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Space Development Agency now official part of DOD

The Space Development Agency officially has been established as an independent organization within the Pentagon, headed by Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin. "A national security space architecture that provides the persistent, resilient, global, low-latency surveillance needed to deter or, if deterrence fails, defeat adversary action is a prerequisite to maintaining our long-term competitive advantage," acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says in a memo.

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