We are the National Security Space Association

The National Security Space Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support association solely dedicated to the Title 10 and Title 50 national security space enterprise. We work to foster long-term cooperation among industry and government officials, leading the way with expert opinion, insight and analysis. We’re devoted to fostering a holistic, mission-oriented workforce that will shape the face of national security space for generations to come.

NSSA Event

Registration is now open for the premier space threats and acquisition event of the year!

The Space Threats and Acquisition Forum is a classified NSSA Signature Series event, which will promote enhanced information-sharing and collaboration between the U.S. Government and the private sector on foreign space and counterspace threats, as well as space system acquisitions.

With an all-star lineup up of intelligence and acquisition experts, this event promises to provide insightful updates on increasingly sophisticated threats to U.S. space systems, and describe U.S. Space Force plans for critical U.S. military space programs. Seating for this Forum is limited.

NSSA Publication

Report: Russia’s Space-Based, Nuclear-Armed Anti-Satellite Weapon: Implications and Response Options

This report provides critical analysis and actionable recommendations for how to deal with the grave threat posed by Russia’s space-based, nuclear-armed anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon.  It discusses U.S. interests in space, the threat posed by Russia’s ASAT, its implications for U.S. and international security, and response options, including diplomacy, sanctions, military preparations, and special activities.


The U.S. has invested for over a half-century to ensure world leadership in national security space.

While the U.S. still maintains a substantial advantage, that margin has eroded in recent years. Refocusing our efforts to regain those losses is paramount. Industry has always played a vital role in U.S. world leadership in national security space, and it’s important that we continue to foster its growth. Our nation’s security depends on its reliable and protected space systems.

We will lead the way forward

We believe in supporting and advancing long-term U.S. government and private sector cooperation with independent and trusted perspectives, expert opinion, insight-driven strategy, thought-provoking studies, and data-driven analytics. We’re here to move the needle with industry partners, government officials, colleges and universities, and the public and inspire the next generation to pursue careers in national security space with our pipeline programs.

[The United States Space Force] is a bi-partisan issue with support from both parties, and it’s supported because the threat is out there, and we have to respond immediately to the threat that’s there. It’s also why we have a National Security Space Association that’s stood up to remember that we need to continue to push those issues.

Gen. John Hyten (Ret.), Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, USAF

Americans depend on the security guaranteed by U.S. superiority in space

From surveillance and missile warning to navigation, timing and disaster management, they help keep us safe. But nothing is guaranteed. It’s time to stand up for our country’s future and defend the national security space domain. NSSA is committed to shaping a vibrant national security space enterprise and cultivating a network that fosters dynamic collaboration for the greater good of our nation and our allies.