Episode 30-Space Force Innovation? The Threat of Over-Classification

Episode Summary

In episode 30 of the Aerospace Advantage, Space Force Innovation? The Threat of Over-Classification, join host John Baum as he takes you into the land of secrets involving space strategy, operations, and industrial innovation. And guess what, our thesis is point blank direct: things are simply too classified. How we protect highly classified information for the sake of national security limits Space Force’s access to a vast global market of talent and technology, impedes effective communications with Congress and the public, and ultimately constrains the growth of the nation’s spacepower. The challenge is how to protect information whose release could damage the nation’s security, while also building a spacepower advantage needed to deter war, or if necessary, win in conflict.


Host:  Lt Col John “Slick” Baum, USAF, ret.

Producer: Daniel C. Rice

Executive Producer: Douglas Birkey

Guest: The Honorable Matt Donovan, Director, Mitchell Institute Space Power Advantage Research Center

Guest: Maj Gen (ret.) Lawrence “Stutz” Stutzriem, Director of Research, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

Guest: Chris Stone, Senior Fellow for Space Studies, The Mitchell Institute Space Power Advantage Research Center

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