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The Air Force Should Consider a New Commercial Satellite Program

U.S. Air Force Increases Focus on Space

The U.S. Air Force has its focus set on space these days, as evidenced by its recently released Fiscal Year 2019 budget and an ongoing…

Adopting a New Procurement Model Will Not Compromise Network Security

For more than a decade, commercial satellite providers have been working with the U.S. military and Congress to shift the government away from the mindset…

Interview with Winston Beauchamp, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space

U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James

Continued Momentum for Commercial Satellite Acquisition Reform

Committees in the House and Senate are making significant progress towards crafting the two annual bills that set policy for and fund our national defense.…

A New Class of Protected Satellite Communications

A new category of space-based protected tactical communications passed an important test last month. Intelsat General participated in tests led by the U.S. Air Force…

2016 Will be the Year of Outsourced WGS Operations

The U.S. Air Force is targeting 2016 as the year to outsource the operation of its Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) constellation to commercial providers. That's…

Commercial Industry Needs Clear Requirements, Not R&D Incentives

The need for the DoD to improve the procurement process for satellite services is a regular topic in the trade press. But it is clear…

Why C4ISR Can Never Stand Still

Throughout history, the forces on the battlefield that had better communications and situational awareness emerged victorious. Technology has advanced tremendously over the centuries, but that…

Program-Level Support Needed to Enhance Hosted Payloads Adoption

This past summer, the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) selected a list of 14 industry providers to help support the agency’s…