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DOD Meets Silicon Valley: What it Means for the Satellite Industry

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$199.00

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December 2015  Listen in to this informative session, DOD Meets Silicon Valley: What it Means for the Satellite Industry, to see how the DOD making moves into Silicon Valley territory could have substantial implications for the satellite industry.

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DOD Meets Silicon Valley:
What it Means for the Satellite Industry

Cost: $199

In April 2015 the U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visited Silicon Valley, signaling DOD intent on rebuilding ties with the nation’s entrepreneurial epicenter. In his speech, Carter repeatedly mentioned satellites as one of the areas Silicon Valley could have a definite impact. The following month Carter mentioned the creation of an experimental Defense Innovation Unit to be located in Silicon Valley with the non-profit startup backer In-Q-Tel.

As DOD makes a move into Silicon Valley territory, it could have substantial implications for the satellite industry. Through the rise of SmallSats and other technologies, building satellites that can provide valuable services can be done more rapidly and cost effectively than in the past. The US government is eager to tap into the efficiencies found in Silicon Valley culture. This webinar will explore what needs to be done to make that happen.

In this webinar presentation, we will discuss the following topics:

  • What DOD is doing to work with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs
  • What challenges exist in meshing DOD and Silicon Valley culture
  • How changes sweeping the satellite industry will also affect DOD

Speakers:

Douglas L. Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, DOD

Mr. Douglas L. Loverro, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy. In this role, he is responsible for establishing policy and guidance to assure United States and allied warfighters the benefits of space capabilities and to help guide the Department of Defense’s strategy for addressing space-related issues. He also leads departmental activities in international space cooperation

Dr. Sean Casey, Founder and Managing Director, Silicon Valley Space Center

Dr. Sean Casey is Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Silicon Valley Space Center (SVSC), a business accelerator for NewSpace entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. He is a member of the Suborbital Applications Researchers Group of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and has over two decades of experience as an airborne astronomer. Dr. Casey’s work has been recognized as an example of NASA’s goal for “more efficient and cost effective methodologies to instrument design and construction.” He served as a Senior Scientist with the NASA/DLR SOFIA program, has authored and co-authored several dozen of science publications and has a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Chicago and dual MBAs from the Berkeley Haas and Columbia Schools of Business.

Moderator:

Caleb Henry, Assistant Editor, Via Satellite

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