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Gen. John Raymond: Space Force Begins Work on Declassification Strategy

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Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said the U.S. Space Force is working on a declassification strategy to help facilitate integration across the joint forces and with international partners. Raymond said Wednesday at a virtual event with the National Press Club that parts of the new service’s mission are being hampered by the classification mechanism.

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U.S. Space Force to Add Cyber Professionals to Defend Assets; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

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The U.S. Space Force will begin onboarding cyber professionals from the U.S. Air Force into its ranks to protect sensitive systems and missions. The added personnel will work to defend installations, including ground terminals and space assets, such as satellites. Raymond said about 1,300 enlisted Air Force and officers will be transferred by the end of the month. 

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Space Force Has ‘Full Support’ of Biden Administration; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

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Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for the White House, said President Joe Biden will not abolish the U.S. Space Force. Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said he would “welcome the opportunity” to discuss with the Biden administration the Space Force’s ongoing work. “I’m very proud of the guardians in the Space Force,” said Gen. Raymond. 

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Gen. John Raymond: Space Force to Launch Space Systems Command in Spring 2021

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Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has said the U.S. Space Force plans to establish its proposed Space Systems Command (SSC) in early 2021. Raymond said that the service branch concluded its final planning procedures for SSC and is slated to brief U.S. Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett in the coming weeks. 

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Gen. John Raymond Unveils Priorities in Planning Guidance for Space Force

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Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, laid out in a planning guidance his five priorities for organizing the new military branch and one of those is to establish a lean and agile service. “This planning guidance is going to be absolutely critical to us as we develop that force design going forward,” Raymond said. 

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Gen. John Raymond: Space Force Nearing Completion of Planning for Systems-Focused Command

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Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said the U.S. Space Force is in the final stages of planning a technology research-focused field command. The service branch's future Space Systems Command would lead and manage efforts to design, develop and procure satellites and other space technologies.

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Space Force Enhances Agility within Workforce; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

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The Space Force has announced that the agency will maintain its workforce of approximately 6,400, which will enable the unit to effectively complete missions. The Space Force’s minimal personnel will provide faster mission accomplishments with more agile methodologies. The Space Force has cut its initial estimates of the headquarters personnel it will need from more than 1,000 to fewer than 600.

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Gen. John Raymond: Upcoming Space Force Report Seeks to Recommend Ways to Accelerate Acquisition Process

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Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations within the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Space Force will submit to Congress in the next few days a report that would recommend changes on how the service should fund and acquire military space platforms, SpaceNews reported Tuesday.

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