Washington, D.C. (SIA PR) – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) announced the recipient of the Association’s satellite industry award at this year’s satellite industry Leadership Dinner in Washington, DC. SIA President Tom Stroup presented the 2019 Satellite Leadership in Government Award to Dr. Scott Pace, currently the Executive Secretary of the National Space Council. The award recognizes Dr. Pace’s distinguished career in the space industry.
In July 2017, President Trump appointed Dr. Scott Pace as the Executive Secretary of the National Space Council which is tasked with advising and assisting the President regarding national space policy and strategy. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Pace was the Director of the Space Policy Institute and Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at George Washington University. At NASA, Dr. Pace was the Associate Administrator for Program Analysis and Evaluation. He previously served as Chief Technologist for Space Communications in NASA’s Office of Space Operations. Dr. Pace also previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe. Prior to NASA, Dr. Pace was the Assistant Director for Space and Aeronautics in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Prior to his White House appointment, Dr. Pace worked for the RAND Corporation’s Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI).