Panel Discussion 2 National Space Weather Strategy

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room 352 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 13th Conference on Space Weather
William J. Murtagh, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Boulder, CO
Tamara Dickinson, OSTP, Washington, DC; Louis W. Uccellini, Director, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; Caitlin Durkovich, Infrastructure Protection, DHS, Washington, DC; Thomas E. Berger, NOAA/NWS, Space Weather Prediction Center, Boulder, CO; Christopher Cannizzaro, Office of Space & Advanced Technology, Washington, DC and Seth Jonas, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC

On 29 October, 2015, the White House released the National Space Weather Strategy and the National Space Weather Action Plan. The Strategy and Action Plan were developed by the Federal interagency via that National Science and Technology Council, with input from stakeholders outside of the Federal government, to clearly articulate how the Federal government will work to address risks associated with space weather by coordinating, integrating, and expanding existing policy efforts; engaging a broad range of sectors; and collaborating with international counterparts. The Strategy identifies goals and establishes guiding principles, while the Action Plan identifies specific activities, outcomes, and timelines that the Federal government will pursue. The Strategy and Action Plan will facilitate the integration of space-weather considerations into Federal planning and decision making to enhance national preparedness and the resilience of critical infrastructures to the potentially debilitating effects of space weather on the people, economy, and security of the United States.

10:30 AM
Bill Murtagh
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