The National Space Weather Strategy
In November 2014, as Chair of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Dr. John Holdren chartered the interagency Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation Task Force. The Task Force developed a National Space Weather Strategy that articulates high-level strategic goals for enhancing our Nation’s preparedness for a severe space weather event. In addition, a Space Weather Action Plan was developed that establishes a process to implement the National Strategy. The Strategy and Action Plan aim to reduce risks associated with natural hazards and improve the resilience of essential facilities and systems. The approach relies on a collaborative environment in which government, industry, and the American people work together to better understand and prepare for the effects of space weather.