Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM EST
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The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room 
155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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Celeste Simon 
World Affairs Council of Palm Beach 

U.S. Space Policy: For National Defense and Security 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room 
155 Hammon AvenuePalm Beach, FL 33480  
6:00 p.m. – Registration & Social
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation

 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation

Douglas Loverro will discuss U.S. commitment to Space

Speaker Profile:

Douglas L. Loverro, President of Loverro Consulting, worked for over 30 years in the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) developing, managing, and establishing national policy for the full range of National Security space activities. From 2013 to 2017, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy. He led Departmental activities in international space cooperation, assessment of the national security impacts of commercial space activities, addressing growing challenges in space security.

From 2007 to 2013, Loverro served as the Executive Director and Deputy Program Executive Officer for the Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). He was responsible for the development, deployment, and sustainment of all Department of Air Force space systems. Prior to his assignment at SMC, he served in space leadership roles as Deputy Director of System Engineering at the NRO, and Program Director for the Future Imagery Architecture System, the US Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) System, and the Air Force’s classified space control systems program. Mr. Loverro is credited with a wide-ranging list of accomplishments in aerospace development including the development of a national strategy for space defense and space system resilience, initiating modernization of the third-generation GPS System, establishing the DoD’s Global Broadcast Service program, and the invention of the supersonic chemical oxygen-iodine laser. He is an outspoken advocate for greater use of commercial capabilities and manufacturing for future DoD space and launch missions.

He retired from active duty in the Air Force as a Colonel in February 2006 after 30 years of uniformed service and upon selection as a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service.

Mr. Loverro holds an M.S. in Physics from the University of New Mexico, an M.S. in Political Science from Auburn University, an M.B.A. from the University of West Florida, and a B.S. in Chemistry from the United States Air Force Academy. He was the top graduate from his class at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and is a graduate of the JFK School of Government Senior Executives in National and International Security Program, and the National Defense University’s Pinnacle Program.


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