Plan for Operationally Responsive Space: a Report to Congessional Defense Committees
NATIONAL SECURITY SPACE OFFICE (NSSO) WASHINGTON DC
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Challenges in global political affairs have placed increasing demands on the way the United States uses space capabilities to achieve national security objectives. The recent National Security Presidential Directive-49 NSPD-49 on National Space Policy, dated August 31, 2006, reaffirms the United States commitment to certain key principles in the areas of space law and policy for guiding the conduct of space activities. Implementing courses of action to achieve the goals and objectives associated with these principles will require increasing situational awareness and adaptability to the threat, as well as an ability to evolve the total suite of space capabilities to address emerging threats in new ways. The DoD Executive Agent for Space and the Commander USSTRATCOM have engaged key stakeholders in the National Security Space community to respond to Congress by setting forth a plan for the acquisition of capabilities for Operationally Responsive Space ORS. The Department of Defense is committed to improving the Nations means to develop, acquire, field and employ space capabilities in shortened timeframes and more affordable ways. We recognize the need for innovation and responsiveness in delivering space capabilities to all users. This plan outlines our way ahead to establish the essential infrastructure to focus ORS efforts to evolve space capabilities across the National Security Space Enterprise. This report was developed pursuant to Section 913c of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 P.L. 109-364.
- Unmanned Spacecraft
- Space Warfare