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.
“We have to have an honest discussion about acquisitions,” said Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force chief of staff.
A fast-growing French company specializing in satellite-based maritime surveillance and positioning has purchased a U.S. oceanography and meteorological services company serving the offshore energy market.
Panasonic Corp., whose Panasonic Avionics subsidiary has cobbled together a global network of satellite bandwidth for an in-flight Internet service, has reached agreement to acquire ITC Global, which provides satellite connectivity to the energy, mining and maritime markets.
AsiaSat reported flat revenue for 2013 after one-off expenses and said that in addition to launching two new satellites in 2014, the company is hunting for acquisition targets.