The INSIDER daily digest -- April 25, 2022

By Thomas Duffy / April 25, 2022 at 1:42 PM

This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest starts with a report on the Army’s new night vision system, cyber news, a senior DOD official wants the services to focus more on energy reduction, and the Navy is canceling an unmanned program.

The Defense Department inspector general says the Army needs more soldier feedback on one of its main acquisition efforts:

DOD IG: Army needs clear standard of soldier acceptance of IVAS

Army officials have failed to gauge soldiers' willingness to use the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, which could severely limit the technology when it is fielded, according to a new report by the Defense Department inspector general.

The Pentagon’s top cyber official made some news last week:

Pentagon cyber chief aims to achieve full zero-trust implementation across DOD by 2027

The Defense Department is moving aggressively to implement zero-trust architectures across the services and agencies by the end of 2027, according to Pentagon cyber chief David McKeown, who says the move has been accelerated by President Biden's cyber executive order.

The No. 2 official at DOD wants more emphasis on cutting energy consumption:

Hicks cracking down on operational energy requirements

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks is directing the military departments to put more effort into energy reduction, especially when it comes to acquiring and sustaining new and existing weapon systems, according to a recent memo.

The Navy is halting development of one of its unmanned seagoing vessels:

Navy's large unmanned undersea program eliminated in FY-23 budget

The Navy's Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle program -- known as Snakehead -- will be eliminated after just recently becoming available for fleet use.

Snakehead is the Navy’s largest submarine-launched UUV, intended to provide increased endurance, depth capability and payload capacity beyond small and medium UUVs.