The U.S. Department of Defense released this January 2011 space strategy document on February 4, 2011. A press release stated,
"The National Security Space Strategy is a pragmatic approach to maintain the advantages derived from space while confronting the challenges of an evolving space strategic environment. It is the first such strategy jointly signed by the Secretary of Defense and Director of National Intelligence. Release of the NSSS concludes the legislatively-mandated Space Posture Review by providing objectives and approaches for national security space."