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A Day Without Space: Economic Security Ramifications September 8, 2011

Posted by George C. Marshall Institute in Uncategorized.
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The exploitation of space provides significant advantages to our economy. Space assets and the services they provide impact nearly every business sector, helping businesses become more efficient and productive. Space has clearly become ingrained into our economy. But, what would happen if these assets were compromised?

On July 28, the George Marshall Institute and the Space Enterprise Council of TechAmerica co-hosted the third installment of their “A Day Without Space” series 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: Space and the U.S. Economy delivered by Scott Pace, George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute

Panel I: The Economic Impact of Space Based Assets

  • Andrea Maleter, Futron Corp.
  • Micah Walter-Range, Space Foundation

Panel II: How Business Uses Space

  • Charles Baker, DOC Office of Space Commercialization
  • Daniel Hurley, U.S. Department of Commerce, NTIA

A transcript of the event is available at http://www.marshall.org/pdf/materials/728.pdf

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