This event happened on August 17, 2023
Space and missile defense is rife with new challenges, as both near-peer adversaries and rogue states push forward on new technologies such as hypersonics and offensive capabilities in space. To defend against these challenges, U.S. forces must have both the technology and the people needed to build effective defenses against both today’s threats and those coming in the near future. That means building and shoring up the missile defense infrastructure to be able to identify, track and destroy threats before they can slip through defenses. In this webcast, Defense News editorial staff interviewed Laura DeSimone, executive director, Missile Defense Agency, on the current state of SMD, as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
- Laura DeSimone, Executive Director, Missile Defense Agency, Department of Defense
- Jennifer Hubbard, President, Strategic Missile Defense, Raytheon, an RTX business