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Space Force Releases Space Systems Command Structural Framework; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The U.S. Space Force has created an organizational framework for its Space Systems Command (SSC) ahead of the component’s official establishment in summer. The Space Force said Thursday that it intends to use the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base as the new command’s headquarters.

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Space Force To Restructure Acquisition Organization; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) announced Thursday it will reorganize its acquisitions organization this summer. In an attempt to accelerate new technology delivery, the Space Systems Command (SSC) will replace the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). The new SSC will be responsible for developing, acquiring, fielding, sustaining space capabilities

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Viasat Awarded $50.8M Contract by AFRL For Satellite Integration Research

Viasat

Viasat has been awarded a seven-year $50.8 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to research integration between government and commercial satellite networks. Viasat will work with AFRL’s Space Vehicles Directorate to discover ways to integrate commercial satcom with government-owned satellites, so they all operate as a seamless network. 

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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 to Add Software Professionals From ‘Coding Boot Camp’; Patricia Mulcahy Quoted

Coding Boot Camp

The Space Force has concluded its first coding boot camp which saw 28 civilian and military personnel graduate as the service branch's “supra coders”, SpaceNews reported Monday. The service selected the participants among 300 candidates and is slated to conduct subsequent events in a push to expand its pool of software coders to 400.

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Gen. David Thompson: Space Force to Establish New Commands, Warfighting Analytical Function in 2021

Gen. David Thompson

Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force, said that the service plans to continue integrating the force with other military branches and combatant commands this year. He said the service established Space Operations Command in October and intends to complete the design and set up a Space Training and Readiness Command and Space Systems Command in 2021.

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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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Executive Mosaic Names 2021 Wash100 Award Recipients; Cast Your 10 Votes TODAY

2021 Wash100

Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, has announced the recipients of the 2021 Wash100 Award. “We are thrilled to honor the winners of the 2021 Wash100 Award, said Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic. With the announcement, Executive Mosaic will begin to accept votes for this year’s Popular Vote Rankings.

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U.S. Space Force Works to Develop Resilient Architecture; Col. Russell Teehan Quoted

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The U.S. Space Force has planned to develop a more resilient architecture to continue to deliver critical space-based capabilities. Col. Russell Teehan, portfolio director at the Space and Missile Systems Center, said that the Force will need to establish a distributed and maneuverable architecture, with a larger focus on satellites operating in low Earth orbit because of the increased vulnerability to anti-satellite weapons. 

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