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March 28, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is on track to release a request for proposals for the second phase of its launch services procurement effort in the coming weeks.

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

A Florida lawmaker is offering a resolution today that would help the Pentagon clear a legislative hurdle to establishing U.S. Space Command and told Inside Defense he expects the language to be approved quickly.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

One of Congress' leading proponents of a new military service for space said today he's optimistic about the odds of the Pentagon's Space Force proposal being approved by lawmakers this year.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

A defense industry group involved in tracking and sharing cyber threats has set up an office to provide analysts for the fledgling Air and Space Information Sharing and Analysis Organization located at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

March 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2020 budget states it will need $11.7 billion over the next five years for the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program -- a significant increase from last year’s projection that appears to reflect a refined cost estimate for the key space-based missile warning program.

March 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is seeking $15 million in fiscal year 2020 to begin work on a space-based interceptor that could destroy an enemy ballistic missile during the boost phase of flight.

March 18, 2019 | Daily News

A defense industry group involved in tracking and sharing cyber threats has set up an office to provide analysts for the fledgling Air and Space Information Sharing and Analysis Organization located at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

A Florida lawmaker is offering a resolution today that would help the Pentagon clear a legislative hurdle to establishing U.S. Space Command and told Inside Defense he expects the language to be approved quickly.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin told reporters today the first priority of the Pentagon's new Space Development Agency is to create a space sensor and communications transport layer in low-Earth orbit.

March 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon will name Fred Kennedy the director of the Space Development Agency, according to a March 12 memo from acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin told reporters today the first priority of the Pentagon's new Space Development Agency is to create a space sensor and communications transport layer in low-Earth orbit.

March 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon will name Fred Kennedy the director of the Space Development Agency, according to a March 12 memo from acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.

March 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency has identified the nine companies that proposed conceptual designs for a Space Sensor Layer, establishing a competitive field for a network of orbiting satellites optimized to give U.S. military commanders a long-desired capability: the means to continuously track long-range missiles from launch to impact -- a tool deemed essential to defend against hypersonic threats.

March 07, 2019 | Daily News

A February report from the Pentagon's top weapons tester highlighted several concerns about GPS III and IIIF testing simulators, claiming the program lacks sufficient resources to provide realistic threat testing. The Air Force said this week it disagrees with those conclusions.

March 01, 2019 | Daily News

Senior defense officials today revealed new details about the Trump administration's proposal for a new Space Force that will operate within the Air Force, acknowledging that plans for consolidating all "national-level" space assets currently managed by other military services could prove challenging in the future.

February 28, 2019 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told reporters today she still has several questions about the call from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for a new Space Development Agency, including how the new agency would differ from the existing Space and Missile Systems Center.

February 28, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon estimates it will cost about $2 billion over the next five years to stand up a Space Force, including $72 million in fiscal year 2020 for a new headquarters, according to a strategic overview document that will accompany the Defense Department's forthcoming legislative proposal.

February 26, 2019 | Daily News

The head of U.S. Strategic Command said today that regardless of where the Defense Department locates a new combatant command for space, a portion of that work will continue to be performed at STRATCOM headquarters in Nebraska.

February 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is calling for industry input into a software development effort known as Pit Boss, which will demonstrate space-based autonomous command-and-control and data processing to support the agency's highly watched Blackjack program.

February 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's top weapons tester is recommending that the Air Force conduct additional testing to ensure a new polar satellite program can provide secure communications in a contested environment.

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