Alongside other congress members, the California Aerospace Caucus co-chairs introduced legislation to designate space systems as critical infrastructure

Currently, the Department of Homeland Security works to protect 16 critical sectors of infrastructure, including areas like water, communications and energy. However, there is no singular sector that concentrates on space, causing the space industry to rely on collecting threat and security information from a patchwork of the 16 existing sectors.

The Space Infrastructure Act would designate space as a dedicated sector of critical infrastructure, ensuring cogent security analyses of the space-based assets.