Nominations Open for Space Council’s Users’ Advisory Group

Nominations Open for Space Council’s Users’ Advisory Group

The December 18, 2017 Federal Register (distributed electronically yesterday) explains the procedure for nominating members for the White House National Space Council’s Users’ Advisory Group (UAG).  NASA is administering the UAG for the Space Council.

Scott Pace, Executive Secretary, White House National Space Council.

National Space Council Executive Secretary Scott Pace told the International Institute of Space Law’s Galloway space law symposium last week that he envisions a group of about 20-25 people, plus subcommittees with specialized expertise.  He expects it to operate similarly to the NASA Advisory Council (NAC).

Pursuant to the Federal Register notice, nominations are due by January 10, 2018.

The following is a brief summary, but everyone should consult the notice itself for detailed information.

UAG members will serve as “representatives” or “Special Government Employees” (SGEs).   Representatives represent industry, other non-Federal entities, and other recognizable groups of persons involved in aeronautical and space activities.  SGEs are individual subject matter experts or consultants.

Nominations may be made by U.S. citizens or organizations.  Self-nominations are permitted.

Candidates —

  • must be a U.S. citizen and not a regular government employee,
  • must not be registered by the Department of Justice under the  Foreign Agents Registration Act,
  • an SGE candidate must not be federally registered as a lobbyist.

To nominate someone, send an email to NASA [] with a cover letter; resume, including contact information; and a professional biography demonstrating professional stature, knowledge, and experience commensurate with the UAG position.

There are page length and other requirements.  Consult the notice for specifics.



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