David Vaccaro

David Vaccaro has 10 years of experience in space and telecommunications research and analysis involving satellite communications and ground infrastructure, national telecommunications policies, and international space programs. Prior to joining Futron, Mr. Vaccaro analyzed global telecommunications governance issues at the World Bank. He also has onsite work experience in emerging Asian markets, leading an internet design team at an advertising firm in Nanjing, China as well as managing public relations for a Chinese e-commerce portal. At Futron, Mr. Vaccaro has managed several teams of employees on individual projects ranging from comprehensive economic valuations of the satellite industry to quantitative analysis on behalf of multiple-year, multimillion-dollar federal government contracts. He has been a major contributor to reports on topics ranging from global space competitiveness to the national security implications of international telecommunications infrastructure. Additionally, he maintains a database of space activity featuring more than 20,000 interlocking tables and records relating to launch events, spacecraft, payload instruments, launch vehicles, and space-related organizations. Mr. Vaccaro concentrated in Science, Technology, and International Affairs at Georgetown University, where his studies focused on telecommunications as an avenue for economic development. He is fluent in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, and conversant in several other European languages.

Broadcast 1906 (Special Edition)

Guests: David Vaccaro, Jonathan Beland. Topics: The Futron 2012 Space Competitive Index (SCI). Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 1243 (Special Edition)

Guests: Jacob Gullish, David Vaccaro. Topics: Space competitiveness, NewSpace, commercial space, military space. This program was Part 2 of our two part series featuring the "Futron 2009 Space Competitiveness Index: A Comparative Analysis of How Countries Invest In and Benefit from Space." You can download the Executive Summary from www.futron.com or send an email request for the pdf file to me. The full report is available for purchase from the Futron website. In the first segment, we started with military space.

Broadcast 1242 (Special Edition)

Guests: David Vaccaro, Jacob Gullish. Topics: space competitiveness, commercial space, space policy, Futron. Today's Space Show was Part One of a two part series examining the 2009 Futron Space Competitive Index. You can download the 12 page Executive Summary by visiting www.futron.com or by sending me an email requesting the .pdf. In our first segment, our two guests explained the basics of the Futron Competitive Study, what it represents, how it was done and why Futron does this report.

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