Dual-Use Technology in Space Defense Forum

Dual-Use Technology in Space Defense Forum

November 9th, 2021 8:00am EST   ON24

Dual-Use Technology in Space Defense Forum

Advanced Technology is an essential element of both the economy and national security. Since the development and prominence of the United States Space Force, the term dual-use technology has become prevalent in conversations about national security and plays a critical role in Space Defense. The U.S. Department of Defense defines dual-use technology as “(…) a technology, that has both military utility and sufficient commercial potential to support a viable industrial base.” With stakeholders spanning from the commercial sector to the private sector, these conversations become increasingly important to the development of Space Technology.

Join us as we bring together industry leaders in Space Defense for dynamic discussion around the evolving challenges surrounding dual-use technologies in Space Defense.

  • David Gauthier
    David Gauthier -
    Director, Office of Strategic Operations, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

  • William Nelson
    William Nelson -
    Director, Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (APNT) Cross Functional Team (CFT), U.S. Army

    Mr. Nelson is a member of the Senior Executive Service and serves as Director of the Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space (APNT/Space) Cross-Functional Team (CFT). As the CFT Director, Mr. Nelson is responsible for accelerating the delivery of advanced APNT, Tactical Space and Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) capabilities to the Soldier. Working across the Army Modernization Enterprise, Mr. Nelson and his team informs technology and system requirements through continuous experimentation and prototyping, technology integration and Soldier feedback. Leveraging innovative solutions, prototyping, Soldier touchpoints, and lessons learned, the APNT/Space CFT team is finding ways to rapidly transition capability requirements to the Army Acquisition System, delivering next generation weapons, vehicles and equipment at an accelerated rate. Mr. Nelson’s previous assignments include: Director, Programs and Technology, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT) where he directed research, development and test programs for space, missile defense, directed energy and hypersonic weapon technologies; Acting Deputy Director of the Technical Center SMDC/ARSTRAT; Director for Space and Strategic Systems SMDC/ARSTRAT; and Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/4 for Current Operations at US Army Materiel Command. Mr. Nelson served 13 years at the Missile Defense Agency, where he led Agency-level technical integration of the Ballistic Missile Defense System and the acquisition of air and ground-launched missile and re-entry systems. Mr. Nelson earned a U.S. Air Force commission through ROTC at the University of Texas at Austin, and retired as a Space and Missile Officer after 20 years of combined active duty and reserve service. His operational deployments include Operations Northern Watch, Noble Eagle, and Enduring Freedom. During his time of service, Mr. Nelson earned the Command Space Operations Badge and Master Missile Operations Badge.

  • 8:00am - 8:05am EST

    Welcome and Opening Comments

  • 8:05am - 8:55am EST

    Keynote Speaker:u00a0

  • 8:55am - 9:55am EST


  • 9:55am - 10:00am EST

    Closing Comments

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