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The committee is concerned that the Air Force’s recommendations “risk undermining congressional oversight of major space acquisition programs.”
The $150 million addition is for investments focused on the National Security Space Launch Phase 3 competition.
Cooper: “We continue our focus on increasing the resilience and capability of our space assets."
The Strategic Forces markup challenges DoD's acquisition strategy for satellite-based communications and is critical of the Space Development Agency.
The leadership of the House Science Committee has asked the Government Accountability Office to examine the operations of the portion of the International Space Station designated a national lab, including whether reforms planned by NASA will be effective.
Smith so far has not been happy with the Air Force’s response to his concerns about the launch program.
The amended language retained two key provisions that help SpaceX and Blue Origin, and removed two others that were opposed by ULA.
HASC creates a United States Space Corps led by a four-star commandant.
HASC Chairman Adam Smith: “We have an agreement on an amendment" to create a space force or space corps.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said he strongly opposes the Trump’s administration’s proposal to establish a Space Force.
Elections have consequences. But exactly what the new power structure in Washington means for the future of the Space Force will not be known for some time.