Aligning with the Space Enterprise Vision: Overcoming the Threat to Space Systems

January 2017
Topics: Federal Transition, Presidential Transition, Government Transition
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GPS satellites help target enemies while minimizing collateral damage. They help troops navigate and avoid fratricide. Their timing signal helps synchronize cellular networks, gas pumps, and cash machines, stabilizing our economy. Such a space-based capability is eyed by countries like China as an inviting—and highly vulnerable—target. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) have developed a Space Enterprise Vision that aims to ensure an affordable, resilient space architecture that can overcome threats and protect our edge in space-based capabilities.

Note: Transition of power after a Presidential election is complicated; preparing the federal government for a seamless shift to a new administration is crucial to continuing important work on behalf of the American people. MITRE will inform this transition by sharing our insights and experiences with those involved in transition planning and with leaders in the next administration. Our recommendations derive from the ongoing, practical guidance we provide our federal agency sponsors as they face critical national challenges.

This paper is part of a collection provided to our government sponsors; it supports MITRE’s focus on assisting new administration and career civil service leaders through the transition and beyond to achieve results that matter. To view all the papers in the collection, use the "Federal Transition" link in Topics, above.


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