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Space Force Presents Forces to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command > United States Space Force > News
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Space Force Presents Forces to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command > United States Space Force > News

CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii -- The U.S. Space Force officially activated and assigned U.S. Space Forces, Indo-Pacific to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in a ceremony Nov. 22 at Camp H.M. Smith under the leadership of Brig. Gen. Anthony Mastalir.USSPACEFOR-INDOPAC is the service’s second component to present forces to a combatant command and the first to stand up at an overseas combatant command. The component is directly subordinate to the Chief of Space Operations for the execution of responsibilities under Title 10 for service-specific administration and support functions.“This is truly an historic moment for the Space Force,” said Chief of Space Operations Gen. B. Chance Saltzman. “This is an important step as we normalize Space into the joint force. Given today’s multi-doma...
CSO announces Polaris Award recipients, emphasizes Guardian Values at USSF Ball > United States Space Force > News
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CSO announces Polaris Award recipients, emphasizes Guardian Values at USSF Ball > United States Space Force > News

LOS ANGELES -- Chief of Space Operations Gen. B. Chance Saltzman announced the service-level Polaris Award recipients at the inaugural Space Force Ball in Los Angeles on Nov. 18.   The establishment of the service-wide award program is significant as the newest military branch builds its own unique traditions and culture. This is the first time the Polaris Awards have been awarded at the service level since the program was created this year.   The Polaris Awards embody the four Guardian Values of Character, Courage, Commitment and Connection; there are four individual award categories representing each value, and a team excellence category that signifies all four values.   “For us to operate in today’s challenging securi...
DAF outlines space acquisition philosophy, priorities, tenets > United States Space Force > News
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DAF outlines space acquisition philosophy, priorities, tenets > United States Space Force > News

Honorable Frank Calvelli, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration, released a memorandum Oct. 31 that aims to cement the Department of the Air Force’s space acquisition top priorities, philosophy, and tenets.The document highlights DAF’s need to prioritize driving speed into acquisitions, building resilient space architectures, and integrating the space architecture with other domains to give warfighters a strategic advantage against potential adversaries.“The traditional ways of doing space acquisition must be reformed in order to add speed to our acquisitions to meet our priorities,” Calvelli said. “Former approaches of developing a small amount of large satellites, along with large monolithic ground systems taking many years to develop, can no longer...
DAF completes 5th annual financial statement audit, continues march toward auditability > United States Space Force > News
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DAF completes 5th annual financial statement audit, continues march toward auditability > United States Space Force > News

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Department of the Air Force recently concluded its fifth year under full financial statement audit. While the Independent Public Accountant continues to issue a “Disclaimer of Opinion,” Fiscal Year 2022 marked another audit cycle with notable progress towards the DAF’s ultimate audit objectives.   Starting with the Working Capital Fund, the DAF successfully closed its Oversight and Monitoring of Internal Controls material weakness.   “We are proud of the progress that was made this past year in pushing the Department closer to auditability,” said Kristyn Jones, the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller. “This progress is instrumental in preventing future material wea...
Space Force holds first University Consortium Symposium > United States Space Force > News
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Space Force holds first University Consortium Symposium > United States Space Force > News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Space Force held the first University Consortium (UC) Symposium in Colorado Springs this August.During the event, the Space Force office for Science, Technology and Research came together with 27 universities and industry leaders to discuss how the service plans to address several areas of interest to the nation. Collectively, the group defined key areas for science and technology growth over the next decade via the creation of three Strategic Technology Institutes (STIs).These Institutes can comprise a combination of universities, industry and non-profit organizations from around the country, pooling their collective expertise, to enhance space capabilities. The first of these STIs are: xGEO and Space Domain Awareness STI – The fo...