Accession Number : ADA488040


Title :   Operationally Responsive Space: Creating Responsive Space for America


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA SPACE SYSTEMS ACADEMIC GROUP


Personal Author(s) : Anderson, Brian ; Arledge, Richard ; Bein, Alexander ; Braszko, Alexander ; Collier, Corey ; Crook, Mathew ; Fitzgearld, Gregory ; Gleckel, Gerry ; Messer, Samuel ; Smith, Phillip


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a488040.pdf


Report Date : 20 Jun 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 135


Abstract : Tactical space support has earned a reputation as unresponsive and the Operationally Responsive Space Office was created in 2007 to address this for the military. The intent of this course project is to use an educational research approach to develop a future architecture that will make space responsive in 2025. This paper evaluates the shortcomings that hinder quick and effective space-based support to the U.S. Military and Intelligence Community. The current space community is fragmented, preventing quick, unified decisions, and does not have the executive clout necessary to lead effectively. Our group's solution creates a Department of Space at the cabinet level. The Department of Space will unify the space community, promoting quicker decisions with one common and consistent vision. This change would enable unified plans and policies as well as allow one organization to prioritize all of the space programs. The responsive culture would facilitate other needed changes to Space Operations, Launch, and Acquisition.


Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP , *ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , *SPACE TECHNOLOGY , *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *SPACE SYSTEMS , *SPACE MISSIONS , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , LAUNCHING , CULTURE , BUS CONDUCTORS , LAUNCH VEHICLES , LAUNCHING SITES , MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS , CREWS , SCHEDULING , RECRUITING , TRAINING , SURVIVABILITY , GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS , POLICIES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Manned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE