Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Denker, USAF, has been assigned as deputy director, National Reconnaissance Office, and commander, Air Force Element, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Virginia.
National Reconnaissance Office
United Launch Services LLC, Littleton, Colorado, has been awarded a $138,041,011 firm-fixed-price modification (P00086) to previously awarded contract FA8811-13-C-0003 for launch vehicle production services (LVPS) under the terms of the requirements contract. Contractor will execute a requirement for fiscal 2015 LVPS in support of the launch vehicle configuration of one National Reconnaissance Office Atlas V 541. This modification also procures backlog transportation for the GPS IIF-10 and GPS IIF-11 missions as well as mission specific commodities for the MUOS-4 mission.
The organization tasked with deploying and maintaining orbital reconnaissance assets is working on improving its ground architecture to keep those space-based capabilities relevant amid a changing threat picture.