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Sat Nov 10, 2018, 12:36 AM

Air Force Space Command prepares to take over procurement of satellite communications


by Sandra Erwin — November 8, 2018

“We’re ready to start a new chapter,” said Clare Grason, division chief for satellite communications at the Defense Information Systems Agency.

LONDON — Congress last year directed U.S. Air Force Space Command to assume responsibility for the procurement of commercial satellite communications services for the Department of Defense no later than December 2018. That job previously was held by the Defense Information Systems Agency.

“We’re ready to start a new chapter,” said Clare Grason, who is division chief for satellite communications at the Defense Information Systems Agency but in six weeks will report to Air Force Space Command.

A management shakeup in the procurement of military satcom has been a long time in the making. Military commanders have argued that the acquisition process led by DISA was not responsive to operators’ needs and Congress moved in to legislate the change. Grason has been in charge of satcom acquisition at DISA but she insists that the transfer to Air Force Space Command is more than just a badge swap.

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Sat Nov 10, 2018, 02:10 AM

1. Congress did whut???

WTF! when the hell did that happen?

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Sat Nov 10, 2018, 05:13 AM

2. Probably

Funded months ago. The lead time on things like this... Substantial

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