Since a January 2001 Space Commission report highlighted the need to develop and maintain a space cadre, DoD has made limited progress on defensewide space cadre actions. DoD has fallen behind its implementation schedule for its February 2004 space human capital strategy. DoD's strategy implementation plan identified tasks on space personnel management, education and training, and critical positions. As of June 2005, DoD had completed three of the nine tasks scheduled for completion by March 2005 and one other task. Space cadre leadership has not always been proactive because the Executive Agent gave the space cadre a low priority due to competing demands and then made it a higher priority in 2004. The Executive Agent's departure in March 2005 also delayed some of the tasks. In addition, delays were caused by the need to build consensus among the services on space cadre actions and to make changes in a large organization.