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Deputy Under-Secretary of Defense (DUSD) for Space (U)

Overview (U):

(U) According to "Decision Memorandum on Department of Defense Reform Initiative Directive #11 - Reorganization of DoD Space Management Responsibilities," 31 July 1998, "...space policy, space systems and architectures, space acquisition and management, and space integration functions of the DUSD (Space) will be realigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (OASD (C3I))."

(U) The Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Space was the principal defense policy advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology. Under the direction of the Under Secretary of Defense, DUSD(Space) exercised policy and resource oversight over all Department of Defense space and space-related activities.

Description (U):

(U) The DUSD (Space) was the principal staff assistant and advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for space matters. The DUSD (Space) was responsible for the functions aggregated into three general areas: (1) space policy; (2) space architectures; and (3) space programs. The DUSD(Space) had the responsibility for the development of space policy. Specifically, the DUSD (Space) was responsible for developing, coordinating, and overseeing the implementation of DoD space policy. The DUSD (Space) had oversight responsibility for space architectures as well as space acquisition programs. The DUSD (Space) oversaw the "community planning" of space missions and systems architectures, the development and integration of DoD space mission, e.g., MILSATCOM, and space system, e.g., Milstar, architectures into an overall "system of systems" architecture.

(U) DoD Space Activities overseen by DUSD (Space) included:

- Communications
- Surveillance & Warning
- Navigation
- Meteorology
- Launch
- Ground Support
- Supporting RDT&E
- General Support

User Impact (U):

(U) None.

Programmatics (U):

(U) Operational.

Images (U):

(U) None.

Related Initiatives (U):
DoD Space Architect (See NSSA)DoD Space Architect
Natl Security Space ArchitectNational Security Space Architect (NSSA)
This Table Is Unclassified.

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):

(U) None.

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) 17 August 1998

(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999

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