Intelligence Community Stands up Council for Commercial Space Systems

Intelligence Community Stands up Council for Commercial Space Systems
Dave Gauthier NGA

The U.S. intelligence community has established a new council to augment how commercial space systems deliver data for intelligence operations, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. The Commercial Space Council seeks to identify how to accelerate intelligence deliveries that rely on commercial satellites.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Security Agency (NSA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) stood up the council to be chaired by David Gauthier, NGA's head for commercial space operations.

Gauthier said the council will work to increase IC's understanding of commercial technologies and advise on the community's policy and strategy.

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