The U.S. government “will not award the identified contracts at this time.”
Griffin and Porter will be leaving their posts at DoD on July 10.
Companies are selected based on data provided to DoD leaders by the Defense Contract Management Agency and the Defense Logistics Agency.
Aevum, Astra, X-Bow, Rocket Lab, Space Vector and VOX Space each will receive contracts to launch two rideshare missions.
DoD says the growth of commercial space capabilities has added complexity to the space operating environment.
DoD released the 2020 Defense Space Strategy aimed at countering China and Russia.
A June 4 letter to the FCC suggests senators are concerned that the backlash to the Ligado ruling has dominated the narrative.
The FCC pushed back on new criticism from the Senate and House Armed Services Committees.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration formally petitioned the FCC to reverse its decision to grant a spectrum license to Ligado.
Air Force procurement chief Will Roper said hacking competitions help the military identify flaws in its systems before they are deployed.
One way to help the industry is for the government to communicate what problems it needs solved and commit funding for the right solutions.
At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, DoD officials argued that Ligado’s 5G network will cause interference both for civilian and military users of GPS.
The Space Acquisition Council is collecting data on the state of the defense supply chain.
Todd Harrison: “If we want to be competitive we don’t want to lose this vital part of the space industrial base.”
Ellen Lord: “We're looking where the greatest pain points are, and again, it's really aviation, shipbuilding and small space launch.”
DoD opposes the FCC's decision while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the deployment of the 5G network is “vital to our national security."