A recent report outlines the uses unmanned aerial vehicles could serve in domestic airspace, as well as the constraints standing in the way.
A scattered procurement process leaves the military without a good accounting of its resources, and could be leaving money on the table, the report says.
Elon Musk said the June 28 explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket would delay the inaugural launch of the Falcon Heavy booster ticketed to compete for launches of U.S. military satellites.
The proposed changes also include stepping up training of new pilots.
While delays hold back development of the next-generation GPS III, the Air Force is keeping the current constellation up to date.
The commonly used small satellite terminals can provide real-time IP links to the Global Combat Support Systems-Army.
Agencies can take advantage of existing commercial technologies from vendors often working in tandem, Thermopylae's AJ Clark writes.
Lockheed Martin will continue to deliver SEWIP upgrades under the new deal.