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SPACE POSTURE REVIEW
The Space Posture Review (SPR) is a legislatively-mandated review of U.S. RELATED U.S. GOVT PUBS
national security space policy and objectives, conducted jointly by the
Statement by the President on
Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence. The Department the New National Space Policy
of Defense and Intelligence Community have concluded the SPR by releasing a National Space Policy Report
(June 28, 2010)
National Security Space Strategy.
National Space Policy Fact
SPACE POSTURE REVIEW KEY POINTS AND FACTS Defense Secretary Robert
Gates' Statement on the
The Space Posture Review (SPR) was legislatively-mandated by the FY09 National Defense National Space Policy
Authorization Act. It required:
The definition, policy, requirements, and objectives for space situational awareness,
space control, space superiority, force enhancement and force application, space-based
intelligence and surveillance and reconnaissance from space, integration of space and
ground control and user equipment, and any other matter the Secretary considers relevant
to understanding the space posture of the United States;
A description of current and planned space acquisition programs and future space
systems and technology development;
An assessment of the relationship among military space policy, national security space
policy, national security space objectives, arms control policy, export control policy, and
industrial base policy; and
An assessment of the effect of the military and national security space policy of the United
States on the proliferation of weapons capable of targeting objects in space or objects on
Earth from space.
Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community submitted an interim Space Posture
Review report to Congress in March 2010. The interim report contained the descriptions and
assessments required by Congress, but delayed review of overarching national security space
policy and objectives until after the release of the National Space Policy in June 2010.
The National Security Space Strategy concludes the Space Posture Review by providing
strategic objectives and approaches for national security space.
More information on the National Security Space Strategy can be found at NSSS website.
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