Space Defense Agency chief clears up “confusion” about where his agency is going

September 23, 2022

Breaking Defense:

SDA Director Derek Tournear said his shop will remain its own when it formally joins the Space Force in coming weeks, giving the service another acquisition outlet.

SDA Director Derek Tournear wants to get one thing perfectly straight about the upcoming transfer of his agency into the Space Force: SDA will continue to function as an independent agency with no substantive changes to how it currently does its work.

In particular, he old reporters during the annual Air Force Association conference on Wednesday, SDA will remain separate from the service’s major acquisition arm, Space Systems Command.

“There’s confusion — internal and external,” to the Pentagon, Tournear said, about how SDA fits in.

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