COLORADO SPRINGS — Industries such as aviation, financial services and energy have organized what are known as Information Sharing and Analysis Centers. ISACs have been around since the late 1990s and were created by the U.S. government to collect, analyze and disseminate information about security threats that affect specific sectors.
On Monday, executives and government officials met in a classified session at the Space Symposium where it was announced that the space industry would have its own ISAC, with Kratos Defense & Security Solutions as its first founding member.
As the founding member, Kratos provides the initial funding and support to set up the organization. Phil Carrai, president of Kratos Technology & Training Solutions Division, said the Space ISAC is being created to support the White House National Cyber Strategy, published in September, which calls for the government to work with industry to “strengthen the cyber resilience of existing and future space systems.”
Kratos will pay $75,000 per year in dues as a founding member. There are a total of 10 founding member slots, and each gets a seat on the Board of Directors. The dues can be paid in cash or with in-kind services.
Carrai told SpaceNews he expects ...