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Space Force Eyes Commercial Satcom Partnerships, Official Personnel Name

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The U.S. Space Force is planning to launch more low-Earth orbit satellite programs and unveil an official name for its personnel ahead of the service branch’s first anniversary in December 2020. He added that Gen. John Raymond, the chief of space operations and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, intends to announce his long-term plans for the Space Force soon.

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NRL, SDA Partner to Prototype Satellite Interoperability Testbed; Derek Tournear Quoted

Derek Tournear

The Space Development Agency (SDA) has partnered with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to develop and test a simulation tool designed to assess the interoperability of satellites that will comprise a planned space defense layer. “The Space Development Agency appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with NRL on this important part of the process to develop the National Defense Space Architecture,” noted Derek Tournear, director of SDA.

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Army Considers Satellite Service for Fiscal 2023 Network Capability Set

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The U.S. Army's Network Cross-Functional Team might adopt satellite communications services as part of a new set of network tools in fiscal year 2023. The team, in charge of network modernization, exchanged ideas with industry entities to identify what services can be included in the network capability set for 2023.

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Brig. Gen. Robert Collins: Army Working on Establishing Operational Satellite Network by 2027

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Brig. Gen. Robert Collins, the U.S. Army's program executive officer for command, control, communications-tactical (PEO C3T), said he expects low- and medium-Earth orbit constellations to become fully mature in seven years. He noted that the Army plans to deploy the satellites to expand bandwidth capacities while leveraging reduced latency and smaller ground infrastructure.

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Space Force Unveils Program to Bolster Commercial Satcom Security

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The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is creating an effort to bolster the cybersecurity of the Department of Defense's (DoD) commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) systems. The Infrastructure Asset Pre-Assessment (IA-PRE) program aligns with USSF's mission to have the U.S. military supported by the most secure commercial satcom systems. 

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