Procurement and Space Industry Council

This Council provides a forum for Chamber members to identify and provide perspective on policies and proposals that simplify the government contracting process and facilitate greater private sector involvement in supporting the acquisition objectives of all federal agencies.

This Council provides a forum for Chamber members to identify and provide perspective on policies and proposals that simplify the government contracting process and facilitate greater private sector involvement in supporting the acquisition objectives of all federal agencies.

Due to government’s historical dominance in acquiring and operating space assets and capabilities, the Council has expanded its scope to include this emerging industry within its purview. Similarly, as the Council promotes an efficient procurement process beneficial to both the private and public sectors, it also promotes a streamlined regulatory regime for commercial space activities. 

 

Recent Events

 
  • On December 3, the U.S. Chamber's Procurement & Space Industry Council hosted the 2nd Annual Space Summit LAUNCH: The Space Economy which brought together more than 350 attendees to hear industry experts and government leaders discuss the opportunities of this new frontier. Speakers discussed the importance of balanced regulatory regime for the space sector, the economic imperative of the Artemis program, ensuring U.S. space dominance, and much more. To view the full webcast, click here.
  • On September 25th, the Procurement and Space Industry Council convened a Maritime Security, Trade, and Travel roundtable on the economic importance of global maritime commerce and the critical role of the U.S. Coast Guard in maintaining the safety and security of America's waterborne trade and travel industries. Keynote speakers included Admiral Karl Schultz, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, VADM William Burke (USN, Ret.), Chief Maritime Officer at Carnival Corporation, and Tom Vecchiolla, President and CEO of ST Engineering North America. To view the full roundtable discussion, click here.
  • On July 9, 2019, the Procurement and Space Industry Council hosted a policy roundtable entitled, "Small Satellite Integration: Implications for Encryption, Interference, and Deorbit Assurance," which featured keynote remarks from Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and Steve Nixon, President of the SmallSat Alliance. Click Here to view the webcast. 
  • On June 10, 2019, the Chamber hosted NASA Associate Administrator William Gerstenmaier and Dr. Rick Leach at a roundtable event titled Commercial Opportunities Aboard ISS and Future Gateway. The discussion included current research opportunities with companies aboard the ISS, as well as future opportunities with the Lunar Gateway.
  • On May 6th, 2019, the Chamber hosted FAA Deputy Associate Administrator Kelvin Coleman and Director Kevin O'Connell of the Office of Space Commerce at a roundtable event titled Commercial Aviation and Space Launch Airspace Management. The discussion addressed a number of challenges associated with the growth and expansion of commercial space transportation, including the future challenge of integrating commercial space launch into the U.S. National Airspace System.

Recent Press Hits

Recent Letters and CODSIA Comments


 

Contact:
Christian Zur
czur@uschamber.com
(202) 463-5886

Recent Activity

EventDec 03, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Launch Event promotional graphic

LAUNCH: The Space Economy

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, for the 2nd Annual Space Summit, LAUNCH: The Space Economy.

Above the FoldDec 02, 2019 - 9:00am
U.S. Chamber CEO Tom Donohue speaks at the 2nd Annual Space Summit, LAUNCH: The Space Economy.

Commercial Space is Taking Off

Today, every company is, or very soon will be, a space company.

Op EdDec 01, 2019 - 9:00am

Orlando Sentinel Op-ed | Boldly go: America needs NASA, Artemis program to succeed

Americans' spirit of adventure and gains in technology make the Artemis program crucial.

Op EdOct 31, 2019 - 10:45am

Aviation Week Op-ed | Navigating a New Era of Airspace Use

A new era in commercial use of airspace has arrived, and with it commercial space launch and reentry operations from U.S. spaceports and federal ranges have introduced new complexities in deconfliction of air and space vehicles within existing management systems and procedures. The commercial space and air transportation communities are expected to grow markedly in the coming years.

Op EdOct 28, 2019 - 10:30am

The Seattle Times Op-ed | America can't afford to be the reluctant Arctic power

The United States has long been derided as a reluctant Arctic power — but hesitancy is no longer an option in the world’s highest latitudes. Changing geopolitical circumstances require American assertiveness, innovation, and leadership to counter increasing Russian militancy in the region.

ReportOct 07, 2019 - 11:00am

SURFACE TO SPACE INTEGRATION: Mixed Use of the Aerospace Domain 

This joint paper, SURFACE TO SPACE INTEGRATION: Mixed Use of the Aerospace Domain, published by representatives from the U.S. Chamber and The MITRE Corporation, will be presented at the 70th International Astronautical Congress taking place on October 21, 2019 in Washington, DC.

EventSep 25, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Maritime Event Graphic - September 25th.

U.S. Chamber Roundtable on Maritime Security, Trade, and Travel

Please join the Procurement and Space Industry Council on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, for a wide-ranging discussion on the economic importance of global maritime commerce and the critical role of the U.S. Coast Guard in maintaining the safety and security of America’s waterborne trade and travel industries. Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, will keynote the event along with VADM William Burke (USN, Ret.), Chief Maritime Officer at Carnival Corporation, and Tom Vecchiolla, President and CEO of ST Engineering North America.

Letters to CongressSep 11, 2019 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Barbara Barrett to be Secretary of the Air Force

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Armed Services, supporting the nomination of Barbara Barrett to be Secretary of the U.S. Air Force.

Above the FoldSep 09, 2019 - 4:00pm
U.S. Coast Guard Ice Breaker

Expanding into the Arctic: The Next Frontier in Maritime Trade

Maritime commerce supports $4.6 trillion in economic activity and employs over 23 million Americans.

Op EdAug 30, 2019 - 4:15pm

Scientific American Op-ed | The International Space Station Is More Valuable Than Many People Realize

While few were watching since the shuttle stood down in 2011, a new and reinvigorated agency is emerging with a vision that should captivate even the cynics. Under Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1), NASA and the ISS National Laboratory are accelerating the nation's push into commercial space. With an expected trillion-dollar space economy to come, the ISS can play a defining role in the formation of the industry.