Defense appropriators complained about a lack of information despite efforts by Pentagon officials to brief lawmakers and staffs since the proposal was rolled out in late February.
The United States should do more to protect its space systems and build capabilities as a form of deterrence, experts said.
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.
A letter sent to Shanahan questions DoD's decision to shift missions away from the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center.
Shanahan said the top priorities in DoD space reorganization are U.S. Space Command and the Space Development Agency.
In a letter to Shanahan, lawmakers point out New Mexico is home to dozens of space-focused government and private sector organizations.
Lawmakers are raising concerns about the cost and the rationale for a Space Force.
The bipartisan caucus will bring a central focus to GPS-related issues.
Sen. Feinstein and Rep. Calvert asked Secretary Heather Wilson to "review how the Air Force intends to maintain assured access to space while preserving maximum competitive opportunities for all certified launch providers."
Smith: The difficulties we’ve had with space launch has been a good example of why a different approach is needed to manage military space.
With Congress set to approve a Federal Aviation Administration bill with some commercial space provisions, those in the industry are hoping for action on other bills before the end of this year.
The possible creation of a Space Force gives Congress a “unique opportunity to shape the direction of U.S. national security space at this moment in time.”
Congressional committee staffs turn over quickly so the industry needs to be continuously engaging officials on the Hill.