House Bill Would Designate Space As Critical Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — A new House bill would classify space as a critical infrastructure and require the federal government to establish guidelines to protect it.

The Space Infrastructure Act, to be introduced June 4 by Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), would add space systems to the 16 sectors currently classified as critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security. The bill would direct the department and other agencies to develop guidance on how to protect it.

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