Space CouncilThe Space Enterprise Council (SEC)

Who We Are

The SEC brings a unique voice to policy discussions that are centered on space and the innovative technology ecosystem. In both broad and more direct terms, the Council also provides insight on the economic and national security impacts delivered to Americans from our nation’s space program.

What We Stand For

  • Facilitating business relationships and networking opportunities between member companies and key Washington policymakers.
  • Keeping member companies apprised of the very latest activities and news impacting their industry via interactions with Congress, Federal agencies and the Administration.
  • Conducting monthly, closed-door, off-the-record meetings with key senior-level officials.
  • Formulating policy and budget positions which are briefed to Congress, Federal agencies and the Administration via the work of our commercial, civil, and national security working groups.
  • The Space Enterprise Council is the only space group that has made international space cooperation a top priority. The Council forges space cooperation with other like-minded nations by helping create a nurturing policy, regulatory, and legislative environment. Our activities include trade missions, matchmaking events, webinars, and policy letters. The Council has signed Memorandum of Understanding agreements in Africa, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Norway, and Vietnam, with several other MOUs expected to be signed in 2022.

Benefits

  • Monthly small group engagement with key government officials across the commercial, civil, and national security space portfolios.
  • Ability to impact government policy through timely deliverables.
  • Ability and opportunity to engage with CompTIA’s technology-focused communities.
  • Opportunity to participate in working groups and drive the Council's policy agenda:
    • Commercial Space: The Commercial Space Working Group works to create a nurturing policy, regulatory, and legislative environment that helps to create opportunities for the commercial space ecosystem.
    • Civil Space: The Civil Space Working Group works closely with the Hill, Administration, and civil space agencies to foster policies and programs that support the nation’s goals in space exploration, space science, and earth observation.
    • National Security Space: The National Security Space Working Group works closely with the Hill, Administration, and National Security agencies to help sustain a healthy national security space industrial base.

Leadership

david beering

David Beering

Chair

Principal / Owner,
Intelligent Designs

earlmadison

Earl Madison

Vice Chair

SATCOM & DoD Space on the Space, Missile Defense and Strategic (SMDS) Programs,
Lockheed Martin

leerizzo

Lee Rizzo

Vice Chair

Vice President, Government Affairs,
SAIC

Related Resources

Space Enterprise Council 2021 Year in Review

The SEC brings a unique voice to policy discussions that are centered on space and the innovative technology ecosystem.

Published : May, 1, 2022

Space Enterprise Council 2022 Priorities

The United States faces an unprecedented challenge from foreign adversaries—one that is helping accelerate innovation, shore up our industrial base and strengthen our ties with our allies.

Published : May, 1, 2022