Air Force Fiscal 2013 Budget Invests in Critical Space Capabilities
February 23, 2012
Investment in space programs was a priority in this year's Air Force budget, according to Undersecretary of the Air Force Erin Conaton.
Air Force leaders sought to sustain and modernize the capabilities that enable the service to support the Department of Defense's new strategic guidance, Conaton told reporters during a media roundtable Feb. 17 in the Pentagon.
The U.S. military continues to rely heavily on Air Force space programs for a wide variety of activities that allow the military to be effective on the battlefield, she said.