Tuesday, September 15, 2015

DOD starting new entity for sharing space information

DOD starting new entity for sharing space information: A Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center is being created by the U.S. military for better information sharing.

The center, with the acronym JICSpOC, is to be located at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. It is being established by the Department of Defense in conjunction with the U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Space Command, and the intelligence community.

The new JICSpOC, the Defense Department said, will improve processes and procedures to ensure data fusion among those involved with space operations, such as the DOD, the intelligence community, allied and commercial space entities.

It will also have embedded capabilities to provide backup to the Joint Space Operations Center, or JSpOC, at Vanderberg Air Force Base, Calif.