FP Virtual Dialogue: Actionable Intelligence During Crises

November 20, 2020

Driving innovation across government & commercial space-based capabilities

Foreign Policy and Maxar Technologies convened a high-caliber conversation about the critical importance of U.S. commercial and government cooperation to drive innovation in space infrastructure and earth observation and ensure actionable intelligence gathering.

As countries, borders and embassies worldwide have shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, global intelligence-gathering has simultaneously become more challenging and more critical than perhaps ever before. Shifting alliances and great power competition have added to the need for actionable intelligence at a time when traditional methods of on-the-ground intelligence-gathering face unprecedented obstacles. At the same time, major crises like the pandemic pose threats to U.S. national security and economic security, as port and manufacturing closures cause supply chain disruptions and pose new challenges to maintaining force preparedness. And while America’s competitive edge in the space domain is undeniable, global challengers like Russia and China pose a potential threat to its long-term dominance in this field, and the military and economic security it helps strengthen.

Hear from leading voices across the U.S. defense and intelligence community on measures to maintain comprehensive and resilient intelligence gathering and a robust national space enterprise. 

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Event Details
November 20, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Steve Butow
Director, Space Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit
Brigadier General Steven J. Butow is the Space Portfolio Director for the Defense Innovation Unit, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research & Engineering. Prior ...
Phil Chudoba
Associate Director for Capabilities, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Mr. Phillip C. Chudoba serves as the Associate Director for Capabilities, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. In this capacity, he is responsible for defining the strategic...
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Tony Frazier
Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations, Maxar
Tony Frazier joined Maxar in 2017 after its acquisition of DigitalGlobe and serves as our EVP of Global Field Operations. In this role he leads all sales, business development, ...
Ellen McCarthy
Assistant Secretary, Intelligence and Research, Bureau of Intelligence and Research
Ellen E. McCarthy was appointed by President Trump to be the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. She was sworn in on Janua...
Ellen McCarthy
Andrew Sollinger
Andrew Sollinger is Foreign Policy’s Publisher. He joined FP in March 2018 to oversee all revenue generating efforts through subscriptions, sponsorships, advertising, events, ...

For more information, contact Susan Sadigova, Director of Strategic Development.