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

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.

EventJun 02, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Maj. Gen. Thompson giving keynote address at Chamber Headquarters

Role of the Commercial Sector in Meeting Future National Security Space Requirements

Please join us on Friday, June 2nd from 9:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. at the Chamber's headquarters (1615 H St NW) for a panel discussion and keynote address from Major General David D. Thompson, Vice Commander of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. 

EventJul 29, 2015 - 8:00am to 11:05am

Defense Acquisition Reform with Keynote by Sen. John McCain

The Chamber's Procurement Council will host a Defense Acquisition Reform event, with a keynote address by Sen. John McCain, Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee. Panel discussion will follow.