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Space acquisition chief moves to streamline contracting process

Space Force wants its contract officers to demand better results and faster deliveries.

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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 Force moves to consolidate its intelligence community

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This Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows the close up of helicopters and troops near Lake Donuzlav, Crimea. (Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies via AP)

NGA developing commercial buying guide for satellite imagery

The agency’s new “commercial supplier matrix” is intended to help intelligence analysts and other users sort through a growing mountain of space imagery.

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NRO looks to ease companies in the door with tiered cybersecurity requirements

The tiered approach is a feature of new contracts the NRO awarded last month to five synthetic aperture radar firms.

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A truck-mounted radar instrument called the Doppler On Wheels is silhouetted against cloudy skies Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, on the banks of Lake Quinault near Amanda Park, Wash. Led by NASA and hosted by the University of Washington, a team of meteorologists and scientists is fanning out across one of the wettest places in the country in November to measure raindrops and snowdrops and attempt to validate, on the ground, how well global satellites measure precipitation from space. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

NRO inks first contracts under new commercial space capabilities opening

The NRO awarded five contracts to radar vendors, representing the first deals under a Broad Agency Announcement framework the agency is using to buy commercial space capabilities.

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