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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
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                                             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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