The Defense Department wants to extend the period of its space intelligence-gathering operations by modifying its space architecture, Defense News reported Tuesday.
Michael Vickers, Defense Department undersecretary for intelligence, announced the Pentagon’s planned changes in “overhead space architecture” at a Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank event, according to Marcus Weisgerber‘s report.
“It will be possible … through techniques — such as activity-based intelligence and associated architecture capabilities to go with it — to have persistence we’ve never had before to where we can look at things for long periods of time,” Vickers told the think tank.
He said that DoD is planning to launch an integrated architecture with an autonomous response system, according to the report.
Vickers also told the think tank that the military is seeking to apply the lessons it has learned from years of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq for future counter-threat missions, Defense News reports.