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May 5th, 2014

Secure World Foundation's Brian Weeden...Testify Before Congress on Space Debris + Space Traffic Management

[SatNews] ...will explore the roles of U.S. federal agencies in orbital debris mitigation and space traffic management,...

On Friday, May 9, 2014, SWF Technical Advisor Brian Weeden is scheduled to testify before the Space Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in a hearing entitled "Space Traffic Management: How to Prevent a Real Life “Gravity”.

Brian Weeden is the Technical Advisor for Secure World Foundation and has 15 years of professional experience in the national and international space security arena.

The hearing will explore the roles of U.S. federal agencies in orbital debris mitigation and space traffic management, the authorities granted to those agencies, and how the Administration plans to coordinate their activities.

The other witness schedulded to be at the hearing are:

  • Lt Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command; and Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command
  • Mr. George Zamka, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Mr. Robert Nelson, Chief Engineer, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
  • Mr. P.J. Blount, Adjunct Professor, Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi School of Law

The hearing is scheduled for 10:00 AM in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318. It will also be live webcast on the Committee's website.

In his current role as Technical Advisor, Mr. Weeden conducts research on space debris, global space situational awareness, space traffic management, protection of space assets, and space governance. He also organizes national and international workshops to increase awareness of and facilitate dialogue on space security and sustainability topics. He is currently Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Space Security.

Respected and recognized as an international expert, Mr. Weeden's research and analysis have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, USA Today, The BBC, Fox News, China Radio International, The Economist, The World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, academic journals, presentations to the United Nations, and testimony before the U.S. Congress.