The Critical Role of Satellites to US Economic and National Security: A Space Enterprise Council briefing for the Congressional Technology Staff Association

December 14, 2017 10:00 AM

Washington, D.C.

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (EST)

Location: TBA

Overview: Imagine waking up to find that everyday technologies we take for granted have gone dark. No Internet. No smartphones. No weather forecasts in the palm of your hand. Nightmarish flight delays thanks to a hobbled air traffic management system. A military that’s literally fighting blind: No satellite imagery. No reliable global communications. No precision-guided anything.

Our economic and national security have become increasingly intertwined as our reliance on satellite services has continued to grow.

Often overlooked and frequently taken for granted, many satellite services, particularly those enabled by the Global Positioning System, are a key multiplier for bedrock industries such as aviation and transportation, shipping and distribution, banking, communications and farming. Gen. John Hyten, the head of U.S. Strategic Command, has said that “without satellites, you go back to World War II. You go back to Industrial Era warfare.”  It’s not a stretch to say commerce as we know it would come to a screeching halt without our space capabilities.

Please join the CompTIA Space Enterprise Council for a panel session to learn the very latest on advancements in the satellite industry.  Space Enterprise Council experts will provide a detailed overview on how space based services (GPS, communications, imagery, etc…) impact our economic and national security.

Guest Speakers: TBA

Please contact David Logsdon, DLogsdon@comptia.org, with any questions.

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