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Guantanamo Periodic Review Board Media Invitation Announced

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Department of Defense will allocate seats for news media at the Pentagon satellite location June 25, to cover unclassified portions of the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board for Bashir bin Lap (ISN 10022). Due to limited space availability, selection is not guaranteed. Upon selection, additional information on meeting time and location will be provided. Media desiring to observe the [...]

DoD seeks feedback from Airmen, families on Housing Resident Bill of Rights

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) --The Department of Defense is asking current residents of military privatized housing to provide feedback on a draft version of a Resident Bill of Rights. The Air Force is part of a tri-service initiative to create a Resident Bill of Rights that identifies the basic housing rights of service members and their families living [...]

US builds intermilitary relationship with RSAF

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) --Royal Saudi Air Force F-15C Eagles fly in formation with U.S. Air Force F-15Cs in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, June 2, 2019. The flight was conducted as part of a larger effort to continue building military-to-military relationships and interoperability.

Peraton acquires cloud services, satellite ground systems provider Solers

WASHINGTON — Defense and intelligence contractor Peraton, based in Herndon, Virginia, announced on Monday it will acquire Solers, a software developer, cloud services and satellite ground systems provider located in Arlington, Virginia. Peraton CEO and chairman Stu Shea said in a statement that the acquisition of Solers will strengthen the company’s national security space portfolio. Solers specializes in software development [...]

NASA to seek proposals for Gateway logistics

WASHINGTON — NASA will issue a formal call for proposals later this summer for cargo transportation services for its lunar Gateway, seeking to model that effort on the space station’s commercial cargo program. NASA released a draft request for proposals (RFP) for its Gateway Logistics Services program June 14, seeking industry comment by July 10. The agency will also hold [...]

RUAG: Suppliers are key to mission success

Increasing time and cost pressure requires a re-thinking of products, processes, but also of supplier-customer collaboration. Peter Guggenbach, CEO RUAG SpaceRUAG Space offers high-performance, reliable products for launch vehicles and satellites, offering engineering, design and production. “We are at the forefront of the industrialization of the space industry that is happening, driving process optimization and giving our customers the competitive [...]

Bridenstine to meet with international partners on lunar plans at Paris Air Show

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine plans to meet with international counterparts in Paris this week to discuss cooperation on the agency’s Artemis lunar program, but says those discussions are still in their early stages. Bridenstine will be in Paris for the 53rd International Paris Air Show, a major event on the aerospace industry’s calendar but one with only a [...]

As it plans LEO constellations, DoD must prepare to deal with congestion

“On National Security” appears in every issue of SpaceNews magazine. This column ran in the June 10, 2019 issue. The buzzword in military space these days is “proliferated LEO,” which is Pentagon-speak for large numbers of small satellites in low Earth orbit. LeoLabs of Menlo Park, California, uses this phased array radar near Fairbanks, Alaska, and another in Midland, Texas, to [...]

Smith to continue to press for change in national security space launch program

WASHINGTON — The House Armed Services Committee last week passed legislation that Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) believes will help commercial rocket companies compete on a more level playing field against established military contractors. The language does not go as far as Smith wanted, but he will continue to push for change, a committee staffer told SpaceNews. A key concern for [...]

Psyche mission clears review

WASHINGTON — A NASA mission to a metallic asteroid has passed a major review, but questions remain about its ability to remain on budget and schedule. NASA announced June 11 that the Psyche mission had been cleared to proceed into Phase C of its development, which includes final system design as well as assembly and testing of the spacecraft and [...]

AIR FORCE The Boeing Co., doing business as Boeing Defense Space and Security, St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a firm-fixed-price modification (P00027) to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract FA8213-15-D-0002 for Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits, spares, repairs and technical services. This modification provides for the extension of the contract for an additional five years, and increases the contract [...]

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting with Portuguese Minister of National Defense João Cravinho

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman provided the following readout: Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan met with Portuguese Minister of National Defense João Cravinho today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the defense relationship between the United States and Portugal. The leaders discussed a broad range of national security issues, including implications of China’s global rise and a range of [...]

Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan At An Enhanced Honor Cordon In Honor Of Portuguese Minister of National Defense João Cravinho

Acting Secretary Of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan; Portuguese Minister of National Defense João Cravinho ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PATRICK SHANAHAN:  Mr. Minister, welcome to the Pentagon.  Always good to see you and be able to spend some time together and talk about very meaningful issues at a very important time in the world.  We didn't get a chance to look [...]

Remarks By Acting Secretary Shanahan In A Media Availability

Acting Secretary Of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PATRICK SHANAHAN:  Sorry -- sorry I was late.  I was -- I was on the phone.  It's been a -- been a 20 -- busy 24 hours, as you can imagine.  And I just have to say, Secretary Pompeo and Ambassador Bolton have been very, very helpful. But I [...]

Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Office of the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced today the following assignment:  Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeanette A. Masters, currently assigned as the command chief, Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, has been selected to serve as the executive assistant to the Senior Enlisted Advisor [...]