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December 06, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's space acquisition hub achieved initial operational capability in November for a major reorganization, a development that comes as the Pentagon considers major management shifts that could change the way the Defense Department buys and operates space capability.

November 29, 2018 | Daily News

As the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awards early contracts for a satellite architecture demonstration program that could change the way the Defense Department approaches resiliency in space, the agency is working closely with the Air Force and other Pentagon stakeholders to make sure a plan is in place to transition to a formal program once the concept is proven.

November 29, 2018 | Daily News

As the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awards early contracts for a satellite architecture demonstration program that could change the way the Defense Department approaches resiliency in space, the agency is working closely with the Air Force and other Pentagon stakeholders to make sure a plan is in place to transition to a formal program once the concept is proven.

November 20, 2018 | Daily News

A top defense budget analyst expects the added cost to create a Space Force or Space Corps could range from $1.5 billion to $2.7 billion over five years, depending on the scope of the new organization.

November 08, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon recertified the funding baseline for its GPS ground segment modernization effort this summer, estimating the program will cost $8.4 billion.

November 07, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force Space Command plans to work with gaming companies to improve the threat capabilities in its simulators, which officials say is one of the command's biggest training infrastructure gaps.

November 02, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force Space Command's most recent Schriever Wargame reinforced the need to better integrate coalition partners into space operations.

November 01, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center plans to incorporate agile software development into its new Enterprise Space Battle Management Command and Control system, and is awaiting Pentagon approval for its acquisition strategy.

November 01, 2018 | Daily News

As the Defense Department works to develop a concept of operations for space-enabled mobility missions, U.S. Transportation Command is reaching out to industry and academia to better understand the implications and opportunities that could come from rapid, responsive launch capabilities, according to a recent notice.

October 24, 2018 | Daily News

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters Tuesday he does not expect the intelligence community will be integrated with the proposed Space Force until later in the organization's evolution, noting there is disagreement within the Pentagon on how quickly the new military department should grow.

October 24, 2018 | Daily News

The National Space Council plans to make six recommendations regarding Defense Department space reorganization during today's meeting, a source told Inside Defense today.

October 23, 2018 | Daily News

The National Space Council plans to make six recommendations regarding Defense Department space reorganization during today's meeting, a source told Inside Defense today.

October 15, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is proposing the use of new rapid prototyping authorities to develop a follow-on to the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite constellation.

October 13, 2018 | Daily News

Army Secretary Mark Esper this week pledged to be a "team player" in the Defense Department's effort to stand up a Space Force, comments that come in the wake of a press report the White House is considering sacking Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson for insufficiently supporting President Trump's controversial plan to establish a sixth military branch.

October 11, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force underfunded its Space-Based Infrared System follow-on effort by about $1.6 billion in its fiscal year 2019 budget request and may seek to recover that difference in FY-20, according to a draft of the program's funding requirements.

October 11, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force acquisition executive Will Roper recently approved waivers for two major programs, the next-generation T-X trainer and the GPS III Follow-on constellation, bypassing requirements to conduct pre-milestone B design reviews and industrial technical risk assessments.

October 11, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force announced Wednesday it has awarded more than $2.2 billion in other transaction agreements to Northrop Grumman, United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin to develop launch vehicles to compete for future national security space launches.

October 04, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's decision to increase the contract ceiling of a popular space technology consortium will allow more large programs to utilize the prototyping mechanism, according to the service's consortium manager.

September 28, 2018 | Daily News

Despite some indication that the House Armed Services Committee may be headed toward partisan division on the proposal to create a new Space Force within the Defense Department, the committee's two strongest proponents of reorganization said today they are hopeful the conversation can remain apolitical.

September 27, 2018 | Daily News

United Launch Alliance announced today it has selected Blue Origin's BE-4 engine over Aerojet Rocketdyne's AR-1 to power its new Vulcan Centaur rocket -- the centerpiece of its proposal for the Air Force's competition to build a next-generation launch vehicle.

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