Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett is expected to sign off on the report this week.
Source selections for national security space launch, ground based strategic deterrent remain on track
Congress in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act directed the Secretary of the Air Force to propose an “alternative space acquisition system.”
Getting the Space Force right and creating the first new U.S. armed service in more than half a century will be a herculean task. Meeting that growing challenge will require, first and foremost, getting Space Force acquisition right.
Ellen Lord: A reorganization of the U.S. Space Force’s acquisition bureaucracy should not harm space programs
Roper: An independent acquisition office for space could create more problems than it would solve.
Moore’s Law has come home to roost in the space business. Taking seven to 10 years to develop and deploy operational space systems is no longer efficient nor acceptable.
The reports urges Congress to hold hearings on “achieving true and real competition in the national security launch market.”
Auditors found that DoD does not collect and maintain comprehensive data on its space acquisition workforce.
With the acquisition of OGSystems, Parsons gets immediate access to highly skilled geospatial intelligence analysts.
How the Pentagon buys technology in the digital age is a major concern as more of the innovation the military needs is privately funded.
Space advocates on Capitol Hill have pounded the Air Force for the slow pace of modernization. The four-star general in charge of Air Force Space Command says the message has been heard loud and clear.
Long delays with programs could put the U.S. behind adversaries in the increasingly contested space environment, said Maj. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of Air Force Space Command.
An open system is evaluating "how innovative are people being,” said Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch.