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A Day Without Space: Synthesis Event September 8, 2011

Posted by George C. Marshall Institute in Uncategorized.
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Space capabilities are woven deeply into the fabric of modern society. Commerce relies on them for the swift flow of information and transactions, and the national security arena depends on them for joint warfighting and protection of the homeland. They are key enablers of the precision warfare that not only reduces risk to American troops, but saves innocent lives by minimizing collateral damage. Space assets and the services they provide impact nearly every business sector, helping businesses become more efficient and productive.

What would happen if these assets were compromised? And, what can be done to enhance the security of U.S. assets in space?

The George Marshall Institute and the Space Enterprise Council of TechAmerica hosted the fourth and final installment of their “A Day Without Space” series on October 1, 2009 to discuss the economic security implications of losing access to space-borne assets and information and what steps might be taken to safeguard them.

KEYNOTE
: Representative Suzanne Kosmas (Florida)

SPEAKERS:

  • Captain Joe Burns– Managing Director, United Airlines (slides available here)
  • Jim Williams– Manager, Government and Military Accounts, NavCom Technology, Inc., A John Deere Company (slides available here)
  • Brig. Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond– Director of Plans, Programs and Analyses, Air Force Space Command (slides available here)

A transcript of the event is available at http://www.marshall.org/pdf/materials/763.pdf

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