Last week was the jointly-hosted INSA/AFCEA Intelligence and National Security Summit. Throughout the main sessions and breakouts with a variety of experts, several things stood out as the event’s resounding chorus.
But there are still plenty of turf battles to be fought in the creation of a Space Force. So as the sides marshal their forces and prepare for the clash of bean counters, let’s look at what is at stake.
The House version of last year’s National Defense Authorization Act included a provision to have the Air Force create a “numbered air force” that would assume responsibility for space operations and be subordinate to the existing U.S. Space Command.