Winston Beauchamp, the deputy under secretary of the Air Force for space, talks with SpaceNews about the issues the Defense Department is studying this summer as part of the Space Portfolio Review, what the Pentagon has learned from a new joint space operations center with the intelligence community and the role of hosted payloads. Credit: SpaceNews video still
Doug Loverro, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, speaking March 7 at the Satellite 2016 conference.  Credit: SpaceNews/Kate Patterson
Donald Trump delivers his victory speech on Election Night 2016. Credit: CSPAN
Kratos’ current network of RF monitoring and interference detection sensors and geolocation systems. Credit: Kratos
The future prospects of commercial satcom meeting government and DoD needs is bright," said Intelsat General Corp. President Skot Butler.  "While we can’t wait for activities like the Wideband Analysis of Alternatives to conclude, and procurement decisions to be made, commercial moves quickly to meet emerging demands across our user segments, government and otherwise." Credit: Intelsat General Corp.
Eutelsat reported a sharply improved environment for U.S. Defense Department contracting of commercial-satellite capacity during the most recent renewal period. Credit: SpaceNews graphic/Lance Marburger
Profile view of Donald J Trump, presidential candidate, at the Boca Raton, FL Rally on March 13th, 2016.
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Doug Loverro, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy. Credit: SpaceNews/Kate Patterson.
U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center Credit: USAF
Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for U.S. president, and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate, answered nine space-related questions posted by SpaceNews.   Credit: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com
“The threat has outpaced our creation of policy and strategy appropriate to the need,” retired Navy Adm. James Ellis Jr., who led U.S. Strategic Command when it merged with the U.S. Air Force Space Command. told the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee. “We are playing catch-up in a very real sense, but it is not just about hardware and technology. A lot of it is about policies.” Credit: HASC video
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Alabama), above, said after a three-hour hearing he would prefer the Air Force re-engine the Atlas 5 rocket. Credit: C-SPAN.
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Lt. Col. Scott Putnam, 18th Space Control Squadron commander, addresses members in attendance during an assumption of command ceremony, July 22, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Putnam assumed command of the 18th SPCS, the newest space surveillance unit that will fall under the 21st Space Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robert J. Volio)
Doug Loverro, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, speaks Sept. 21 at the AMOS conference. Credit: AMOS conference.
Lockheed Martin’s full-sized, functional GPS 3 satellite prototype. Credit: Lockheed Martin

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