The Air Force creating a budget line for small launch is a “very good thing for the industry,” said Steve Nixon, vice president of strategic development at Stratolaunch.
SN Military.Space | DoD space budget: Billions for next-gen satellites, launch vehicles; New funding lines for ‘rapid acquisitions’
An initial look at the budget documents released on Monday reveals that spending on space is up only modestly but that priorities appear to be shifting.
In a Feb. 13 solicitation, the Air Force announced it will “conduct a full and open competition” for the production of 22 GPS 3 satellites.
“We are in a more dangerous security environment than we have seen in a generation,” said Maj. Gen. John Pletcher, the Air Force budget director.
U.S. Defense Department strategy documents warn about cyber and space threats. But where's the money to fund new capabilities?
A two-year budget deal with give the Pentagon $700 billion in fiscal year 2018 and $716 billion in fiscal year 2019.
Mattis incensed there’s still no budget – DepSecDef at Space Command – Military pulling for Falcon Heavy
The budget impasse has been beyond exasperating, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. "I cannot overstate the impact to our troops morale over all of this uncertainty."
The Congressional Budget Office estimated that modernizing nuclear command, control and communications system will cost $58 billion over 10 years.
Efforts to bring commercial technology into military space programs is good news for the growing population of startups and other businesses that are investing in this sector.
Former astronaut Terry Virts; “The kind of person who learns how to fly an airplane and drop bombs is different than one who learns to fly spaceships."
Gen. Selva: “What are you going to do when the enemy knows everything about you simply because they can exploit big data?”
Air Force Space Command's Gen. Raymond: "We have officially transitioned the national space defense center from an experiment to a functioning 24/7/365 operations center.”
Former NSC official Jon Wolfsthal: “If we’re going to threaten the use of nuclear weapons in response to a cyber attack, why aren’t we investing more money in our own cyber capability?”
In a deal struck Monday, Congress passed its fourth continuing resolution since late September to keep the government funded at last year's levels.
CSIS: From 2013 to 2015, contracts on space products plummeted by 56 percent, and R&D fell by 47 percent.
Recent news about the nomination of Pentagon procurement “disruptor” Will Roper to be assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition has reverberated across the industry, stirring up speculation about what new ideas he might bring into air and space modernization programs.