Two lawmakers raise alarms about new Space Development Agency

Defense News: A pair of California lawmakers are concerned that the Defense Department’s focus on the newly established Space Development Agency could erode the progress of its legacy space technology procurement arm, the Space and Missile Systems Center.

In an April 16 letter to acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and obtained by Defense News, Reps. Ted Lieu, a Democrat, and Ken Calvert, a Republican, wrote that the current iteration of SDA is duplicative and risks undermining the recent organization of Space and Missile Systems Center, otherwise known as SMC.

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