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.

Update: The Procurement Council has changed its name to the Procurement and Space Industry Council to reflect it's expanded mission.


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 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

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.

Above the FoldNov 08, 2017 - 3:15pm

Congress Shouldn’t Go to the Blacklisting Toolbox Again

Despite the shifts in the contracting marketplace, Congress is still seeking to apply age-old remedies.

Above the FoldAug 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
F/A-18C Hornet catapult launch

Indefensible Defense Industrial Policy

DOD must improve the way it does business. Times have changed since the 1980s.

Above the FoldAug 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, speaks to reporters after a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. President Barack Obama and top lawmakers from both parties reached a tentative budget agre

Inverted Logic on Corporate Inversions

Sen. Durbin and Rep. DeLauro are seeking to single out and punish a small number of companies.

Above the FoldJul 05, 2017 - 4:00pm
SpaceX SES 10 Rocket Booster arriving to Port Canaveral. Photographer: Tom Cross

How Last Century Bureaucracy Is Hurting U.S. Space Sovereignty

When it comes to government, “moving fast” doesn’t mean what you think it means.

Above the FoldJun 21, 2017 - 11:30am
Blue Origin's New Shepard booster.

Commercial Innovation Can Transform Space Acquisition

U.S. government acquisition is out of step with the fundamental driver of the U.S. and worldwide economy: technology.