U.S. Strategic Command
In a new report on nuclear modernization, the Congressional Budget Office projects rising costs for airborne command centers and for early warning and communications satellites.
As the Commerce Department works on plans to take over civilian space traffic management responsibilities, the U.S. Air Force is making more data available on the positions of military satellites.
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Defense contractors for years have floated ideas for how to build the elusive “combat cloud” bringing together the latest and greatest communications technology.
The Air Force today is responsible for about 70 percent of the 62 air, space and ground systems that make up the NC3.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated that modernizing nuclear command, control and communications system will cost $58 billion over 10 years.
Gen. John Hyten, the head of U.S. Strategic Command, said the nation must take risks and learn from what doesn't work, both in space and with nuclear deterrence.
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) will be the new chairman of the Senate subcommittee responsible for military space issues, the Senate Armed Services Committee announced Jan. 18.
U.S. Strategic Command gained a new leader Thursday as Air Force Gen. John Hyten took command of the organization in a ceremony held at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.