U.S. Department of Commerce,
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

Industrial Base Assessment: U.S. Space Industry ‘Deep Dive’

U.S. Government Survey



The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), in coordination with the U.S. Air Force, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Reconnaissance Office is undertaking a survey and assessment of the U.S. space industrial base supply chain network. The principal purpose of this project is to gain an understanding of the complicated network supporting the development, production and sustainment of products and services across the defense, intelligence community, civil and commercial space sectors. Historically, the U.S. Government has had limited visibility into the issues and challenges facing the lower tiers of the space industrial base.

By working together, this joint survey is intended to lessen the burden on respondents who would otherwise be subjected to multiple agency surveys. Information collected will include government/commercial revenue, financial and operational health, employment and skills, production capacity, ownership, unique capabilities and technologies, and other topics. The subsequent single database highlighting multiple supplier tiers will allow for: analysis of organizations that support respective service/agency programs; better understanding of the interdependencies among agencies, programs, and suppliers; identification of signs of financial, economic, workforce and other competitiveness problems that could be impacted by declining defense and civil space budgets; evaluation of the need for technology infusion; Title III funding and other strategic investments and; development of targeted planning and acquisition strategies.

The information collected from all survey respondents may be used publicly in aggregated form, but at no time will such reporting identify your specific organization. All information submitted to BIS is protected as Business Confidential under provisions of the Defense Production Act (DPA) of 1950, as amended. Survey responses are also exempt from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Response Obligations

Your organization has been identified as a direct or an indirect supplier of products and/or services to the U.S. Government for space-related applications. Your organization is required by federal law under 50 U.S.C. App Sec 2155 to complete this survey within 30 days of this request.

To begin, download the Microsoft Excel formatted survey and corresponding instructions below:

Space Deep Dive Survey (Excel)* | Space Deep Dive Survey (PDF)*


Complete and submit the Excel version to BIS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The PDF version is only a reference document for your organization’s internal use – it cannot be submitted in place of a completed Excel survey document.

* Note 1: Save a copy of the Excel version to your computer before you make any inputs to the questionnaire.

* Note 2: If, when clicking on the above links, your computer does not ask if you want to download the file to your computer, right click on the link and select "Save As."

As an additional guide, the PDF below contains a separate, printer-friendly copy of the Product and Service List contained in Section 3 of the survey.

Product and Service List (PDF)

If you have any questions regarding the survey or overall U.S. space industry assessment, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Jason Bolton at (202) 482-5936 or Justyna Modzelewska at (202) 482-5415. E-mail is the preferred method of contact and will allow for a detailed response for your organization records.

Thank you very much for your effort and cooperation. We look forward to working with you.

© BIS 2020