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National Space Intelligence Center to Provide Intelligence on Foreign Space Threats

NSIC will be responsible for collecting and providing intelligence on foreign space threats to the nation, working for the Space Force, the Air Force and sister services. Combatant commands and national leaders will rely on the information it provides.

John Gass, civilian director of the NSIC, noted last month at the Ohio Space Forum at the NASA Glenn Research Center that the NSIC has borrowed two squadrons from the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), which is based at Wright-Patterson.

The upcoming space intelligence center will be managed by Space Delta 18– a new Space Force unit– and will have Col. Marqus Randall as commander.

The space intelligence community will gain support from the Space Delta 18, with Space Force intelligence analysts working to analyze raw data and identify and evaluate usable intelligence from different sources.

Space Force already has an intelligence unit, Space Delta 7, at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado, responsible for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for military operations.

The new Space Delta 18 will support the space intelligence community, including the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office.

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