Press Release

Last week to save on registration to Strategic Space and Defense 2006

By SpaceRef Editor
September 5, 2006
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Advance registration deadline is Sept. 8

Discounted registration rates to attend Strategic Space and Defense 2006 end this Friday, Sept. 8. Those who register and pay in full by the deadline can save up to $150 off the standard registration fee. The Space Foundation and Space News present the conference Oct. 10-12 at the Qwest Center Omaha. Secure registration is available online at or by calling 800-691-4000.

Strategic Space and Defense 2006 addresses both the space-related and strategic missions of the U.S. Strategic Command. Through featured speeches, interactive panels, an extensive exhibit center, and multiple networking opportunities, the conference fosters relationships and understanding between the senior leadership of the Command, appropriate component and supported commands, the aerospace contractor community, federal officials, and other leaders.

Recently confirmed speakers include MG Kevin T. Campbell, USA, chief of staff, United States Strategic Command; Maj Gen Mark D. Shackelford, USAF, director of Plans and Requirements, Air Force Space Command; RADM Victor C. See, Jr., USN, director, Communications Systems Acquisition and Operations Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office; FLTCM William N. Nissen, USN, command master chief, United States Strategic Command; and CSM David L. Lady, USA, command sergeant major, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command / U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command.

Previously confirmed featured speakers are The Honorable Terry Everett, chairman, Strategic Forces Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee, United States House of Representatives; Gen. James E. Cartwright, USMC, commander, United States Strategic Command; The Honorable Dr. Ronald M. Sega, under secretary of the Air Force; The Honorable David Heineman, governor, State of Nebraska; Mr. Wes Bush, president and chief financial officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Ms. Joanne Maguire, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Lt Gen Daniel P. Leaf, USAF, deputy commander, United States Pacific Command; Lt Gen Frank G. Klotz, USAF, vice commander, Air Force Space Command; Lt Gen. Robert Kehler, USAF, deputy commander, United States Strategic Command; LTG Larry J. Dodgen, USA, commander, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/United States Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense; and Maj Gen William L. Shelton, USAF, commander, 14th Air Force.

The conference agenda includes a spectacular opening ceremony and reception at Omaha’s new Holland Performing Arts Center, co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; a keynote luncheon, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman; and a closing reception.

Other sponsors include AirLaunch, Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), ATK, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, The Boeing Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Honeywell, Raytheon Company, and Sterling Computers, a Sun iForce partner.

For secure online registration, a complete program agenda, and speaker, exhibitor, and sponsor lists, visit

The Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Colorado Springs that advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and inspires, enables, and propels tomorrow’s explorers. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. For more information, visit

Space News is the premier business-to-business international news weekly dedicated entirely to the commercial and military space and satellite communications’ businesses. For more information, visit

SpaceRef staff editor.