USA – Experts Call for Government to Designate Commercial Space Sector as Critical Infrastructure (Frank Konkel, Nextgov)


Space experts Wednesday urged the federal government to classify certain space satellites, sensors and their command and control systems as critical infrastructure systems.

The move is necessary given the increased public importance of data beaming back and forth between GPS, weather and other satellites that—if attacked by an adversary—would have a debilitating effect on national and economic security, according to several officials speaking at The Aspen Institute Cyber Summit.