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National Security Space Architect (NSSA) (U)

Overview (U):

(U) Decision Memorandum on Department of Defense Reform Initiative Directive (DRID) #11-Reorganization of DoD Space Management Responsibilities established the National Security Space Architect (NSSA) position on 31 July 1998. The NSSA organization which is a combined DoD and Intelligence Community staff subsumes the existing infrastucture of the Office of the DoD Space Architect.

Description (U):

(U) The NSSA develops, coordinates, and integrates mid- and long-term space architectures across the range of DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) mission areas. The NSSA also has responsibilty to:

- Integrate requirements into future space system architectures to include the space, ground, and communication link segments, as well as user interfaces and equipment.

- Develops transition strategies for future space architectures and support future DoD and IC overarching missions and activities.

- Maintains, disseminates, and further develops as necessary the National Security Space Master Plan (NSSMP).

- Manage core capabilities and facilities for the Office of the NSSA (ONSSA) activities.

- Advise the ASC (C3I), DDCI/CM, and their staffs of appropriate inputs to budget and other guidance documents.
- Responsible for the functions previously performed by the Office of the DoD Space Architect.

User Impact (U):

(U) Provides strategies, architectures, and advice to support DoD and IC space policy and needs.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

(U) Organizations and Funding:
  • (U) CIA.
  • (U) DoD.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
DoD Space Architect (See NSSA)DoD Space Architect
DUSD(Space)Deputy Under-Secretary of Defense (DUSD) for Space
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Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
Space Support AgenciesSpace Support Agencies
This Table Is Unclassified.

Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

Defense Link
This Table Is Unclassified.

Lead Office (U):

(U) DoD.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 29 July 1998

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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