The INSIDER daily digest -- April 28, 2022

By John Liang / April 28, 2022 at 2:02 PM

This Thursday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Navy's next-generation destroyer program, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and more.

Congress asked the Navy to provide a report on the utilization of an Integrated Product and Process Development type acquisition strategy for the DDG(X) program:

Navy using Columbia program to define DDG(X) acquisition

The Navy has sent Congress a plan to build the next-generation destroyer using the Columbia-class submarine program's acquisition strategy.

An upcoming F-35 business case assessment will review proposed engine and power and thermal management system solutions:

F-35 JPO targets summer for completed assessment of engine modernization options

The head of the F-35 joint program office is working toward completing a planned assessment exploring options for future propulsion system efforts this summer to help inform the services' approach to engine modernization for the fighter aircraft.

Air Force Col. Andre Johnson, the head of the Defense Information Systems Agency's Joint Spectrum Center, spoke this week at the TechNet Cyber conference in Baltimore:

DISA lays out timeline for developing capabilities tied to DOD's so-called 'EMS flagship'

BALTIMORE, MD -- The Defense Information Systems Agency is poised to reach a key capability milestone later this year tied to officials' work advancing their primary electromagnetic spectrum contribution to the Pentagon's Joint All-Domain Command and Control effort.

In completing its review of Capability Set 23, the Army determined new network capabilities are technologically mature, operationally relevant and cost effective:

Army completes critical design review for Capability Set 23

The Army on Tuesday completed a critical design review of a suite of network technologies it says will improve its ability to store, access and manage data.

The Pentagon comptroller spoke with lawmakers this week about the need for more money to send arms to Ukraine:

McCord: DOD will soon ask Congress for more funds to send weapons to Ukraine

Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord said today the Defense Department has nearly exhausted all the $3.5 billion in presidential "drawdown authority" being used to replenish the transfer of U.S. weapons directly to the Ukrainian military to defend against an ongoing Russian invasion.

McCord also told lawmakers about the need to add money for fuel:

DOD likely needs another $1.8B to address spiking fuel costs in FY-22

Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord said although Congress provided the Defense Department with a $1.5 billion funding increase in fiscal year 2022 to cover an ongoing spike in global fuel prices, DOD will need an additional $1.8 billion for FY-22 to make up the final funding shortfall.