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December 08, 2014 | Daily News

Stringent information assurance requirements are driving delays to the next-generation Global Positioning System ground control station, according to the head of Air Force Space Command.

December 05, 2014 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall has ordered a review of the Air Force's Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System because of execution and requirements stability issues.

December 05, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy continues juggling Mobile User Objective System satellite launches and the ability to buy terminals compatible with the constellation's waveform or upgrade existing devices, according to the service's acquisition chief.

December 05, 2014 | Daily News

While SpaceX and the Air Force have missed a Dec. 1 target for certifying the company to compete as a new entrant in the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program, the commander of Air Force Space Command said Dec. 5 that he expects the company to complete the certification process by the end of the month.

November 26, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

As the Air Force is in the midst of an enterprise look at its current and future space architecture, the Air Force Research Laboratory is developing a strategy for incorporating open-system concepts in future space programs.

November 26, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Space and Missile Systems Center is pegging the ceiling value of a key sensor sustainment contract at $866 million over the next five years, according to information released this week.

November 20, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

A strategic posture review of the Air Force's space portfolio, which is in final coordination, validates the service's pursuit of a more diverse future architecture, according to the service's top military acquisition official.

November 20, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The high demand for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has pushed the bulk of the Defense Department's intelligence capabilities to U.S. Central Command.

November 20, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

Concerned that the Obama administration's space arms control policy and posture toward an international space code could impede upon the United States' missile defense and counter space capabilities, two Republican lawmakers are asking the State Department to clarify the policy and ensure that it won't limit the nation's ability to respond to threats in space.

November 20, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force is working closely with the Office of the Secretary of Defense to develop its recommended way-ahead for a new domestic rocket engine, and a top service acquisition official says those details will be unveiled as part of its fiscal year 2016 budget request.

November 13, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

A recent space information sharing agreement between U.S. Strategic Command and the European Space Agency will give the command an increased awareness of the space environment that could help inform launch trajectories, maneuvers, and positioning of U.S. on-orbit assets.

November 13, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force has released a draft request for proposals for the fifth Operationally Responsive Space launch, slated for 2017.

November 07, 2014 | Daily News

The Air Force this week awarded a long-awaited contract to a Raytheon-led team for a multibillion-dollar consolidated launch range support program.

November 07, 2014 | Daily News

The Air Force has just begun to develop its acquisition strategy for its new weather satellite program and expects to have a plan in place by year's end.

November 06, 2014 | Daily News

The Air Force has expanded its exploration of ways to protect satellite communications by considering non-space systems -- including ground and aerial assets -- in an ongoing disaggregation analysis for the Protected Satellite Communication System analysis of alternatives, a potential precursor to a major acquisition effort.

November 05, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

Before the Pentagon makes a decision concerning shifting its space-based capabilities from larger, more complex satellites to multiple, smaller satellites or payloads, defense officials need to have a better handle on costs and benefits of this disaggregation, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

November 04, 2014 | Daily News

The Pentagon has mapped out a new program to cultivate a domestic rocket supplier in a bid to reduce reliance on Russia for first-stage engines used to lift national security payloads into orbit, according to the Air Force.

October 30, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

As the Air Force prepares for its next-generation Space Fence system to be operational in 2019, the Air Force Research Laboratory is soliciting solutions from industry for processing the abundance of data the new object-tracking radar will provide.

October 30, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force launched its eighth Global Positioning System IIF satellite on Oct. 29, completing the fourth successful GPS IIF launch this year.

October 24, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Army's top acquisition official says she is requiring that all programs make room in the budget for any upgrades needed to transition systems to the Military-Code Global Positioning System developed by the Air Force.

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