TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 22, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Dr. George Nield as a Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Space: Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit.
Dr. George C. Nield serves as the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the FAA. He has over 30 years of aerospace experience with the Air Force, at NASA, and in private industry. Dr. Nield came to FAA from the Orbital Sciences Corporation, where he served as Senior Scientist for the Advanced Programs Group.
A new Space Race is brewing and the United States is determined to retain its position as a dominant force in the space domain. Lawmakers and the Department of Defense are already looking to the future, with initiatives such as setting up the National Space Defense Center, debating the creation of a Space Corps operating under the Air Force, and creating a new position for a three-star general to serve as a space czar.
“The Potomac Officers Club is looking forward to hosting the 2017 Space: Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit,” said Jim Garrettson, President and CEO of Executive Mosaic. “Due to the considerable focus the public and private sectors have placed on the use of federal space programs, this is an especially timely event. I am confident that our distinguished speakers will provide key insights into what space initiatives and policies we can expect in the future and how the private sector can assist in realizing these goals.”
The Summit will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner at 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA.
Hon. Heather Wilson, Secretary of U.S. Air Force and Principal DOD Space Advisor of U.S. Air Force (KEYNOTE)
Robert Lightfoot, Acting Administrator of National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) (KEYNOTE)
Maj. Gen. David D. Thompson, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command of U.S. Air Force (KEYNOTE)
Dr. George Nield, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST), Federal Aviation Administration of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) (KEYNOTE)