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DoD Space Architect (U)

Overview (U):

(U) This function has now been incorporated into the National Security Space Architect (NSSA), according to "Decision Memorandum on Department of Defense Reform Initiative Directive #11 - Reorganization of DoD Space Management Responsibilities," 31 July 1998.

(U) The Under Secretary of Defense (USD) for Acquisition and Technology (A&T) established the Office of the Space Architect to consolidate the responsibilities for DoD space mission and system architecture development into a single organization.

Description (U):

(U) This organization was responsible for integrating space architectures and systems; thereby, eliminating unnecessary vertical stove piping of programs. This consolidated design acheives efficiencies in acquisition and future operations through program integration and improving space support to military operations. The Space Architect obtained direct support from various space planning and development organizations across the Federal Government and industry for space architecture planning and development. This support included Federally Funded Research Development Centers (FFRDCs) and System Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) contractors.

(U) The DoD Space Architect's objective was to develop space architectures across the range of DoD space mission areas, integrate requirements, and coordinate with Intelligence Community counterparts. As a joint technical agency, this office developed architectural recommendations to enhance the utility and affordability of current and future space systems. Its first major task was to develop a future MILSATCOM architecture that encompasses core DoD capabilities, allied, civil and commercial functions, and a global broadcast capability.

User Impact (U):

(U) None.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

(U) Organizations and Funding:
  • (U) NSSA.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
DUSD(Space)Deputy Under-Secretary of Defense (DUSD) for Space
Natl Security Space ArchitectNational Security Space Architect (NSSA)
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Related Requirements (U):None.

Related Categories (U):
Space Support AgenciesSpace Support Agencies
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Road Map Placements (U):

This Table Is Unclassified.

Requirements, Funding and Additional Hotlinks (U):

RDT&E Budget Item Project 2677
RDT&E Budget Item Project 2678
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Lead Office (U):

(U) DoD.

Point of Contact (U):

(U) Maj Mike LaPointe, NSSA, Open Phone: (703) 325-6422, DSN 221-6422.
(U) National Security Space Road Map Team, NSSA, Open Phone: (703)808-6040, DSN 898-6040.

Date Of Information (U):

(U) 14 August 1998

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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