Panel - Leveraging Commercial Support to Military Ops
Purchase of commercial services in support of warfighter efforts presents challenges and risks. If there is no up front funding, will the commercial industry entertain developing services that meet the full spectrum of government needs? Is a pure services contract realistic, or will commercial require minimum annual investment?
What can both the military and commercial space sectors do now to advance mutually beneficial space architectures that support both military and commercial goals and objectives? How should military unique needs, such as for communications security be handled?