Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology Paul Kaminski
announced today that Maj. Gen. Robert S. Dickman, USAF, has been selected to be
the Department of Defense's Space Architect.
The establishment of the DoD Space Architect is the latest step with within the
Department to improve space management and organization. Last December, DoD
established the office of the deputy under secretary of Defense (DUSD) for
Space, and on Aug. 6, 1995 named Robert V. Davis to that position.
As the DoD Space Architect, Dickman will lead a multi-service space
architecture planning organization with responsibility for establishing an
integrated DoD space architecture capable of meeting U.S. military operational
needs, and providing guidance to ensure implementation of space capabilities
consistent with the overall DoD space architecture plan. He will also be
responsible for ensuring close coordination between space acquisition and
architecture planning and development functions, as well as maintaining liaison
with those activities assigned to the National Reconnaissance office.
Dickman will report to the under secretary of Defense for Acquisition and
Technology through the Air Force Acquisition Executive and will maintain close
coordination with the DUSD for Space.
Dickman is the current director of Space Programs for the assistant secretary
of the Air Force for acquisition, and has more than 25 years of experience in
operations and acquisition of space systems.