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U.S. Space Force organizational plan delivered to Congress

The NDAA require Space Force updates on a continuous basis until March 2023. WASHINGTON — Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett on Monday delivered to congressional...

Air Force space adviser Barnes assumes key role in standup of...

Barnes’ office is now the central coordinator between Space Force personnel in the Pentagon and in Colorado Springs. WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force Secretary Barbara...

Op-ed | Getting Space Force acquisition right in 2020

Getting the Space Force right and creating the first new U.S. armed service in more than half a century will be a herculean task....

U.S. Space Force has lifted off, now the journey begins

A team of U.S. military and civilian defense officials spent most of 2019 drawing up plans to create a Space Force as a new...

45th Space Wing prepares for first launch under the U.S. Space...

Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess said the 45th Space Wing will continue to do what it has been doing. WASHINGTON — The SpaceX launch of...

Trump signs defense bill establishing U.S. Space Force: What comes next

"Today marks a landmark achievement as we officially inaugurate the newest branch or our military, the U.S. Space Force," said Trump. WASHINGTON — President Donald...

NDAA conference agreement establishes U.S. Space Force, directs major overhaul of...

The NDAA also establishes an Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy as the senior civilian in the Office of the Secretary of Defense WASHINGTON...

Former SDA boss Fred Kennedy answers the questions we’ve waited months...

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — It came as a shock when Fred Kennedy resigned as director of the Space Development Agency less than five months...

Air Force awards Aerospace Corp. $1.08 billion contract for space support...

The new contract includes support services for the Air Force Space Rapid Capabilities Office and the Defense Department’s new Space Development Agency. WASHINGTON — The...

Senate Armed Services bill shakes up management of Air Force space...

The job of the principal assistant to the secretary of the Air Force for space would be changed to a Senate-confirmed post titled principal...

SASC bill directs DoD to make use of commercial spaceports for...

The small launch amendments sponsored by Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M) made it into the SASC markup that the committee voted in a closed session...

Lawmakers urge DoD to locate Space Development Agency in New Mexico

In a letter to Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, lawmakers point out New Mexico is home to dozens of space-focused government and private sector...

Shanahan pitches Space Force in Senate testimony

Shanahan mentioned space, hypersonic weapons and cyber warfare as three key areas that are getting more attention and resources. WASHINGTON — Acting Defense Secretary...

Griffin: Space Development Agency to bring new capabilities that don’t exist...

The Space Development Agency has been criticized for seeking to duplicate the work of existing Air Force space procurement organizations. WASHINGTON — The idea...

DARPA’s Fred Kennedy tapped to lead Space Development Agency

In a memo to Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin designated Kennedy as his choice to...

NRO nominee thrust into Space Force debate

If confirmed by the Senate, Chris Scolese would be taking over the NRO amid a push by the administration to stand up a new...

Pentagon space agency poised to ignite turf wars

This article was first published in the SN Military.Space newsletter. If you would like to get our news and insights for national security space professionals every Tuesday,...

Triage reveals urgent military space jobs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA – U.S. combatant commanders are eager to employ space systems to improve Earth observation, missile warning, space situational awareness and position,...

Triage reveals urgent military space jobs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA – U.S. combatant commanders are eager to employ space systems to improve Earth observation, missile warning, space situational awareness and position,...

Space Development Agency to be part of Griffin’s defense research organization

Although not as controversial as the Space Force, the Space Development Agency has caused internal friction in the Pentagon because it could disrupt current...

Op-Ed | In 2019 let’s address the ‘real problems’ in national...

The most concerning issue in this Space Force discussion is that it doesn’t actually seem to be about space. For all of the talk...

What’s next for Air Force weather satellites?

PHOENIX — The U.S. military’s highest priority weather satellite, a spacecraft requested by U.S. Strategic Command to observe clouds and theaters of operations, is on...

New virus has infected 80,000 globally, caused 2,700 deaths

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 people and killed more than 2,700 globallyFebruary 26, 2020, 6:50 AM2 min...
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