In the global race for geopolitical dominance, hypersonic glide weapons level the playing field “not by improving their own capabilities, but by removing ours,” said Mike Griffin.
Griffin’s resignation leaves the SDA without a major advocate inside the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Griffin and Porter will be leaving their posts at DoD on July 10.
Mike Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, said DoD will seek help from Congress to get the FCC to reverse its decision.
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.
Mike Griffin: "Some elements of Congress are very supportive. Others are skeptical."
Griffin has scoffed at SDA naysayers. “I’m not personally trying to shake up anybody or anything."
The Space Development Agency will be based at the Pentagon and is projected to have about 100 people.