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DoD Works With Interagency Group on Space Industrial Base Review

The Defense Department is working with NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Reconnaissance Office on the space portion of a report on the state of the defense industrial base, Space News reported Sunday. Brennan Hogan Grignon, industry outreach director for the defense secretary, said at a House Aerospace Caucus event that the …

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DoD Unveils Acquisition Excellence Award Winners

The Defense Department has recognized acquisition teams across the department and intelligence agencies for showing “exemplary” contracting practices, DoD News reported Friday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said DoD gave the 2017 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award to organizations that helped meet goals under the National Defense Strategy. The award …

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NASA Hosts Interagency Meeting on In-Space Structure Assembly

NASA has facilitated a meeting between spaceflight experts from multiple agencies to address technical challenges associated with the assembly of large structures in space. The space agency said Thursday the technology interchange meeting at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland was the third in a series of discussions between …

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Profile: Joe Landino, CIO of National Counterterrorism Center

Joe Landino has served as chief information officer and director of mission systems at the National Counterterrorism Center since December 2014. Prior to his current role, Landino was director of the open source engineering group within CIA‘s Open Source Center for nearly four years. He helped engineer and develop information technology infrastructure …

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NGA, NRO to Explore Commercial GEOINT Offerings With New Tool

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and National Reconnaissance Office will compare their near term geospatial intelligence needs with commercial offerings through a new leaderboard, Space News reported Tuesday. NGA and NRO established Commercial GEOINT Activity last year to jointly explore GEOINT capabilities in the private sector. CGA directors implemented the Leaderboard tool in June to …

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Brig. Gen. Mark Baird Named Air Force Space Program Director

Brig. Gen. Mark Baird, vice commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, has been named director of space programs within the U.S. Air Force‘s office of the assistant secretary for acquisition. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein announced Baird’s new assignment in a Defense Department release published Friday. Baird …

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House’s Fiscal 2017 Intelligence Bill Includes Space Weather Program Mgmt Change Provision

A fiscal 2017 intelligence spending bill the House approved Thursday contains a provision that would transfer some of the U.S. Air Force‘s weather satellite missions to the National Reconnaissance Office, Space News reported Friday. Phillip Swarts writes the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 would give NRO authority to procure military weather surveillance satellites and …

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