Kratos Defense and Security Solutions announced April 8 that the company will serve as a founding member of the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Space ISAC) with support from the Federal government. Kratos has provided the initial funding and support to get the organization off the ground.

ISACs are Federal government-sponsored organizations that “collect, analyze and disseminate all-hazards actionable threat and mitigation information to asset owners, operators, and members,” and that generally focus on individual industry sectors. The Space ISAC will be located in Colorado Springs, Colo.

“Kratos recognizes the need for an industry-led organization dedicated to securing space assets. As the Space ISAC’s founding member, Kratos will continue to play a leading role as the ISAC takes the next steps of establishing its Board of Directors, recruiting additional member companies and standing up an information portal,” said Frank Backes, Senior VP of Kratos SATCOM Products and Federal Space Solutions and acting President of the Space ISAC.

The White House’s National Cyber Strategy influenced the creation of the Space ISAC when it stated, “the Administration will enhance efforts to protect our space assets and support infrastructure from evolving cyber threats.”

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Jordan Smith is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.