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January 31, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's top weapons tester continues to push for greater investment in threat-representative space testing infrastructure, writing in his most recent report that the Defense Department should invest at least $100 million per year over the next five years in improving space threat emulation.

January 30, 2020 | Daily News

The U.S. military is wrestling with how best to evaluate weapon systems focused on the space and cyber domains, despite a new budgetary focus on procuring emerging technologies in both areas, according to the annual report from the Pentagon's chief weapons tester.

January 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force this week selected Raytheon to develop a data processing framework for its Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared ground system -- an effort the company hopes will provide a pathway to future satellite ground services work.

January 29, 2020 | Daily News

The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today said the overclassification of programs is "unbelievably ridiculous," and he expects to see improvement this year.

January 28, 2020 | Daily News

As the Air Force readies a new space acquisition and integration office, one of its early efforts is to identify roles and responsibilities for existing organizations that develop space capabilities, including the Space Development Agency, the Space Rapid Capabilities Office and the Space and Missile Systems Center.

January 21, 2020 | Daily News

As the new Space Development Agency continues to map its strategy for a missile tracking and detection layer, it is working closely with the Missile Defense Agency to determine which organization will be responsible for which capabilities.

January 21, 2020 | Daily News

Nearly a year after it was created, the Space Development Agency is today beginning its work in earnest by asking industry to propose a wide range of "good enough" systems, technologies and capabilities that "enable leap-ahead improvements" that can be rapidly put on orbit in two-year tranches beginning in fiscal year 2022 in order to begin fleshing out a new National Defense Space Architecture.

January 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's No. 2 military official today issued a stinging rebuke of Defense Department deliberations over developing a new satellite urgently needed to track -- among other things -- adversary hypersonic weapons.

January 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department owes lawmakers a report next year on how to integrate Navy and Army space capabilities into the new Space Force, but the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the department needs to move faster.

January 13, 2020 | Daily News

Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin has approved a $900 million ceiling increase for the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's Space Enterprise Consortium -- nearly tripling the program's funding limit.

January 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Space and Missile Systems Center has developed an initial roadmap for transitioning space programs to a new Enterprise Ground Services architecture by 2028.

January 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Space and Missile Systems Center is looking to boost funding for a fiscal year 2020 new-start program that would consolidate and focus investment in innovative prototyping efforts across the space enterprise.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, CA -- The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is developing a strategy to cut in half the time it takes to field a new satellite through commonality, digital engineering and model-based systems engineering concepts.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is preparing to move "expeditiously and judiciously" to stand up the Space Force as soon as President Trump signs the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill at a ceremony scheduled for Friday evening.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

Congressional appropriators are calling on the Defense Department to craft an integrated overhead persistent infrared architecture strategy due to concerns about overlap among programs managed by the Air Force, Missile Defense Agency and Space Development Agency.

December 18, 2019 | Daily News

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, CA -- The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is developing a strategy to cut in half the time it takes to field a new satellite through commonality, digital engineering and model-based systems engineering concepts.

December 16, 2019 | Daily News

As the Air Force looks to ensure its space programs are aligned with its larger enterprise strategy, the Space and Missile Systems Center has initiated a mission-by-mission review process that could drive changes to future budgets and requirements.

December 12, 2019 | Daily News

As momentum builds in Congress and within the Pentagon for declassifying information about threats in space and the Air Force's attempt to defend against them, the Space and Missile Systems Center is taking steps to share more information with industry about how it can contribute to that work.

December 11, 2019 | Daily News

Two of the House Armed Services Committee's biggest Space Force proponents told reporters today that while the idea for establishing a sixth branch of the military to focus on space warfighting did not originate with President Trump, the administration's support did help elevate the effort and secure backing in the Senate.

December 09, 2019 | Daily News

House and Senate conference members released a defense policy bill tonight that would establish a Space Force as a separate military service with Title 10 authority.

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