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Space Force Assessment As Its First Birthday Nears Force Assessment As Its First Birthday Nears2020-10-29T16:00:00Z Force No Explain.jpg, Force No Explain.jpg Force No Explain.jpg<div class="ExternalClassCCA4BCA291CD4541A81A012955EDC9AE">The Space Force came into existence on 20 Dec 2019, so we're approaching its first birthday. The Secretary of the Air force and Chief of Space Operations gave <a href="">their assessment</a> of our newest service this week. Specifically, the Chief talked about space systems acquisition. He said, "Further evidence of efficiency-seeking is displayed in an acquisition process that delegates authority down to the lowest level, shortening the gap between approval authority and those who are actually doing the work. Big organizations are slow and we don’t want to be slow. We can’t afford to be slow in the domain that we operate in. We wanted to be able to flatten the gap between the experts and the decision makers.” Revising the often-moribund acquisition system is a major focus.<br> <br> Also, the Space Force is close to standing up its new Space Systems Center next spring. <a href="">See Inside Defense article.</a></div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/Space-Force-Assessment-As-Its-First-Birthday-Nears
Senate and House Launch Space Force Caucuses and House Launch Space Force Caucuses2020-10-29T16:00:00Z Force No Explain.jpg, Force No Explain.jpg Force No Explain.jpg<div class="ExternalClassBA7D0D32DE7E466899081DC183EF8B40">The Senate launched it's Space Force Caucus on 9 Sep 2020 and the House followed on 20 Oct 2020. According to Senator Kevin Cramer from North Dakota, "<i>We established the Space Force to maintain America’s advantage in space and protect us from foreign adversaries. It requires Congressional oversight, authorization, and funding to properly develop and carry out its mission. Our Space Force Caucus will provide an avenue to craft bipartisan legislative ideas and further support America’s newest military branch.” On the House side, Representative Doug Lamborn from Colorado said, </i>“<em>I am very happy to announce the creation of the bipartisan House Space Force Caucus. I</em><em> have the great honor of representing Colorado Springs: the home of Space Command in the state with the largest concentration of Space Force personnel in the nation. This caucus will serve as the chief advocate for our nation’s exciting new Service, and work closely with the Department of the Air Force and the Space Force to provide opportunities for Members and their staff to learn about the vital role the U.S. Space Force plays in maintaining American space power</em>.” <strong>In response to the announcement, the Secretary of the Air Force said</strong>: “<em>America’s way of life relies on space. Inauguration of the House Space Force Caucus highlights the fundamental role of space to national security. As we continue building an agile, innovative, and bold U.S. Space Force, we look forward to collaborating with Caucus members to advance distinctive deterrence and defense capabilities in the space domain</em>.”</div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/Senate-and-House-Launch-Space-Force-Caucuses
Space Technologies on USA's List of Critical and Emerging Technologies Technologies on USA's List of Critical and Emerging Technologies2020-10-16T16:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass7064514438D640348400C6A087471192"><p>The White House just released the "<a href="">National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies</a>", which outlines how the United States will promote and protect our competitive edge in fields such as artificial intelligence, energy, quantum information science, communication and networking technologies, semiconductors, military, and space technologies. Space technologies are called out as a separate area, but space systems would also benefit from many of the other technology areas. As our competitors and adversaries mobilize vast resources in these fields, American dominance in science and technology is more important now than ever, and is vital to our long-term economic and national security. The complete list of critical and emerging are:</p> <ul> <li><em>Advanced computing</em></li> <li><em>Advanced conventional weapons technologies</em></li> <li><em>Advanced engineering materials</em></li> <li><em>Advanced manufacturing</em></li> <li><em>Advanced sensing</em></li> <li><em>Aero-engine technologies</em></li> <li><em>Agricultural technologies</em></li> <li><em>Artificial intelligence</em></li> <li><em>Autonomous systems</em></li> <li><em>Biotechnologies</em></li> <li><em>Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) mitigation technologies</em></li> <li><em>Communication and networking technologies</em></li> <li><em>Data science and storage</em></li> <li><em>Distributed ledger technologies</em></li> <li><em>Energy technologies</em></li> <li><em>Human-machine interfaces</em></li> <li><em>Medical and public health technologies</em></li> <li><em>Quantum information science</em></li> <li><em>Semiconductors and microelectronics</em></li> <li><em>Space technologies</em></li> </ul></div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/Space-Technologies-on-USA's-List-of-Critical-and-Emerging-Technologies
It's World Space Week (4-10 Oct 2020)!!'s World Space Week (4-10 Oct 2020)!!2020-10-07T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClassF5D0961A6DEF4CADBF9E8857F0186516">Hallmark may not have cards to celebrate World Space Week yet, but we're in the middle of it right now. World Space Week is 4-10 Oct 2020. This year the theme is "Satellites Improve Life". There is an <a href="">interesting article</a> describing how you can observe satellites this week. Also, check out <a href="">World Space Week's website</a>. Next year's theme will be "Women in Space".</div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/It's-World-Space-Week-(4-10-Oct-2020)!!