FP Virtual Dialogue: Actionable Intelligence During Crises
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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