Credit: U.S. Air Force

Credit: U.S. Air Force

Just in time for the December release of the next installment of Star Wars.

A new center is being eyed by the U.S. Pentagon and the intelligence community to hone tactics in the event of war in orbit.

That’s the news from reporters at Defense One, based on coverage of Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work’s keynote address at a GEOINT symposium, an annual intelligence conference sponsored by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.

Credit: Walt Disney Company

Credit: Walt Disney Company

The ops center is to be up and running within six months, making use of data from satellites belonging to all government agencies, Defense One reports.

The new center would back up the military’s Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

The center would assist the military and the government to coordinate preparations for and responses to any attack, Defense One explains. This new facility is tied to a $5 billion boost for space security in the Department of Defense 2016 budget request.

Resources

To read the Defense One story, “Pentagon Rushing to Open Space-War Center to Counter China, Russia,” go to:

http://www.defenseone.com/management/2015/06/pentagon-preparing-war-space-russia-china/116101/

 

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work delivers remarks at the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (GEOINT 2015) Symposium, Walter E. Washington Convention Center on June 23 , 2015. Credit: DoD/U.S. Army Sgt First Class Clydell Kinchen

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work delivers remarks at the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (GEOINT 2015) Symposium, Walter E. Washington Convention Center on June 23 , 2015.
Credit: DoD/U.S. Army Sgt First Class Clydell Kinchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To view a video of Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work’s keynote talk this week at the GEOINT symposium, go to:

https://vimeo.com/131619967#at=0

 

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