Shanahan on the Space Force legislation: “What I feel confident about is that the proposal that we are going to carry forward makes sense.”
In a keynote speech at AUSA, Shanahan called on the Army to change how it buys technology for its future force, especially in newer areas of warfare like cyber and space.
White House report: Defense industry faces ‘unprecedented challenges,’ China’s ‘economic aggression’ a threat to national security
DoD business practices, market trends, globalization and manufacturing costs make “future access to space qualified domestic industrial sources uncertain.”
As the military sometimes must operate in contested environments, they will need more resilient communications system to overcome any intentional interference.
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These are uncertain times for many of the agencies and offices in the military-space-industrial landscape.
Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart: If the military wanted to transport cargo across the globe, the technology is available to do that, but a lot of planning and engineering would be required.
Deputy Secretary Shanahan's highly anticipated study is seen as the foundation for future legislation that Congress would write next year to create a Space Force.
How the Pentagon buys technology in the digital age is a major concern as more of the innovation the military needs is privately funded.
The Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review released in February raised alarms about the state of the NC3 system.
The military wants to apply quantum computing to secure communications and inertial navigation in GPS denied environments.
Will Roper: “I’m excited to be a part of space modernization."
Air Force asked to submit a plan to provide the United States Central Command with persistent weather imagery.