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

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.

Op EdAug 28, 2019 - 1:45pm

The Hill Op-ed | America Must Lead in Settling the New Frontier

In Washington, as the age-old adage goes, budgets determine policy. That is certainly the case with space—and the ramifications for our national and economic security are enormous. If Congress fails to provide NASA with critical resources in future budget legislation, American space dominance will atrophy and we will all suffer the consequences.

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.

Op EdJun 27, 2019 - 2:30pm

Amid budget talks, remember that America’s defense-industrial base is indispensable

By: Christian Zur As Congress takes up the annual defense budget, it is worth acknowledging the comfort and quality of life to which we are accustomed owes its legacy in no small part to the collaborative force of the greatest public-private partnership in American history: the defense-industrial base.