The White House will update its policy for space with its new Space Priorities Framework. President Biden’s goals focus on developing and enhancing capabilities to protect national interests.
- Kaitlyn Johnson, deputy director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the document demonstrates continuity of policy for space, a relatively bipartisan area of support, through the past couple presidential administrations.
- Johnson said the Biden administration likely felt pressure to adjust the framework to include more about national security in response to the recent Russian anti-satellite weapons tests.
- She said investments will focus on resiliency of space systems as well as STEM education and climate change, a change from the previous administration.
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