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Space News: DoD & FAA Leaders Envision Gradual Transition Period for Space Traffic Mgmt Initiatives

Leaders at the Defense Department and the Federal Aviation Administration envision a gradual transition period if the military transfers responsibility for several space traffic management initiatives to the FAA, Space News reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes that the head of the FAA’s commercial space transportation office and a U.S. Strategic Command general have suggested the crawl, …

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Gen. John Hyten: US Should Modernize Nuclear Triad Components Amid Global Threats

Gen. John Hyten, commander of the Air Force Space Command, has described some of the biggest threats to the U.S. and called for the modernization of the country’s nuclear triad amid rising global security challenges, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Hyten said Tuesday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to lead the …

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Obama Nominates Gen. John Hyten as Next Stratcom Commander

President Barack Obama has nominated Gen. John Hyten, current commander of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, as the next commander of the U.S. Strategic Command. If appointed, Hyten will support Stratcom with its global missions in strategic deterrence, space operations, joint electronic warfare, global strike and missile defense, …

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Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner Assigned Deputy Commander of Joint Functional Component Command for ISR

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner, director of intelligence at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command, has been assigned to serve as deputy commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson …

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DoD Officials Urge Nuclear Modernization/Sustainment for Nat’l & Allied Security

Three Defense Department leaders have testified before the House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee that the U.S. needs a nuclear modernization and sustainment strategy to support national and allied security, DoD News reported Thursday. Karen Parrish writes Robert Scher, assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities, said a modernization effort …

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Global Defense Leaders to Address North Korean Ballistic Missile Launches

Defense officials from U.S., Japan and South Korea have held a discussion via videoconference regarding recent North Korean missile launches believed to have fallen in the Sea of Japan. DoD News reported Friday Kelly Magsamen, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, Yoo Jeh-seung, South Korea’s deputy defense minister for policy, …

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