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Space Alert

February 23, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force is delaying a decision about how to proceed with the second Space Fence radar site, excluding funding for the initiative from its fiscal year 2019 budget request.

February 22, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's recent budget submission confirms that its highly secretive Silentbarker surveillance satellite is part of its strategy to replace the legacy Space-Based Space Surveillance constellation, providing new details on a little-known space situational awareness program.

February 15, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's fiscal year 2019 budget offers new details on its plan to recapitalize the Space-Based Infrared System and support future overhead persistent infrared requirements, even as the effort still lacks an approved acquisition strategy.

February 09, 2018 | Daily News

As the Space and Missile Systems Center works to establish a more enterprise-focused approach to operational command and control, a Space Defense Task Force is working to incorporate new software development and delivery concepts and to ensure that those deliveries are cybersecure.

February 02, 2018 | Daily News

Amid concerns from the Pentagon's top weapons tester that the Air Force had no plans to conduct operational cybersecurity testing of the GPS III Operational Control Segment's baseline capability, the service confirmed this week it is planning two cyber assessments this spring and summer.

February 02, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force released a combined request for proposals this week for five Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle missions that will be awarded later this year.

January 26, 2018 | Daily News

The director of operational test and evaluation said in his 2017 report the Air Force's test plan for the Joint Space Operations Center Mission System is unrealistic and could cause delays to the Space Fence radar.

January 23, 2018 | Daily News

The White House Office of Management and Budget told Congress in a recent report that significant changes to space organization within the Defense Department, including the option to create a separate 'Space Force,' are "not only prudent, but also necessary" -- an apparent departure from DOD's stance on space organizational reform.

January 18, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force is slated to launch its fourth Space-Based Infrared System satellite to geosynchronous orbit tonight, securing the baseline capability for the persistent missile warning constellation.

January 12, 2018 | Daily News

As momentum picks up on efforts to modernize the GPS enterprise, the Air Force and Lockheed Martin are working to mitigate demand for a key testing resource.

January 05, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's National Space Defense Center will transition to 24/7 operations this month, U.S. Strategic Command confirmed recently.

January 04, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force has signed a cooperative research and development agreement with Orbital ATK that puts the company on a path to compete with SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance to fly national security space missions.

December 22, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force's new mechanism to prototype space capabilities may be more popular than anticipated, prompting the service to consider what to do if the program hits its $100 million project ceiling before the end of its initial five-year term.

December 21, 2017 | Daily News

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan told reporters this week that the likely new Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin is a possible candidate to take over the duties of the principal Defense Department space adviser role after Congress terminated the position and stripped those responsibilities from the Air Force secretary in the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.

December 20, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force has completed an initial Enterprise Space Battle Management Command and Control experiment aimed at demonstrating a universal command-and-control interface and open mission systems architecture for the space domain.

December 19, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy plans to increase man-portable and vehicle-based platform terminals beginning in 2018 and 2019 for its Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), according to documents viewed by Inside the Navy.

December 15, 2017 | Daily News

U.S. Strategic Command Chief Gen. John Hyten wants the Air Force's Joint Space Operations Center to transition to a coalition operations hub by the end of 2018.

December 15, 2017 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office is recommending the Defense Department designate an organization to manage, collect and distribute test data for the Military GPS User Equipment program, which the watchdog agency says faces significant risk of cost increases and schedule delays.

December 12, 2017 | Daily News

The troubled next-generation GPS ground segment development program is at high risk for delivering future capability on time and on budget, the Government Accountability Office reports, noting its continued problems could impact other GPS modernization efforts.

December 05, 2017 | Daily News

With approximately 70 percent of the Army's combat platforms reliant upon space-based capabilities and adversaries honing their disruptive capabilities, the service is working to enhance its defenses and pursue alternatives.

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