AFSPC Mulls Intel, Personnel Questions of the New Space Age

Figuring out how to keep a closer eye on what?s happening in outer space?rather than using space to peer down at the Earth?is among the uncharted capability and personnel issues the Air Force must navigate as a possible Space Force comes to fruition, according to the deputy commander of Air Force Space Command.

?When you think of space and intelligence together, you might be like me,? Maj. Gen. John Shaw said at a Sept. 5 conference hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance in National Harbor, Md. ?In my career, I think about intelligence collection in space, coming down to the Earth?intelligence from space. We need to think really, really hard now about intelligence for space. Where is that intelligence expertise, the processes, the capabilities we have to understand what?s actually happening in the space environment??