New tri-agency office to coordinate U.S. missile-defense space programs

September 19, 2022


The Space Systems Command, the Space Development Agency and the Missile Defense Agency have formed a new program office to coordinate disparate procurements of satellites to detect ballistic and hypersonic missiles.

The Space Systems Command (SSC), the procurement arm of the U.S. Space Force, announced the realignment Sept. 15. 

The combined program office “establishes a formal partnership among missile warning, missile tracking and and missile defense  acquisition organizations for greater delivery of integrated and resilient sensor-to-shooter capabilities,” said Col. Brian Denaro, SSC space sensing program executive officer, who will lead the new office. 

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