Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Pentagon:
1. Oracle America filed a pre-award protest this week against the Pentagon's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure solicitation, as the company argues the contract will lock DOD into a "legacy cloud" for the next decade.
2. The Pentagon is touting its new efforts to reorganize its acquisition and innovation system, but remains without two key administration officials who must be confirmed by the Senate.
3. The Defense Department's top strategic deterrence officer recently declined to confirm claims by the Pentagon's former No. 2 official earlier this year that China last November conducted a pair of ballistic missile tests that advanced Beijing's efforts to develop a maneuvering ultra-fast weapon impervious to U.S. defenses and that Beijing has "mastered" boost-glide technology.
4. Trump administration officials said Wednesday the government has embarked on a new era in foreign military sales to boost the U.S. defense industry and maintain global influence amid the rise of China and resurgence of Russia.