Space Force

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Urich Garcia, 45th Security Forces Squadron supra coder, writes code in an application, April 25, 2022, at Patrick Space Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Samuel Becker)

Space Force looking to expand ‘Supra Coder’ workforce as it pursues reprogrammable software capabilities

The Space Force wants reprogrammable systems across all segments of its SATCOM infrastructure and more software coders, says Lt. Gen. DeAnna Burt.
U.S. Marine Corps combat engineers attached to Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), utilize a GPS during an Instrument Set, Reconnaissance and Surveying (ENFIRE) class aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in the Philippine Sea, July 6, 2021. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

Pentagon CIO places high priority on developing GPS alternatives with growing threat of great power conflict

The events that have unfolded over the last year in Ukraine have shown the need to accelerate the fielding of new technologies like GPS alternatives and other…
Gen. B. Chance Saltzman, participates in the META-13 Joint All-Domain Command & Control (JADC2) and Space Mission Integration panel discussion, at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ASCEND Summit, from the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Nov. 18, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Space Force wants $340M in 2024 to build up operational testing and training infrastructure

The request comes as the U.S. is facing growing threats to its space systems, including cyber warfare activities, electronic attack platforms, lasers, ground-launched missiles, and “space-to-space orbital…
Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman delivers a keynote speech “Guardians in the Fight” during the Air and Space Forces Association 2023 Warfare Symposium in Aurora, Colo., March 7, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

From Z-grams to C-notes: Inside Gen. Saltzman’s unique approach to leading America’s digitally focused Space Force

In an exclusive interview, the chief of space operations briefed DefenseScoop on how he is applying lessons and tactics from innovative leaders who served decades before this…
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the GPS III SV06 payload launches from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla on Jan. 18, 2023. The overall objective of GPS III is to deliver sustained, reliable GPS capabilities to America’s warfighters, our allies, and civil users. GPS provides positioning, navigation, and timing service to civil and military users worldwide.(U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Sjoberg)

Space Force buys self-driving, smart tractors to support grounds maintenance

The autonomous tractors allow the digital-first Space Force to focus on more pressing mission needs rather than grounds maintenance, officials said.
From left: Dr. Nick Glavin, Dr. Ajit Roy and Dr. Michael McConney stand with a nanomaterial deposition chamber at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 24, 2021. The trio are increasing the availability of nano materials by building stronger ties with industry, government and academia in India. The Air Force Research Laboratory established a new Strategic Partnering Directorate, or AFRL/SP, achieve greater alignment, effectiveness and efficiencies in supporting partnership priorities across the Department of the Air Force’s science and technology enterprise. AFRL/SP will now manage international partnerships for the laboratory. (U.S. Air Force photo/Patrick Foose).

Air Force Research Lab unveils major realignment of partnerships with launch of new directorate

DefenseScoop was recently briefed on the lab’s new ‘one-stop shop for partnerships.’