Accession Number : ADA404328


Title :   Report to the Commission to Assess United States National Security Space Management and Organization


Corporate Author : COMMISSION TO ACCESS US NATIONAL SECURITY SPACE MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a404328.pdf


Report Date : 11 Jan 2001


Pagination or Media Count : 161


Abstract : The Commission was directed to assess the organization and management of space activities in support of U.S. national security. Members of the Commission were appointed by the chairmen and ranking minority members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees and by the Secretary of Defense in consultation with the Director of Central Intelligence. The Commission unanimously concluded that the security and well being of the United States, its allies and friends depend on the nation's ability to operate in space. Therefore, it is in the U.S. national interest to: (1) Promote the peaceful use of space. (2) Use the nation's potential in space to support its domestic, economic, diplomatic and national security objectives. (3) Develop and deploy the means to deter and defend against hostile acts directed at U.S. space assets and against the uses of space hostile to U.S. interests.


Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY , *SPACE MISSIONS , *SPACE DEFENSE , CONGRESS , UNITED STATES , SPACE TECHNOLOGY , HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES , SENATE


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems
      Astronautics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE