The Space Command's head says GPS III’s operational control system is "embarrassing" to defend, as the service considers reopening parts of the program to competition.
The Web-based Key Management Infrastructure replaces a manual system that involved carrying keys to soldiers, even those on the battlefield.
A new DARPA program would replace the heavy telescopes used in LIDAR systems with lightweight, inexpensive flat optics.
The contract, worth up to $80 million, will support air defense missions for North American Aerospace Defense Command and Pacific Air Forces’ communication systems.
Lockheed Martin said the Navy accepted the fourth satellite in the global network this week.
The MQ-8C recently demonstrated enhanced endurance and sensor capabilities, manufacturer Northrop Grumman said.
The service’s Jon Kimminau lays out the challenges of increasing collection and improving analysis in a time of tight budgets.
In a recently released solicitation, the service said it wants to improve security and its ISR capabilities though full-spectrum awareness of emerging threats.