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September 20, 2016 | Daily News

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) is considering having U.S.  Strategic Command chief nominee Gen. John Hyten provide a classified briefing to the committee about Russia and China's efforts to cripple U.S. operations in space.

September 20, 2016 | Daily News

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The new Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center -- pegged as the first operational construct of the Defense Department's Third Offset Strategy -- is poised to achieve initial operations by the end of this year.

September 15, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

Concerns about a potential supplier issued caused the Air Force to delay indefinitely the Oct. 3 launch of the third Space-Based Infrared System satellite.

September 09, 2016 | Daily News

The Defense Department last month tweaked its $1.6 trillion roster of big-ticket weapon system projects by adding four new programs and formally advising Congress of schedule changes for three high-profile projects.

September 08, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force has indicated it plans to solicit bidders this year for a key capability to fly on its Weather System Follow-on constellation.

August 25, 2016 | Daily News

The Pentagon must figure out how to capitalize on technological advances in the commercial realm, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul Selva said this week, stressing that the Defense Department needs to start working now on ways to take advantage of commercial imaging satellites.

August 25, 2016 | Daily News

The Air Force will likely not make a decision about whether to pursue launching the last legacy Defense Meteorological Satellite Program space vehicle until after a meeting next month with the Joint Requirements Oversight Committee.

August 18, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force acknowledged in a recent report to Congress that its plan to address impending weather requirement gaps does carry risks, particularly its reliance on international and civil partners for some of those capabilities.

August 16, 2016 | Daily News

Air Force Space Command anticipates that the need for improved sensor capabilities, on-orbit sustainment, better space access and innovative ground capabilities will make up some of its top challenges over the next three decades and will inform its contributions to the Defense Department's Third Offset Strategy.

August 11, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

As the Air Force considers the fate of the troubled next-generation GPS ground-control segment, which is moving through a Nunn-McCurdy review process, prime contractor Raytheon is focused on keeping the program on schedule and meeting development milestones.

August 11, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

An Air Force effort to involve industry in the early planning stages for an upcoming wideband satellite communications analysis of alternatives has revealed to the service that, at least in this mission area, quite a bit of overlap exists between the needs of commercial and military users.

August 11, 2016 | Daily News

The Air Force confirmed this week that Congress has released some of the funds fenced off from its Weather Satellite Follow-on program after the service wrote a letter noting concerns that without funding, a contract for a key, enabling demonstration mission could be held at risk.

August 04, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force expects that the fiscal year 2018 budget will include funding to begin development of follow-on systems for its missile warning and protected satellite communications constellations after several years of working to make sure the potential solutions are resilient and adaptable to new and future threats in space.

August 04, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

A slight delay in the Air Force's plans to award a contract for a follow-on to the Space-Based Space Surveillance satellite program won't impact plans to launch the first satellite in 2021.

August 03, 2016 | Daily News

The Air Force has released a solicitation for what it hopes will be a competitive effort to choose a launch vehicle for the third next-generation GPS satellite.

August 02, 2016 | Daily News

The Navy recently identified an anomaly in the fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite and determined the Lockheed Martin-built spacecraft experienced a propulsion system failure during a transfer maneuver in late June.

July 15, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Navy's newest communications satellite, successfully launched into space late last month, experienced an "anomaly" during the transfer to its planned orbit location, forcing the service to halt the maneuver indefinitely, according to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

July 14, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

A recent Air Force Space Command wargame at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, highlighted the need for international collaboration on policies and strategies required to operate in an increasingly contested environment.

July 07, 2016 | Daily News

The next-generation Global Positioning System ground component program needs an additional $39.2 million in fiscal year 2016 -- bringing total spending on the Operational Control Segment program to $363.8 million -- in order to execute a 24-month schedule adjustment the Air Force, Raytheon and the Pentagon acquisition chief identified this spring to address deficiencies uncovered during testing.

July 01, 2016 | Daily News

The Air Force on Thursday declared a Nunn-McCurdy breach on the Raytheon-built, next-generation Global Positioning System ground component, after determining that the program's cost will spike more than 25 percent above its cost thresholds.