Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Pentagon:
1. The Pentagon expects to submit its fiscal year 2020 budget to Congress in March, more than a month later than previously planned because of delays driven by the longest federal shutdown in U.S. history, according to two government officials.
Full story: Pentagon prepping for mid-March budget rollout
2. The Pentagon is in discussions with the White House Office of Management and Budget on whether the upcoming defense budget will request money for a southern border wall in fiscal year 2020 and information is beginning to leak to Washington think tankers and other insiders.
3. The Pentagon will as soon as March increase cybersecurity requirements for contractors working on "critical" technology programs.
4. The Pentagon wants to "aggressively" embrace cloud computing by moving the military services and defense agencies to the Defense Department's "general-purpose" cloud or designated "fit-for-purpose" environments, according to a newly published cloud strategy.