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November Luncheon with Paula S. Trimble

November 14, 2023 @ 11:30 am 1:00 pm EST

November Luncheon

Paula S. Trimble

Policy Chief and Director of Small Business Programs, SDA

Join the MSBR for our luncheon in November with special guest, Paula Trimble!

Ms. Paula Trimble is Policy Chief and Director of Small Business Programs at the Space Development Agency in the U.S. Department of Defense. At the SDA, Ms. Trimble is driving policy solutions to reduce barriers in the acquisition process and enable small businesses and start-ups to work more easily with the federal government. She formulates and leads SDA’s congressional engagement strategies in support of the annual defense appropriations and authorization processes, garnering significant increases to the agency’s budget to accelerate delivery of missile tracking capabilities for the nation.

Ms. Trimble has always been attracted to disruptive organizations at the nexus of policy and technology. She started her career in the Washington, DC-area as a reporter at Space News and Federal Computer Week. She served in the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Space Commercialization, helping promote the expansion of commercial markets for GPS, satellite communications, and satellite imagery.

Following that, she was an industry analyst at the Office of Commercial Space Transportation in the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, helping shepherd a new reusable launch sector and supporting the agency during the historic 2004 SpaceShipOne X-Prize flights. Ms. Trimble spent more than eight years overseeing prototyping and experimentation efforts in the DoD’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office. Most recently, she was Senior Principal at Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, leading the lobbying firm’s national security practice in support of university researchers, scientific societies, and national research institutes, including facilitating the significant growth of a DoD Manufacturing Innovation Institute and engaging with policymakers on issues of interest to small businesses across the research enterprise.

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