The INSIDER daily digest -- Aug. 11, 2020

By John Liang / August 11, 2020 at 1:51 PM

This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has an interview with the new president of communications technology company Oceus Networks, plus the Space Force releasing its latest spacepower doctrine and more.

Inside Defense recently interviewed the new president of communications technology company Oceus Networks:

Oceus Networks, newly acquired by Battle, readies for growth spurred by move to 5G

Oceus Networks, newly acquired by a private investment firm, will have needed capital to expand as it pursues new opportunities, according to top executives.

The Space Force's newly released spacepower doctrine lays out the service's cornerstone responsibilities, core competencies and primary disciplines and helps describe for stakeholders and current and future Space Force personnel how the service fits into the nation's larger space enterprise and priorities:

Space Force releases foundational spacepower doctrine

The Space Force today released its first spacepower doctrine, meant to set the foundation for the new service and provide a key step toward distinguishing it as an independent entity.

Document: Space Force's spacepower doctrine

Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper spoke with reporters late last week about his service's Next-Generation Air Dominance acquisition strategy as well as a multimillion-dollar space launch contract:

Air Force finalizes NGAD acquisition strategy

The Air Force has finalized its Next-Generation Air Dominance acquisition strategy and expects to know by next month whether it will be adopted as part of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2022 budget request.

Space Force picks ULA, SpaceX for five-year launch deal

The Space Force has selected United Launch Alliance and SpaceX to receive contracts under its Launch Services Procurement program, with ULA receiving 60% of the manifest and SpaceX the remaining 40%.

The Marine Corps, in partnership with the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit and Austin, TX-based startup ICON, in January built a 15-foot-tall, 26-foot-long structure to protect and conceal vehicles using 3D printing:

Marine Corps researching large-scale 3D printing for construction

The Marine Corps is eyeing how additive manufacturing can change the ways its construction battalions operate, following a successful proof-of-concept demonstration earlier this year.