Pentagon names civilian to oversee space policy in continued Space Force stand-up

The Department of Defense trimmed space bureaucracy Friday in a move that advances President Trump’s Space Force.

The new assistant secretary of defense for space policy will be responsible for engaging international partners and government agencies on space strategy. The position will eliminate one layer of the organizational chart and bring the civilian official overseeing space policy closer to Pentagon leadership.

“It shows the significance of space policy,” a Pentagon official told the Washington Examiner. “It elevates the position.”

Current acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy Justin Johnson will
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