Advocacy Blog

Picture1During the week of November 6th, the CompTIA Space Enterprise Council sent letters to Scott Pace, Executive Secretary for the National Space Council and Landon Loomis, Special Advisor for Western Hemisphere and Global Economics, Office of the Vice President calling on the Administration to pursue a Technology Safeguard Agreement (TSA) between the US and Brazil.  The letters were very well received by the Administration and the Council was encouraged to reach out to the Department of State to discuss next steps.  For the TSA to move forward, we will need State’s approval.

On November 13th, the Space Enterprise Council hosted the Brazilian Minister of Defense, the Brazilian Ambassador to the United States, key members from the Brazilian Congress, and ten flag officers for a discussion on US-Brazil Space Cooperation.  Heading the US delegation was Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President, CompTIA, David Logsdon, Senior Director, Federal Advocacy (and head of the Space Enterprise Council), and Space Enterprise Council Chair Matt Jones (Boeing).  The Minister’s presentation can be found here.  The Brazilian delegation list can be found here.

David Logsdon is the Executive Director of CompTIA’s Space Enterprise Council. He can be reached at