Space Development Agency Director Announced

Date: October. 28, 2019 The Department of Defense (DoD) today announced the selection of Dr. Derek Tournear as the first permanent director of the Space Development Agency. Established in March, the Space Development Agency is responsible for unifying and integrating the Department’s space development efforts, monitoring the Department’s threat-driven future space architecture, and accelerating fielding of…

Space Development Agency Addresses Growing Capability Gaps

Date: July 23, 2019 | Outlet: DOD News | BY DAVID VERGUN The space domain is vital to warfighters, with information from satellites used for such things as communications, missile tracking and navigation. However, there are gaps that near-peer competitors such as China could exploit, said Derek M. Tournear, acting director of the Defense Department’s Space Development…

What will the Space Development Agency really do?

Date: July 24, 2019 | Outlet: C4ISRNet | By Nathan Strout During an industry day July 23, Space Development Agency leaders explained how their organization differentiates itself from the military’s other space-related organizations. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom) In the four months since it was officially established, the Space Development Agency has been a bit…