Space Development Agency
DoD calls Tournear the “first permanent director of the Space Development Agency.”
Fred Kennedy spoke with SpaceNews about leaving the Space Development Agency, his public clash with Air Force leaders at the 2019 Space Symposium and his future plans.
Time is ripe for entrepreneurs to partner with U.S. national security space groups, says Fred Kennedy
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California – During this period of rapid change, space industry entrepreneurs should be sharing their ideas with U.S. national security space agencies, Fred Kennedy, former director of the U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA), said…
SDA's top priority is to deploy a 250-satellite or larger communications constellation.
Despite strong backing within the Pentagon, the SDA is still trying to win over skeptics on Capitol Hill and secure funding for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
Mike Griffin: "Some elements of Congress are very supportive. Others are skeptical."
The Army is pondering broader use of low-cost satellites for tactical applications.
Todd Harrison: Space Defense Force “more accurately emphasizes the primary job of military space forces, which is to defend our assets in space."
Griffin: The SDA is "not the arbiter and owner of all things space."
The SDA is preparing to host its first public meeting with space industry contractors as it tries to reassure skeptics.
Defense nominee Mark Esper calls on Congress to provide ‘necessary resources’ to stand up Space Force
Esper told the SASC that, if confirmed, he intends to get involved in the Space Force legislative debate.
The committee cited concerns about the "turmoil surrounding the Space Development Agency."
The SDA is looking to develop an "agile, responsive next-generation space architecture."
Tournear will be 'dual-hatted' as SDA acting director and assistant director for space at the office of the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering,
In the coming weeks, the Defense Department, the Air Force and the Army will have new secretaries.