U.S. Space Force

The U.S. Space Force, the first new organization to join the Intelligence Community since 2006, was established in December 2019, within the Department of the Air Force, meaning the Secretary of the Air Force has overall responsibility for the USSF, under the guidance and direction of the Secretary of Defense.

Space has become essential to our security and prosperity. Space systems are woven into the fabric of our way of life and is fundamental to our economic system. From the satellites that power the GPS technology that we use every day, or allow us to surf the web and call our friends, or enable first responders to communicate with each other in times of crisis, or orchestrate transactions in the world financial market, or even allow us to use credit cards at gas pumps.

The USSF organizes, trains, and equips space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to our joint military forces.