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A Day without Space: National Security Ramifications September 8, 2011

Posted by George C. Marshall Institute in Uncategorized.

Sponsored by the George C. Marshall Institute and the Space Enterprise Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The exploitation of space systems offers significant advantages to the United States military. The integration of space assets with terrestrial power projection capabilities remains a uniquely American strength and provides a clear incentive for others to seek to disrupt access to those advantages by jamming information transmissions, denying use of on-orbit capabilities, or physically attacking American spacecraft or ground stations.

On February 12, the George Marshall Institute and the Space Enterprise Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the second installment of their “A Day Without Space” series to discuss the national security implications of losing access to space-borne assets and information and what steps might be taken to safeguard them.

Keynote: Contributions of Space to U.S. Security delivered by Gen. James E. Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Panel: Responding to Space Challenges

  • Dana Johnson, NorthropGrumman Analysis Center
  • James Lewis, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Baker Spring, The Heritage Foundation

Panel: Organizing, Managing, and Acquiring Space Assets

  • Tommy Brazie, ITT Space Systems Division. Mr. Brazie’s slides are found here.
  • David Graham, Institute for Defense Analyses. Mr. Graham’s slides are found here.
  • Hal Hagemeier, National Security Space Office, Dept. of Defense.

A transcript of the event is available at http://www.marshall.org/pdf/materials/660.pdf



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