Industry executives said space capabilities can’t be achieved with a single product or by a single company.
The Space and Missile Systems Center needs a digital workflow system for the development of classified early-warning and communications satellites.
A point of contention is the Air Force proposing "incremental" funding for space systems like satellites
The traditional way of buying satellites and other space systems is problematic, Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, the leader of the U.S. Space Force has said, as programs take a decade or longer to move through the military acquisition process and struggle to keep up with commercial space innovation.
Defense committee says not having a senior civilian acquisition executive for space is a “fundamental problem."
Voyager is acquiring Pioneer Astronautics, a company that develops technologies to make human life sustainable in outer space.
The committee is concerned that the Air Force’s recommendations “risk undermining congressional oversight of major space acquisition programs.”
Shawn Barnes: “We’re very hopeful that we’ll get that report to Congress in short order."
Space Force will have a field command focused on acquisition that will bring together several existing organizations
Gen. Raymond: "The COVID crisis must not undermine critical space industries."
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.