Accession Number : ADA301186

Title :   National Security Industrial Association: SPACECAST 2020 Symposium Held in Washington, D.C. on 9-10 November 1994,

Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Carns, Michael P.

PDF Url : ADA301186

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : On 22 June 1994 Air University briefed the Air Force chief of staff on the findings of SPACECAST 2020, a year- long study to identify capabilities and high4everage space technologies to support national security in the twenty-first century The study process was unique-featuring an original study methodology, a worldwide electronic data call for technology abstracts, and a network of research participants nationwide, which included scientists, technologists, industrialists, intelligence agencies, and representatives from all the service space commands. Hundreds of concepts about emerging technologies sparked an equal number of creative future space applications, which are found in 18 white papers. On 9 and 10 November 1994, the National Security Industrial Association (NSIA) provided a forum to present the first broad briefing to industry in Washington, D.C. The NSIA is a not-for-profit association of some 375 industrial research, legal, and educational organizations of all sizes and types. NSIA programs and symposiums focus on the maintenance of a close working relationship between industry and government, in the national interest. The NSIA offered Air University this forum to share the ideas and concepts envisioned in SPACECAST 2020 and the opportunity for open dialogue with industry and the other members of the association. (KAR)

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *ORGANIZATIONS, *INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, ELECTRONICS, METHODOLOGY, AIR FORCE, GLOBAL, SPACE TECHNOLOGY, INDUSTRIES, EDUCATION, NETWORKS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, LINKAGES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE