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U.S. Space Force Aims to Fully Integrate Commercial Industry; Russell Teehan Quoted

U.S. Space Force

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is attempting to optimize its commercial industry use by opening avenues for small businesses to work directly with the service branch. While the commercial industry has already played a significant role in the military's satellite communications and launch enterprises, the Space Force has not incorporated integrated commercial services more widely.

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Retired Maj. Gen. Michael Taheri Appointed Strategic Board Advisor for Sev1Tech; CEO Bob Lohfeld Quoted

Maj. Gen. Michael Taheri

Sev1Tech announced on Monday that Retired Major General Michael Taheri has joined the company as a strategic board advisor to provide leadership, vision and guidance to support the company’s growth goals and mission areas for their customers. Taheri served the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Air National Guard for over 31 years. 

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Space Force To Restructure Acquisition Organization; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) announced Thursday it will reorganize its acquisitions organization this summer. In an attempt to accelerate new technology delivery, the Space Systems Command (SSC) will replace the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). The new SSC will be responsible for developing, acquiring, fielding, sustaining space capabilities

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Lockheed Martin Block Buys Future ABL RS1 Launches; Rick Ambrose Quoted

Rick Ambrose

Lockheed Martin announced on Monday that it has entered into a block buy agreement with ABL Space Systems. The agreement will require ABL to provide Lockheed with routine rocket launches of RS1 launch vehicles that will accelerate payload technologies' delivery rate into orbit. Lockheed will buy up to 26 rockets through 2025 and then up to 32 through 2029. 

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Receives Briefing on Space Programs, National Security Threats

Lloyd Austin

Gen. Lloyd Austin, secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, met with John Hill, who is performing the duties of assistant secretary for Space Policy at the Pentagon, and other senior government and military officials to discuss space domain-related national security threats and programs.

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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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Space Force Starts to Lend M-Code GPS Receivers to US Allies via Multinational Arrangement

Space Force M-Code

The U.S. Space Force is allowing the loan of precise positioning service receiver cards for use in military GPS capability testing work in partner nations as part of a three-year multinational initiative established by USSF's Space and Missile Systems Center. Project Arrangement took effect when Canada co-signed the document in December and the Canadian government received the initial M-code PSS receivers last month, USSF said Thursday.

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Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman: Space Force Must Lead Orbital Safety Initiatives

Lt. Gen. B. Chance

Lt. Gen. B. Chance Sdaltzman, deputy chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force, said the service branch must lead efforts to establish and promote regulations on orbital safety. Saltzman said at a Brookings Institution event that the Space Force should have a central role in addressing space junk and debris that could impact international space operations in the long run.

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Hanscom AFB to Roll Out Enterprise IT System to USAF, USSF; Col. Justin Collins Quoted

Enterprise IT System

Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB) is slated to implement a consolidated service desk and catalog system that will support more than 700,000 users worldwide. The first wave of the Enterprise IT-as-a-Service (EITaaS) platform features integrated security management capabilities, automated compliance checks and regular hardware and refresh updates, the U.S. Air Force said Monday.

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Lt. Col. Tim Trimailo: Space & Missile Systems Center Eyes Further SDA Partnerships

Lt. Col. Tim Trimailo

Lt. Col. Tim Trimailo, a materiel head at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), said his office is working to develop recommendations on streamlining the Space Development Agency’s (SDA) contracting process. He noted that CASINO serves as the focal point for SMC’s activities in low-Earth orbit and has “a natural tie” to SDA’s initiatives. 

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