Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Congressman Lamar Smith on the New Era in Space July 24 Event
Maintaining U.S. leadership in the face of global competition warrants a reevaluation of the U.S. political and legal landscape governing space. On July 24, Hudson Institute was joined by the Secretary Wilbur Ross and House Science, Space, & Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith to discuss the Department of Commerce’s evolving role in the space sector.
The web of national, regional and international institutions—organized to guide and serve an industry undergoing dramatic transformation—needs to be updated. Rising to meet this challenge, Congress and the Executive Branch have been working together to reshape the legal environment for the commercial use of outer space. Keynote addresses by Secretary Ross and Congressman Smith will be followed by a panel with senior government officials responsible for executing the reform agenda laid out by the Trump Administration.
First video: Introduction by Hudson President and CEO Kenneth Weinstein and Keynote Address by Congressman Lamar Smith.
Second video: Discussion with Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Third video: Panel Discussion: Regulatory Efficacy & Efficiency in Space Commerce.
Hon. Wilbur Ross Speaker
U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Hon. Lamar Smith (R-TX) Speaker
Chairman, Committee on Science, Technology & Space, U.S. House of Representatives
Earl Comstock Speaker
Director, Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, U.S. Department of Commerce
Hon. Ian Steff Speaker
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Acting Assistant Secretary for Global Markets and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service
Dr. Steve Volz Speaker
Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
James Uthmeier Speaker
Senior Advisor & Regulatory Reform Officer, Office of the Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce
Brandt Pasco Speaker
Adjunct Fellow, Hudson Institute
Kevin O’Connell Speaker
Director, Office of Space Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dr. Joe Pelton Speaker
Director, Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute, George Washington University