Space Command Restructures Innovation Center

Air Force Space Command has restructured its Space Innovation and Development Center at Schriever AFB, Colo., and realigned its subordinate organizations. Effective April 1, the SIDC structure moved under Air Combat Command’s Air Force Warfare Center, which is located at Nellis AFB, Nev., according to AFSPC’s April 2 release. The Air Force leadership in November 2011 announced the intent to institute this restructure as part of continuing efforts to increase efficiencies, reduce overhead, and eliminate redundancy across the service. This change is not the result of budget sequestration, states the release. Under the restructure, the Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities program, Distributed Mission Operations Center-Space, 17th Test Squadron, and 25th Space Range Squadron shifts to the warfare center’s oversight, but will remain located at Schriever. The 595th Space Group and its 595th Operations Support Flight will inactivate, while the 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron will remain under AFSPC, but move under Schriever’s 50th Operations Group. In addition, the Advanced Space Operations School will relocate to Peterson AFB, Colo., and will become a field operating agency reporting directly to AFSPC’s director of air, space, and cyberspace operations, states the release.