Procurement and Space Industry Council

This Council provides a forum for Chamber members to identify, recommend, and develop policy priorities and proposals that simplify the government contracting process and facilitate greater private sector involvement in supporting the acquisition objectives of all federal agencies.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Procurement and Space Industry Council works to streamline the acquisition process, ensure a fair and open procurement system, and encourage the government to rely more on the private sector for the goods and services it needs.
 
In 2018, the Chamber expanded and renamed its acquisition policy forum the Procurement and Space Industry Council to facilitate dialogue and engagement among industry and key oversight agencies. With expected growth of the space sector to surpass $1.5 trillion by 2040, the council emphasizes the need for an efficient and reliable regulatory regime to ensure the safety, stability, and sustainability of commercial use of space as an operating and potential manufacturing domain.
 
For a more detailed overview of the council, please click here
 

Recent Events

 
  • 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.
  • On December 6, 2018 the Chamber held the first LAUNCH: Industry Taking Off, a Summit dedicated solely to the future of space policy. It featured remarks from keynote speakers such as NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, and more. Click Here to view the webcast
  • On August 21, 2018 the Chamber hosted National Space Council Chairman Dr. Scott Pace, who discussed the new Space Traffic Management Policy
  • On March 5, 2018 the Chamber hosted Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy to speak on Army Acquisition Reform and Reorganization

In the Press

Recent Letters and CODSIA Comments


 

Contact:
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Recent Activity

ArticleAug 04, 2019 - 2:15pm

Space News Op-ed | Small Satellites are Big Business

The need for a more robust approach to commercial space is clear.

Above the FoldJul 16, 2019 - 12:30pm
Steve Nixon, president of the Small Sat Alliance, speaks at a small satellite policy roundtable at the U.S. Chamber.

U.S. Pioneers Space Innovations with Small Satellites

In order for the U.S. to remain leaders of space commerce, it has to be easier for businesses to get in the game.

Above the FoldJul 11, 2019 - 10:15am
Ajit Pai

FCC Announces New Satellite Regulations at U.S. Chamber Event

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced smallsat draft regulations at the U.S. Chamber’s Procurement and Space Industry Council roundtable July 9.

EventJul 09, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Discussion with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Small Satellite Integration

Please join the Procurement and Space Industry Council for a policy roundtable featuring keynote remarks from Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Above the FoldJul 03, 2019 - 10:00am
Small Satellite

Quick Take: Your Primer on Small Satellites and Their Impact on Technology Development

Small satellites are transforming the space industry and enabling new uses of space.

Above the FoldJun 13, 2019 - 11:00am
NASA astronaut Nick Hague conducts pathogen research on the International Space Station.

International Space Station Leads the Way to Commercial Space

At the edge of the human frontier, moving at more than 17,000 miles an hour, the formation of entire new industries is underway.

EventJun 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am

The U.S. Chamber hosts Bill Gerstenmaier and Rick Leach on ISS and Future Gateway

The ISS national lab is an unparalleled platform for space research and development across a range of academic, commercial, and government users. The roundtable event will present how the ISS national laboratory operates, how to work with the ISS, and what developments will be required to move beyond the space station to the Gateway.

Above the FoldMay 09, 2019 - 1:00pm
Kelvin Coleman, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Commercial Space Transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration spoke at a U.S. Chamber Procurement and Space Industry Council roundtable.

Interaction in Flight: Balancing Aviation and Commercial Launch

The collective goal must be the safe and efficient operation of platforms across all users.

EventMay 06, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Commercial Aviation and Space Launch Airspace Management Roundtable

On Monday, May 6, the U.S. Chamber's Procurement and Space Industry Council will host Kelvin Coleman and Kevin O'Connell for a discussion on the growth and expansion of commercial space transportation, including the future challenge of integrating commercial space launch into the U.S. National Airspace System.

Above the FoldApr 11, 2019 - 1:30pm
Space shuttle Atlantis in orbit on a mission in 2009.

Space Debris Concerns Create ‘Dust-Up’ Between the FCC and Commerce

Over the decades of human space travel, thousands of objects are now in orbit above the earth. They include working satellites and the International Space Station, but they also include old, out-of-commission satellites, used rocket components, and even a wrench and toothbrush.