Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting

U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Commander of Space Operations Command, participates in a panel discussion at the 2023 Air and Space Forces Association Warfare Symposium in Aurora, Colorado, March 7, 2023. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dave Grim)

Biden nominates Space Force’s Whiting to helm Space Command 

The nomination is one of three new military space appointments from the White House.
Crews of the National Space Defense Center at provide threat-focused space domain awareness across the nation security space enterprise. The NSDC was originally established in 2015 as the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center and was renamed in 2017 to more accurately reflect its mission. (U.S. Space Force photo by Kathryn Damon)

A look at Space Operations Command’s ‘needs list’ for AI, machine learning

In a list obtained by DefenseScoop, SpOC outlines the top 10 areas where AI and ML technology could be implemented to improve operations.
Members of the 56th Air and Space Communications Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam operate cyber systems using a Enhanced communications flyaway kit during the Global Information Dominance Experiment 3 and Architect Demonstration Evaluation 5 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Michigan, July, 12, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy Picard)

Space Force to shift all cyber guardians to defending mission systems and performing ‘core’ tasks

Personnel that are protecting “base-level” networks will soon move onto conducting more critical operational cybersecurity missions, the head of Space Operations Command (SpOC) said Wednesday.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mendoza, 216th Space Control Squadron space systems operator, utilizes a ‘Honey Badger System’ during BLACK SKIES 22 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Sept. 20, 2022. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)

Saltzman: Space Force needs additional ‘Skies’ exercises to sufficiently train guardians

The current exercise tempo "is still insufficient," Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman told DefenseScoop.