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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.

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. 

2nd Annual Space Summit / LAUNCH:

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.

Other Notable Events

  • On September 25th, the Procurement and Space Industry Councilconvened 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.

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