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August 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center wants to triple the funding ceiling for the Space Enterprise Consortium -- bringing the total value to $1.5 billion and giving more Defense Department space programs access to a growing pool of traditional and non-traditional vendors.

August 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's under secretary of defense for research and engineering today rejected reports of turmoil at the fledgling Space Development Agency, attributing management changes and a lack of congressional buy-in to the standard disruption that comes with establishing any new organization.

August 12, 2019 | Daily News

Blue Origin confirmed today it has filed a pre-award protest with the Government Accountability Office over the Air Force's Launch Services Procurement effort.

August 09, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force plans to take an incremental approach to fill a $623 million funding gap in the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program, according to a top space acquisition official.

August 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's National Security Space Launch program costs have grown $4.1 billion since last December, due largely to new investment in rocket system development, according to a summary of the program's Selected Acquisition Report.

August 01, 2019 | Daily News

While Congress appears poised to authorize some version of a Space Force or Space Corps, experts say the key to that new organization’s impact is in how the plan is implemented -- and one of the biggest challenges will be aligning capabilities owned by separate services under one organizing element.

July 31, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department expects to stand up U.S. Space Command within the next few weeks, the deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command told reporters today.

July 31, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department says the Space Development Agency's early efforts to study options for a future space architecture are now delayed after congressional lawmakers denied a $15 million reprogramming request to kick-start that work.

July 24, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department this week sent Congress a $160 million reprogramming request to support continued development of the Air Force’s Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared system, but the proposed funding is about $463 million less than the service has said it needs to keep the program on a rapid delivery schedule.

July 23, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force Space Command is working to boost its test and training range infrastructure and is eyeing the creation of a new Space Test and Training Group in the next five to 10 years.

July 18, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has delayed two upcoming United Launch Alliance missions after discovering an anomaly with a component shared by the company's Delta IV and Atlas V rockets.

July 12, 2019 | Daily News

SpaceX is pushing back on Air Force attempts to have the company's recent lawsuit dismissed, claiming in a document filed this week with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that the court has jurisdiction to hear the case.

July 11, 2019 | Daily News

Lawmakers have turned down a Pentagon gambit to accelerate the Space Development Agency's launch, citing concern about the sudden resignation last month of the agency's director and shifting plans for the new entity. The move signals Congress' flagging confidence in Under Secretary of Defense Mike Griffin's project to rapidly develop, acquire and field next-generation space capabilities.

July 10, 2019 | Daily News

Although the Pentagon did not ask for reprogramming authority for a key Air Force missile warning program in its recent omnibus request, the director of the Air Force's space acquisition programs confirmed today the service still intends to send a separate reprogramming to Congress in order to keep the program on schedule.

July 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Space Development Agency has issued its first request for information, calling on industry to propose concepts for "an agile, responsive" next-generation space architecture.

June 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is requesting the U.S. Court of Federal Claims dismiss SpaceX's recent protest of the service’s launch vehicle development competition, arguing the court does not have jurisdiction to consider the case.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

Dayton, OH -- The cost assessment and program evaluation office has completed an independent cost estimate for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, the Air Force's replacement to the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system.

June 17, 2019 | Daily News

House and Senate lawmakers disagree on how the Air Force should proceed with competition for future national security space launches, as shown by newly released Senate policy language.

June 14, 2019 | Daily News

Senate authorizers are looking to elevate the civilian lead official overseeing space acquisition to a four-star level equivalent and expand the position’s authorities for the coming Space Force.

June 11, 2019 | Daily News

Draft legislation before a key Senate panel would assign the Missile Defense Agency responsibility for developing the Space Sensor Layer, bucking a Defense Department gambit to fold the project into the the new Space Development Agency as part of an effort to develop a new multimission satellite constellation.

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