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House OKs $696B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

The House voted 344-81 Friday to pass a defense spending bill that would allocate $621.5 billion in defense base budget and $75 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Friday. The House’s 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would set up a space-focused military branch and …

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Gen. John Raymond: Air Force Could Mull Space Launches With Reused Rockets

Gen. John Raymond, head of Air Force Space Command, has said the U.S. Air Force could consider a launch of spacecraft with reused rockets once the technology has been validated, Defense News reported Thursday. Valerie Insinna writes Raymond said at the Space Symposium that cost factors could drive industry toward the use of reusable rockets in …

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Gen. John Raymond: Air Force to Appoint a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations

The U.S. Air Force will open a three-star Air Staff position to help increase the visibility of space-related matters within the Defense Department, Defense News reported Tuesday. Valerie Insinna writes the selected candidate will act as a space advocate tasked to spread awareness on the needs of space operators and help drive a cultural change across the …

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Brig. Gen. William Cooley to Head Air Force Research Lab

Brig. Gen. William Cooley, program executive for programs and integration at the Missile Defense Agency, has been appointed as commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AF Base in Ohio, the Defense Department announced Wednesday. He will lead the laboratory’s efforts to discover, build and integrate warfighting technologies for U.S. air, space and …

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