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.
  • The Space Enterprise Council forges space cooperation with other like-minded nations by helping create a nurturing policy, regulatory, and legislative environment. The Council has created partnerships in Africa, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Vietnam and works closely with leaders in Mexico, Norway, and Paraguay.


  • 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.


david beering

David Beering


Principal / Owner,
Intelligent Designs


Earl Madison

Vice Chair

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


Lee Rizzo

Vice Chair

Vice President, Government Affairs,

Related Resources

2020 Space Enterprise Council Year in Review

SEC accomplishments in the year 2020.

Published : July, 19, 2021

Space Enterprise Council 2021 Priorities

A list of member-driven priority areas for the Space Enterprise Council.

Published : July, 19, 2021

CompTIA Space Enterprise Council International Engagement 2019

A summary of the Space Enterprise Council's current and future partnerships in the international space marketplace

Published : August, 24, 2020

2019 Year in Review- CompTIA Space Enterprise Council

The SEC provided its members several impact events and programs in 2020.

Published : August, 24, 2020