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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Chirag Parikh

Chirag Parikh
Director of Space Policy
National Security Council, The White House

Chirag Parikh is the Director of Space Policy at the National Security Council where he is responsible for the formulation, coordination and implementation of national space policies. He assists the President and National Security Advisor in developing and advancing U.S. policies and objectives.  Parikh is also responsible for the Interagency Policy Committee on Space coordinating U.S. national security and foreign policy positions on national security space-related issues.  Prior to his time at the White House, he served as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Science and Technology at the National Intelligence Council, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and as an intelligence analyst at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center.  He holds an aerospace engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati.   

Participating Events

Monday, April 13, 2015
3:00 p.m. to
4:30 p.m.:
New Generation Leadership Exchange: Speed Mentoring
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor Main Ballroom
Senior Mentors:

Amir R. Blachman

Managing Director
Space Angels Network

Rick Byrens

Alliance Spacesystems

Brig. Gen. Cary Chun, USAF (Ret.)

Senior Vice President Client Relations
ASRC Federal

BG Timothy R. Coffin

Commanding General
White Sands Missile Range

Dan Collins

Chief Operating Officer
United Launch Alliance

Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux

President and COO
Escape Dynamics Inc.

Michael C. Gass

Former President and Chief Executive Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Philippe Hazane

Space attaché & CNES Representative
Embassy of France

Sandy Johnson

President and CEO
Barrios Technology

Gregory Johnson

President & Executive Director
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

Janet Nickloy

Vice President, National Strategy & Business Development
Harris Corporation

Dara A. Panahy

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Chirag Parikh

Director of Space Policy
National Security Council, The White House

The Honorable Patricia Grace Smith

Former FAA Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation
Principal, Patti Grace Smith Consulting, L.L.C.

John Williams

President & CEO
Universal Space Network
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
11:30 a.m.:
NSC Perspective
Space Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Scitor Conference Center

Chirag Parikh

Director of Space Policy
National Security Council, The White House


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