Subcommittees on Strategic Forces and International Development, International Organizations and Global Corporate Social Impact Hearing: “Creating a Framework for Rules Based Order in Space”
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
(3:00pm ET – Virtual via WebEx – Open)
Purpose: The Subcommittees will convene to discuss why verifiable and enforceable, international rules-based order would be beneficial to govern activities in space. Discussion will focus on areas identified by the Departments of State and Defense regarding establishing norms for conduct in space, and how a rules-based order framework would more clearly define the military’s role when it comes their operations in space. The witnesses will also address aspects of the Outer Space Treaty, implications for commercial and scientific activity, United States priorities on space policy in the United Nations, and the role of international organizations in establishing norms and rules.
Lt Gen Stephen Whiting
Commander, Space Operations Command
United States Space Force
U.S. Department of Defense
Mr. John D. Hill
Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy
U.S. Department of Defense
Bruce Turner
Senior Bureau Official
Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance
U.S. Department of State
Mr. Jonathan M. Moore
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
U.S. Department of State