ABSTRACT

National Security Space: Actions Needed to Better Use Commercial Satellite Imagery and Analytics, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Highlights: "Commercial remote sensing satellites have transformed the way the U.S. approaches critical national security issues. With the commercial space industry expected to grow significantly in the coming years, the IC [U.S. intelligence community] and DOD have emphasized that they must team with commercial GEOINT [geospatial-intelligence] providers. The House committee report accompanying a bill for the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence requested GAO [Government Accountability Office] to assess IC and DOD plans for commercial satellite imagery capabilities. This report assesses, among other things, the extent to which the IC and DOD have (1) established roles and responsibilities for the acquisition of commercial satellite imagery, (2) incorporated emerging satellite capabilities, and (3) developed performance goals and measures to enhance the use of commercial satellite imagery."

Report Number:
GAO-22-106106
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Date:
2022-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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