Building and Maintaining Value in the National Security Space Industrial Base
January 5, 2011
Space systems are increasingly providing an unprecedented level of critical national security capability to the U.S. and our warfighters. Yet these systems are often highly complex and not without substantial cost to the taxpayer. In light of growing pressure on federal government budgets it will be important to ensure that our nation maintains a strong space industrial base while also providing value to both the taxpayer and warfighter. Following AIA’s recent Tipping Point report, AIA looks at specific examples of space capabilities that are absolutely vital to our security and provides recommendations on the path forward:
- A survey of our national security space industrial base and areas of concern.
- Recommendations of steps to build and maintain value in the national security space sector.
- An industry analysis of funding stability, block satellite buys, sourcing wisely, and other important measures.