The new defense policy bill, awaiting Senate approval before going to the President, contains a measure that provides a compromise to end dispute over civilian personnel management actions for Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, reports the Macon Telegraph. Essentially, the center would retain at Robins AFB, Ga., some 100 civilian personnel management workers, including the current director, who would serve two masters, the ALC commander and the Air Force Personnel Center commander. Under BRAC 2005 impetus, the Air Force had intended to physically consolidate civilian personnel management functions at AFPC. The newspaper reports that Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.), who developed the agreement, called it a “big win” for the WRALC.
The White House announced its United States Space Priorities Framework in a document released concurrently with Vice President Kamala Harris' first National Space Council meeting. Listed among five U.S. priorities is to “defend its national security interests from the growing scope and scale of space and counterspace threats.”