As the DoD Executive Agent, the Secretary of the Air Force is responsible for:
(1) Exercising DoD-wide responsibilities for the development of long-term space mission-area capability architectures;
(2) Reviewing and assessing the Space Virtual Major Force Program (MFP), in coordination with the DoD and OSD Component Heads. Recommending DoD-wide space and space-related planning and programming guidance to the USD(AT&L), USD(P), USD(I), and Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (DCAPE) for consideration in their formulation of planning and programming guidance documents;
(3) Serving as chair of the Defense Space Council (DSC). The DSC chair acts as primary advisor to the Deputy’s Management Action Group (DMAG), the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) in accordance with section 181 of Reference (f), the Defense Acquisition Board (DAB), and senior DoD officials, including the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, the OSD PSAs, and the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on all space matters, including policies, strategies, plans, programming, and architecture assessment across the Defense space enterprise;
(4) Advocating Defense space programs to Congress, regarding matters for which he or she is assigned in this Directive, in coordination with the OSD focal point for space programs and with other OSD PSAs, as appropriate; and
(5) Establishing and maintaining, in consultation with the USD(AT&L), a joint space office, referred to as the DoD EA for Space Staff, under the Secretary of the Air Force, to support the work of the DSC and the DoD EA for Space.