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Space Force Has Its Own Spy Agency

The U.S. Space Force announced that the service’s new intelligence agency, the National Space Intelligence Center, will see its first day in operation on Friday, according to the center’s deputy director.The newly-formed Space Delta 18, named in reference to the NSIC’s status as the 18th U.S. intelligence agency, will operate the center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, according to a statement released Wednesday. Col. Marqus Randall will oversee the NSIC’s mandate to track foreign capabilities and threats in space.“It has been a long time coming but after two decades of trials and tribulations, June 24th will see the activation of Space Delta 18, the National Space Intelligence Center,” said Deputy Director John Gass in a social media post. Previously, the Space Force Intelligence Activity served as an interim intelligence unit, drawing staff from the Department of Defense’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center, according to Space News. President Joe Biden requested a Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that allocated $20 million to establish the NSIC. The Marine Corps was the most recent of the armed services to establish an intelligence division, the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, in 1987. Former President Donald Trump ordered the Department of Defense to set up a Space Force in 2018, which was estimated to cost up to $1.9 billion dollar per year to maintain above startup expenses, according to a 2019 report from t …

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