Tag Archives: Space Force

Six Lawmakers Unveil House Space Force Caucus

US Capitol

Six House lawmakers have launched a new caucus to advocate on behalf of the U.S. Space Force. The House Space Force Caucus was formed by Reps. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo.; Kendra Horn, D-Okla.; Brian Babin, R-Texas; Jason Crow, D-Colo.; Michael Waltz, R-Fla.; and Charlie Crist, D-Fla. The caucus will support Department of the Air Force and the Space Force.

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Lt. Gen. David Thompson: Space Force Eyes Formation of Acquisitions Command

Lt. Gen. David Thompson

Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of the U.S. Space Force, said the service plans to establish a new command focused on acquisition programs in 2021. The service announced in June that it will be composed of three field commands and one of those is Space Systems Command (SSC).

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MG Kimbery Crider, Space Force CTIO, Discusses Digital Service Offerings; Mark Esper Quoted

MG Kimberly Crider

MG Kimberly Crider, acting chief technology and innovation officer (CTIO) of the Space Force, recently discussed the initiatives of the U.S. Space Force, stating that the agency will be a “digital service” on the leading edge of technology. The Space Force, created the Chief Technology Innovation Office (CTIO), will ensure that technology and innovation are primary focal points of the agency to attract quality talent. 

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DoD, NASA Sign Agreement to Push Space Collaboration

Gen. Jay Raymond

The Department of Defense and NASA have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further advance collaboration in space, DoD News reported Tuesday. The MOU was announced by Gen. Jay Raymond, chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

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Gen. Jay Raymond: Space Force Establishing Digital Service, Strategic Roadmap

Gen. Jay Raymond

Gen. Jay Raymond, chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, wrote in a commentary published Monday on Defense News that the service branch is establishing a digital service that leverages the latest technology platforms to provide economic stability and security to the U.S. and its allies.

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Lt. Gen. William Liquori: Space Force Budget Should Cover Nat’l Security, Collaborative Efforts

Lt. Gen. William Liquori

Lt. Gen. William Liquori, deputy chief of Space Operations for strategy, plans, programs, requirements and analysis, has said that expanding space domain access is key to fortifying national security while ensuring scientific and economic leadership. Liquori said that the U.S. Space Force is working to defend the nation and its allies’ “freedom of action” while protecting space commerce. 

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Space Force Eyes Annual Updates to $150M Orbit-Monitoring Program

FY 2021 Space Tech

The U.S. Space Force plans to facilitate updates to orbit-monitoring technologies every 90 days as part of the $150 million Space Command and Control (Space C2) program. The fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) currently requires the Space Force to enact annual updates to the Space C2 initiative.

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Space Force Enhances Agility within Workforce; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The Space Force has announced that the agency will maintain its workforce of approximately 6,400, which will enable the unit to effectively complete missions. The Space Force’s minimal personnel will provide faster mission accomplishments with more agile methodologies. The Space Force has cut its initial estimates of the headquarters personnel it will need from more than 1,000 to fewer than 600.

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Space Force Requires Workforce to be Digitally Fluent; LTG David Thompson Quoted

Lt. Gen. David Thompson

The U.S. Space Force will require its workforce to pass a minimum level of training to prove their knowledge, skills and capabilities, and become digitally fluent. The finalized plan will be delivered to Space Force commander and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, John Raymond, in fall 2020

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