For the first time in 70 years, the U.S. military will be adding another service to its organization, the Space Force. The move becomes official with the signing of the S. 1790, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 by the president later today, announced Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley, USA. The top two military leaders briefed the press at the Pentagon and broadcasted the event online December 20.
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Raytheon Company, Falls Church, Virginia, is being awarded a more than $6 million modification to a previously awarded contract to provide upgrades to the Tactical Control System Office of the Secretary of Defense architecture from version 1.0 to version 2.0. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.