Sorry, your browser does not support JavaScript! SWEF 2011


Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology


2011 Space Weather Enterprise Forum
June 21, 2011

Location: National Press Club, Washington, DC

Theme: Solar Maximum – Can We Weather the Storm?

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SWEF Program Booklet (.pdf file)

2011 Space Weather Enterprise Forum Executive Summary Report (.pdf file)

Session 1: Welcome and Opening Addresses

Forum Opening and Introduction: Mr. Samuel P. Williamson, Federal Coordinator for Meteorology

Keynote Address: The Honorable Yvette D. Clarke, (D-NY) Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies

Invited Speaker: Dr. Margaret Cavanaugh, Deputy Assistant Director, Geosciences Directorate, National Science Foundation

Session 2: Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability to Space Weather

Moderator: Mr. Joe McClelland, Director, Office of Electric Reliability, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)


  • Mr. John Kappenman, Storm Analysis Consultants
  • Mr. Eric Rollison, Engineer of Reliability Assessments, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
  • Mr. Mitch Narins, Chief Systems Engineer for Navigation Services, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Mr. Tim Deaver, Vice President, Hosted Payload Development, SES WORLD SKIES U.S. Government Solutions

Session 3: Human Safety and Response Preparedness

Moderator: Mr. Jonathan T. (Jon) Malay, Director, Civil Space and Environment Programs, Lockheed Martin Corporation; President, American Meteorological Society


  • Mr. Michael Stills, Manager – International Operations, United Flight Dispatch
  • Mr. Leviticus (L.A.) Lewis, FEMA Representative, DHS Space Team
  • Dr. John Allen, Program Executive for Crew Health and Safety, NASA Headquarters Space Operations Mission Directorate
  • Dr. Brenda Phillips, Professor, Center for the Study of Disasters and Extreme Events, Fire and Emergency Management Program, Department of Political Science, Oklahoma State University

Luncheon Guest Speaker

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Session 4: Space Weather Warnings and Prediction Services

Moderator: Ms. Maria Pirone, Senior Account Manager, Environmental Systems, Harris Corporation


Featured Speaker

Mr. David Jones, President, StormCenter Communications, Inc.

Session 5: Critical Infrastructure Support

Moderator: Mr. David Jones, President, StormCenter Communications, Inc.


  • Ms. Victoria Jaggard, Space Editor, National Geographic News Online
  • Mr. Robert Irion, Director, Science Communication Program, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Lieutenant Lesley Lykins, Director, Emerging Media Integration, Department of the Navy, Office of Information
  • Dr. W. Jeffrey Hughes, Director, Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling, Boston University
  • Mr. Clay Anderson, Senior Media Representative, Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Session 6: Summary and Wrap-Up

Forum Wrap-up/Take Away: Dr. Paul Try, Senior Vice President and Program Manager, Science and Technology Corporation

Closing Remarks: Mr. Samuel P. Williamson, Federal Coordinator for Meteorology