Tag Archives: Space Force

Mark Esper’s Memo Outlines DoD Priorities in Support of National Defense Strategy

Mark Esper, secretary of the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said in a memo that the Pentagon’s $740B budget request for fiscal year 2021 would advance weapons modernization, support service members and strengthen alliances in support of the “irreversible implementation of the National Defense Strategy,” Military Times reported Tuesday.

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Brig. Gen. Michael Conley Given Role at Space Operations Command

Brig. Gen. Michael Conley, who leads U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command's 1st Special Operations Wing, has been appointed to fill a role at the U.S. Space Force. He will serve as vice commander of the USSF's Space Operations Command, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

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Gen. John Hyten: DoD Needs to Speed Up Reforms in Space, Data, Software Development

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a two-time Wash100 award recipient, said the Department of Defense needs to accelerate its modernization and reform efforts to maintain its deterrence advantage, DoD News reported Wednesday.

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Report: Shawn Barnes Appointed to Coordinate New Space Force, Acquisition Office

Shawn Barnes, deputy principal assistant to the secretary of the U.S. Air Force for space, has been tapped to serve as coordinator for the process of organizing the Space Force headquarters and the sixth military branch's acquisition office, SpaceNews reported Tuesday.

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