Dec, 2015
Military Payloads Hosted on Commercial Satellites: How Can the Space and Missile Systems Center Increase the Number of Commercially Hosted Military Payload Contract Awards?
Air University (U.S.). Press
Cunningham, Peter A.
"Though Pres. Barack Obama and the Air Force Space Command's (AFSPC) top general officers have advocated for the use of commercially hosted military payloads (CHMP), only one CHMP contract has been awarded by the Air Force. This paper answers the question, how can AFSPC and the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) increase the number of CHMP contract awards? Using a problem/solution framework, I examine the acquisition cultural and policy challenges that impede CHMP solutions and choose a solution which could potentially increase the number of CHMP contract awards. I analyze solutions such as awarding an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity hosted payload contract vehicle by SMC, leveraging the Education with Industry program, and issuing an Air Force instruction on CHMPs. The instruction would include an addendum to Directive-Type Memorandum 09-025, Space Systems Acquisition Policy."
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    Cunningham, Peter A.
  • Publisher
    Air University (U.S.). Press
  • Report Number
    Wright Flyer Paper No.53
  • Date
    Dec, 2015
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Air University, Air Command and Staff College:
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  • Subjects
    Military/Defense policy and doctrine
    Politics and government

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