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New Space Systems Command Unveiled Space Systems Command Unveiled2021-04-08T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass773EF856F8B840E48EF0DFF034BB3C87">The Space Force unveiled the Space Systems Command (SSC) organization structure today. Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles AFB, CA will be re-designated as SSC HQs this summer. SSC will rapidly identify, prototype, and field innovative, space-based solutions to deliver swift and responsive space capabilities to meet the demands of the National Defense Strategy. <br> <br> According to the <a href="">Space Force press release</a>, “Space Systems Command’s organizational structure was purpose-built to anticipate and be responsive to the challenges presented by a contested space domain,” said Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, USSF chief of space operations. “We took the SMC 2.0 transformation of 2019 to the next level, aligning missions and organizations, and pushing authorities down from the three-star level to lower echelons in order to reduce cost and go fast. This will allow us to move at speed in delivering the resilient space capabilities necessary to stay ahead of a growing threat.”<br> <br> The press release also details all the unit changes including: <p>- SMC subordinate units will realign to SSC.</p> <p>- The 61st Air Base Group at LAAFB is projected to be re-designated as the Los Angeles Garrison, aligned under SSC.</p> <p>- The 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg AFB, California, will be re-designated as Space Launch Delta 30 and the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Space Force Base, Florida, will be re-designated as SLD 45. SLD 30 and SLD 45 and their respective subordinate units will realign from under Space Operations Command to SSC.</p> <p>- The SLD 45 commander will be a one-star USSF general officer who will also be the director of the eastern range, the SSC operations director, and the acquisition lead for the range of the future.</p> <p>- Subordinate group-level organizations such as the mission support group and operations group at 30SW and 45SW are planning to inactivate, and units previously aligned under these organizations will look to realign under their respective Space Launch Deltas.</p> <p>- The 45th Range Squadron at Patrick SFB will be re-designated as the 1st Range Operations Squadron and will transfer the airfield management and associated maintenance responsibilities and resources to the existing 45th Logistics Readiness Squadron. The operational mission communications responsibilities and resources will realign from 45th Space Communications Squadron to 1 ROPS.</p> <p>- The Launch Enterprise will be established as an office under SSC. The Launch Enterprise will realign under the SSC deputy commander.</p> <p>- The manpower and funding of the Air Force Research Laboratory units that perform space science and technology functions will be under the administrative control of SSC, but will remain aligned to the AFRL commander for unity of effort. These units include Space Vehicles Directorate, Space Electro-Optics Division, Rocket Propulsion Division, and the Space Systems Technology Division.</p> <p>- The Strategic Warning and Surveillance Systems Division will transfer from Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to SSC. The Division is the program office for ground-based radars, missile warning, space domain awareness, missile defense systems, and shared early warning capabilities.</p> <p>- The Space Force Commercial Satellite Communications Office is currently aligned under SMC as approved under a previous organization change request and will remain aligned to SSC when it is established as a field command.</p> <p>Additionally, SSC will provide select administrative and integration support to the Space Rapid Capabilities Office at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, which is currently a direct reporting unit to the Chief of Space Operations. The Space Rapid Capabilities Office will receive their acquisition authorities from the Service Acquisition Executive.</p> <p>Per the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, the Space Development Agency will transfer from the Department of Defense to the Space Force Oct. 1, 2022, as a unit aligning directly to the CSO. Upon transfer, SSC will provide select administrative and integration support to SDA. The Space Development Agency will receive their acquisition authorities from the Service Acquisition Executive at that time.</p> <p>The USSF organizational structure for echelons below the service headquarters is designed to support a lean, agile and mission-focused force. In order of hierarchy, the USSF field echelons are named field commands, deltas or garrisons, and squadrons. There are three planned field commands aligned to specific mission focuses, of which SSC will be the second established.</p> <p>The other two field commands are Space Operations Command and the planned Space Training and Readiness Command. SpOC was established Oct. 21, 2020, and is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping fielded space forces who execute space warfighting operations for combatant commanders, coalition partners, the joint force, and the nation.</p> <p>STARCOM is projected to stand up in 2021 and will oversee training, education and professional development of units and personnel, doctrine development, and operational test of fielded systems</p></div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/New-Space-Systems-Command-Unveiled
New Acquisition Law & Policy Credential Now Available! Acquisition Law & Policy Credential Now Available!2021-04-08T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass1E0BC9ECC64B45C58EF0A6640DD0A321">The Acquisition Law/Policy Credential, CACQ 006, is now available! Gain more depth and breadth of knowledge to Acquisition Law and policies pertinent to the DoD. Practice your Acquisition Law and Policy application! Earning this credential will demonstrate your advanced understanding, knowledge and experience in acquisition law and policies in the DoD environment!<br> <br> The list of courses required for the CACQ 006, Acquisition Law & Policy Credential are as follows:<br> CON 216 OLT<br> ACQ 0500 OLT<br> ACQ 370 or 3700 VILT<br> <br> Our sincere thanks to the following for their support and contributions:<br> Ms. Amy Koch<br> Ms. Noel Bryson<br> Mr. Kurt Webb</div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/New-Acquisition-Law-and-Policy-Credential-Now-Available!
New ACQ 0500, Acquisition Policy: NDAA and DoD 5000 Deployed ACQ 0500, Acquisition Policy: NDAA and DoD 5000 Deployed2021-03-16T12:00:00Z seal.jpg, seal.jpg seal.jpg<div class="ExternalClass40ABC3122C4A42ED9E93390D0AB4BD2E">Please check out the new learning asset titled ACQ 0500, Acquisition Policy: NDAA and DoD 5000. This online training course course will cover the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Department of Defense (DoD) 5000 series and how these two policies impact acquisitions across the DoD. This is a pivotal course for learning how the NDAA and DoD policy relate. <br> <br> Additionally, this course will become part of the larger CACQ 006, Acquisition Law and Policy Credential being released later this year. <br> <br></div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/New-ACQ-0500,-Acquisition-Policy--NDAA-and-DoD-5000-Deployed
Collaboration Between DoD Space Acquisition Organizations Between DoD Space Acquisition Organizations2021-03-11T12:00:00Z Force No Explain.jpg, Force No Explain.jpg Force No Explain.jpg<div class="ExternalClassEAC5B48A9F0744499D1B58954B125A57">In my <a href="/training/career-development/program-management/blog/Vice-Chief-of-Space-Operations-Addresses-Benefit-of-Internal-Acquisition-Competition">last blog</a>, I talked about competition between DoD space acquisition organizations and the potential benefits discussed by the Vice Chief of Space Operations. Well there is also close collaboration happening between some of those organizations. The <a href="">Space News article</a>, "Space Force planning for a future of smaller, cheaper satellites" talks about close collaboration between the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and the Space Development Agency (SDA) to speed up small satellite acquisition.</div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/Collaboration-Between-DoD-Space-Acquisition-Organizations

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