Apparently, it does have a bearing on the safety of our nation (according to the authors)...
...the report advises control of satellites be transferred to the Commerce Department and that decision-making be handed over to the White House.
So the "commerce" department and the Executive branch of government will become the 'protector' of the national interest... why does this seem so telling? It implies to me that commerce and politics are being 'surrendered to" by the military... why is that?
“This is one small step for export control reform, but if Congress is going to take a giant leap, that remains to be seen,” said Mike Gold, director of D.C. operations and business growth at Bigelow Aerospace. “It’s a matter of priority, and that’s a problem with the legislative process. But the rules desperately need updating for today’s technical and geopolitical reality.”
I suppose the transnational corporations are now working to realize their sovereignty over one customer nation's restrictions.
In the additional news link you will find the the 1248 report... it's release was delayed for two years... can anyone imagine why it was "delayed?"
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 24-4-2012 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)