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Volume 29 Issue 6, Nov-Dec 2015

Senior Leader Perspective

An Airman's Story
An Airman's Story

General John E. Hyten, USAF
 
The vision of using space capabilities to enhance military operations is an Airman's story. Charged with organizing, training, and equipping space and cyberspace forces, the question becomes: "Will Air Force Space Command make cyberspace an Airman's... 


Editorial

How to Make Disaggregation Work
How to Make Disaggregation Work

Dr. Peter Wegner / Dr. Thomas C. Adang / Maureen Rhemann
 
Space is rapidly becoming congested, contested, competitive, and commercialized. Trends point to a commercial market capable of providing 80 percent of future requirements. A thoughtful approach could include a three-layered space architecture.... 


Personnel Recovery in Space
Personnel Recovery in Space

Lt Col Mari Manifold, USAF
 
Because of the incredible physical and ethical challenges of personnel recovery in space, the United States needs to take action now to codify recovery methods and expectations for future space travelers. Department of Defense (DOD) Directive... 


Feature Article

A Call to Action: Aid Geostationary Space Situational Awareness with Commerical Telescopes
A Call to Action: Aid Geostationary Space Situational Awareness with Commerical Telescopes

Capt Daniel Moomey, USAF
 
As Earth orbits become more congested, contested, and competitive, the resources necessary to maintain a complete and accurate space picture continue to increase. This article proposes a notional augmentation to the Space Surveillance Network... 


Views

Purposeful Development of the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance for Space Cadre
Purposeful Development of the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance for Space Cadre

SMSgt Mitchell R. Overton, USAF
 
This article recommends improvements that the Air Force’s space and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) communities can make in force development of the nearly 2,192 intelligence Airmen assigned to Air Force Space Command.... Article Summary


Space-Policy Education: Contexts and Constraints, Content and Methodology
Space-Policy Education: Contexts and Constraints, Content and Methodology

Dwight Rauhala
 
National space policies provide guidance and serve as strategic-messaging tools for the departments of the executive government, Congress, and other domestic and international audiences. To operate effectively within the realm of national-security... 


Schriever Essay Winners

Preparing for the Cyber Battleground of the Future
Preparing for the Cyber Battleground of the Future

2nd Lt Chris Babcock, USAF
 
For space and cyber Airmen, tomorrow’s fight will be determined largely by the concept of cyberspace dependency. That term, as defined by the author, is the degree to which a military capability relies on supremacy over a portion of the cyberspace... 


Defending Our Satellites: The Need for Electronic Warfare Education and Training
Defending Our Satellites: The Need for Electronic Warfare Education and Training

Lt Col E. Lincoln Bonner, USAF
 
The US military enjoys tremendous advantages over any potential adversary because of its exploitation of space capabilities. It is of paramount importance that Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) position its Airmen to defend and protect America’s space...


Developing Tomorrow's Space War Fighter: The Argument for Contracting Out Satellite Operations
Developing Tomorrow's Space War Fighter: The Argument for Contracting Out Satellite Operations

Maj Sean C. Temple, USAF
 
To date, space has been a fairly unchallenged environment to work in. The threat, however, is growing. As General Hyten stated, the priority of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) is to continue to provide operational capability, even in a threatened... 


Selected Air University Research

DoD Acquisitions Reform: Embracing and Implementing Agile
DoD Acquisitions Reform: Embracing and Implementing Agile

Capt Amber R. Oar, USAF / Capt John P. Fitzsimmons, USAF / Capt James P. Guthrie, USAF / Capt Raymond A.Hoffman, USAF / Capt Andrew J. Metzger, USAF / Capt Carl J. Nelson, USAF / Capt Taylor J. Olson, USAF / Capt Matthew J. Postupack, USAF 2nd Lt Chris Babcock, USAF
 
Over the last decade, the President and Congress have tasked the Department of Defense (DoD) with reducing expenditures and finding areas for cost savings. DoD officials have responded with initiatives such as Better Buying Power, Should Cost and...  


Integrating Stealth
Integrating Stealth

Capt Todd Fisk, USAF / Capt Reiss Oltman, USAF / Capt Fleming Thompson, USAF / Capt Andrew Ward, USAF / Capt Carter Kunz, USAF / Capt Rebecca Scott, USAF / Capt Bret Laxton, USAF / Capt Heinrich Bornhorst, USAF
 
Throughout the history of air power, the technological advancements in the offensive weapon systems that are built and introduced onto the battlefield have consistently evolved at a significant pace. One may argue that when you compare these very... Article Summary


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