Collaborative Analysis Center

Engaging Senior Decision-Makers

Our Contribution

APL partnered with the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics to design and execute a space wargame based on a rigorous analytical framework. Twenty-two of America’s most senior national security leaders, including the deputy national security advisor, the deputy secretary of defense, the secretary of the Air Force, and multiple combatant commanders, gathered at APL to explore responses to scenarios that threatened U.S. space-based assets, culminating a yearlong analysis and planning effort. Our physics-based technical analysis was an excellent foundation for the exercise, designed for participants to understand strengths and weaknesses of future architecture options, identify the value of enhanced capabilities, and identify implications when faced with challenges in space.

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