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October 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force this week awarded United Launch Alliance two major fixed-price launch mission support contracts that represent the last remnants of a sole-sourced block-buy deal and, the service says, brings it into compliance with a fiscal year 2016 congressional requirement that it eliminate its practice of awarding cost-plus incentive contracts for mission support.

September 30, 2019 | Daily News

Congress has approved the Air Force's request to reprogram $160 million to support the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program's accelerated schedule, which aims to deliver an initial satellite by 2025.

September 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has contracted with an independent organization to study the global launch market in order to inform the next phase of its Launch Services Procurement strategy.

September 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has contracted with an independent organization to study the global launch market in order to inform the next phase of its Launch Services Procurement strategy.

September 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's new Space Development Agency is preparing for the "imminent" release of its first solicitation in support of its vision to create a resilient, proliferated next-generation space architecture.

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department estimates that if it is required to change the Air Force's launch services acquisition strategy as a result of legislative language or pending legal challenges, the program could be delayed by at least a year.

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

The head of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center said this week that if Congress requires significant changes to its Launch Services Procurement strategy, it could disrupt the ongoing source-selection process and potentially require bidders to rework their proposals.

September 12, 2019 | Daily News

The president's nominee to serve as Air Force secretary told lawmakers today she supports the call for a separate space service, saying the move is "overdue."

September 10, 2019 | Daily News

The White House objects to a provision in the Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill that would give the Missile Defense Agency responsibility for a new hypersonic and ballistic space-based sensor constellation, saying the move could "restrict DOD's ability to design the most cost-effective solution."

September 10, 2019 | Daily News

A Senate panel today marked up its version of the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill in accordance with a bipartisan budget deal, appropriating $622 billion in base spending, $70.7 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations and $1.7 billion in emergency funding.

September 10, 2019 | Daily News

As the Air Force seeks additional funds to keep the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared System on schedule, Senate appropriators are proposing a $536 million plus-up for the program that could fill a significant early funding gap.

September 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center expects a decision by the end of this month on a plan to nearly triple the ceiling of the Space Enterprise Consortium contract. It is also working separately to establish a follow-on effort that could be worth up to $12 billion.

September 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's top civilian acquisition official said this week he's concerned a congressional proposal to create a separate acquisition executive for space could limit efforts to better integrate air and space capabilities.

September 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is open to all kinds of proposals for the next Ground Based Strategic Deterrent contract, including a teaming approach between prime contractors Boeing and Northrop Grumman, according to the service’s acquisition executive.

September 04, 2019 | Daily News

The White House has sent a 21-page list of "anomalies" to Congress seeking exemptions for a variety of federal spending priorities -- including the establishment of a Space Development Agency, continued development of hypersonic weapons and new background investigations -- in the likely event lawmakers pass a stopgap continuing resolution.

September 04, 2019 | Daily News

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has dismissed SpaceX's challenge of the Air Force's Launch Services Agreement award decision, finding the company's complaint does not fall within its jurisdiction and directing the case to be transferred to a California District Court.

September 03, 2019 | Daily News

The head of the newly established U.S. Space Command said he recently reached a "new agreement" with the National Reconnaissance Office stipulating that both organizations will collaborate equally until the "higher stages of conflict," at which point NRO will answer to SPACECOM.

August 30, 2019 | Daily News

The head of the newly established U.S. Space Command said he recently reached a “new agreement” with the National Reconnaissance Office stipulating that both organizations will collaborate equally until the “higher stages of conflict,” at which point NRO will answer to SPACECOM.

August 29, 2019 | Daily News

The head of the newly established U.S. Space Command said he recently reached a “new agreement” with the National Reconnaissance Office stipulating that both organizations will collaborate equally until the “higher stages of conflict,” at which point NRO will answer to SPACECOM.

August 22, 2019 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin said this week it is on track to complete a critical design review for the GPS IIIF navigation payload this fall and for the integrated space vehicle in the first quarter of 2020.

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