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DoD Creating New Space Advisory Group

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is establishing a space advisory committee as part of the Defense Innovation Board to provide insights and advice on space innovation, technology and strategy, SpaceNews reported Monday.

David Norquist, deputy DoD secretary and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, wrote in an April 4 memo obtained by the publication the new advisory group will help address existing and future challenges in space and implications of technology platforms being created for space. The group will also ensure that DoD leaders are current on commercial innovation in space.

Mark Sirangelo, former CEO of Sierra Nevada’s space systems business, will chair the new advisory group. Norquist asked Mike Griffin, defense undersecretary for research and engineering and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, to form the advisory panel no later than April 30.

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