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December 08, 2015 | Daily News

The head of Air Force Space Command said Tuesday he is "comfortable" with the outcome of last week's Pentagon-level, deep-dive review of the next-generation Global Positioning System ground station.

December 02, 2015 | Daily News

The Office of the Secretary of Defense will launch a deep-dive review of the Air Force's next-generation Global Positioning System ground segment this Friday, according to the Pentagon's top acquisition official.

November 18, 2015 | Daily News

While analysts say United Launch Alliance's decision not to bid for the next-generation Global Positioning Satellite launch is an effort to draw attention to the issue, they are torn over whether it will change Congress' mind.

November 13, 2015 | Daily News

The Air Force and the Office of the Secretary of Defense are preparing to launch a second deep dive review of the next-generation Global Positioning System operational control segment, and should know within two months whether the service will continue forward with the current development program.

November 12, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force and the Office of the Secretary of Defense are preparing to launch a second deep-dive review of the next-generation Global Positioning System operational control segment, and should know within two months whether the service will continue forward with the current development program.

November 11, 2015 | Daily News

The two-year budget deal enacted last week will require the Pentagon to execute a spending plan in fiscal year 2017 that is $14.9 billion short of the amount originally sought, a decrement that will curtail desired investments to develop new “third-offset” capabilities, but not likely to disrupt acquisition plans for the portfolio of legacy big ticket weapons programs.

November 10, 2015 | Daily News

The Air Force and its allied partners have no shortage of strike forces around the globe, but they are still lacking in both cyber and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, according to the service's assistant deputy under secretary of international affairs.

November 10, 2015 | Daily News

The Air Force and its allied partners have no shortage of strike forces around the globe, but they are still lacking in both cyber and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, according to the service's assistant deputy under secretary of international affairs.

November 04, 2015 | Daily News

An experimental satellite launcher carrying 13 cubesats failed about a minute into its late-night Nov. 3 flight from a Hawaii launch range.

October 15, 2015 | Daily News

An internal Air Force review has identified five root causes of developmental delays to the next-generation Global Positioning System ground segment and calls out prime contractor Raytheon's lack of cybersecurity experience as a significant contributor to those delays.

October 14, 2015 | Daily News

The Defense Department, despite ongoing fiscal uncertainty, must pursue new initiatives in a variety of areas, including moving to a "left of launch" posture for missile defense and cyber capabilities, if the United States is to avoid a "strategic surprise" that could have potentially devastating consequences, according to a newly released Defense Science Board report.

October 09, 2015 | Daily News

In a move that could have major implications for the two companies competing for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle contracts, the Defense Department is not seeking a national security waiver to congressional restrictions placed on the use of the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine, according to a department spokeswoman.

October 09, 2015 | Daily News

Congress has granted the Defense Department a modicum of budget relief, granting permission to shift $3.9 billion between accounts as part of a reallocation of previously appropriated funds, injecting more than $350 million in additional spending into weapons modernization accounts and giving the Pentagon a green light to launch three new-start projects.

October 09, 2015 | Daily News

The Defense Department is on track to spend approximately $6.2 billion on its core space situational awareness systems through fiscal year 2020, according to a Government Accountability Office briefing published this week.

October 02, 2015 | Daily News

The Air Force is processing a national security waiver that, if accepted by Congress, would allow the United Launch Alliance to bid for what is supposed to be the first competitive national security space launch since 2006.

October 01, 2015 | Daily News

The Air Force has formally recalibrated the schedule of the Global Positioning System III program -- the effort to develop a new-generation of satellites to supplement the current GPS constellation -- advising lawmakers that the estimated launch availability for the first two Lockheed Martin-built space vehicles could be delayed by as much as eight months.

October 01, 2015 | Daily News

The Air Force has formally recalibrated the schedule of the Global Positioning System III program -- the effort to develop a new-generation of satellites to supplement the current GPS constellation -- advising lawmakers that the estimated launch availability for the first two Lockheed Martin-built space vehicles could be delayed by as much as eight months.

September 21, 2015 | Daily News

The congressional failure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank will prove particularly damaging to the space sector, executives warned during a lunch sponsored by the Washington Space Business Roundtable on Monday.

September 17, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

The head of Air Force Space Command predicted this week that the Space-Based Infrared System may be an early candidate for transitioning to the service's new enterprise ground system architecture.

September 17, 2015 | Daily News

Air Force officials said this week that the troubled next-generation Global Positioning System ground segment development program is "not out of the woods yet," and the service has backup mechanisms in place should the effort fail.

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