A Luncheon with Congressman Posey & Dr. Stopher


  • February 28, 2020
    11:00 am - 1:20 pm

Join us on Friday, February 28th for a Luncheon with Congressman Bill Posey, House Science, Space and Technology Committee, and Dr. John Stopher, Senior Fellow, The Prague Security Studies Institute.

Congressman Bill Posey

House Science, Space and Technology Committee

Congressman Bill Posey represents Florida’s 8th Congressional District. Congressman Posey was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 and is currently serving his fifth term. In the House, the Posey serves on the Committee on Science, Space and Technology and its two subcommittees on Space and Oversight. Congressman Posey also serves on the Financial Services Committee and its two subcommittees on Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit and Housing & Insurance.

Prior to being elected to Congress, Posey served for eight years in the Florida State Senate where he led the successful effort to reform Florida’s insurance laws to increase competition and lower rates for home-owners and businesses in response to the devastating 2004 hurricane season.

In 1992, Posey was elected to the Florida House of Representatives and had previously served for 10 years as a member of the Rockledge City Council. Before entering public service, Bill worked at the Kennedy Space Center until he was laid off with the end of the Apollo Program. He then founded Posey & Co. Realtors and later served as a director of the Florida Association of Realtors and President of the Space Coast Association of Realtors.


John P. Stopher, PhD

Senior Fellow, The Prague Security Studies Institute

Dr. John Stopher is a Senior Fellow supporting PSSI’s Space Security Program. He previously served as the Principal Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force for Space and was responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force for establishing a Space Force as well as governance, planning, policy, strategy, development and execution across the defense space portfolio and integration with the National Security Space Enterprise. He was also the lead for international space relations and interdepartmental and interagency matters.

Prior to joining the Air Force in 2017, Dr. Stopher was the President of 377 Omega, a national security space and intelligence community technology, policy, and programs focused consulting company. From 1998 until 2007, John served on the U.S. House of Representatives, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as Budget Director, Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence, and Program Monitor for the National Reconnaissance Office and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. John also worked at SeiCorp, TASC, and Eastman Kodak as an engineer on national space programs.

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