SCAPR monthly luncheons feature presentations and dialogue from speakers with special emphasis on system acquisition and procurement plans, policy changes, space doctrine and tactics, and evaluation of effectiveness of space system support to military operations.
SCAPR is a non-profit, non-discriminatory and politically non-partisan organization. SCAPR meetings provide a local forum for the exchange of information between aerospace business development professionals and senior government and military officials responsible for National Security Space. The environment is a not-for-attribution forum with no media or public allowed.
Current Membership cost is $350.00 annually (as of 1 Mar 2017) which includes the cost of monthly luncheons and the two special events, one each at mid-year and year-end. Members may bring up to two guests per monthly luncheon and the cost is $40.00 per guest.
SCAPR meetings are usually the second Wednesday of each month starting at 11:30 A.M. and are currently held at the Embassy Suites in El Segundo. Availability of desired speakers is the central issue in having a regular date for luncheons and flexibility is required. Members will receive prompt notices if date or location change.
Several times during the month announcements will be sent via email to all members noting the specifics of upcoming meetings, speaker bio and a request for an RSVP. Meeting and speaker info will also be published on the SCAPR website.
Targeted speakers are Senior Government and Military officials responsible for Civil and National Security Space activities. Past SCAPR speakers have included the SMC Commander, Vice Commander, Executive Director, SPO Directors, leadership from SPAWAR, JPL, AFRL, and other national security space programs. Most speakers will be AF SMC program directors, with occasional speakers from policy, requirements, programs and budget offices in HQ AFSPC and HQ AF, Wash., DC.
SCAPR has over 100 members from more than 50 aerospace companies located in and around Southern California. A membership list with contact info is available to all SCAPR members for their personal use.
A benefit of SCAPR membership is direct networking with featured speakers and colleagues within the aerospace business development and program management community, as well as attendance at our Spring Mixer and Winter Holiday Party. Members can network with colleagues in the industry about teaming opportunities. They can hold preliminary discussions on government plans, schedules and approaches. They can ask questions and take notes on speaker’s replies. They can bring guests for specific presentations to allow for broader visibility within member companies. They have access to all briefing materials approved by the speaker for SCAPR members. They have access to the SCAPR membership list. Since the SCAPR forum is for non-attribution, the presentations and discussions provide the opportunity to be more open and the information potentially more valuable than at other venues.