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This podcast features content produced by the Secure World Foundation (SWF), a private operating foundation that promotes cooperative solutions for space sustainability and the peaceful uses of outer space. The Foundation acts as a research body, convener and facilitator to promote key space security, and other related topics, and to examine their influence on governance and international development.
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Aug 9, 2018

Recorded in Washington DC, on July 25, 2018.

The SWEF brought together the space weather community to share information and ideas among policymakers, senior government leaders, researchers, private-sector service providers, space weather information users, media, and legislators and staff from Capitol Hill to raise awareness of space weather and its effects on society. This year's event sharpened the focus on critical infrastructure protection, with the necessary underpinnings of research, improved products and services, and applications to serve a broad and growing user community. The ultimate goal is to improve the Nation’s ability to prepare for, avoid, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the potentially devastating impacts of space weather events on our health, economy, and national security.

This recording features an opening address and presentations and a panel discussion about the risks and impacts associated with space weather.

Speakers

  • Opening Address: Representative Ed Perlmutter (CO-7)
  • Ms. Devon Streit, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration, Department of Energy
  • Mr. Ralph Stoffler, Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force
  • Dr. James Spann, Acting Heliophysics Division Chief Scientist, Headquarters NASA
  • Dr. William Lapenta, Director, National Centers for Environmental Predictions, NOAA
  • Moderator: Mr. Ben Reed, National Space Council

More details can be found at the event page on the SWF website.

Aug 9, 2018

Recorded in Washington DC, on July 25, 2018.

The SWEF brought together the space weather community to share information and ideas among policymakers, senior government leaders, researchers, private-sector service providers, space weather information users, media, and legislators and staff from Capitol Hill to raise awareness of space weather and its effects on society. This year's event sharpened the focus on critical infrastructure protection, with the necessary underpinnings of research, improved products and services, and applications to serve a broad and growing user community. The ultimate goal is to improve the Nation’s ability to prepare for, avoid, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the potentially devastating impacts of space weather events on our health, economy, and national security.

This recording features an presentations and a panel discussion on research-to-operations activities seeking to address threats from severe space weather.

Speakers

  • Mr. Steven Clarke, Senior Policy Analyst at the Office of Science and Technology Policy , Executive Office of the President
  • Dr. Conrad Lautenbacher, Chief Executive Officer, GeoOptics Incorporated and American Commercial Space Weather Association
  • Dr. Daniel Baker, Director, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Dr. Christopher Cannizzaro, Office of Space and Advanced Technology in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science, U.S. Department of State
  • Dr. Mizuhhiko Hosokawa, Vice President of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
  • Moderator: Mr. Mike Ryschkewitch, Head, Space Sector at Johns Hopkins University of Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Closing: Mr. Michael Bonadonna, Executive Secretary, Space Weather Operations Research and Mitigation Subcommittee and Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology

More details can be found at the event page on the SWF website.

Aug 6, 2018

Recorded in Washington DC, on July 24, 2018.

The Embassy of Japan, the U.S. Department of State, and Secure World Foundation held a discussion on space weather as a global challenge with a focus on research, operations and preparedness. This event updated the international community on progress made toward implementing the U.S. National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan.

This recording features presentations and a panel discussion about space weather's interaction with the commercial sector and concluding remarks.

Speakers

  • Ryoichiro Yasumitsu, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Hideaki Matsumoto, Pilot, ANA Airlines
  • Susan Taylor, Senior Associate, Abt Associates
  • Conrad Lautenbacher, Executive Committee Member, American Commercial Space Weather Association
  • David Roop, Director, Electric Transmission, Dominion Electric Power
  • Moderator: Mamoru Ishii, Director, Space Weather and Environment Informatics Laboratory, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
  • Tomohiko Arai, Science Counselor, Embassy of Japan
  • Chris Cannizzaro, Physical Science Officer, U.S. Department of State

More details can be found at the event page on the SWF website.

Aug 6, 2018

Recorded in Washington DC, on July 24, 2018.

The Embassy of Japan, the U.S. Department of State, and Secure World Foundation held a discussion on space weather as a global challenge with a focus on research, operations and preparedness. This event updated the international community on progress made toward implementing the U.S. National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan.

This recording features presentations and a panel discussion on improving space weather services and preparedness.

Speakers

  • Mamoru Ishii, Director, Space Weather and Environment Informatics Laboratory, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
  • Elsayed Talaat, Director, Office of Projects, Planning, and Analysis, NOAA/NESDIS
  • Terry Onsager, Physicist, Space Weather Prediction Center, NOAA
  • Ian Mann, Professor, University of Alberta
  • Nat Golpalswamy, Senior Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Moderator: Mike Wiltberger, Geospace Section Head, National Science Foundation

More details can be found at the event page on the SWF website.

Aug 6, 2018

Recorded in Washington DC, on July 24, 2018.

The Embassy of Japan, the U.S. Department of State, and Secure World Foundation held a discussion on space weather as a global challenge with a focus on research, operations and preparedness. This event updated the international community on progress made toward implementing the U.S. National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan.

This recording features presentations and a panel discussion about space weather efforts around the world.

Speakers

  • Eric Laliberte, Director General, Space Utilization, Canadian Space Agency
  • Jean-Luc Bald, First Secretary, Global Issues and Innovation Section, Delegation of the European Union to the USA
  • Micheline Tabache, Director, Washington Office, European Space Agency
  • Marco Riale, Embassy of Italy
  • Bill Murtagh, Space Weather Prediction Center, NOAA
  • Moderator: Krystal Wilson, Secure World Foundation

More details can be found at the event page on the SWF website.

Aug 6, 2018

Recorded in Washington DC, on July 24, 2018.

The Embassy of Japan, the U.S. Department of State, and Secure World Foundation held a discussion on space weather as a global challenge with a focus on research, operations and preparedness. This event updated the international community on progress made toward implementing the U.S. National Space Weather Strategy and Action Plan.

This recording features the welcoming remarks and a series of presentations about Japan's space weather efforts and outlook.

Speakers

  • Kazutoshi Aikawa, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan
  • Jonathan Margolis, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science, Space, and Health, U.S. Department of State
  • Hideyuki Tokuda, President, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
  • Toshihiko Iyemori, Professor, Kyoto University
  • Ayako Matsuoka, Associate Professor, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

More details can be found at the event page on the SWF website.

Jul 9, 2018

Recorded in Colorado Springs, CO on April 19, 2018

The Secure World Foundation worked with the Space Foundation in sponsorship of an invitation-only lunch salon titled “The Commercial Sector and Norms for Responsible Use of Space,” which was held midday on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO. 

At this event, a wide variety of perspectives discussed the potential instructive role that the commercial sector can play in setting up norms of behavior for responsible space actors. With the space environment changing so rapidly, it is often the commercial actors who are creating the rules of the road and often have been quite visionary in figuring out how to ensure that near-Earth space is usable and accessible over the long-term.  

Speakers

  • Mr. Ian Christensen, Director of Private Sector Programs, Secure World Foundation
  • Mr. Erik Daehler, Director of Commercial Business Development, Lockheed Martin
  • Mr. David Hartshorn, Secretary General, Global VSAT Forum
  • Ms. Therese Jones, Senior Director of Policy, Satellite Industry Association
  • Mr. Chris Kundstadter, Senior VP and Global Underwriting Manager, XL Catlin
  • Moderator: Dr. Michael Simpson, Executive Director, Secure World Foundation

More details, including transcripts, can be found at the event page on the SWF website.

Jun 20, 2018

Recorded in Washington, DC, on June 11, 2018.

Over the last decade, there has been growing interest and investment in commercial space activities. Companies are developing new and innovative space applications and services that could deliver significant societal, economic, and national security benefits on Earth. However, some of these ventures face obstacles from outdated, overly restrictive, or non-existent licensing and government oversight processes. At the same time, the growing congestion in critical orbit regimes and potential to launch tens of thousands of new satellites over the next decade have heightened concerns about orbital debris and the long-term sustainability of space. 

As a result, the US government has spent much of the last decade debating national policy on space traffic management (STM), which includes both reform of the government oversight regime and improving civil space situational awareness (SSA) to increase knowledge of the space environment and space activities. This debate appears to be coming to a conclusion, as the Trump Administration readies a policy decision on STM. However, significant parts of their decision will require both changes to existing authorities and regulations and funding from Congress to implement, a matter on which Congress has yet to decide.

This luncheon panel discussion brought together experts from the Trump Administration, academia, and think tanks to discuss  the challenges driving interest in STM, regulatory and administrative considerations, and ideas for how the Trump Administration and Congress can best implement an STM regime that enables sustainable commercial development of space.

Speakers

Opening Remarks: Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX 21), Chair, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Panelists:

  • John Giles, Col, USAF; Senior Policy Advisor, National Space Council
  • Theresa Hitchens, Senior Research Associate, University of Maryland's Center for International and Security Studies
  • Diane Howard, Professor of Commercial Space Operations/Spaceflight Ops, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Moriba Jah, Director of Advanced Science and Technology Research in Astronautics Program, University of Texas at Austin
  • Brandt Pasco, Attorney & Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning, Secure World Foundation

More details, including transcripts, can be found at the event page on the SWF website.

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