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Space Force Hosts Forum to Better Understand Field Needs

Chance Saltzman,

Chief of Space Operations,

US Space Force

Space Force Hosts Forum to Better Understand Field Needs

The U.S. Space Force recently gathered 40 enlisted, officer and civilian guardians to gain a better understanding of the needs of people in the field.

Held from March 11 to 15, the second annual Guardian Field Forum saw participating guardians discuss a wide range of topics, including an initiative to consolidate and streamline information needed by guardians on a single platform and a proposal for a combined civilian, government and military cloud-based satellite marketplace.

The participants also identified strategic communication, emerging technology and readiness improvements as the three top issues affecting operations, SpaceForce .mil reported.

Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman, a past Potomac Officers Club event speaker and 2024 Wash100 winner, said that the forum allowed people at the headquarters to catch issues that they might have missed when tackling field operations.

The event comes at a time when the military branch is facing a possible budget reduction. In March, Saltzman disclosed that the Space Force is facing a $600 million lower budget for fiscal year 2025. However, he ensured that the service would continue to deliver the needed architecture to deliver missile warning, satellite communication and precise navigation capabilities.

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