The National Space INFOSEC (Information Systems Security) Steering Council (NSISC) Annual Space INFOSEC Technical Information Exchange is an educational forum intended to facilitate the dissemination of information and to establish personal networking connections across the space INFOSEC community. Its purpose is to help facilitate a better understanding and increased information-sharing among all parts of the community.

This technical information exchange is intended for representatives from government agencies, military organizations, program offices, federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), and industry partners interested in learning about recent space cyber activities, INFOSEC, and information assurance (IA) developments, policy activities, and organizational and process changes affecting the space INFOSEC community. Information about current and planned space systems, cryptographic product developments, acquisition, and deployment schedules will also be discussed either formally in presentations or in groups during networking sessions. Historically, a highlight of the program has been the Space INFOSEC Vendor Exposition that runs simultaneously with the event.

This year’s conference theme is “Protecting Space Systems through Innovative Approaches.” The three-day conference will include an Innovation Day to kick off the activities, followed by two days of focused presentations on space protection INFOSEC topics in the general session. The Innovation Day will be held at the unclassified level and the general session on November 1 and 2 will be conducted at the SECRET/NOFORN classification level. A special session* to close out the second day on Wednesday will be held at the Aerospace A8 Michael Daugherty Meeting Center at the TS/SI/TK level. 


The need to build highly secure, resilient, rapidly deployable national security systems, both on the ground and in space, has never been more crucial as the threat environment continues to evolve and our adversaries continue to get smarter and more agile. Traditional approaches to build space security systems through rigorous development and certification processes are simply not responsive enough to this rapidly changing environment. Therefore, Innovation Day on Oct. 31 invites innovative companies from the private sector who provide cyber protection capabilities for banks, hospitals, corporations, and other large enterprises, to come together and explore with us how we can apply those solutions to protecting our space systems.

Other activities will include:

Vendor Exposition: Concurrent with the event, October 31 - November 2, 2017

Networking Social: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at the Ayres Hotel, 14400 Hindry Avenue, Hawthorne, CA.

National Space INFOSEC Steering Council (NSISC) member organizations:

National Security Agency
National Reconnaissance Office
Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center
Air Force Space Command
Principal DOD Space Advisor
Defense Information System Agency
Defense Security Service
Hanscom Cyber/Netcentric Cryptologic Systems Division
Joint Functional Component Command for Space
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)
U.S. Cyber Command
U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)

*Wednesday’s special session classification information:
The NSISC Space INFOSEC Technical Information Exchange special session on Wed., Nov. 1, will include presentations classified up to and including the TS/SI/TK//NOFORN level. All attendees participating in the special session will be required to have their TS/SI/TK security clearance certification submitted to the Aerospace Special Security Office, in addition to the SECRET classification certification submitted to Aerospace Visitor Control.

Security Clearance Information: The program will be conducted at the DOD Secret level, with a separate TS/SI/TK//NOFORN special session on Wednesday. Only attendees with TS/SI/TK clearance can attend this session and all must present a valid photo ID upon check-in. Attendees should have their DOD visit authorization request sent through JPAS, SMO Code 127824. If JPAS is not available, visit authorization requests can be faxed to Visitor Control at 310-336-6983. Clearances must be received no later than Tuesday, October 17. 

If attending both the Secret and Top Secret portions of the program, two separate clearances are needed. Permanent resident aliens and foreign nationals will not be permitted in this classified workshop. Please do not bring any electronic devices such as cell phones, PDAs, laptops, two-way pagers, recording devices, etc. For clearance questions, please contact Security at 310-336-5038.

Co-hosted by the National Space INFOSEC Steering Council (NSISC) and The Aerospace Corporation.

Please be advised that by attending this technical information exchange, you grant The Aerospace Corporation the right to capture your likeness via photograph or video recording, and to use the likeness in any media, including television, film, Internet, public display, marketing, social media, or general-interest multimedia. For additional registration details, please contact the workshop registrar at 310-336-5445.


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  • When

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - Thursday, November 2, 2017
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • The Aerospace Corporation
    2310 E. El Segundo Blvd.
    A1 Meeting Center
    Titan IV Room 1030A and Room 1030B
    El Segundo, California 90245

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