• House Subcommittee Pegs $15 Million for Space Force, Far Below White House Request

    House Subcommittee Pegs $15 Million for Space Force, Far Below White House Request0

    The House Defense Appropriations subcommittee has allocated $15 million for the creation of a new military space force in its fiscal 2020 appropriations bill, Roll Call reported Monday. If the House Appropriations Committee’s full $690.2 defense spending bill is approved this week, the proposed space force funding would be almost $57.5 million lower than the

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  • Pentagon Defends Projected Space Force Costs

    Pentagon Defends Projected Space Force Costs0

    The Pentagon disputes Congressional Budget Office estimates of the long-term costs of the Trump Administration’s proposed space organizations, a DOD spokesman told Space News. “The CBO estimates are based on different assumptions than the DOD’s legislative proposal,” spokesman Tom Crosson said in a statement. “The CBO did not consult with DOD or evaluate the DOD

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  • Space Organizations’ Cost Estimate Exceeds Pentagon Projections, CBO Says

    Space Organizations’ Cost Estimate Exceeds Pentagon Projections, CBO Says0

    A Congressional Budget Office report released Wednesday estimates the Pentagon’s proposed space organizations will require thousands of additional personnel and cost billions more than DOD originally projected, Space News reported. The report, requested by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and ranking member Jack Reed (D-R.I.), details that personnel and program investments would

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  • Pence Vows Space Force Will Be Created

    Pence Vows Space Force Will Be Created0

    Vice President Mike Pence (R-Ind.) promised Tuesday that the controversial proposal for a separate U.S. space force will be brought to fruition, National Defense Magazine reported. “We are working as we speak with Congress to stand up a sixth branch of our armed forces. The United States space force will soon be a reality,” Pence

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  • SASC Lawmakers Raise Doubts About Space Force Proposal

    SASC Lawmakers Raise Doubts About Space Force Proposal0

    Senators from both parties repeatedly questioned senior DOD officials Thursday about whether adding a sixth branch of the military would improve space operations. The Senate Armed Forces Committee meeting was the first formal hearing on the administration’s Space Force proposal, The Hill reported. “When we first heard about the proposal, I asked two simple questions:

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  • DOD Officials Talk Space to Industry, Congress

    DOD Officials Talk Space to Industry, Congress0

    DOD officials have dubbed the next few days “Space Week,” culminating with a Senate Armed Service Committee hearing Thursday morning. Developments leading up to this week’s testimony include: Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, and head of the Air Force Space Command Gen.

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