Senior policymakers have had much to say lately about the overall health of the United States’ space industry, especially about those highly innovative and competitive mavericks helping to lead the way during the pandemic. Their latest efforts involve endless requests for information that in the end only amount to piles of paper. While this mindless cycle of drawing board strategy continues to keep the lights on in many Washington consultancies, it unfortunately falls short to improve U.S. space capability, promote American entrepreneurial innovation, or accelerate government timelines. Meanwhile China, our near-peer rival, advances and is now breathing down our neck in the race for space. Our feeble, lukewarm effort to “try” with information collation and analysis paralysis might maintain the status quo, but it almost certainly guarantees we fumble the opportunity our nascent commercial space industry has laid at our feet.