Kratos Defense and Security Solutions will serve as the founding member of the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Space ISAC), which was unveiled during a classified session at the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As a service to the industry and with the support of the U. S. Government, Kratos has provided the initial funding and support required to set up this critical organization.
The need for a Space ISAC was conceived by the Science and Technology Partnership Forum in 2017 in response to recognized information sharing gaps within the cybersecurity and space community. The Forum's goal was to enhance the community's ability to prepare for and respond to vulnerabilities, incidents, and threats; disseminate timely information; and serve as the primary communications channel for the sector with respect to this information. The Forum shared this vision at the 34th Space Symposium in May 2018.
The formation of the Space ISAC supports the White House's National Cyber Strategy, published September 23, 2018, which states that "the Administration will enhance efforts to protect our space assets and support infrastructure from evolving cyber threats," while working "with industry and international partners to strengthen the cyber resilience of existing and future space systems." Phil Carrai, President of Kratos Technology & Training Solutions Division, said, "It is an honor for Kratos to support such an important initiative. Protecting space assets is becoming an increasing challenge, both from cybersecurity threats and from the increasing challenges in the RF domain in the form of jamming, unintentional interference, Space Situational Awareness and other growing threats. Only by sharing data and experiences across government and industry will we be able to counter them effectively."