In this week’s Washington Outlook, ex-deputy defense secretary cautions on shorting computing research; costs up for Wfirst Telescope; terrorism a threat.
Experts in nuclear policy caution that changes to limit the president's authority on ordering a first strike could disrupt the U.S.’s ability to deter attacks.
Defense bill directs Air Force space shake-up
In this week's Washington Outlook: Defense policy legislation skips the creation of a corps, puts the deputy defense secretary in charge of space spending.
In this week’s Washington Outlook: The nuclear posture review will have to consider whether the Pentagon can afford the current plan to deter adversaries.
Commercial space companies need the government—sometimes
In this week's Washington Outlook: Those preparing to broaden access to space want relief from broadband spectrum rules, an easier path to launches and help keeping low Earth orbit safe.
Washington think tank proposes repairing and replacing the military’s equipment; Defense Secretary James Mattis wants a new round of base closures; Santa Monica airport is free to shorten a runway.
Congress may ignore Trump proposal to cut aid
In this week's Washington Outlook: The Eastern European nation is rebuilding its industrial base, Pentagon acquisition chief will cede power to services, another spat about how open the skies should be, a way to form national regulations for UAS, and punch list for National Space Council.
In this week’s Washington Outlook: Continued delays could impact precision weapons buys, T-X contract award, new nominees to the Export-Import Bank and the fate of the Space Corps.
Airline CEOs pine for better air traffic control
In this week's Washington Outlook: Skies in the U.S. are safe but slow, and an ongoing debate over how to secure the borders.
Lawmakers pounce on inspector’s findings regarding FAA’s next-gen ATC modernization program; Congress makes a deal to keep the government open; and a view of why it is so hard to buy military space gear.