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Monday, 25 April 2022 11:21

PDDNI Delivers Keynote at the 37th Annual Space Symposium

 

By Melanee “Kate” Thomas, ODNI Office of Strategic Communications

Photos by The Space Foundation

 

Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Dr. Stacey Dixon highlighted the role of partnerships in the space domain at the 37th Annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 5.

 

The Space Symposium is an annual event that brings together the top leaders and experts on space from across the globe for learning and collaboration.

 

During her keynote remarks, Dixon underscored the importance of leveraging and expanding public-private partnerships to advance the Intelligence Community’s space capabilities and to further protect national security.

 

“Without the space domain, the IC would be incomplete," said Dixon. .

 

Dixon also emphasized the space industry’s importance in providing information. Specifically, she said, collaboration between the IC and private industry made satellite imagery rapidly available and helped expose Russia’s planned invasion of Ukraine.

 

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“This allowed others to independently interpret the images, piecing them together with other information, and tell the world what was about to happen,” said Dixon.

 

Other featured keynote speakers at Space Symposium included Chief of U.S. Space Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall and NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy.

 

Representatives from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office and ODNI’s National Intelligence Manager for Space also participated in the symposium.