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James: ‘The DOD needs to continue with momentum gained’

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James participates in a discussion, moderated by Eldridge Colby, about the space enterprise at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James participates in a discussion, moderated by Eldridge Colby, about the space enterprise at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James participates in a discussion, moderated by Eldridge Colby, about the space enterprise at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James participates in a discussion, moderated by Eldridge Colby, about the space enterprise at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James participates in a discussion, moderated by Eldridge Colby, about the space enterprise at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James participates in a discussion, moderated by Eldridge Colby, about the space enterprise at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James participated in the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., on June 20.

During a breakout session with more than 75 industry members, James highlighted the importance of the United States’ gained momentum in terms of strategy and budget while acknowledging that a conflict on Earth can one day extend to space.

Since 2014, the way U.S. views the space enterprise has evolved, and has begun implementing initiatives to change how it would address a threatened space domain.

To see the transcripts from James’ discussion, click here.

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