Peter Hays

Senior Space Policy Analyst, Falcon Research Policy & Integration Division (PDSASX)
U.S. Department of Defense

Moderator: Commercial Earth Observation Data for Government: Use Cases and Regulatory Pathways

Peter L. Hays is an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University’s (GWU) Space Policy Institute and a Senior Space Policy Analyst with Falcon Research. He has been directly involved in helping to develop and implement all major national security space policy and strategy initiatives since 2004 and serves as a senior advisor on policy, strategy, governance, and strategic messaging issues. Dr. Hays was presented the National Intelligence Professional Award by the Director of National Intelligence in 2014 and was chosen as the SAIC National Security Solutions Employee of the Year in 2008. He served as a Staff Augmentee at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in 1988 and at the National Space Council in 1990. Dr. Hays serves on the Space Security Index Governance Group, the Center for Strategic and International Studies Missile Defense Project Advisory Board, was a term member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Space Security from 2010-2014, and is a member of the editorial board for Space and Defense and Astropolitics. He holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School and was an Honor Graduate of the USAF Academy. From 1987-2002, Dr. Hays taught international relations, defense policy, and space policy courses at the USAF Academy, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, and National Defense University; subsequently he has taught the Space and National Security and Science, Technology, and National Security Policy graduate seminars at GWU. Major publications include: Handbook of Space Security, Space and Security, and Toward a Theory of Spacepower.