Colorado lawmakers set sights on future Space Command headquarters

Colorado Springs would be an ideal location for future Space Command headquarters, say lawmakers in the Centennial State.

Last week the Department of the Air Force announced the six candidate locations being considered for the headquarters of the U.S. Space Command.

The six locations include Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, Port San Antonio, Texas; and Redstone Army Airfield in Alabama, the Department of the Air Force said in a statement.

Peterson Air Force Base is currently the Command’s provisional headquarters. The long-term Space Command headquarters will be selected in early 2021.

SPACE COMMAND HEADQUARTERS WILL BE IN ONE OF THESE SIX STATES, AIR FORCE ANNOUNCES

Virtual and on-site visits will now be conducted at the six candidate locations before the headquarters site is chosen, according to the Department of

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DVIDS – News – Scientific Development Squadron (VXS) 1 Holds Change of Command


NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Cmdr. Ian Lilyquist relieved Cmdr. Jared Tharp as commander of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Scientific Development Squadron (VXS) 1, Nov. 6 during a change of command ceremony held at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Commanding Officer Capt. Ricardo Vigil presented Tharp with the Meritorious Service Medal. Tharp served as the VXS-1 Commanding Officer from August 2019 to November 2020. Vigil said Tharp’s distinguished leadership was instrumental to the squadron’s continued record of superlative support to NRL’s airborne mission.

Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, commander, Office of Naval Research presided over the ceremony, took the opportunity to praise Tharp on a successful tour marked by world-wide deployments that advanced critical Science and Technology to the Fleet.

“The work being done by the VXS-1 squadron is vital for the Naval Research Enterprise,” Selby said. “Conducting

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Naval Information Warfare Systems Command Transitions First Wave of Research Project Prototypes to Production > United States Navy > News Stories

The Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) recently hit a significant milestone and transitioned the first wave of Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) prototypes to production through an Other Transaction Authority Production (OTP) award using 10 U.S.C §2371b(f) Authority.

At the close of fiscal year 2020, NAVWAR awarded three OTPs marking the beginning stages of an accelerated pathway designed to take successful IWRP prototypes into production and rapidly deliver key technology for warfighter application. The IWRP uses an alternative acquisition method, called an other transaction authority (OTA), to streamline acquisition processes, develop prototypes, and rapidly provide advanced technologies to the fleet. The three OTPs had a combined ceiling value of approximately $104 million.

“These transitions into production are a huge win for the Navy and illustrate our ability to use this unique acquisition authority to rapidly deliver solutions on behalf of our Sailors and Marines,” said NAVWAR Commander Rear Adm.

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BAE Systems to Deliver System Integration and Information Technology Management for Army Cyber Command

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a one-year, $11.7 million contract to provide information technology (IT) services to the Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) to assist with the operation, maintenance, and technical aspects of the ARCYBER enterprise IT environment. The company will provide system integration and management, including network and systems administration, and cyber and IT engineering support at ARCYBER Headquarters in Fort Gordon, Georgia.

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BAE Systems will assist Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) with the operation, maintenance, and technical aspects of the ARCYBER enterprise IT environment in Fort Gordon, Georgia. Photo credit: BAE Systems

“We’re pleased to continue supporting ARCYBER’s G-6,” said Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Intelligence Solutions business. “Our trusted, cleared IT and cyber experts are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and ultimately assisting warfighters with the defense of

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