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Op-ed | Recent policies, position statements bring promise of new era of “space superiority”

17 Jul 2017, 18:09 UTC
Op-ed | Recent policies, position statements bring promise of new era of “space superiority”
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The space domain is recognized now as an increasingly important area for the U.S. military and its allies. In fact, space is a warfighting domain. In the modern age of global conflicts and ever-changing threats, Department of Defense (DoD) users need immediate and assured access to resilient, robust and secure satellite communications (SATCOM) around the globe, across the full spectrum of engagement. To ensure this, it has become abundantly clear that the commercial sector and government leaders must work together to create a more protected space environment.
Many in the commercial satellite sector are pleased to see the U.S. government ushering an era of an enhanced partnership with the satellite industry. This includes industry participation as the government is exploring new business models for commercial SATCOM to break down long-held siloed practices and cultural inhibitions in order to provide robust and complementary SATCOM capabilities.
As the administration, DoD and other government leaders have unveiled several recent policy shifts while making bold position statements, I can say with confidence that we are making meaningful progress toward this goal. Defense leadership’s words and deeds underscore the urgency for a new, cohesive organizational structure to, among other outcomes; expedite the adoption of ...

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