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US, Australia Sign Pact to Share Space Data; Robert Kehler Comments

The U.S. Defense Department has signed an agreement with its counterpart in Australia to share space situational awareness data, where the two countries will work together on launch support and to plan maneuvers. This agreement represents the first government-to-government memorandum that allows the parties to share advanced space situational awareness …

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Eric Fanning Confirmed as AF Under Secretary

Eric Fanning will be sworn in as under secretary of the U.S. Air Force later this month after the Senate voted to confirm his nomination Thursday. President Barack Obama nominated Fanning in August 2012 while he was serving as deputy under secretary and deputy chief management officer for the Department …

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Katherine Hammack: Army Needs 2015 BRAC Round

Katherine Hammack, Army assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment, asked the House Appropriations Committee on Friday for another base realignment and closure round in fiscal year 2015. Hammack testified to the panel that the Army needs to cut down supporting infrastructure in keeping with the 14 percent reduction in …

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Russia Claims to Have Designed New ‘Stealth’ Bomber

Russia’s air force is claiming to have official approval for a conceptual design of a bomber it is claiming to have stealth capabilities. Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, Russian air force commander, said documents were signed for industry to start developing systems for PAK-DA, according to a report by RIA Novosti. …

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Robert Hale: Pentagon Plans 6% Workforce Cut Through 2018

The Defense Department plans to reduce the size of its civilian workforce by between 40,000 and 50,000 positions over the next five years and those cuts could come in conjunction with another round of base closures, according to Defense Comptroller Robert Hale. Marine Corps Times reports the workforce cut would …

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William Shelton: Some Space Fence Receivers Put In Storage

The U.S. Air Force Space Command is faced with tough decisions on what its priorities are for space strategy as the command faces budget tightening, the command’s leader said Tuesday. Gen. William Shelton said the command has decided to put a third of the receivers used for the Space Fence …

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