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Former VP Quayle to Speak at MAPPS Banquet 1.13.04

Quayle will be the featured speaker at the MAPPS Winter Conference held Jan. 30-Feb. 3 in Arizona.

Dan Quayle, former vice-president of the United States, will be the featured speaker at the MAPPS Winter Conference, to be held January 30 through February 3 at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park (Phoenix), Arizona.

Quayle will speak at the MAPPS banquet the evening of Monday, February 2.

Quayle has been a member of Congress, United States senator and vice-president of the United States. His national public service spanned from 1977 to 1993. He served as vice-president under President George Herbert Walker Bush from January 1989 to January 1993.

"As vice-president, Mr. Quayle was chairman of the President's Council on Competitiveness and the National Space Council. Under Vice President Quayle's leadership, these two entities laid a policy framework that has been vital to the extraordinary expansion of the geospatial community in recent years. Frankly, there would not be commercial satellite remote sensing firms operating in the United States today were it not for the work Vice President Quayle accomplished as Chairman of the Space Council. Moreover, Mr. Quayle's work on issues like government competition and tort reform continue to pay dividends today," said MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello. The first applications to obtain Federal government licenses to operate private, commercial remote sensing satellites were filed in 1992, during the Bush-Quayle Administration, by DigitalGlobe and Space Imaging.

The banquet, including Quayle's address, is sponsored by two MAPPS member firms, Michael Baker Jr., Inc. (Beaver, PA) and BAE Systems ADR (Pennsauken, NJ).

Source: MAPPS, Jan. 8, 2004

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