White papers

Cyber and Data Integrity Considerations

April 22, 2024

The study team reviewed the DoD-authored report, “Space Policy Review and Strategy on Protection of Satellites,” issued September 2023, in which space systems and architectures required to implement the Department’s assured space access policies and priorities are highlighted.

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Improving LEO Space Object Detection and Analysis

March 12, 2024

The United States and our allies are heavily reliant on space capabilities and must ensure the reliability and continuity of critical space services. Current space situational awareness (SSA) networks cannot adequately detect and track the rapidly growing population of small resident space objects (RSOs) and space debris having the potential to damage or disable satellite…

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Reducing Barriers to Uptake of Commercial Technology: COTS, COTS-Based, and Managed Open-Source Software

January 25, 2024

In the era of great power competition, rapidly evolving threats and geopolitical instability are reducing decision timelines. Commercial computer software offers a path to keep pace.

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Reimagining Unclassified Work and Platforms: A Geographically Agnostic GEOINT Enterprise

October 23, 2023

Transitioning More Data and Analytic Capabilities—and the Humans Who Use Them—to Unclassified, Accessible, and Interoperable Systems

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