report provides the Commission's assessment of the organization
and management of space activities in support of U.S. national security.
Members of the Commission were appointed by the chairmen and ranking
minority members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees
and by the Secretary of Defense in consultation with the Director
of Central Intelligence.
Summary (2.7 MB)
1: The Commission's Charter (203 KB)
Commission to Assess United States National Security Space Management
and Organization was established pursuant to Public Law 106-65,
the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000, Section
2: Space: Today and the Future (14.6 MB)
security and economic well being of the United States and its allies
and friends depend on the nations ability to operate successfully
in space. To be able to contribute to peace and stability in a distinctly
different but still dangerous and complex global environment, the
U.S. needs to remain at the forefront in space, technologically
and operationally, as we have in the air, on land and at sea. Specifically,
the U.S. must have the capability to use space as an integral part
of its ability to manage crises, deter conflicts and, if deterrence
fails, to prevail in conflict.
3: U.S. Objectives for Space (3 MB)
the U.S. develops the potential of space for civil, commercial,
defense and intelligence purposes will affect the nations
security for decades to come.
4: Organizations that Affect National Security Space (783 KB)
chapter describes the principal organizations involved in national
security space activities, concentrating on the Executive Office
of the President, the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community
and the Congress.
5: Management of National Security Space Activities (5.1 MB)
of issues transcend organizational approaches and are important
to the ability of the U.S. to achieve its objectives in space. These
are issues that the national leadership, the Department of Defense
and the Intelligence Community should address in the near term,
irrespective of particular organizational arrangements that may
be pursued. Resolution of them would both benefit and support organizational
6: Organizing and Managing for the Future (616 KB)
members of this Commission have, together, identified five matters
of key importance that we believe need attention quickly from the
top levels of the U.S. Government. We have drawn these conclusions
from six months of assessing U.S. national security space activities,
including 32 days of meetings with 77 present and former senior
officials and knowledgeable private sector representatives.
7: Conclusions of the Commission (67 KB)
chapter contains resumes, meetings, acknowledgements, and a glossary
for organization charts.
Papers to be published approximately 9 Feb 2001.
Source US DoD and www.space.gov