Letterhead - DoD Seal DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

1010 DEFENSE PENTAGON
WASHINGTON, DC 20301-1010

Letterhead - DoD 50th Anniversary Commemorative Seal

20 MAY 1998

MEMORANDUM FOR

SECRETARIES OF THE MILITARY DEPARTMENTS
CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
UNDER SECRETARIES OF DEFENSE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING
ASSISTANT SECRETARIES OF DEFENSE
GENERAL COUNSEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DIRECTOR, OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION
ASSISTANTS TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
DIRECTOR, ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
DIRECTORS OF THE DEFENSE AGENCIES
DIRECTORS OF THE DOD FIELD ACTIVITIES

SUBJECT: Department of Defense Reform Initiative Directive # 42 - Transfer of the Space Policy Function from the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Command, Control, Communication, and Intelligence

     The Defense Reform Initiative Report called for transferring the space functions relating to national security policy goals and linkages, national security policy making and coordination processes, and government-wide community planning from the USD (A&T) to the Under Secretary Defense for Policy (USD (P)). In light of the decision made to retain the OASD (C3I) as a separate organization, the space policy functions currently under USD (A&T) and USD (P) are hereby transferred to OASD (C3I), effective immediately. This transfer will align the space policy functions with the space-related oversight functions of the OASD (C3I) and will ensure that the Department has a single focal point for all space-related functions.

     The OASD (C3I) shall work with the USD (P) to ensure that space policy decisions are closely integrated with overall national security policy considerations. In particular, the USD (P) will need to be involved with policy development regarding space control, space-related arms control, international cooperation, and issues addressed through the National Security Council's interagency process.

     I request that the Senior Civilian Official for OASD (C3I) work with the Director, Administration and Management, USD (A&T), and USD (P) to transfer to the OASD (C3I) the appropriate personnel and resources associated with the transferred function.

/SIGNED/
John J. Hamre