On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Forward Defense program is hosting a fireside chat with Lieutenant General Shawn N. Bratton, US Space Force (USSF) deputy chief of space operations, strategy, plans, programs, and requirements. The conversation will outline the key findings of the 2024 USSF Commercial Space Strategy and what actions the USSF will take to put this strategy into action. 

The release of 2024 Commercial Space Strategy comes at a pivotal moment. The days when the US government had a monopoly over the most innovative space systems have long passed, and today, the USSF can draw on innovative solutions from a burgeoning commercial sector. Indeed, the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine has demonstrated just how essential commercial space systems and data can be for national security. To meet this new reality, the USSF has released this long-anticipated strategy which outlines eight priority mission areas where the Space Force needs commercial innovation and partnership.

What does this really mean for the future of US space security? How will the commercial space sector shape the future of the USSF, and vice versa? Tune in to this event to learn more. 

Join our fireside chat between US Space Force Lt. Gen. Shawn N. Bratton and Forward Defense Director Clementine G. Starling. To register, please complete the form on this page.

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Lt. Gen. Shawn N. Bratton
Deputy Chief of Space Operations, Strategy, Plans, Programs, and Requirements
US Space Force

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