This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on an interim report from the congressional commission tasked with reforming the Defense Department's 1960s-era budget planning and programming system, plus a Government Accountability Office evaluation of the timeliness of DOD's responses to GAO reports and more.
The Defense Department has released an interim report that "reflects the Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Reform's commitment to ensuring the DOD's resource allocation processes are streamlined and modernized to secure the United States military's ability to deter and, if necessary, win any fight against any adversary with the right capabilities and force structure while upholding congressional oversight responsibility":
The congressional commission tasked with reforming the Defense Department's 1960s-era budget planning and programming system is considering making recommendations to lawmakers that would provide the Pentagon with greater spending flexibility amid an appropriations process that has become mired in political dysfunction.
Document: PPBE reform commission's interim report
A new Government Accountability Office report, "the first in a series of four, details the timeliness of DOD's reviews over the past six months" of GAO's reports:
The Defense Department "generally did not meet" deadlines for responding to reviews conducted by the Government Accountability Office, submitting about half of its agency comments late, according to a new congressionally mandated GAO report.
A new, trans-regional missile defense concept is a recently approved update by President Biden in the existing Pentagon's Unified Command Plan, that aims to provide attack operations, active and passive defense and battle management support to regional combatant commands:
U.S. Space Command implementing a trans-regional missile defense concept is keeping the command in a position of advantage over strategic competitors, according to a senior space official.
The Army is scheduled to host some industry days next month on the new-start Low Altitude Stalking and Strike Ordnance (LASSO) program:
The Army will hold industry days next month to discuss the potential fielding of the service's new-start Low Altitude Stalking and Strike Ordnance (LASSO) program.
The Air Force has released requests for information regarding the Advanced Battle Management System Content Delivery Network and a related Commercial Content Delivery Network:
The Air Force laid out part of its baseline infrastructure for its contribution to the Joint All Domain Command and Control effort by describing its needs for a content delivery network in a request for information posted Wednesday.
Document: ABMS content delivery network RFIs