This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the president's nominee to become the Pentagon's next acquisition chief, plus the Defense Department's Joint All-Domain Command and Control strategy and more.
The nominee to become the Pentagon's next acquisition chief has received endorsements from both sides of the political aisle:
Michael Brown, director of the Defense Innovation Unit, has been picked to become the Pentagon's acquisition chief, putting a new spotlight on a career previously spent in Silicon Valley and a public profile focused on countering Chinese technology.
The deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare spoke this morning at a Navy League event:
The Defense Department's Joint All-Domain Command and Control strategy is "very close" to gaining final Pentagon approval, according to Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler, the deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare.
The NMESIS is the Marine Corps' vision for increased long-range precision capability to sink Chinese ships in the event of a conflict in the Asia-Pacific region:
Successful test firing last November clears way for USMC to advance development of Chinese ship-killing vehicle
The Marine Corps last November notched a successful demonstration of the planned Navy and Marine Corps Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System, firing a Naval Strike Missile from a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle in an event that validated the basic design concept and supports continued development of the Remote Operated Ground Unit Expeditionary -- or ROGUE -- vehicle, according to service officials.
The Navy's top uniformed officer spoke with reporters at a Defense Writers Group event this week:
The Navy's Project Overmatch will test four increasingly complex spirals in its attempt to tie together more networks and applications this year, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday.
In case you missed it, here's our deep dive into the Pentagon's challenges in buying up-to-date microelectronics:
'Long, complicated and painful': Washington wrestles with strategy to boost computer chip production
When Mark Lewis walked into the Pentagon in late 2019, he thought his most important job as a leading research official would be overseeing the development of new, high-speed missiles.