U.S. Space Force organizational plan delivered to Congress

WASHINGTON — Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett on Monday delivered to congressional leaders the first comprehensive proposal for how the U.S. Space Force will be organized as a separate military branch under the Department of the Air Force.

The report was mandated by Congress in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed on Dec. 20.

The NDAA, which authorized the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed services, set tight oversight requirements. It requires the secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Space Operations of the U.S. Space Force to regularly brief defense and appropriations committees through March 2023.