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Stratcom, State University Form Space Data Sharing Partnership

The U.S. Strategic Command and California Polytechnic State University have agreed to exchange situational awareness data in the space domain. Stratcom said Thursday it expanded the organization's SSA program to the academic sector by partnering with Cal Poly in the data-sharing initiative.

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Nuclear Command Center Reaches Initial Operability

The Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Enterprise Center received initial operability status from the U.S. Strategic Command on April 3. The facility serves to restructure decision making, situation oversight, planning, force direction and management for nuclear command functions, STRATCOM said Wednesday.

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STRATCOM Head Says Navy Subs Could Carry New Low Yield Nuclear Missiles

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said the Navy intends to equip its submarines with the future low-yield nuclear missiles replacing large weapons that adversaries could easily detect, USNI News reported Thursday. “We’ll actually remove big weapons from the submarines and put small ones in,” Hyten told the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee. “We think that smaller yield actually gives us a better chance to deter our primary adversary.”

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General John Raymond Nominated to Lead U.S. Space Command

Gen. John Raymond, commander of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, was nominated by President Trump to serve in the same position at the U.S. Space Command. Once confirmed, Raymond will help the command carry out joint space war fighting missions and maintain combat readiness as part of his new role, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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Navy Unveils Program Executive Office Columbia

The U.S. Navy has created an office to manage the construction of Columbia-class submarine units. The Navy said Wednesday the Program Executive Office Columbia will assist the service branch to maintain resilient sea-based strategic deterrents through 2080.

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Trump Orders Formation of US Space Command

President Donald Trump issued Tuesday a memorandum that orders the establishment of a unified combatant command that would focus on space. Trump directs Defense Secretary James Mattis to nominate commander and deputy chiefs for U.S. Space Command, according to a White House memo published Tuesday.

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DoD Declassifies Space Traffic Data to Back Commercialization Effort

The Department of Defense has started to declassify space traffic data as part of the U.S. government’s effort to advance space commercialization and safety, Popular Mechanics reported Thursday. “This is us being transparent, leaning forward and trying to enhance that spaceflight safety through data sharing,” Col. Scott Brodeur, director of the Combined Space Operation Center, told the publication.

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