The Department of the Air Force plans to raise the number of sites eligible for consideration for U.S. Space Command’s permanent headquarters with the release of screening and evaluation criteria, the Space Force reported Friday.
Communities that meet the screening criteria will have an opportunity to present themselves as potential candidates for SPACECOM’s HQ location. The service will provide the potential candidates with additional information as part of the assessment process.
The release of the evaluation and screening criteria is part of the department’s updated approach that considers the organizational structure of the U.S. Space Force and seeks to provide a comprehensive analysis of potential candidate locations.
The department plans to select the final location for the newly established command in early 2021. The city of Colorado Springs in Colorado serves as SPACECOM’s provisional headquarters.