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Guest: LTG(Ret) Edward Anderson. Topics: National Security Space, Management, Leadership, space policy, commercial, economic, technology based space. General Ed Anderson spoke to us today about the National Security Space Report to Congress from the Independent Assessment Panel Report. Gen. Anderson delivered a keynote talk on this subject at the AIAA Space 2008 meeting and you can find that specific slideshow at http://www.aiaa.org/documents/industry/presentations/Anderson_AIAA%20Bri... . We started the discussion by asking Gen. Anderson to define "National Security Space." From there, General Anderson provided us with the bottom line of the panel's report upfront and then we went into the conclusions and the methodology of the report. There was no preconceived agenda, the panel members went where the information and research took them. This is a very comprehensive policy discussion on many important topics so it's an absolute must hear show, even if you are outside the United States. Briefly, space has become more vital to our military, our intelligence community, and our commercial community, but we are not evolving with innovation, our hardware is aging and money is being used to support legacy hardware rather than to support innovation. Our organizational, management, and leadership has not kept us with the importance and usage of space and this is becoming critical. Several recommendations were made to resolve these problems, all starting from the office of the President of the United States down. You will want to hear these recommendations. Listeners asked lots of questions about ITAR, education, the volunteer military, entrepreneurial space and its relationship to this panel's work, Congress, how to sell this to the general public and much more. We also discussed the subject of space weapons and the weaponization of space. You will definitely want to hear what Gen. Anderson had to say about this topic and competition for space. Please contact me if you would like a copy of this report sent to you by email. If you want to send LTG(Ret) Edward Anderson a question or comment, please do so through me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward it to him.