The US Space Force established the new National Space Intelligence Center (NSIC) last June 24 to provide new and quality intelligence about space and help lawmakers craft new policies as technology continues to develop beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.

NSIC’s predecessor, The National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), will keep its name and be retained. It will also retain responsibility for conducting space analysis.

New NSIC Deputy Director John Gass earlier announced the center’s establishment date and said that he will be directly serving under NSIC Director Colonel Marqus Randall.

“It has been a long time coming but after two decades of trials and tribulations, June 24th will see the activation of Space Delta 18, the National Space Intelligence Center,” Gass stated.