U.S. Strategic Command
The Air Force today is responsible for about 70 percent of the 62 air, space and ground systems that make up the NC3.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated that modernizing nuclear command, control and communications system will cost $58 billion over 10 years.
Gen. John Hyten, the head of U.S. Strategic Command, said the nation must take risks and learn from what doesn't work, both in space and with nuclear deterrence.
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) will be the new chairman of the Senate subcommittee responsible for military space issues, the Senate Armed Services Committee announced Jan. 18.
U.S. Strategic Command gained a new leader Thursday as Air Force Gen. John Hyten took command of the organization in a ceremony held at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.