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Potomac Officers Club to Tackle Contested Space Domain With Help From Top DOD Officials

The Potomac Officers Club is getting extraterrestrial: it will host the 2024 edition of its annual Space Summit on March 5. Registration is now open for the truly out-of-this-world event!

Space is the fastest growing and most increasingly competitive domain in the defense realm. The Department of Defense is pulling out all of the stops to ensure that it achieves dominance and mastery of the space domain, as evidenced by the growth and consistent developments within the U.S. Space Force, which is about to enter its fifth year of activity.

The DOD more recently established the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, or AARO, in 2022 to consolidate and strengthen legacy methodologies for cataloging and studying unidentified anomalous phenomena, which are often correlated with space origin.

Dr. Derek Tournear

Representatives from across the DOD and USSF will feature prominently at the Space Summit. Commander of Space Systems Command Lt. Gen. Michael Guetlein is the opening keynote speaker and Space Development Agency Director Dr. Derek Tournear will deliver the morning keynote address. These are two of the most important leaders shaping U.S. space strategy and their remarks will lend tremendous insight into what the DOD’s space cohort is planning to accomplish in the second half of the 2020s.

Like every POC event, the 2024 Space Summit will be a hub for all things government contracting. Attend if you want to be the first to learn about new space technologies and priorities for the sector, as well as get a chance to engage directly with the field’s foremost government and military officials.

Panel discussions will focus on optical space data relay supporting human spaceflight communications, as well as incorporating and enabling commercial space advancement in order to further objectives for the defense and intelligence communities. The latter subject will consult the expertise of National Reconnaissance Office Director of Commercial Systems Program Office Peter Muend and Space Systems Command Senior Materiel Leader Col. Richard Kniseley.

Don’t miss out on this very timely opportunity for networking and edification. Register here for the in-person March 5th Space Summit now!

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