Lockheed Martin's fourth multidomain command-and-control tabletop exercise leads off this Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest.
Our continuing coverage of Lockheed Martin's fourth multidomain command-and-control tabletop exercise:
SUFFOLK, VA -- Launching a multidomain command-and-control enterprise could spur significant changes to the Air Force's global network of Air Operations Centers, including standing up C2 centers that transcend combatant command boundaries as well as creating new leadership positions and authorities.
Previous MDC2 coverage from this week, in case you missed it:
SUFFOLK, VA -- Lockheed Martin officials say the Air Force needs to give industry a better sense of how the military wants to approach multidomain command-and-control so companies can tailor their investments.
Lockheed launched the exercises in 2016 to better understand the process of multidomain planning and to piece together existing and new systems that enable those operators. Check out our curtain-raiser from last March:
Lockheed Martin is planning its fourth multidomain command-and-control tabletop exercise this summer that will use automated tools to plan kinetic and non-kinetic effects in air, space and cyberspace.
Also ICYMI, the big Army combat vehicle news:
Army Secretary Mark Esper has directed the service to accelerate the Next Generation Combat Vehicle program, establishing a two-pronged project to immediately launch a major competition to replace the Bradley fleet with NGCV optionally manned fighting vehicles, while also establishing an NGCV robotic combat vehicle project to mature technologies for future platforms.
Document: NGCV industry day briefing slides, Q&A
In other news, the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning held a hearing to consider several Trump administration nominees to serve in senior-level Defense Department and Army posts.
Among them are Alan Shaffer to be deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, Veronica Daigle to be assistant secretary of defense for readiness, Robert McMahon to be assistant secretary of defense for sustainment, E. Casey Wardynski to be assistant Army secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, and Alex Beehler to be assistant Army secretary for installations, energy and environment.
Click here to view their prepared testimony and answers to advance policy questions.