National Academy of Public Administration Panel Report on Space Traffic Management

A panel of the National Academy of Public Administration, including Jane Fountain, NCDG Director, released a report that was requested by the U.S. Congress for the U.S. Department of Commerce on commercial space traffic management (STM). The report includes recommendations to advance the open data architecture and cross-sector gathering, analysis and use of data that have become increasingly critical to avoiding collisions in space as domestic and foreign commercial companies, universities, and military/intelligence agencies launch assets into orbit.

The panel published a brief article in Government Executive on the report on August 20, 2020 titled “Managing Space Traffic in an Increasingly Congested Orbit.”