The INSIDER daily digest -- Aug. 8, 2019

By John Liang  
August 8, 2019 at 2:26 PM

This Thursday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Army's Initial-Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense vehicle, the Missile Defense Agency's hypersonic defense effort and more.

If you're attending AUSA's annual symposium in October, you'll be able to see the first Initial-Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense vehicle:

First IM-SHORAD prototype set for AUSA trade floor in October

The first Initial-Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense vehicle will be on display in Washington in October, showcasing the new air and missile defense Stryker variant and the fruit of a new prototyping process that will deliver a combat vehicle 13 months after inking agreements with industry for an IM-SHORAD to harden ground forces in Europe from Russian threats.

The Missile Defense Agency has submitted its analysis of alternatives for a Hypersonic Defense program of record to the cost assessment and program evaluation office:

MDA forwards proposal for new Hypersonic Defense program to Pentagon for review

The Missile Defense Agency has completed a proposal for a new multibillion-dollar project to develop and field a defense against hypersonic weapons, that -- if included in the Defense Department's fiscal year 2021 budget request -- would expand the agency's focus to a new class of maneuvering, ultra-fast threats.

More coverage of the Pentagon's latest Selected Acquisition Reports:

F-15 EPAWSS Nunn-McCurdy breach triggered by delivery delays, quantity reductions

The unit cost of a new F-15 self-protection capability has spiked more than 24% above its original estimate due to a decision to reduce the overall quantity and subsequent delays to hardware delivery and test jet modifications -- triggering a Nunn-McCurdy cost breach.

Maj. Gen. David Krumm, the director of global power programs in the Air Force's acquisition office, recently spoke at a Mitchell Institute event:

Air Force working to better communicate NGAD plans to Congress

In the wake of a congressional proposal to cut the Air Force's fiscal year 2020 Next-Generation Air Dominance funding in half, service officials say they may need to do a better job of explaining the "family-of-systems" concept.

The Navy this week released documents related to a recent industry day for the T-AGOS(X) Class Small Waterplane Twin Hull (SWATH) Ship replacement program:

Navy prepares to build new anti-sub surveillance ship amid alarm over Russian fleet

The Navy this fiscal quarter will begin a full-and-open competition to replace its legacy class of catamaran-hulled auxiliary ships focused on undersea surveillance, a vessel with renewed importance to the fleet as the Navy continually sounds the alarm over Russia's submarine force.

Document: T-AGOS(X) industry day briefing slides, Q&A

Here's some news from our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity:

DOD, GSA, NASA draft rules banning purchases of IT products from China

The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA have drafted interim final regulations for banning the government's purchases of IT and video surveillance equipment and components from Hauwei and other China-based tech firms, a move that will likely fuel growing tensions between Washington and Beijing.

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