'Overclassification' hindering international cooperation in space, officials say

By Shelley K. Mesch / April 19, 2023 at 5:53 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- Space has an overclassification problem that is hindering collaboration efforts with allies and industry, officials said this week at Space Symposium. The way the Defense Department shares space-related information is based on legacy agreements and policies that are slowing down progress in the space domain, Assistant Secretary for Space Policy John Plumb said in his remarks Tuesday. “We cannot do combined space operations at an operationally relevant speed if we can’t share classified information with allies...

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