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Space/Defense – DIU’s Butow Pushes Space Force Case On ‘Tactical ISR’ Mission (Breaking Defense)

Defense Department space leaders are pressing their case for the Space Force to take on responsibility for buying commercial satellite imagery and analytical products to support day-to-day military operations, despite cautionary rumblings from Capitol Hill about overlap with the Intelligence Community. Over the past two decades, “there’s been a lot of need to have imagery and information products on the fly. … We don’t need a lot of that information for intelligence,” Steve “Bucky” Butow, Space Portfolio director at the Defense Innovation Unit, told the Navy League’s annual Sea Air Space 2021 show yesterday.

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