Space

Lawmakers worry about cyber risks in space

Senators questioned the commanders of Space Command and Strategic Command on their plans to handle an increase in space-based threats.

SATCOM shift to Space Force stalled under CR

The U.S. Space Force’s plans to absorb all of the military’s satellite communications, including nearly 700 uniformed personnel from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, is delayed along with the rest of the military’s appropriation as Congress preps for a second continuing resolution in fiscal year 2022.

DOD looks for answers on GPS data spoofing

The Defense Department is looking for technology solutions to obviate the growing threat of location data spoofing targeting satellite-based systems.

Space Force focuses on building a digital workforce

The U.S. Space Force is focusing on building its cadre of super coders amid a workforce boon with more interested applicants than available positions, according to the branch's chief of space operations.

Space Command moves for tighter cyber integration

U.S. Space Command is standing up a dedicated joint cyber center to improve integration with U.S. Cyber Command.

Cyber, but in space

A White House memo proposes that space-based technology must have cybersecurity built in at the design stage while also allowing flexibility for operators to adapt on the fly.

Air Force wants $150 million for Space Force software pilot in 2021

The Air Force is staying on brand with its 2021 budget request for $150 million for a software and digital technology pilot program for the new Space Force.

Army Applications Laboratory: How problems get solved

Porter Orr, director of the capabilities accelerator team with Lab, explains how the Army connects with nontraditional problem solvers to close capability gaps and speed modernization.

Emerging small sats could complicate spectrum

While small satellites can expand broadband access, they will also fill increasingly crowded airwaves.

Lawmaker worried about DOD leadership shuffle

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) worries U.S. defenses in space could be at risk due to lack of permanent leadership at the Pentagon.

Senators wonder why we need Space Force

Lawmakers are worried about more bureaucracy and overlap, and some missing pieces to the Space Force plan.

GAO urges DOD to share data about commercial satellite programs

Centralizing data related to the Defense Department's work with commercial satellites could be one of the first tasks for a “Space Force.”

NASA crowdsources HPC software upgrade

The space agency is running a competition to attract coders to improve the performance of its FUN3D supercomputing simulation software.

GSA rolls out space-based SIN

The agency hopes Schedule 70 special item number for Earth observation solutions will help speed uptake of emerging satellite services.

A smoking gun for government contracting -- will it be in Trump's crosshairs?

Steve Kelman suggests that satellite launches hold a lesson -- and a warning -- for the future of IT acquisition.

FAA should examine near-space vehicles, GAO says

GAO has told the FAA to take a look at how it might regulate near-space vehicles as commercialization of the last frontier continues.

DARPA transfers powerful space telescope to the Air Force

The Air Force Space Command is taking over operations of a sophisticated telescope built to survey and track space debris and satellites.