As defense agencies increasingly deploy constellations of low-earth orbit satellites, they want input into how to bake in security.
The services are looking to bring logistics tracking and wireless learning capabilities to mobile devices for troops.
The Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center is planning a five-year contract for command, control, communications and cyber support.
The agreement could help streamline the evaluation process; the Space and Missile Systems Center expects to sign similar agreements with SpaceX and Orbital-ATK.
The companies will provide systems engineering, software support and other services for GCCS-M, which gives commanders an integrated, multilayered common operating picture.
An alliance that also includes industry and academia embarks on a research project to ensure secure, dynamic coalition communications through Distributed Analytics and Information Science, or DAIS.
A new assessment highlights the potential for an instability crisis in space as the United States and China vie for the high ground.
The service gives Lockheed Martin a $395 million contract modification for work on the ninth and tenth of the 32-satellite constellation.