CITY-WIDE SPACECOMMUNITYDAYS

Colorado Springs- the Epicenter of National Security Space

DATES:NOVEMBER 3-5, 2021

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED UPON ENTRY AT EACH EVENT

This city-wide event is designed to offer the Space Community of Colorado an opportunity to hear from leaders in the DoD and Commercial space industry, participate in interactive workshops designed for the space professional and entrepreneur, tour the United States Air Force Academy’s Multi-Domain Lab and Space Systems Research Center (SSRC), and network with leaders of like minds.

Dates:

November 3-5, 2021

Location:

Various locations throughout Colorado Springs, Colorado

Collaborators:

  • Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV)
  • Catalyst Accelerator
  • Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation
  • Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC
  • Exponential Impact
  • Lockheed Martin
  • National Cybersecurity Center (NCC)
  • National Security Innovation Network (NSIN)
  • Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)
  • Space Foundation
  • Space ISAC
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • United States Air Force Academy

AGENDA

dAY 1- nOVEMBER 03, 2021

November 03, 2021

United States Air Force Academy Tour 1

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM MT

Location: United States Air Force Academy

Limited to United States citizens (no foreign nationals)

  • A welcoming from the Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy before a tour of the Planetarium, Multi-Domain Lab, and Space Systems Research Center (SSRC)
  • Upon entering the Air Force Academy, please proceed to the Clune Arena Parking lot located at 2168 Field House Dr, USAF Academy, CO 80840. There is sufficient parking east of the arena. Please arrive early so members can begin getting on the bus at 8:00 AM. The bus will depart no later than 8:10 AM. The bus will take members to the cadet area and return to the parking lot once the tours are over.

November 03, 2021

Lockheed Martin Panel Discussion

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM MT

Location: 9970 Federal Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921

  • Lunch is provided
  • Lockheed Martin’s Perspective of 21st Century Warfare 

November 03, 2021

United States Air Force Academy Tour 2

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM MT

Location: United States Air Force Academy

Limited to United States citizens (no foreign nationals)

  • A welcoming from the Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy before a tour of the Planetarium, Multi-Domain Lab, and Space Systems Research Center (SSRC)
  • Upon entering the Air Force Academy, please proceed to the Clune Arena Parking lot located at 2168 Field House Dr, USAF Academy, CO 80840. There is sufficient parking east of the arena. Please arrive early so members can begin getting on the bus at 1:00 PM. The bus will depart no later than 1:10 PM. The bus will take members to the cadet area and return to the parking lot once the tours are over.

November 03, 2021

Space Foundation: City-Wide Space Community Launch Party

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM MT 

Location: Space Foundation

  • Kick off the City-Wide Space Community Days with an evening of networking with local space industry colleagues.

daY 2- NOVEMBER 04, 2021

November 04, 2021

Coffee & Networking

November 04, 2021

Colorado & Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC: Colorado Springs, The Epicenter of National Security Space

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM MT

Location: National Cybersecurity Center

  • The aerospace and the defense industry is an economic engine for the State of Colorado and for the City of Colorado Springs. Colorado’s aerospace industry ranks first in the United States for the concentration of private aerospace employees with an extensive network of highly innovative aerospace businesses that provide defense for our nation and our allies.  Colorado Springs is the provisional home for U.S. Space Space Command, and the Space Force’s Space Training and Readiness Command.  It is the permanent home of Space Operations Command (SpOC). U.S. Space Command is a combatant unified command that is responsible to defend the nation in the space domain.

November 04, 2021

Space ISAC: How do we track the adversary through the space layer?

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM MT

Location: National Cybersecurity Center

  • This presentation with be an overview of the Space ISAC’s efforts to stand up our headquarters and open a Watch Center in Colorado Springs to serve the global space community.
  • The Space ISAC serves to facilitate collaboration across the global space industry to enhance our ability to prepare for and respond to vulnerabilities, incidents, and threats; to disseminate timely and actionable information among member entities; and to serve as the primary communications channel for the sector with respect to this information.
  • Space ISAC is the only all-threats security information source for the public and private space sector. It will be the most comprehensive.

November 04, 2021

University of Colorado Colorado Springs: Cybersecurity Strategy and Expertise

11:00 AM – 12:OO PM MT

Location: National Cybersecurity Center

  • UCCS cybersecurity programs, research and outreach has been expanding for the past 5 years. 
  • The new Endowed Gallogly Cybersecurity Chair, Dr Shouhuai Xu, joined the UCCS faculty Jan 2020 will present on the depth and range of cybersecurity research at UCCS.  He is a well-known researcher in many areas of cybersecurity answering challenging important questions and has extensive relationships with industry and government leaders in cybersecurity. UCCS Cybersecurity looks to collaborations to achieve great, mutual successes.
  • Gretchen Bliss, the UCCS Director of Cybersecurity Programs, will be launching the UCCS POWER (Partnership, Outreach, Workforce, Education and Research) Cybersecurity Strategy, discuss the initiatives associated with the strategy plan.
  • Engineering and Applied Science Dean Don Rabern will provide an ”insider” look into the buildout plans for the UCCS Cybersecurity Building including partnerships with Space ISAC, NCC and XI.  In these plans, you will see the growth in the UCCS Cybersecurity footprint, laboratory capabilities, and program expansion. 
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November 04, 2021

Technology Showcase: NSIN/UCCS/NCC/Exponential Impact/Space ISAC

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM MT

Location: National Cybersecurity Center

  • Lunch is provided
  • Showcase will be located in the hallway and open area between the training room and the lunches in the kitchen

November 04, 2021

National Cybersecurity Center and National Security Innovation Network

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM MT

Location: National Cybersecurity Center

  • NSIN (1:30-2:00), NCC (2:00-2:50) 

November 04, 2021

Exponential Impact: Strategic Partnerships and Growth

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM MT

Location: National Cybersecurity Center

  • Learn about the importance of strategic partnerships and how they can accelerate growth. This interactive session will be led by Exponential Impact Entrepreneur in Residence and Co-Founder and President of Oscium, Bryan Lee, with an overview of Exponential Impact from Executive Director, Natasha Main. 

November 04, 2021

Midway Collective Event

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM MT

Location: National Cybersecurity Center

  • Happy hour with programming highlighting the Space ISAC, UCCS, OEDIT, Chamber & EDC, and NSIN

daY 3- NOVEMBER 05, 2021

November 05, 2021

November 05, 2021

Catalyst Campus Event: Implications and Strategies—Strengthening Community Partnerships with USSPACECOM and the USSF

9:30 AM – 11:50 PM MT

Location: Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation (Harvey House)

  •  9:30 AM-10:30 AM– Collaborators’ Roundtable (The organizations who pulled together the City-Wide Space Community Days will gather to explain how they are currently collaborating as well as the future of collaboration within Colorado Springs.)
  • 10:30 AM-10:50 AM – Networking Break
  • 10:50 AM-11:50 AM– Panel discussion moderated by Lt Gen (ret) David Buck about how Colorado Springs has supported the Space Community, United States Space Force and USSPACECOMM. Panel members include:
    • Maj Gen (ret) Kim Crider- Former Chief Technology Innovation Officer, United States Space Force
    • Mark Stafford– President/CEO of Delta Solutions and Strategies
    • Kevin O’Neil– Founder of Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation
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November 05, 2021

Lunch & Networking

11:50 AM – 1:00 PM MT

Location: Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation (Harvey House)

  • Lunch is provided
  • Let’s network without any programming!

MeettheCollaborators

The U.S. Air Force Academy isn’t just a premier higher-education establishment. It’s an unparalleled academic and military institution that provides young men and women with rewarding opportunities to transform into the leaders of tomorrow. It’s life at a different altitude.

The Catalyst Accelerator, fueled by AFRL/RV and the United States Space Force, is a defense and national security industry accelerator, headquartered on the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Catalyst Accelerator’s mission is to introduce innovative, dual-use technology to the Department of Defense in support of the US Warfighter while strengthening our nation’s economy by investing in start-ups and small businesses. The Catalyst Accelerator connects participating companies with users and potential customers from the Department of Defense and commercial realms to significantly reduce the customer discovery process from two years to less than three months. We provide office space, investment, Space and Air Force liaisons, subject matter experts, a collaborative ecosystem, and resources necessary to nurture the next level of innovation. 

Our scientists, researchers and professionals re-imagine what’s possible, creating tomorrow’s technology, TODAY. This pursuit of innovation delivers solutions for our warfighter’s urgent needs, creating innovative new capabilities for the Air Force and Space Force. When others say it’s impossible, we find a way!

AFRL leads the discovery, development, and delivery of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. We’re pushing the boundaries and creating a new tomorrow through unparalleled research.

At the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, we’re here to show you why Colorado is the right choice for your business and your life.

People who live and work here have a drive to think boldly and chase opportunities that fuel their passions. These are the people who are engineering the next generation of spacecraft, reinventing the manufacturing process, supporting critical defense and intelligence operations, and solving some of the world’s most challenging healthcare issues. When companies choose to do business here, they know they can tap into Colorado’s exceptional economic advantages. What they discover is our invigorated workforce, world-class research and development facilities, a location with global access, and collaboration with innovative executives and a business-friendly government. Add in a landscape that nourishes work/life synergy, and you’ve got a growing workforce that is happier, healthier, and more encouraged because of the place they call home.

NSIN, the National Security Innovation Network, is an unrivaled problem-solving network in the U.S. Department of Defense, that adapts to the emerging needs of those who serve in the defense of our national security. We are dedicated to the work of bringing together defense, academic and entrepreneurial innovators to solve national security problems in new ways.

The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit for cyber innovation and awareness. Established in 2016 from the vision of United States Senator from Colorado John Hickenlooper, in coordination with several people from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the community, the NCC serves both public and private organizations and individuals through training, education and research.

Space Foundation is a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to education, information and collaboration for space exploration and space-inspired industries that define the global space ecosystem. Their mission it to be the preeminent advocate and gateway for trusted information, lifelong education, and seamless collaboration for all people and organizations engaging in space exploration and space-inspired industries that define the global space ecosystem.

A collaborative ecosystem where industry, small business, workforce training, entrepreneurs, startups, and venture capital intersect with aerospace and defense industry to create community, spark innovation, and stimulate business growth.

Set your sights on Colorado Springs, the Rocky Mountain metro where bold business and limitless living intersect. Ranked a best place for business in the U.S., Colorado Springs offers all the opportunity, innovation, and affordability to build a business, spur a startup, or charge up your career.

Exponential Impact’s mission is simple: Give early-stage entrepreneurs focused on emerging technologies the best start humanly possible. We develop founders and startups by equipping them with resources and expertise, then strengthen their connections to create rich environments of innovation and collaboration.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 114,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

The Space ISAC serves to facilitate collaboration across the global space industry to enhance our ability to prepare for and respond to vulnerabilities, incidents, and threats; to disseminate timely and actionable information among member entities; and to serve as the primary communications channel for the sector with respect to this information.

Space ISAC is the only all-threats security information source for the public and private space sector. It will be the most comprehensive, single point source for data, facts and analysis on space security and threats to space assets. Space ISAC will also provide analysis and resources to support response, mitigation and resilience initiatives.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is a recognized regional leader in cybersecurity providing quality education and industry connections for students, advanced research opportunities for educators and students, and cosmic future possibilities for the Colorado Springs community. Our mission is to broaden our influence and become a national leader in cybersecurity, engage with diverse prospective students and industry professionals, and inspire growth through a multidisciplinary, inclusive, and equitable approach to cybersecurity education. To reach this objective, we have developed five concentric P.O.W.E.R. fields. These interconnected fields represent Partnership, Outreach, Workforce development, Education, and Research aligned with the UCCS Strategic Plan’s core strategies of partnership and outreach, distinctive programs, and research and creative excellence. The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs is a public research university in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is one of four campuses that make up the University of Colorado system. 

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs is a public research university in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is one of four campuses that make up the University of Colorado system. 

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