Sarah Mineiro

Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Aerospace Security Project
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Sarah Mineiro

Sarah Mineiro is a senior associate (non-resident) for the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Sarah Mineiro is the founder and CEO of Tanagra Enterprises, a defense, intelligence, space, science, and technology consulting firm. Over her career Sarah has worked in venture capital (VC)-backed private industry and in the executive and legislative branches of government. Previously, Sarah was the senior director of space strategy for Anduril Industries, a hypergrowth VC-backed defense unicorn specializing in AI/ML-enabled defense technologies. Sarah was the staff lead for the Strategic Forces Subcommittee for the House Armed Service Committee (HASC). She led the subcommittee’s activities of all Department of Defense and Military Intelligence Program space programs, U.S. nuclear weapons, missile defense, directed energy, and hypersonic systems. Sarah was the senior legislative adviser to Chairman Mac Thornberry. In this role she was the primary drafter and negotiator of the Space Force and Space Command legislation for the House Republicans. Prior to joining the HASC, Sarah served in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (OSDP) and the Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs (SAF/IA). She started her career as an intelligence analyst for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center in Dayton, Ohio. Sarah is a board member of the Space Force Association and National Defense University Foundation. Sarah has been awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civil Service. She is an executive mentor with the Zed Factor fellowship, a nonprofit seeking to increase participation of underrepresented communities in space.