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NSPA General Manager: space has become a strategic domain for defence and security

Source: NATO Support nad Procurement Agency (NSPA)

On 23 February 2023, NSPA General Manager, Ms. Stacy Cummings, delivered a keynote speech at the 6th edition of the GOVSATCOM Conference in Luxembourg.

The GOVSATCOM Luxembourg Conference has become a key event on the agenda of International SATCOM actors from the satellite, governmental, institutional and defence fields.




Stacy Cummings’ speech focused on the increasingly essential role assumed by Space in defence and security and the part that NSPA plays in this domain.

“NSPA provides a forum of multinational cooperation between industry and governments. This ensures that NATO and Allied Nations obtain the best capabilities in all domains at the best value, achieving economies of scale and leveraging the most advanced technology available,” said Stacy Cummings, NSPA General Manager.

She highlighted the value of collaboration, presenting the concept of the Support Partnerships structure, a distinctive feature of NSPA, and mentioning as a case in point the Global Commercially Contracted Satellite Communications Support Partnership (GCC SATCOM SP), established in October 2022 between the United States and Luxembourg. This partnership opened a new era of Space cooperation within NATO and Ms Cummings conveyed her appreciation to Luxembourg Government representatives in the audience for the country’s entrepreneurial approach and the strength of its capabilities in this domain.




NSP General Manager Stacy Cummings asserted that, particularly in the current security environment, the partnership between industry, governments and institutions and the overlap of civilian and military requirements, contribute to effective global defence and security. In this context, she confirmed, “NSPA can be an efficient, effective and responsive platform for durable partnerships with industry and governments to support the mission of NATO, Allied Nations and Partners.”

 

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