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STARCOM Launches as Space Force’s Final Field Command; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The Department of the Air Force officially launched the U.S. Space Force’s final field command during a ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Monday. Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Shawn Bratton assumed leadership of Space Training and Readiness Command after Frank Kendall, secretary of the Air Force and a three-time Wash100 Award, approved STARCOM’s organizational structure on Aug. 13.

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Space Force Embraces Digital Mindset via Tech Pilot Programs, Training & Partnerships

Federal Digital Workforce

The U.S. Space Force has embarked on initiatives to test emerging technology, train personnel, and build an innovation environment with industry partners as part of the military branch's digital service strategy. USSF aims to become the first digital service in the military sector with its Vision for a Digital Service.

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Space Force Named Lead Service for Rocket Cargo Vanguard Program; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The Department of the Air Force has announced Rocket Cargo as the fourth Vanguard program and designated the U.S. Space Force as the lead service branch for Rocket Cargo Vanguard. AFRL will study the capability to land a rocket at remote sites and other nontraditional surfaces and near personnel and structures, among other research initiatives.

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Space Warfighting Analysis Center to Support Efforts for Improved Threat Monitoring in Space

Space Warfighting

The U.S. Space Force aims to ramp up its modernization of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities for improved space-based threat monitoring efforts through its recently established Space Warfighting Analysis Center. Maj. Gen. Leah Lauderback, head of service branch’s ISR Directorate, said SWAC, which is still in the early stages of development, will be responsible for developing a plan for enhancing ISR sensors.

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

Gen. John Raymond

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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Space Force Eyes Satellite Imaging for Beyond-Line-Of-Sight Targeting; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The U.S. Space Force is in the early stages of studying the use of imaging data from small tactical satellites to detect targets beyond line of sight. Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations and 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said that the Space Force seeks to closely coordinate with intelligence sector partners to explore the use of tactical satellite imaging,

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

Gen. John Raymond

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 Unveils Priorities in Planning Guidance for Space Force

Gen. John Raymond

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

Gen. John Raymond

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 Launches First Field Command; Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting Assumes Leadership

Stephen Whiting

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) has created and activated its first field command that will be led by Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, who received a nomination for the leadership post earlier this year. USSF said Wednesday that its Space Operations Command will function as one of the service branch's three field commands.

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