Tag Archives: Space Force

Lt. Gen. John Thompson: Space Force’s Budget to Rise in Coming Years

Lt. Gen. John Thompson

Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), said the U.S. Space Force expects to see its budget increase in the next few years as the Department of Defense (DoD) prioritizes spending on space platforms. The new service branch is working on budget requests for fiscal years 2022 and 2023. 

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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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Space Force’s Lt. Gen. John Shaw on Int’l Space Domain Issues

Lt. Gen. John Shaw

Lt. Gen. John Shaw, commander of the U.S. Space Force’s Space Operations Command, has said that international issues on the use of space weapons prove that space is a contested domain. Shaw said that the Department of Defense initially built satellite-based command and control systems “as if we were in a benign domain.”

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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

Space Control

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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