US Space Force Will Be Created Tonight

Trump will sign the National Defense Authorization Act 2020 at 7:30 pm EST.

The NDAA provides the Secretary of the Air Force with the authority to transfer Air Force personnel to the newly established Space Force.

$72.4 million to stand up the Space Force headquarters. The agreement creates a Chief of Space Operations (CSO) for the U.S. Space Force who will report directly to the Secretary of the Air Force and become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

There will be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration who will be the senior space architect.

The FY20 NDAA recognizes space as a warfighting domain and establishes the U.S. Space Force in Title 10 as the sixth Armed Service of the United States, under the U.S. Air Force. In doing so, the NDAA provides the Secretary of the Air Force with the authority to transfer Air Force personnel to the newly established Space Force.

NDAA Also Tries to Accelerate Technology Innovation – Accelerating Defense Innovation

The FY20 NDAA aspects of the Accelerating Defense Innovation Act to assist DOD’s efforts to access new sources of innovation. It establishes inclusive pathways for the most promising small businesses to commercialize their innovations for the DOD market. The NDAA increases DOD’s engagement with innovation hubs across the country by establishing a Joint Reserve detachment at Defense Innovation Unit locations and authorizing $75 million to the Defense Innovation Unit for the creation of a National Security Innovation Capital Fund.

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