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Jun 16, 2022

White in CyberScoop on Russia and information operations

By Atlantic Council

"TJ" White was quoted in CyberScoop saying that the Russian focus on information operations has been unyielding. White, however, argued that Russian information war objectives have been thwarted to a large degree by Starlink satellite internet and by the fact that many Ukrainians have virtual private networks.

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Engagement Reframed

Jun 16, 2022

Engagement Reframed #8: How to avoid anarchy in space

By Robert A. Manning

There is a dangerous deficit of governance with regard to human activities in our space, which presents an opportunity for mutually beneficial cooperation among rivals.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jun 13, 2022

A shoebox-sized solution: How small satellites can help the US Coast Guard

By Madison Littlepage

To provide adequate coverage in an increasingly trafficked region, the Coast Guard must invest in small satellite technology.

Maritime Security Space
James Taiclet at the FD Forum

Event Recap

May 26, 2022

Lockheed Martin CEO James D. Taiclet on 21st century security and the Russia-Ukraine war

By Caroline Steel

At the inaugural Forward Defense Forum, Lockheed Martin CEO James Taiclet breaks down 21st century security, the war in Ukraine, and new frontiers for defense innovation.

China Conflict

Event Recap

May 18, 2022

Viva la space: Why the commercial small satellite revolution matters for the US government

By Madison Littlepage

A panel of space experts and practitioners discuss with Forward Defense how the US government can leverage commercial small satellite technology to secure the space domain.

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

In the News

May 12, 2022

Eftimiades in the news on small satellites

By Atlantic Council

Nicholas Eftimiades featured in multiple news outlets based on his recently released small satellites report.

Non-Traditional Threats Space

In the News

May 12, 2022

Sadat in SpaceNews on the Arctic and space

By Atlantic Council

Mir Sadat asserts that the US military does not adequately consider the implications of the space domain on its Arctic strategies.

Defense Policy Maritime Security

In the News

May 12, 2022

Preble on Net Assessment: Threats from out of this world

By Atlantic Council

On May 12, Preble joined his co-hosts on the Net Assessment podcast to discuss space policy and to what extent cooperation on space governance is feasible at this point in time.  “People all over the world are ever-more dependent on assets in space for normal activity in their daily lives, but there are few rules […]

China Defense Policy
Several tiny satellites photographed by an Expedition 33 crew member on the International Space Station. The satellites were released outside the Kibo laboratory using a Small Satellite Orbital Deployer attached to the Japanese module’s robotic arm on Oct. 4, 2012. Source: NASA, “Several tiny satellites,” Wikimedia Commons, October 4, 2012, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ISS-33_Several_tiny_satellites_1.jpg.

Report

May 5, 2022

Small satellites: The implications for national security

By Nicholas Eftimiades

Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Nicholas Eftimiades considers how the US government can better leverage commercial satellites to enhance space security.

China Defense Industry

In the News

Apr 24, 2022

Manning in The National Interest: The coming anarchy in outer space

By Atlantic Council

On April 24, Robert Manning published an article in the National Interest with Peter Wilson concerning international space activities. They argue that space is becoming increasingly anarchic, and advocate for a return to heavier international regulations on humanity’s final frontier. “It is a sign of the times that NASA, whose accords would be a strong […]

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