Filling the Vacuum: Harnessing Innovation & Securing Space

Van Metre Hall
July 16
12:00 – 3:00 PM

Thanks for joining the National Security Institute (NSI) and Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC) for a discussion on the implications of commercial capabilities and national security space.  Featured a fireside chat with Mike Rogers, Former Chairman, U.S. House Intelligence Committee and NSI Advisory Board Member; and Jamil N. Jaffer, NSI Founder and Executive Director.  As well as an expert panel including Col. Shawn Barnes (ret.), Deputy Principal Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force for Space; Col. Lars Hoffman (ret.), Senior Vice President Global Launch Services, Rocket Lab; Adrian Mangiuca, Commerce Directed, NanoRacks; Jeff Trauberman, Vox Space; and Bryan Smith, former Budget Director, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and NSI Senior Fellow (Moderator).


  • 12:00 – 12:30: Lunch (Robert A. Levy Atrium | Antonin Scalia Law School)
  • 12:30 – 1:30: Fireside chat featuring Jamil N. Jaffer and Mike Rogers (Program will take place in Van Metre Hall Auditorium)
  • 1:30 – 1:45: Break
  • 1:45 – 2:45: Panel discussion on USG-Commercial Cooperation
  • 2:45 – 3:00: Wrap Up & Adjourn