It’s a new age in many ways and the new Space Center of Excellence, a collaboration between industry, academia and the federal government, has been established. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast.
The new center will support of U.S. Space Force missions and and provide research, analysis and expertise to U.S. space operations policy, strategy and operations decisions. It brings together space professionals from the military, civil, commercial and academic communities. LMI is the title sponsor.
According to a statement, the Space Center of Excellence will provide lean, agile connections and cooperation across space domain educational initiatives. It will also promote commercial-government-academia research, development and ideas.
“LMI has supported the federal government for 60 years and is thrilled to sponsor the Space Force Association Space Center of Excellence,” said Robert Lech, vice president of LMI’s defense market in the statement. “As thought leaders in industry, this partnership with the SFA, which is informed by space leaders with experience and expertise, is a natural fit for LMI.”
LMI is a consultancy dedicated to powering a future-ready, high-performing government, drawing from expertise in digital and analytic solutions, logistics, and management advisory services. We deliver integrated capabilities that incorporate emerging technologies and are tailored to customers’ unique mission needs, backed by objective research and data analysis. Founded in 1961 to help the Department of Defense resolve complex logistics management challenges, LMI continues to enable growth and transformation, enhance operational readiness and resiliency, and ensure mission success for federal civilian and defense agencies.
The Space COE guides a community of professionals in the pursuit of space domain knowledge, and focuses on science, technology, policy and strategy. It also helps the community understand the opportunities to contribute to space endeavors, and the implications of commercial, civil, military, education and private enterprises exploring those opportunities.
The Space Force Association is a 501(c)3 Company with a charter that includes:
The SFA will be the premier professional military and space education Association in the nation, dedicated to United States dominance in space, a strong national defense, and support for the men and women of the United States Space Force.