Updating U.S. Policy on Commercial Remote Sensing

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Updating U.S. Policy on Commercial Remote Sensing Policy Paper ImageThe current U.S. commercial remote sensing policy was not designed to accommodate the number, the increasing capabilities, the diverse applications, and the expanding array of global operators of modern remote sensing satellite systems. A revised presidential directive could provide needed guidance on the government’s treatment of satellite imagery and related hardware, software, and value-added services marketed to commercial and foreign entities.