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US Congressman & Intel Committee Chair Keynote Speaker for Space & Missile Defense Symposium

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Tuesday, June 17th 2014
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United States Representative Mike Rogers (MI), Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will be the keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Space & Missile Defense Symposium dinner on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Von Braun Center (VBC). As Chairman, Rogers continues to be a leader in shaping U.S. national security policy.  While re-establishing the Committee’s traditional oversight functions, including passage of regular authorization bills, he remains focused on fostering bipartisan collaboration to provide our intelligence professionals in the field and at home the tools necessary to keep America safe and to thwart and confront existing and emerging threats.  He, with the Committee’s Ranking Member, Dutch Ruppersberger, recently introduced a bill to better protect America from cyber-attacks.  Chairman Rogers is also bringing focused attention to China’s continued emergence as a competitor to U.S. interests, and to threats

This year’s dinner will be preceded by a reception and Salute to the Warfighter.  To attend or learn more, visit www.smdsymposium.org

About the Space & Missile Defense Symposium

The Space and Missile Defense Symposium is the leading educational, professional development and networking event in the space and missile defense community.  Scheduled for August 11-14, 2014, the Space and Missile Defense Symposium will be held at the Von Braun Center (700 Monroe Street) in Huntsville, Alabama.  This year’s theme is “Space and Missile Defense:  Foundational to US Strategy Today and in the Future.”   Key highlights of this year’s symposium includes:

  • Technology Track highlighting emerging technologies
  • Veteran’s Job Fair
  • STEM Education Forum – free to the general public (Tuesday afternoon; Outreach program Thursday)
  • Geospatial intelligence program (Wednesday)
  • Presentations from Senior Level National and International Leaders
  • Congressional and Technology Panels
  • Exhibit Hall featuring Technology and Product Demonstrations
  • No Cost for Government Attendees
  • Earn Education Credits
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