It seems a little cottage industry is forming in the area of reviews of US military space programs. The Defense Department is planning an outside review of its military space programs, the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) reported today. The panel, the article notes, will be the third such review in five years. This panel, though, will have a broader scope than previous ones, including a review of overall space policy and the relationship between the defense and intelligence communities. The review is supposed to be complete by the end of the year although the Pentagon is still deciding who should serve on the panel.