A Day without Space: National Security Ramifications
by Dana Johnson, James Lewis, H. Baker Spring, Tommy Brazie and David Graham
February 12, 2009
Sponsored by the 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
Additional information about the first installment of the series, held on October 16th, is available at http://www.uschamber.com/space/events/2008_past_events.htm.