Extending America's Cybersecurity Capacity In Space
In July 2018, the Air Force cyber mission transferred to Air Combat Command, which generated the greatest capacity for an integrated Information Warfare capability within the Air Force. This move allowed AFSPC to focus on gaining and maintaining space superiority and outpacing our adversaries in the space domain. The organization, Air Force Space Command, was redesignated as the U.S. Space Force December 20, 2019.
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The Space Force is the newest branch of the Armed Forces – like the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines – that is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping forces for the space domain. U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) is the newest of eleven different Combatant Commands responsible for planning and conducting all military operations in a specific geographic or functional area or domain – in this case, the space domain.
Interview with CAPT Kenneth L. BarberUnited States Space Force
Congratulations CAPT Barber on your 12 years of Service and your transfer of duties to USSF September 3, 2020
Capt Kenneth L. Barber is the Chief, Space Based SDA, Space Superiority Division, Headquarters United States Space Force, Peterson AFB CO. He is responsible for the oversight, management, execution, and resourcing of USSF’s space domain awareness assets and Science & Technology (S&T) portfolio.
The new, independent U.S. Space Force will maintain and enhance the competitive edge of the DOD in space while adapting to new strategic challenges.
U.S. Space Force
The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is a new branch of the Armed Forces. It was established on December 20, 2019 with enactment of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act and will be stood-up over the next 18 months. The USSF was established within the Department of the Air Force, meaning the Secretary of the Air Force has overall responsibility for the USSF, under the guidance and direction of the Secretary of Defense. Additionally, a four-star general known as the Chief of Space Operations (CSO) serves as the senior military member of the USSF. The CSO is a full member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The USSF is a military service that organizes, trains, and equips space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force. USSF responsibilities include developing military space professionals, acquiring military space systems, maturing the military doctrine for space power, and organizing space forces to present to our Combatant Commands.
Publication: Doctrine for Space Forces
The inaugural Space Capstone Publication, Spacepower (SCP) is capstone doctrine for the United States Space Force and represents our Service’s first articulation of an independent theory of spacepower. This publication answers why spacepower is vital for our Nation, how military spacepower is employed, who military space forces are, and what military space forces value. In short, this capstone document is the foundation of our professional body of knowledge as we forge an independent military Service committed to space opertions.
Advancement Research converges performance, governance and capital into innovation ecosystems. Operating on the belief that given a healthy choice people would choose productivity over dependence. Advancement Research brings an integrative framework for managing knowledge across boundaries.
Federal Virtual Internship Program - CEBOT Cyber Space Mission Directive
"Space is integral to our way of life, our national security, and modern warfare. Although United States space systems have historically maintained a technological advantage over those of our potential adversaries, those potential adversaries are now advancing their space capabilities and actively developing ways to deny our use of space in a crisis or conflict. It is imperative that the United States adapt its national security organizations, policies, doctrine, and capabilities to deter aggression and protect our interests."
Develop space domain awareness and the nature of offensive and defensive space control.
Learn key concepts of satellite operations and satellite communications.
Understand delivery components of space service support including spacelift and space range operations.
Understand the concepts on how to deter aggression in, from, and to space.
Lean the roles of the 16 integral specialties that include both Officer and Enlisted Space Force personnel.
1C6 - Space Systems Operations specialist 1N0 - All Source Intelligence Analyst 1N1 - Geospatial Intelligence Analyst 1N2 - Signals Intelligence Analyst 1N4 - Fusion Analyst 3D0 - Cyberspace Operations specialist 3D1 - Cyberspace Systems specialist
Space Mission Career Focus Areas
14N - Intelligence Officer
1N0 - All Source Intelligence Analyst
Looking Forward Research & Development
Federal Virtual Intern Program
This industry association solution-oriented initiative is grounded in a design-based research methodology focused on increasing the number of cybersecurity professionals in the public and private sector by leveraging the collective capabilities of minority technology companies, historically black colleges and universities, government agencies along with non-profit organizations.
"Space security and dominance is both a national security and an economic imparitive."
– Karl Cureton, CEBOT CEO
Mission Diversity & Inclusion is a National Imperative
CEBOT Talent Pipleline Initiative
The Minority Technology Industry will play a key role in fulfilling our nation's space superiority strategy. As our industry partnerships and investments develop a new generation of satellites, GPS and launch systems diversity in personnel will be a key leverage point to insure U.S. space independence.
Building a Nation of Producers
America's economy converges and grows when industry, government and community partners work together and agree to joint profitable and sustainable economic outcomes.
Council Exchange Board Of Trade Student Research Summer Fellowship
To succeed in this digital revolution we need to learn to deal with asymmetric nature of conflict and business. There is a need for broader security sensitivity, for sufficient skills to secure assets beforehand, and for capabilities to monitor, analyze and react to threats in real time.
Together with incredible opportunities come new risks, as the virtual and real world become one in the fourth industrial revolution. The asymmetry of risks that we are starting to face reinforces the need for an integrated and holistic view of security issues, and a strong synchronization between business and political action.
Council Board of Trade (CEBOT) Student Researchers will be engaged in a multiple geographical location exercise sponsored by federal agencies who are mission aligned in fostering growth and building our global resilience while supporting the development of adjudicated and workforce ready analysts able to draw insight on implications and synthesize threat information from multiple sources and disciplines.
Students are required to have a university sponsor. This summer program is designed for public and private sector higher education research sponsors with a mission to bring applied learning in cybersecurity and community economic development programs. The research cohort will be approved as federal research policy interns and CEBOT Fellows.
The Council Exchange Board of Trade (CEBOT) brings a rich history of advocacy and procurement policy guidance within the federal policy ecosystem. The $100 Billion Minority Technology Industry is a source of jobs to over 500,000 professionals both in the United States and abroad.
CEBOT brings applied research & development to growth algorithms that catalyze regional innovation ecosystems, stimulating economic development and uplifting minority business and community. CEBOT leadership and Senior Fellows bring new capabilities, investment and research capacity to the minority technology industry and to the stakeholders they serve.
Engagement requires value and produces consensus when process is key. Governance gives rise to planned growth both individually and throughout the ecosystem.
Growth rises when not stifled by moral hazard. CEBOT algorithms facilitate a deliberate system of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes.
Innovation liberates possibilities, improves systems and can transform bureaucracies into managed serviced/resource based functions.
Council Exchange Board of Trade Governing Leadership Team