Aerospace Nation

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This Week's Event

Aerospace Nation: AFWIC Global Futures Report Panel - Slides

  • Event Date: August 5, 2020
  • Speakers: Lt Col Jake Sotiriadis, Chief of AFWIC’s Strategic Foresight and Futures Branch; Kara Cunzeman, policy analyst and lead for strategic foresight at the Center for Space Policy at the Aerospace Corporation; Jason Schenker, Chairman of the Futurist Institute; Vera Zakem, Senior Technology and Policy Advisor at the Institute for Security and Technology and CEO of Zakem Global Strategies; and Shannon McGurk of AFWIC

Scheduled Events

Nuclear Deterrence Forum: Ilan Berman

  • Event Date: August 6, 2020
  • Speaker: Ilan Berman, Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council

Space Power Forum: DAFRCO/SpRCO | The Need for Specialized Acquisition Offices

  • Event Date: August 13, 2020
  • Speakers: Mr. Mike Roberts, Director Space RCO and Mr. Randall Walden, Air Force RCO

Aerospace Nation: Lt Gen Jay Silveria

  • Event Date: August 17, 2020
  • Speaker: Lt Gen Jay B. Silveria, Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy

Nuclear Deterrence Forum: Lt Gen Richard Clark

  • Event Date: August 19, 2020
  • Speaker: Lt Gen Richard M. Clark, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration

Space Power Forum: NASA/USSF Partnership in Space

  • Event Date: August 26, 2020
  • Speakers: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Gen John "Jay" Raymond CSO, USSF

Mitchell/ANWA DC NNSA Series: Nuclear Deterrence Forum with Dr. Brent Park

  • Event Date: August 27, 2020
  • Speaker: Speaker: Dr. Brent K. Park, National Nuclear Security Administration Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation

Aerospace Nation: Maj Gen Mark Weatherington

  • Event Date: August 31, 2020
  • Speaker: Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington, Commander, Eighth Air Force, and Commander, Joint-Global Strike Operations Center

Nuclear Deterrence Forum: Dr. Rob Soofer

  • Event Date: September 2, 2020
  • Speaker: Dr. Rob Soofer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy

Previous Events

July 2020                                                                                              

Nuclear Deterrence Forum: ADM Charles Richard

  • Event Date: July 30, 2020
  • Speaker: ADM Charles "Chas" Richard, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

Mitchell/ANWA DC NNSA Series: Nuclear Deterrence Forum with Dr. Charles Verdon

  • Event Date: July 29, 2020
  • Dr. Charles Verdon, NNSA's Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs

Space Power Forum: Commercial/DOD Small Satellites 

  • Event Date: July 22, 2020
  • Speaker: Charles L. Beames, founder and Chairman of the SmallSat Alliance

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Lt Gen Timothy D. Haugh

  • Event Date: 15 July 2020

  • Speaker: Lt Gen Timothy Haugh, Commander, Sixteeth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber)

Nuclear Deterrence Forum with Mr. Uzi Rubin - Report | Article

  • Event Date: 14 July 2020

  • Speaker: Mr. Uzi Rubin, Former Director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Lt Gen Warren Berry

  • Event Date: 9 July 2020

  • Speaker: Lt Gen Warren Berry, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon

Mitchell Virtual Paper Rollout - Building an Effective, Efficient Air Force: The Imperative for Cost-Per-Effect Analysis

  • Event Date: 8 July 2020

  • Speakers: Lt Gen (Ret.) David Deptula, Douglas Birkey, Brig Gen David A. Harris, Director, AFWIC, and Dr. Bill LaPlante, Senior Vice President and General Manager for MITRE National Security Sector 

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Gen Arnold W. Bunch

  • Event Date: 1 July 2020

  • Speaker: Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

June 2020                                                                                            

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Gen Jeffery Harrigian

  • Event Date: 29 June 2020

  • Speaker: Gen Jeffery Harrigian, Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; Commander, Allied Air Command, headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany; and Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Kalkar, Germany

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Gen James "Mobile" Holmes - Video

  • Event Date: 22 June 2020

  • Speaker: Gen James "Mobile" Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command

Virtual Policy Paper Rollout: Long-Range Strike: Resetting the Balance of Stand-in and Stand-off Forces - Video Study Report

  • Event Date: 18 June 2020

  • Speakers:  Lt Gen David S. Nahom, Lt Gen (Ret.) David Deptula, & Col (Ret.) Mark Gunzinger

Space Power Forum with Lt Gen JT Thompson - Video

  • Event Date: 17 June 2020

  • Speaker: Lt Gen JT Thompson, Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Mr. Shawn Barnes - Video

  • Event Date: 16 June 2020

  • Speaker: Mr. Barnes, Senior Executive Service Member, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Space Acquisition and Integration

Nuclear Deterrence Forum with Mr. Gordon Chang and Mr. Rick Fisher - Video

Event Date: 11 June 2020

  • Speakers: Mr. Gordon Chang, renowned author and China expert, and Mr. Rick Fisher, Senior Fellow on Asian Military Affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Lt Gen Rice - Video

  • Event Date: 10 June 2020

  • Speaker: Lt Gen Rice, Director, Air National Guard

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Dr. Will Roper - Video

  • Event Date: 9 June 2020

  • Speaker: Dr. Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Lt Gen Shanahan - Video

  • Event Date: 4 June 2020

  • Speaker: Lt Gen Shanahan, Director of Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

Virtual Policy Paper Rollout: Modernizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Export Policy for Effective Coalition Forces - Policy Paper | Video

  • Event Date: 3 June 2020

  • Speakers: Mr. Keith Webster, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC), Ms. Heather Penney, & Maj Gen (Ret.) Larry Stutzriem

MAY 2020                                                                                            

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Brig Gen Hinote - Video

  • Event Date: 27 May 2020

  • Speaker: Brig Gen Hinote, Acting Director of Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability 

Nuclear Deterrence Forum with Drew Walter - Video

Event Date: 26 May 2020

  • Speaker: Drew Walter, Performing the Duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters at U.S. Department of Defense

Nuclear Deterrence Forum with Dr. Schneider & Dr. Blank - Video

Event Date: 22 May 2020

  • Speakers: Dr. Mark Schneider, Senior Analyst with the National Institute for Public Policy, and Dr. Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Gen Stephen Wilson - Video

  • Event Date: 20 May 2020

  • Speaker: Gen Stephen Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

Space Power Forum with Lt Gen DT Thompson - Video

  • Event Date: 12 May 2020

  • Speaker: Lt Gen DT Thompson, Vice Commander, U.S. Space Force

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Preston Dunlap - Video

  • Event Date: 7 May 2020

  • Speaker: Mr. Preston C. Dunlap, Chief Architect of the United States Air Force
  • Event Slides

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Gen O'Shaughnessy - Video

  • Event Date: 4 May 2020

  • Speaker: Gen O'Shaughnessy, Commander, United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command

APRIL 2020                                                                                         

Nuclear Deterrence Forum with Gen Ray - Video

Event Date: 29 April 2020

  • Speaker: Gen Ray, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with the Honorable Matt Donovan - Video

  • Event Date: 28 April 2020

  • Speaker: Hon. Matt Donovan, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

Space Power Forum: US Space Command/NRO Operations - Video

  • Event Date: 24 April 2020

  • Speaker: BG James, Joint Task Force-Space Defense Commander and US Space Command J3, and Maj Gen Guetlein, Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Dr. Mark Lewis - Video

  • Event Date: 22 April 2020

  • Speaker: Dr. Mark Lewis, Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization

Nuclear Deterrence Forum with Frank Miller - Video

  • Event Date: 17 April 2020

  • Speaker: Frank Miller, Principal, The Scowcroft Group

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Lt Gen Nahom - Video

  • Event Date: 16 April 2020 

  • Speaker: Lt Gen Nahom, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Gen Raymond - Video

  • Event Date: 7 April 2020 

  • Speaker: Gen Raymond, Chief of Space Operations of the United States Space Force and Commander of the United States Space Command

Aerospace Nation: A conversation with Gen Goldfein - Video

  • Event Date: 1 April 2020 

  • Speaker: Gen Goldfein, Air Force Chief of Staff