• 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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  • Senate Armed Services to Hold First Space Force Hearing

    Senate Armed Services to Hold First Space Force Hearing0

    The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold its first official hearing on President Trump’s Space Force proposal April 11, the committee announced Thursday. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, and U.S. Strategic Command Commander Gen. John Hyten are all scheduled to appear.

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  • Committee Hearings to Watch

    Committee Hearings to Watch0

    DOD leaders will be on Capitol Hill over the next few days to talk about the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget request. Here are some of the hearings to watch online: House Armed Services Committee hearing with Army Secretary Mark Esper, Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Air

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  • The Latest on the Space Force

    The Latest on the Space Force0

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will nominate leaders to run the proposed Space Force within “weeks, not months,” he said last week, according to Defense News. Shanahan said he has potential nominees in mind. House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said the administration’s Space Force proposal is “highly problematic” and that his committee will

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  • No Home Yet for Space Force and Other Moments from Tuesday’s HASC Hearing

    No Home Yet for Space Force and Other Moments from Tuesday’s HASC Hearing0

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday that the recommended early retirement of the USS Truman to fund other maritime strike capabilities was debated within the Pentagon for more than a year before the decision was made. “I think it’s a strategic choice we need to make…. It’s not like

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  • Shanahan: DOD Must Ensure Space Force Costs Stay in Check

    Shanahan: DOD Must Ensure Space Force Costs Stay in Check0

    A Space Force could need 15,000 to 20,000 personnel, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Wednesday at a CSIS event. The administration’s budget requested funding for 15,000. Shanahan said the costs could go up. “In the department, we’re really going to do a bottoms-up approach to cost,” Shanahan said, according to Military.com. “Cost grows if

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