21 Apr 2022

Space Security and Offensive and Defensive Counterspace Capabilities

According to the 2022 DIA Challenges to Security in Space report, “As China’s and Russia’s space and counterspace capabilities increase, both nations are integrating space scenarios into their military exercises…the expansion of Chinese and Russian space and counterspace weapons combined with the general rise of other foreign space capabilities is driving many nations to formalize their space policies to better position themselves to secure the space domain and facilitate their own space services.” A sophisticated report on the issues of Space Security was released this month:  the Fifth Annual Space Threat Assessment 2022 from the Center for Strategic and International Studies  – which expands on foundational thinking on defensive and offensive counterspace capabilities.

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12 Apr 2022

Space Force Authorized to Commission Civilian Cyber Talent as Officers Using Constructive Service Credit

John Smail, CISSP,  a Senior Cyber Officer, United States Space Force (who previously held the position of Director, Cyberspace Operations & Deputy Director of Communications at the National Reconnaissance Office) recently announced that The Space Force has been authorized to commission civilian cyber professionals directly into the Force as officers using the Constructive Service Credit (CSC).

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01 Jun 2021

Air Force, Space Force Projects Will Speed Object Identification, Security Implementation

Two new Air Force and Space Force projects will aid the entities in identifying space objects and secure software utilized to handle space data more efficiently. A company that specializes in using synthetic data to train artificial intelligence models named Synthetaic has joined the Air Force in their object identification

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06 Jan 2021

What Executive’s Need To Know About The White House’s New Space Policy

White House released the National Space Policy, declaring that we must maintain “unfettered access to, and freedom to operate in, space” as a vital National interest.  This policy commits the United States to following six guiding principles. This post captured relevant parts of this strategy in a way that can help inform your strategy.

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Intelligence Workstation of the Future
06 May 2020

The Intelligence Workstation of the Future

The Intelligence Workstation of the Future will empower analysts in new ways, combining the most modern analytical and visualization tools with enterprise security and governance technologies. This post explores this workstation, leading to actionable recommendations that organizations can put in place now to bring this concept to reality sooner vice later.

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14 Mar 2019

Pentagon officially stands up Space Development Agency, names first director

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has officially established the Space Development Agency (SDA), assigning Fred Kennedy, the current director of the Tactical Technology Office, as the agency’s first director. According to a DoD memo, “[t]he SDA will define and monitor the Department’s future threat-driven space architecture and will accelerate

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16 Nov 2018

Here’s what the Pentagon thinks the actual cost of a Space Force will be

“Since a U.S. Air Force estimate emerged in September, putting the cost of President Donald Trump’s desired Space Force at $13 billion, Pentagon officials have been pledging that the ‘official’ cost estimate from the department will be much smaller. Now we know by how much. Speaking to reporters Thursday, Deputy

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24 Oct 2018

Pence Won’t Rule Out Nuclear Weapons in Space as Plans for New Force Begin

“If officials can advocate for reusable rockets to deliver cargo to troops from space ports, perhaps more firepower in space is possible, too. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday didn’t immediately rule out positioning nuclear weapons in space sometime in the future. In a conversation with the Washington Post during

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23 Oct 2018

Here’s The Pentagon’s Initial Plan For Creating a Space Force

An early draft from the Pentagon has sketched out a possible trajectory for the creation of a Space Force. The plan would see the movement of some service members from the Air Force, Navy, and Army into the force, while excluding “the transfer of [the] strategic intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance mission

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17 Oct 2018

China’s Moon Missions Could Threaten US Satellites: Pentagon

“China’s lunar probes may one day threaten critical U.S. satellites, said one of the military’s top experts on space threats. In May, China launched the Chang’e 4 lunar relay satellite on an unusual trajectory: a lunar swing-by that pulled the satellite in a wide arc before settling it into a ‘parking orbit’

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