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.

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, the Council equally advocates for a streamlined regulatory regime for commercial space activities.

Recent Events

  • 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
  • On October 23, 2017 the Chamber in conjuction with AIA held an event titled "Sixty Years after Sputnik: How NASA and DARPA R&D have Enabled Commercial Space Development"
  • On June 2, 2017,  the Chamber hosted Major General David Thompson at an event titled "The Role of the Commercial Sector in Meeting Future National Security Space Requirements"



Eryn Quinn
(202) 463-5672

Recent Activity

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.

Above the FoldMar 18, 2019 - 9:00am
An artist's rendering shows the liftoff of the lift capacity configuration Space Launch System from the launchpad.

Planting Our Flag in Commercial Space

The U.S. must continue to lead, develop, and deploy space systems at increasing rates of innovation and efficiency.

Above the FoldFeb 06, 2019 - 3:30pm
The bright sun greets the International Space Station.

Space Policy Back on the Legislative Agenda

Despite the chasm across parties and branches of government, this is one area of shared purpose and worthy of progress.

Jan 25, 2019 - 3:30pm
View from space of the Gulf of Mexico at night.

The Shutdown as Viewed from Space

If it's true that businesses benefit from certainty, then U.S. space companies that rely on the federal government have a big problem.

Dec 17, 2018 - 9:00am
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke at the U.S. Chamber's LAUNCH: Industry Taking Off event.

Space: The New Economic Frontier

U.S. Chamber of Commerce economists project that commercial space will be at least a $1.5 trillion industry by 2040.

EventDec 06, 2018 - 8:30am to 2:30pm

LAUNCH: Industry Taking Off

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, December 6, 2018, for LAUNCH: Industry Taking Off. LAUNCH is the Chamber’s first summit dedicated solely to the emergence of space as a distinct industrial sector.

Above the FoldOct 22, 2018 - 11:00am
NASA satellite floating over the earth.

Bandwidth Demand and Decreasing Satellite Costs Will Help Drive the Space Economy

Over the next thirty years, internet access via satellite is predicted to account for up to 70% of the space economy.

Above the FoldOct 11, 2018 - 3:30pm
Attendees view model rockets at the United Launch Alliance (ULA) booth at 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO.

The Space Economy: An Industry Takes Off

The space economy will increase from approximately $385 billion today to at least $1.5 trillion by 2040.

Above the FoldSep 20, 2018 - 10:45am
Satellite in orbit.

U.S. Chamber Reaffirms Importance of Space Policy

With the size of the space industry projected to reach nearly $3 trillion in 30 years, the space revolution has yet to begin.

Above the FoldSep 06, 2018 - 1:30pm
A corridor at the Pentagon.

Defense Department’s Contracting Regulation Needs Improvement

A proposed regulation would reduce defense contract progress payments as much as 30% below current standards.