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Gen. John Hyten

Revolutionary SATCOM Vision Hits Raymond’s Desk: AFSPC

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The vision itself isn’t the only thing that is needed, industry sources say. A concept of operations is required for how the Air Force will manage different user needs and interact with different industry providers. “The vision is out, but there is no concept of operations,” said one source.

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Air Force Brass Lead New SpaceCom Subcommand

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CFSCC’s mission includes executing “tactical control over globally dispersed Air Force, Army, and Navy space units that command satellites in every orbital regime.”

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SPACECOM To Write New Ops War Plan: 100km And Up

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If the US receives intelligence that Russia is prepping a strike against a US satellite, does SPACECOM task a drone or a B-21 bomber to take it out before it launches? Or does Gen. Raymond choose to simply maneuver the targeted satellite out of the way?

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Intel Community’s Secrecy Culture Frustrates DoD Sat Safety Effort

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“People at the NRO and others hiding in unmarked cubicles in other parts of northern Virginia started breathing into bags like never before,” said one DoD about the 2018 SSA transparency policy.

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Will Four-Star Strapped Navy Pass on STRATCOM Command?

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The Navy has eight four-stars in its ranks — a number that will stay steady when presumptive CNO Gilday is confirmed and gets his fourth star, and current CNO John Richardson steps down. The Air Force, by contrast has 13 four-star generals.

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Hyten Endures: Sen. McSally Declares Him ‘Innocent’

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But Col. Kathryn Spletstoser doubled down on her accusations against her former boss: “He could have raped me.”

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Hyten: Sexual Abuser Or ‘Billy Mitchell Of Space’?

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Hyten is not just one of the nation’s 40 active-duty four-star officers, already an elite club with fewer members than a single NFL football team. He is also the the leader of the space community and the advocate-in-chief for space specialists’ careers.

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Three Senators Question Hyten Confirmation; Inhofe Wants To Press Ahead

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“After a comprehensive investigation by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, there was insufficient evidence to support any finding of misconduct on the part of Gen. Hyten,” Pentagon spokeswoman Col. DeDe Halfhill said yesterday.

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Gen. Ray: Attracting Capable Techies Key To NC3 Improvements

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Finding capable technologists is the key requirement as DoD upgrades NC3, says Gen. Timothy Ray

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SDA’s Kennedy: Cislunar Space The Next Military Frontier

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As commercial activities such as mining expand from Earth to the Moon, there will be “a need for the equivalent to a Navy or Air Force” to protect that region of space, says SDA chief Fred Kennedy.

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