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.
Government Accountability Office (GAO) report after report have rather meticulously worked to unravel the complexity of the nation’s space acquisition programs. The House Strategic Forces Subcommittee is ready to make changes in 2017.