What Should the U.S. Do About Space Threats?

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time: 7:15 am - 8:30 am

Where: The Broadmoor Hotel West CD, Colorado Springs, CO

With the support of Firefly Aerospace, the Secure World Foundation, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Space Foundation co-organized an invitation-only breakfast salon titled “What Should the U.S. Do About Space Threats?” which will be held from 7:15am-8:30am on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO. 

The space domain is undergoing a significant set of changes. A growing number of countries and commercial actors are getting involved in space, resulting in more innovation and benefits on Earth, but also more congestion and competition in space. From a security perspective, an increasing number of countries are looking to use space to enhance their military capabilities and national security. The growing use of, and reliance on, space for national security has also led more countries to look at developing their own counterspace capabilities that can be used to deceive, disrupt, deny, degrade, or destroy space systems.

Experts from a wide variety of backgrounds discussed primary threats to U.S. space assets and the pros and cons of different types of responses.   


  • Moderator: Victoria Samson, SWF Washington Office Director
  • Opening remarks:  Tom Markusic, Firefly Aerospace CEO   
  • Marc Berkowitz, Vice President for Strategic Planning at Lockheed Martin’s Space Company
  • Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis and the Director of the Aerospace Security Project at CSIS
  • Doug Loverro, President, Loverro Consulting, LLC
  • Brian Weeden, SWF Director of Program Planning


For more information, please contact Washington Office Director Victoria Samson or Director of Program Planning Dr. Brian Weeden.



Last updated on April 18, 2019