OCX effective April 1 transitioned to agile software development.
The Air Force today is responsible for about 70 percent of the 62 air, space and ground systems that make up the NC3.
The Defense Science Board cited SpaceX as an example of a company that can meet stringent military requirements and still use agile software development methods.
Another reason space is a battleground: Satellites will be key weapons in the fight against fake news
The U.S. military will need “resilient information networks" to ensure enemies are not able to steer signals for nefarious purposes.
“Today feels like 1998, that was the last time we had the same level of enthusiasm with startups,” says Randy Kendall, vice president of launch program operations at The Aerospace Corporation.
The annual SAR report looks at Defense Department acquisition programs' cost, schedule, and performance changes.
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Air Force Gen. John Hyten has been insistent that U.S. military space programs need to “go faster” as adversaries continue to close in on the United States.
Study: The Pentagon needs to invest in a new mix of space constellations and information systems.
Peterman: While WGS is an important capability for the military, it is technology that has been surpassed by the private sector.
Air Force Col. George Nagy, who oversees the DoD wideband communications analysis of alternatives study: “Today we operate a hybrid commercial and military architecture."
The Air Force's share of the Defense Department's $12.5 billion national security space budget is $11.4 billion.
Pentagon official: “There are new threats that the industrial base needs to support. So what does this mean in terms of production capacity?”
In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
Assistant Secretary of Defense Kenneth Rapuano: “The president is very interested in ensuring that the department is best organized and equipped to achieve our vital missions in space."
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry: "We will not relax our effort on space reforms. This topic is just too important.”