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Gen. James Dickinson: Space Command Reaches Initial Operational Capability

Gen. James Dickinson

Army Gen. James Dickinson, head of U.S. Space Command, said Spacecom has achieved initial operational capability, which marks an inflection point for the Department of Defense’s 11th combatant command. "United States Space Command has matured to the point where we have strategic effects,” he said.

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Spacecom’s Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt Details Combatant Command’s Priorities

Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt

U.S. Space Command has put emphasis on ensuring the domain's security and availability for all nations for transportation and operation, according to Air Force Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, commander of the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) at Spacecom. Speaking at a virtual space forum, Burt added that Spacecom prioritizes space domain awareness.

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USSPACECOM’s Lt. Gen. John Shaw: JADC2 Must Also Cover Space Domain Integration

Lt. Gen. John Shaw

Lt. Gen. John Shaw, deputy commander of U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM), said that it is crucial that Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) integration efforts also cover space operations. “In its most basic essence, JADC2 is about making sure that all operations and all domains can rapidly share information with one another; be part of some sort of common picture,” said Shaw.

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Lt. Gen. John Shaw: Spacecom Plans Space Domain Partnerships With NASA, Industry

Lt. Gen. John Shaw

Lt. Gen. John Shaw, deputy commander of U.S. Space Command (Spacecom), said that Spacecom and NASA could enter into a partnership in the coming months to address planetary threats that could hamper space domain awareness. He added that Spacecom is looking to work with the private sector to build satellite communications technology. 

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Gen. James Dickinson’s SPACECOM Strategy to Focus on U.S. Digital Superiority, Cyber Programs

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Gen. James Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM), has said that retaining U.S. digital leadership and accelerating emerging cyber efforts are key to the command’s strategic vision. He added that while SPACECOM is yet to finalize a timeline for achieving full operational capability, the command still has the capacity to dominate in conflict against adversaries in the space domain.

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Air Force to Name Preferred Spacecom HQ Location in Early 2021

US Space Command

The Department of the Air Force has unveiled the six finalists for the location of U.S. Space Command headquarters, with the winning site to be announced early next year. Department personnel will assess the downselected facilities through a site visit and a virtual tour based on criteria that include infrastructure capacity, community support, mission and cost factors. 

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Gen. James Dickinson: Spacecom Eyes HQ Relocation, Workforce Expansion in 2021

Gen. James Dickinson

Gen. James Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Space Command, has said the command seeks to expand its personnel beyond 1,000 ahead of the potential relocation of its headquarters in 2021. He noted that Spacecom is working to ensure that space is a “safe domain in which to operate.”

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Maj. Gen. Tim Lawson: Space Command Working on New Tech Capabilities Against Russian, Chinese Threats

Maj. Gen. Tim Lawson

Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Tim Lawson, mobilization assistant to the commander of U.S. Space Command, said anti-satellite missiles, on-orbit platforms and other counter-space weapon systems from Russia and China keep Spacecom “up at night” but the command is working on new technology capabilities that could mitigate such threats.

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