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Air Force secretary raises space awareness inside Pentagon; Startups grab spotlight at satellite industry’s annual DC trade show

13 Mar 2018, 19:48 UTC
Air Force secretary raises space awareness inside Pentagon; Startups grab spotlight at satellite industry’s annual DC trade show
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HOT TOPIC: SECAF raises space awareness inside the Pentagon. Startups the stars of satellite industry’s annual DC tradeshow

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson revealed that she is having regular private meetings with her Army and Navy counterparts. The three secretaries made a joint appearance on Monday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. They said one of the reasons for these regular get-togethers is to discuss science and technology projects — and find out what the others are doing so they’re not duplicating efforts.
Wilson has taken advantage of these gatherings to keep her colleagues up to date on space issues and on the emerging concept of “multi-domain” military operations that requires broader sharing of information.
“We’ve been involved together in space briefings because, as Heather said, we all have an interest in space,” said Army Secretary Mark Esper. “We all rely on space to one degree or another. And it’s a critical domain that we all have to protect…And we all have roles in protecting ...

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