Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Mallory Stewart and Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Jennifer R. Littlejohn will co-lead an interagency U.S. delegation to the 12th United States – European Union Space Dialogue taking place in Brussels June 26-27. The delegation will include representatives from NASA, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Defense, NOAA, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Assistant Secretary Stewart will co-chair the security portions of the dialogue with her counterparts from the European External Action Service, Managing Director Benedikta von Seherr-Thoss, and the European Commission’s Director General for Defense Industry and Space (DEFIS) Timo Pesonen. These sessions will focus on opportunities for expanded U.S.-EU cooperation to address threats to shared security interests, enhance stability in space, and improve the cybersecurity of space systems.
Acting Assistant Secretary Littlejohn will co-chair the civil space portions of the dialogue with her EU counterpart, Director General Pesonen. Their discussion will focus on space situational awareness and spaceflight safety, coordination and sharing of Earth observation data, commercial space transportation, and global navigation satellite navigation systems.