Hello from the Executive Committee Chair: Arnie Streland
Dear SpEC Members:
What an amazing first year for the Space Enterprise Consortium! Still less than one year old, the SpEC membership has grown to almost 200 members, and over $63M in ceiling has been awarded through 20 separate Prototype Awards. It is increasingly difficult to attend an Air Force space event where a senior Air Force leader doesn't highlight the success of the Space Enterprise Consortium. This success is based on the combined efforts of the Space and Missile Systems Center and the SpEC Formation Committee.
I'd like to personally thank the entire Formation Committee for their tireless efforts in standing up and advancing the consortium. You have served our membership well and provided the best possible prototype solutions to our Government customers. What Mike Rokaw, Jason Kim, Michael McClelland, Gregg Burgess, Dan Hegel and John Hicks were able to build in such a short time is remarkable. The Executive Committee now has a well-oiled machine to take our customers and our members into an exciting future.
Now, as your newly elected Executive Committee takes the helm, SpEC begins its transition from the building phase into sustainment and growth. The first step for sustainment was to evaluate the consortium's financial health. Based on SpEC's successful start and bright forecast for FY2019, the Executive Committee has decided to reduce Project Award Assessments from 1.00% to 0.65%, and annual dues for large members from $7,500 to $2,500, beginning 1 October 2018.
The first focus area where the Executive Committee plans to dedicate its time and effort is on improving collaboration between the Government and the SpEC membership to help create more opportunities for our members. To that end, the SpEC General Membership Meeting will be held on October 16th at the LAX Marriott. This event represents the largest SpEC collaboration event of the year. Members will be provided the opportunity to discuss specific upcoming requirements with government project teams, as well as a venue to discuss teaming opportunities with each other.
The Executive Committee and I are excited to meet all of you in person at the General Membership Meeting. Please search us out if you have questions or comments about how we can better serve you. With your help we are ready to take SpEC to the next level.
Arnie Streland
Northrop Grumman Corp
Executive Committee Chair
SpEC Executive Committee
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Melanie Preisser
Vice Chair

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation
Karen Anderson
Tyvak Nano Satellite Systems

Advanced Technology International
Applied Technology Associates
Harris Corporation
The Charles Stark Draper Lab, Inc.

Reduction to Award Assessments and Large Member Dues
For FY2019!
The Executive Committee has reduced both the Project Award Assessment from 1.00% to 0.65%, and the annual dues required for large member organizations from $7,500 to $2,500. Beginning on 1 October, the pro-rated Membership dues for new members will be:
Large Business:
All others:
a) October through March -
a) October through March -
b) April through September -
b) April through September -
Per the Consortium Membership Agreement (CMA), Project Award Assessments apply to all Project Award funding.  As such, all Project Award funding issued after October 1st, 2018 will be subject to the new Assessment rate of 0.65% regardless of whether that funding is the result of an existing or a new Prototype Award.
Expect to see an official amendment to the CMA prior to the start of Fiscal Year 2019, and anticipate membership renewal invoices to reflect the change.

Membership and Award Statistics
As of September 10, 2018, SpEC has 193 members and has made
20 Prototype Awards worth over $63M.
Inaugural SpEC General Membership Meeting next month!
The SpEC General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Marriott LAX in Los Angeles, CA, with an Evening Reception to follow.

This meeting is FREE to SpEC members, government, and military attendees. The meeting will focus on delivering VALUE to the attendee. It will provide a forum for gaining insight into soon-to-be released solicitations, promoting idea exchange, and enhancing network opportunities. A special panel will highlight the benefits, challenges, and differences of receiving a Prototype Award through SpEC versus other government contracting mechanisms. Government and military personnel are welcome to attend and participate in all events, including the Evening Reception.

Register for the GMM here.

Highlights of the meeting include:
  • An overview of upcoming SpEC opportunities in FY 2019
  • Executive Committee Introduction
  • Lt Gen John F. Thompson, Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center as the Keynote Speaker
  • Nine Government Program Teams will discuss near term opportunities
  • Cybersecurity Requirements
  • Rollout of new electronic proposal submission process and a new Collaboration Database
  • Prototype Awardee Panel
  • One-on-One with Large Traditional Members
  • Potential Government Customers in attendance
  • SMC presentations including an SMC perspective on SpEC Contracting
  • Networking and an Evening Reception
Space Industry Days will be held immediately following the SpEC General Membership Meeting on October 17-18, 2018, also at Marriott LAX in Los Angeles, CA.

For more information on Space Industry Days click here.
On the Horizon
Explore New Horizons at AFA's Air, Space & Cyber Conference September 17-19, 2018 in National Harbor, MD. Be among the first to see the latest innovations in airpower, space and cyber capabilities all the while bonding with your fellow Airmen. Inspiring addresses from recognized leaders in your Air Force will give you drive for taking your career to the next level. Register here.

Join us for the First Annual SpEC General Membership Meeting October 16, 2018 at the LAX Marriott! Register here. Followed by Space Industry Days October 17-18, 2018 at the LAX Marriott. Register for this event here.

The 4th Annual Schriever Space Futures Forum Friday, 16 November 2018. The Forum is sponsored by the Air Force Association Schriever Chapter and will be held at the Gordon Conference Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, CA, at no cost to the participants.  The 2018 forum theme is "Shaping the Next Decade of National Security Space."  This year's Forum will feature senior level speakers, including Mr. Matt Donovan, Under Secretary of the Air Force and Lt Gen D.T. Thompson, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Col Russ Teehan, SMC Portfolio Architect, as well as an industry panel, discussing the interaction of resilience, deterrence and technology. Register for the forum here. The Schriever Chapter will hold the Executive Reception Thursday evening, November 15th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Register for the ball here.