The INSIDER daily digest -- Aug. 27, 2020

By Thomas Duffy / August 27, 2020 at 2:33 PM

This Thursday INSIDER Daily Digest features U.S. allies opposing congressional “Buy American” proposals, along with news on space logistics, the Defense Digital Service and the New START Treaty.

A group of foreign military attachés does not like the House’s “Buy American” proposals:

U.S. military allies seek to block new ‘Buy American’ initiatives

A group of foreign military attachés representing some of the United States’ closest allies is asking Senate lawmakers to oppose House defense legislation that would strengthen “Buy American” requirements for some of the Pentagon’s largest weapons programs, according to a letter obtained by Inside Defense.

Space Force leaders are calling for a discussion on space logistics:

Space leaders expect future need for in-space logistics mission

As the Space Force looks to maintain and improve its current mission slate, service leaders say now is the time for discussions with industry about future growth, particularly in space logistics.

A senior Pentagon official discussed software reusability:

Defense Digital Service director advocates for 'reusability' of software

The director of the Defense Digital Service wants Pentagon organizations to reuse software rather than build bespoke solutions for the same capabilities.

Some congressional Dems want the New START Treaty extended:

Dems call on Trump to extend New START Treaty following report on costs of nuke expansion

Leading congressional Democrats are highlighting a new Congressional Budget Office report on the potential costs of foregoing the nuclear weapons limits of the New START Treaty, calling on the Trump administration to extend the pact with Russia before it expires early next year.