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News | Dec. 9, 2021

USSPACECOM hosts Global Space Security Cooperation Forum

By U.S. Space Command Public Affairs Office

U.S. service members and allied partners gathered for U.S. Space Command’s inaugural Global Space Security Cooperation Forum on Dec. 7-9.

British Army Brigadier Paul Tedman, USSPACECOM Policy and Strategic Partnerships deputy director, hosted the workshop and provided the conference opening remarks.

The three-day event hosted security cooperation and space capability professionals from across the Department of Defense, to include the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the National Geospatial Agency, the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Space Force.

The purpose of the event was to identify, align and develop space domain security cooperation operations, activities and investments in support of shared U.S. and partner nation space objectives.

“The forum is a key event to enable U.S. Space Command’s support of our international space partners,” said Navy Cmdr. Alex Anderson, USSPACECOM’s Security Cooperation branch chief. “The workshop directly supports the commander U.S. Space Command’s objective to increase the collective security and safety of the space domain through strengthening our allies and partners.”

While COVID-19 limited some of the workshop’s interactions, the event provided a safe venue for U.S. and allied space professionals to interact and advance USSPACECOM’s plans for partner cooperation and collaborative capabilities improvement.

Tedman spoke of the crucial role security cooperation plays in support of USSPACECOM’s global outreach to assist partners in developing their space domain capabilities.

“These collaboration and synchronization efforts focus resources and align efforts to achieve success,” Tedman said.

USSPACECOM is a combatant command with a global area of responsibility defined as the area surrounding the earth at altitudes equal to or greater than 100 kilometers above mean (average) sea level. USSPACECOM is globally integrated with the other combatant commands and prepared to support its partners to meet today’s threat on a global scale.