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September 14, 2015 | Daily News

The Department of Defense has announced plans to establish a Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC) at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.

September 10, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

As the Air Force and prime contractor Raytheon work to overcome development challenges on the next-generation Global Positioning System ground segment and avoid further schedule slips, the program continues to struggle with development and has not yet cast a "realistic, executable" schedule, according to a Government Accountability Office report issued this week.

August 28, 2015 | Inside the Navy

The Navy has entered into discussions with multiple countries to determine how those foreign partners could potentially fund a sixth Mobile User Objective System satellite, according to a service official.

August 28, 2015 | Daily News

The Navy has entered into discussions with multiple countries to determine how those foreign partners could potentially fund a sixth Mobile User Objective System satellite, according to a service official.

August 28, 2015 | Daily News

The Defense Department has sent Congress a list of new-start acquisition programs and weapon system production increases that would be adversely affected should Capitol Hill remain snarled in budgetary gridlock and pass only a stopgap spending measure for fiscal year 2016, according to documents obtained by InsideDefense.com.

August 26, 2015 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office has denied Lockheed Martin's protest of a $700 million award to Raytheon to sustain the Air Force's Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado.

August 13, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force this week released a request for information for its second commercial satellite communications experimental pathfinder with a focus on reducing the cost of COMSATCOM leasing arrangements.

August 11, 2015 | Daily News

If not implemented correctly, the Air Force's approach to the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle acquisition could mean sacrificing contractor insight for competition, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday.

August 06, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

The first step in a five-phased pathfinder program to identify new options for purchasing commercial satellite communication yielded 25 percent higher savings than the Air Force originally projected, according to the service's Space and Missile Systems Center.

July 31, 2015 | Daily News

The Air Force is actively following the Federal Aviation Administration-led investigation of SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch failure, a process that will feed its own review of the launch vehicle's reliability.

July 30, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force is considering the mission utility of one of its legacy weather satellites after another satellite in the constellation ruptured, creating at least 147 pieces of debris.

July 28, 2015 | Daily News

The Air Force and Missile Defense Agency are "very close" to wrapping up an analysis of alternatives for a follow-on to the Space-Based Infrared System constellation, and officials expect that the next-generation solution will need to meet a range of needs from multiple organizations.

July 16, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force on July 9 released a presolicitation notice for a protected tactical waveform demonstration -- an effort that could be put on hold if it doesn't find support from defense appropriators.

July 16, 2015 | Daily News

Measures proposed in the House and Senate Armed Services committee marks of fiscal year 2016 defense policy legislation requiring the Defense Department to change the way it procures wideband satellite communication services are premature, disruptive and potentially cost prohibitive, according to the Defense Department.

July 15, 2015 | Daily News

Pentagon senior leaders are scheduled to convene July 30 to determine a way forward on plans to redirect greater funding toward the Defense Department's space, cyber and nuclear programs in the fiscal year 2017 budget, InsideDefense.com has learned.

July 09, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

An Air Force study of its launch vehicle certification process found that its current Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle-class market cannot sustain two providers unless those providers are also competing in the commercial arena.

July 08, 2015 | Daily News

The chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee said this week he would support an effort to waive congressional language that restricts the use of Russian-made rocket engines in national security space launches.

July 08, 2015 | Daily News

The Pentagon is seeking congressional permission to shift $4.8 billion between budget accounts as part of a broad reallocation of military funds that -- if OK'd by lawmakers -- would net weapon system modernization accounts more than $350 million above currently approved levels and launch seven new projects.

July 01, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

A provision in the House Armed Services Committee's mark of the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill, could open up competition for American companies producing solid propellant for Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles.

July 01, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force is seeking ground support for its $1.3 billion polar satellite communications program as it works with prime contractor Northrop Grumman to prepare the first satellite for launch.

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