq, and brings great perspective on the Iraqi Freedom lessons learned.
  • Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey will deliver the official welcome at the Strategic Space 2003 Welcoming Reception on Tuesday. Also participating in the reception are Mr. Clayton C. Anderson, NASA Mission Specialist and Ms. Jane Noseworthy, Miss Nebraska 2003, who will sing the National Anthem. The reception will take place at Omaha’s stunning Strategic Air & Space Museum and is co-sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.

Featured speakers are 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. More than 30 senior U.S. military space leaders will address the conference.

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

Strategic Space 2003 brings together the senior leadership of U.S. Strategic Command, component, supporting and supported commands, the aerospace contractor community, federal officials and other leaders to help advance the national security space interests of the United States. To register or get more information, visit or call the Space Foundation at 1-800-691-4000. (Some events have already sold out. However, general conference registration remains open.)

In addition to Strategic Space 2003, the Space Foundation and its partnering organizations annually conduct Space at the Crossroads, scheduled Feb. 18, 2004, in Washington, D.C; and the 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

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