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Thursday, September 27 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Space Wars: The Reality of Space Threats

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Whether picking up a car at the tap of a button, making a trade on the stock market or getting an early warning on incoming weather systems, we rely on space and satellites more than we realize. What happens if it were to one day disappear? From space debris to malicious state and non-state actors, the possibility for disrupting our space capabilities is all too real. This panel will discuss how the everyday user relies on our space systems and satellites, the threats we face in space, and what we’re doing to protect them.

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Jacqueline Klimas

National Security Reporter, Politico
Prior to joining POLITICO, she covered defense from Capitol Hill and the Pentagon for the Washington Times and the Washington Examiner, where she was part of the team that launched the Daily on Defense newsletter. She began her journalism career at Navy Times, covering the Navy and... Read More →

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Bhavya Lal

Research Staff Member, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute
Bhavya Lal, Ph.D., is a researcher at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center established by Congress to support the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and other executive branch agencies. At... Read More →
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Laura Delgado Lopez

Advocacy Lead, Space & Intelligence Systems, Harris Corporation
Laura Delgado López joined Harris Corporation’s Space and Intelligence Systems Segment in July 2016. As the Commercial Partnerships and International Strategic Account Manager, she leads stakeholder engagement with key customers and partners for the segment’s geospatial solutions... Read More →
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Frank Slazer

VP of Space Systems, Aerospace Industries Association
Frank A. Slazer is responsible for advancing AIA’s advocacy on all civil and defense space program issues. Prior to joining AIA in 2011, Slazer was the leading business development focal at Northrop Grumman in support of its space exploration and re-usable space launch new business... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
National Union Building, 2 South 918 F Street, NW