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.
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.