USAF Gen. Richard Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had a few sharp words for anyone harping about ongoing problems with new space programs: “There’s a lot of blame to go around there.” From a new weather satellite to a ballistic missile warning satellite replacement, Pentagon officials admit to schedule delays and cost overruns. “We have some space systems that are not in good shape right now,” Myers said bluntly. “The department is a piece of that, industry’s a piece of that [and] the Congress is a piece of that.” He added that fixing the programs are a “long term issue.”
In his final keynote address before retiring as Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force, Roger A. Towberman reflected on the progress of the Space Force and the growth still ahead at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference on Sept. 12, 2023. Watch the video or read the transcript.