Space Systems Command Shines Light on Integrated Resilient Space Capabilities and Exploit, Buy, Build Strategy at Annual Space Industry Days Event

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  • By Lisa Sodders, SSC/Public Affairs
Space Systems Command’s (SSC) leadership team will be at the forefront of this month’s Space Industry Days, an annual showcase where government and commercial sector professionals come together to find new ways to collaborate on the issues important to the future of the U.S. Space Force and SSC space capabilities.

The annual two-day event takes place Oct. 18- 19 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott and will feature presentations and industry panels.

SSC Commander, Lt. Gen. Michael A. Guetlein, is scheduled to deliver the opening day keynote address. Other SSC speakers are to include: Dr. Claire Leon, director, Space Systems Integration Office; Col. Po Shiue, director, Warfighter Integration Office; Col. Richard Kniseley, director, Commercial Space Office; Ms. Deanna Ryals, director, International Affairs Office; Col. Rob Davis, PEO for Space Sensing; Ms. Natalie Riedel, director, SSC Contracting; Col. Bryon McClain, PEO for Space Domain Awareness & Combat Power; Ms. Shannon Pallone, PEO for Battle Management, Command, Control and Communications; Mr. Cordell DeLaPena, PEO for Miliary Communication and Positioning, Navigation & Timing; and Brig. Gen. Kristin Panzenhagen, PEO for Assured Access to Space.

U.S. Air and Space Force leaders will also be on-hand with SSC program offices, to share their plans for the next five years. Panels of industry representatives will provide perspectives on challenges they are facing as they develop aerospace solutions. Feedback from the collaborative discussions will help inform government and industry alike as they work though major issues challenging the future of the nation’s space discuss current and emerging mission areas and capabilities.

“Space Industry Days provides an opportunity for audiences from across the space industry to hear from SSC leadership along with other government officials about the overall direction of where space is going,” said Capt. Charles M. Guertler, chief, strategic engagements for the Commander’s Action Group at SSC. “It’s also an opportunity for SSC to hear directly from industry what challenges they’re facing as they continue to develop cutting-edge technology,”

“It really helps foster a dialogue between government and industry – because it’s a partnership to get these capabilities fielded,” Guertler added.

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