A Crowded Sky: New Threats and Opportunities for Homeland Security in the Cislunar Economy
Homeland security has not traditionally been thought of as a mission area supporting space activities. Homeland security organizations, however, have been long time consumers of space data and services. Today, the space domain has opened for commercial activity and geopolitical competition alike. The security of the homeland is closely tied to the security of the space domain across multiple risk factors. The homeland security field faces an opportunity to pivot to be more involved in government and commercial space activities by bringing its unique capabilities and authorities to bear against challenges that did not exist a decade ago. This paper will study the evolution of the space economy and the role it now plays in the security of the homeland.