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Policies & Strategies

  • China's Space and Counterspace Programs: Hearing Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, February 18, 2015
    This is the February 18, 2015, hearing on "China's Space and Counterspace Programs," held before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Three panels covered the topics: (1) China's Civilian/Dual-Use and Milita… more
  • Department of Defense Directive 3100.10: Space Policy [October 18, 2012]
    "This Directive reissues DoD [Department of Defense] Directive (DoDD) 3100.10 (Reference (a)) to update established DoD space policy and assigned DoD responsibilities for space-related activities in accordance with the Nationa… more
  • Promoting the Long-Term Sustainability and Security of the Space Environment
    "I view this [Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, Regional Forum, or ARF] Workshop as an opportunity to discuss how ARF participants can benefit from space and how we can work together to ensure the long-term sustai… more
    Rose, Frank A.
  • Serial No. 113-63: Necessary Updates to the Commercial Space Launch Act, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Space, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, February 4, 2014
    This is the February 4, 2014 hearing on "Necessary Updates to the Commercial Space Launch Act" held before the Subcommittee on Space, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives. From the charter: "Th… more

Reports & Studies

  • China's Evolving Space Capabilities: Implications for U.S. Interests
    "The People's Republic of China (PRC) has made significant advances in its space program and is emerging as a space power. Senior leaders have established space as a national priority and are allocating significant resources t… more
    Cheng, Dean; Stokes, Mark A.
  • National Information Assurance Policy for Space Systems Used to Support National Security Missions [November 28, 2012]
    "Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-4), 'National Space Policy of the United States of America', (Reference a) reiterates that United States national security is critically dependent upon space capabilities and this dependence… more
  • Threats to U.S. National Security Interests in Space: Orbital Debris Mitigation and Removal [January 8, 2014]
    "After decades of activities in space, Earth's orbit is littered with man-made objects that no longer serve a useful purpose. This includes roughly 22,000 objects larger than the size of a softball and hundreds of thousands of… more
    Hildreth, Steven A.; Arnold, Allison

Theses & Academic Reports

  • Challenge of Small Satellite Systems to the Space Security Environment
    From the thesis abstract: "During the last two decades, technological advancements to the size and performance of electronics have fostered the development of increasingly sophisticated and smaller satellites. Small satellites… more
    Gallton, Daniel A.
  • Defending America's Interests in Space
    From the thesis abstract: "Without a doubt the United States uniquely relies on space capabilities to integrate and project all instruments of its national power. With this reliance come tremendous risks and vulnerabilities th… more
    Cynamon, Charles H.
  • Enhancing Security: Projecting Civil Authority Into America's Uncontrolled Spaces
    From the thesis abstract: "Actions taken or not taken by law enforcement agencies, in 'Ungoverned Spaces' reduce US ability to forestall hostile actions on US soil. The current organizational limitations of US civil authoritie… more
    Presson, William
  • Impacts of Space System Acquisition on National Security
    From the thesis abstract: "This thesis examines a series of problems that the United States has encountered in its space systems acquisition process, and how these problems have impacted national security. This thesis has also… more
    Harris, Andrew W., Jr.
  • Space Power: A Critical Strength and a Critical Vulnerability of the US Military
    "In January 2007, China successfully tested a direct-ascent anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon, launching a kinetic kill vehicle staged atop a ballistic missile to destroy an aging weather satellite orbiting 537 miles above earth. T… more
    Morgan, Dewitt; Goldizen, Derrill


  • United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs [website]
    "The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is the United Nations office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. UNOOSA serves as the secretariat for the General… more


  • National Security Space: 21st Century Challenges, 20th Century Organization, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, September 27, 2016
    This testimony compilation is from the September 27, 2016 hearing, "National Security Space: 21st Century Challenges, 20th Century Organization," before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the… more
  • U.S. National Space Policy
    "The President authorized a new national space policy on August 31, 2006 that establishes overarching national policy that governs the conduct of U.S. space activities. This policy supersedes Presidential Decision Directive/NS… more