Threats

Space Force to Spend $340 Million on New Training Infrastructure

The service’s budget proposal also includes $99 million in the next year for updated space launch ranges, and $1 billion more across the next five years.

Policy

The Pentagon’s 2024 Budget Proposal, In Short

The spending plan includes $315 billion to develop and buy new weapons.

Science & Tech

Pentagon Looking to Make Sure SpaceX Doesn’t Abandon Them in War

Spooked by the company’s new limits in Ukraine, military leaders are mulling new types of contracts.

Threats

State of the Air Force and Space Force 2023

Training airmen to act more autonomously—and gearing up for more autonomous systems.

Threats

To Protect Satellites, Secure Your Networks, Chief of Space Ops Says

Cyber attacks can undermine space-based capabilities, Gen. Chance Saltzman said.

Policy

Military Must Recruit More Women, Immigrants for the Future Force, Experts Say

At symposium on building the all-volunteer force of 2040, panelists push back on criticism of diversity initiatives.

Policy

Pentagon Rescinds COVID-Vaccine Mandate

The move was required by the 2023 defense policy bill. Troops who were ejected for refusing the vaccine may petition for a change in their discharge status.

Defense Systems

For DOD, 2023 Is All About Proving It Can Build A Tactical Cloud

The plan is to develop and deploy a prototype, possibly in the Pacific region, in the next six months. The newly awarded Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability will help.

Science & Tech

Cyber, Speed, and UFOs: A Tour of Tech Provisions in the 2023 NDAA

The defense policy bill also prods the intelligence community to follow other defense agencies’ emerging-tech efforts.

Exclusive Business

Aerojet Rocketdyne Struggling to Deliver Rocket Motors, Raytheon CEO Says

The charge comes after the Aerojet CEO questioned whether Raytheon has problems of its own.

Policy

Recruiting Crisis? Not at Space Force

The youngest and smallest service says it pays to be both choosy and inclusive.

Policy

Space Force Is Setting Up Inside Combatant Commands

INDOPACOM is the first warfighting command to stand up a USSF component, but it won’t be the last.