The Obama Administration has started out strong in the area of space policy formulation and implementation with calls for reestablishing the National Space Council, although this has not happened yet, and by undertaking a number of space policy reviews, including the Augustine Commission on human spaceflight, National Security Council (NSC) and Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) reviews of national space policy under Presidential Directive, the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), and the DOD Space Posture Review. Further, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and OSTP list space as a science and technology priority because it addresses several priorities, including: climate, employment, and economic stimulus. There are as well recent increases in funding for SSA, and reviews regarding future imagery architecture issues and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) organization and management.
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