July 2016

IDA Research Staff participate vigorously in various professional activities – both within their disciplines and ancillary to them – including publishing in the open literature. Highlights of IDA research activity from July 2016 follow.

IDA President in the News

David Chu, co-chairman of the National Academy of Public Administration’s “Transition 2016” initiative, discussed high-priority areas for the hand-off between presidential administrations.IDA President Dr. David Chu appeared, in his role as co-chairman of the National Academy of Public Administration’s “Transition 2016” initiative on Government Matters, with Francis Rose on July 18. In addition, Dr. Chu coauthored the article Striving for Excellence in Federal Management in the July 12 issue of Government Executive.

STPI Researcher Published

Dr. Bhavya Lal, STPI Research Staff MemberSTPI researcher Bhavya Lal’s article “Reshaping Space Policies to Meet Global Trends” appeared in the Summer 2016 edition of Issues in Science and Technology, a publication of the National Academy of Sciences. The article is based on IDA Paper NSP-5353, Volume 1 and 2, which summarized findings from a project sponsored by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and NASA. The project included STPI staff Emily J. Sylak-Glassman, Michael C. Mineiro, Nayanee Gupta, Lucas M. Pratt, and Abigail R. Azari as co-authors. In her article, Dr. Lal explores how major portions of the traditional space sector are changing from being largely driven by government and several large commercial enterprises to being more segmented and globally integrated. Dr. Lal discusses her article in this video.

STPI Director Elected Member of International Academy of Astronautics

Dr. Mark J. Lewis: Director, STPISTPI Director Mark Lewis is a newly elected full member of the International Academy of Astronautics. This year’s other U.S. awardees include Marilyn Hewson, the CEO of Lockheed Martin, and Ed Crawley of MIT, President of the joint Russia-MIT Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. Dr. Lewis was previously a “corresponding member.”