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Space Command looks to its commercial partners to speed up innovation

If SPACECOM wants to get ahead of traditional DoD timelines, it will need help from commercial partners.

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81st Training Wing Public Affair/Kemberly GroueU.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rashawn Duffy, 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 military training instructor, presents a coin to an Airman during the basic military training coining ceremony outside of Erwin Manor at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 14, 2020. Nearly 60 Airmen from the 37th TRW Detachment 5 completed the six-week basic military training course. Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler to demonstrate a proof of concept to generate the force at multiple locations during contingencies. The flight was the first to graduate BMT at Keesler since 1968. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Air Force meets 2022 recruiting goal, but faces myriad short and long-term challenges

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Navy’s sea mission doesn’t keep it out of the space business

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(U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman)U.S. Space Force Capt. Mark Conque, 1st Range Operations Squadron assistant director of operations, uses the Range Application Deployment system to assess Space Launch Complex 40 June 7, 2022, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla. The RAD system offers up to 25 video feeds to support launch operations. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman)

Space Systems Command using a ‘buy first’ attitude with procurement

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GAO says Air Force decision on SPACECOM location was sloppy

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DoD IG says SPACECOM basing decision was legal, large parts of rationale remain redacted

Some lawmakers felt political influence decided the location more than feasibility.

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Pentagon shifting Project Maven, marquee artificial intelligence initiative, to NGA

Project Maven has been run out of the office of the secretary of defense since its inception in 2017.

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Moon mining and satellite collisions make list of DoD concerns in space

A new report from the Defense Intelligence Agency outlines some of the biggest space threats from the last two years.

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