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Air Force Space Command to Assume Commercial Satcom Acquisition Responsibility; Clare Grason Quoted

The Defense Information Systems Agency is set to hand over by December its oversight of satellite communications services procurement to Air Force Space Command, SpaceNews reported Thursday. Clare Grason, division chief for satcom at DISA, said her office will become part of the command and will draft an acquisition strategy next year to address commanders’ satcom requirements.

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Tom Becht: Industry Satcom Providers Should Form Consortium to Offer Services to DoD

Tom Becht, interim director of the military satellite communications directorate at the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, has said he believes commercial satcom providers should offer their services to the Defense Department as a group, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “We would be looking for a consortium view on how to supply DoD more commercial capability,” he said Wednesday at the 2018 Global MilSatcom conference in London.

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Air Force’s Winston Beauchamp: Commercial Satcom Services Key to Military Satcom Security

Winston Beauchamp, U.S. Air Force deputy undersecretary for space, has said the use of commercial satellite communications services could help secure military satcom systems and end reliance on single items for support, Space News reported Tuesday. Phillip Swarts writes Beauchamp said at a Defense One event that the military’s space-based systems should evolve from …

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