TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 11, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Jim Martin to the list of Panelists and Major General (Ret.) Marty Whelan as the Moderator for the 2017 Space: Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit.
Jim Martin is Director of NRO’s Survivability Assurance Office and Defense Technical Executive of NRO. MG (Ret.) Marty Whelan currently serves as Northrop Grumman’s Corporate Lead Executive in the Greater Los Angeles area.
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)
William Bailey, Deputy Director of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office of U.S. Air Force (PANELIST)
Brig Gen Mark Baird, Director, Space Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition of U.S. Air Force (PANELIST)
Jim Martin, Director, NRO Survivability Assurance Office and Defense Technical Executive of National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) (PANELIST)
Major General (Ret.) Marty Whelan, Corporate Lead Executive for SMC of Northrop Grumman (MODERATOR)