DoD Plumps SDA’s 2021 Budget, Despite Uncertain Role

February 14, 2020

Breaking Defense:

DoD wants a whopping $337 million — more than double last year’s tranche — in the 2021 budget for the Space Development Agency (SDA), despite continued uncertainty about what the DoD agency will do and with whom.

Congress appropriated a total of $125.3 million for SDA in 2020, a cut of about $25 million to the administration’s million request, reflecting skepticism about the agency’s plans and management.

In particular, Congress is worried about possible overlap between SDA, the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), the Space Rapid Capabilities Office (SpRCO) and the Missile Defense Agency.

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