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Lt. Gen. John Thompson: USAF Space, Missile Center to Take More Risks

The U.S. Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center plans to further engage nontraditional technology companies with an accelerated, high-risk approach this year, Space News reported Tuesday. Lt. Gen. John Thompson, who commands SMC, said at the SmallSat Symposium that the center will pursue calculated risks in efforts to demonstrate and prototype new technologies.

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Brig. Gen. Michael Conley Given Role at Space Operations Command

Brig. Gen. Michael Conley, who leads U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command's 1st Special Operations Wing, has been appointed to fill a role at the U.S. Space Force. He will serve as vice commander of the USSF's Space Operations Command, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

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Navy, Air Force Advance Nuclear Triad Modernization Efforts

Officials said the Air Force and the Navy are accelerating efforts to deliver new platforms designed to replace legacy systems of the U.S. nuclear triad, National Defense reported Friday. Vice Adm. Johnny Wolfe, director of strategic systems programs for the Navy, said the service considers the procurement of Columbia-class submarines a top acquisition priority and plans to have the lead boat ready by 2031.

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Gen. John Hyten: DoD Needs to Speed Up Reforms in Space, Data, Software Development

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a two-time Wash100 award recipient, said the Department of Defense needs to accelerate its modernization and reform efforts to maintain its deterrence advantage, DoD News reported Wednesday.

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