OMB pushes back on Senate plan to give MDA oversight of space sensor architecture

September 10, 2019 at 1:41 PM
The White House objects to a provision in the Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill that would give the Missile Defense Agency responsibility for a new hypersonic and ballistic space-based sensor constellation, saying the move could "restrict DOD's ability to design the most cost-effective solution." In a Sept. 4 letter to committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK) , the Office of Management and Budget writes that while the administration agrees with the importance of a new space...

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