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Pentagon Confronts CBO’s Cost Forecasts For New Space Organizations

The U.S. DoD (Department of Defense) is disputing the evaluation by the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) on the long-term charges of the space associations that the Trump government has planned. As per to the CBO report, establishing an autonomous Space Force below the Air Force, a Space Development Agency, and a US Space Command will surge the DoD’s annual budget somewhere from $1.1 Billion to $1.9 Billion, and contract onetime costs from $1.8 Billion to $4.7 Billion. In a statement, Tom Crosson—Pentagon’s Spokesman—said to SpaceNews, “The CBO projections are based on unusual assumptions than the DoD’s governmental proposal. The CBO did not talk with the DoD or assess the DoD Space Force proposal.”

The department suggested a lean organizational arrangement for the Space Force that averts major bureaucratic development by leveraging present Air Force abilities. The DoD’s proposal “represents much less 0.1% of the DoD’s budget,” stated Crosson. He further added, “The establishment of the U.S. Space Force is a diminutive investment to make sure American control in space, guard our economy of $19 Trillion that moves on space, and make sure space abilities for our airmen, soldiers, sailors, and Marines.” The CBO investigation—which was done at the demand of the chiefs of the Senate Committee on Armed Services—tries to present a long-term vision of what the space institutes might cost over time.

Recently, the DoD was in news as CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association) stated that the defense department’s report failed to reflect US’ position in the race to 5G. The CTIA values the credit on the part of the U.S. DoD that 5G success would require low-band spectrum, mid-band spectrum, and high-band spectrum, but it is taking concern with the latest report on 5G by the DIB (Defense Innovation Board) that misrepresents the position of 5G in the U.S.

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