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NGA’s Robert Cardillo: Data Sharing Can Help Protect Space Assets

Robert Cardillo
Robert Cardillo

Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, believes information sharing efforts can help bolster the security of space assets, DoD News reported Thursday.

Jim Garamone writes Cardillo noted the Joint Interagency Space Operations Center’s role in facilitating information sharing during a hearing before the House Armed Service Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee.

“[The center] is an amazing effort between the [Intelligence Community] and the [Defense Department] to share information… through a whole unity of effort between the two organizations,” he said.

Cardillo, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2016, noted that adversaries currently aim to dismantle U.S. space capabilities, the report said.

He said space-based systems such as global positioning systems, missile warning and communications serve as the “core” of U.S. defense, Garamone reports.

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