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July 31, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is anticipating an additional schedule slip to the GPS next-generation ground control segment, and has requested a nine-month schedule extension to complete development.

July 28, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force Research Laboratory plans to hold an industry day later this month to discuss a new program to reinvigorate the service's integrated space experimentation capabilities.

July 26, 2017 | Daily News

As lawmakers direct the Pentagon to again pursue a space-based sensor layer for missile defense, a top general says developing such a system should not be expensive despite cost concerns quashing similar efforts in the past.

July 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office are working to develop a new service cost position and revised acquisition program baseline for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program to incorporate a revised strategy and an influx of funds from Congress to replace the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine.

July 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department is asking Congress to reprogram $36.1 million to pay for a new "pathfinder" approach to upgrade the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System, after the service announced last week it would cancel the troubled AOC 10.2 development contract with Northrop Grumman.

July 18, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department’s experimental wing in Silicon Valley is running out of money for a program developing satellites to monitor high-priority regions, and officials are drafting a reprogramming request to address the shortfall, according to a top general.

July 18, 2017 | Daily News

Army Space and Missile Defense Command will play a critical role in the multi-domain task forces envisioned by service leadership, according to its commander.

July 14, 2017 | Daily News

Although the Air Force's space training infrastructure lags far behind the air domain, the former commander of the 50th Space Wing expects the service will take significant steps in the next few years to help its space operators better prepare to operate in space as a warfighting domain.

July 07, 2017 | Daily News

Air Force Space Command is inviting industry to discuss its Space Warfighting Construct and concept of operations at a two-day meeting in August, as the service is making several changes to how it organizes and oversees the domain.

July 06, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon has commissioned an influential advisory panel to examine options for adopting new policies to enhance the resiliency of the national security space enterprise.

June 30, 2017 | Daily News

The United Launch Alliance this week won its first launch services contract under Phase 1A of the Air Force's new competitive launch strategy and will fly the third Space Test Program satellite in June 2019.

June 29, 2017 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin Ventures said Thursday it is investing in Terran Orbital, which specializes in nanosatellite design, development, manufacturing, testing and launch.

June 29, 2017 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed cutting $4.3 billion from major Defense Department weapons programs and capping procurement spending on future aircraft carriers at $12 billion to "promote accountability" in military acquisition.

June 29, 2017 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee's mark of fiscal year 2018 defense policy legislation seeks to address the Defense Department's space organizational problems by elevating the authorities of the chief information officer to provide oversight of all space and cyber programs.

June 26, 2017 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is again seeking to restrict the Air Force from funding the development of a new launch vehicle -- a key part of the service's strategy for assured space access.

June 25, 2017 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Committee released a draft version of its fiscal year 2018 defense spending bill Sunday night that would boost weapons procurement by $18.6 billion above what is sought by the Trump administration and $24 billion more than what was enacted in FY-17.

June 22, 2017 | Daily News

A House panel has proposed legislation that would require the Air Force and Missile Defense Agency to map out a plan to develop and demonstrate an operational prototype of a space-based sensor layer to provide precision tracking data of enemy ballistic missiles "at the earliest practicable opportunity."

June 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force chief of staff and secretary told reporters Wednesday that while they appreciate the passion behind House lawmakers' proposal to create a separate Space Corps under the service's leadership, the move would complicate and add bureaucracy to a system they are trying to reform.

June 20, 2017 | Daily News

The House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee is proposing a significant reorganization of the military space mission in its mark of the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill, directing the creation of a new U.S. Space Corps as well as a U.S. Space Command by January 2019.

June 15, 2017 | Daily News

After its inaugural "Space Flag" in April, the Air Force is planning to conduct a second virtual training exercise in August or September -- part of a continuous effort to prepare airmen to operate in space as a warfighting domain.

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