The INSIDER daily digest -- Aug. 9, 2019

By John Liang  
August 9, 2019 at 1:32 PM

This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Pentagon's JEDI cloud contract, the Navy's FFG(X) program, the Air Force's Next-Gen OPIR effort and more.

DOD Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy spoke about the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract at a Pentagon media roundtable this morning:

Pentagon says 'no pause' in JEDI cloud source-selection process as Esper reviews program

The Pentagon's top information technology official says the Defense Department continues to evaluate proposals from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract as new Defense Secretary Mark Esper reviews the overall JEDI program.

The Government Accountability Office issued a report today about the Navy's next-generation frigate program:

GAO questions Navy's use of 'guaranty' instead of 'warranty' for FFG(X)

A government watchdog agency says the Navy won't commit to adjusting its proposal to build the next-generation frigate via a less-risky contract mechanism, despite not providing analysis to support claims about the second- and third-order effects that change may have.

Document: GAO report on the Navy's FFG(X) program

Maj. Gen. Nina Armagno, director of space programs within the Air Force's acquisition office, spoke with Inside Defense this morning following a Mitchell Institute space breakfast:

Air Force to request multiple reprogrammings to keep Next-Gen OPIR on schedule

The Air Force plans to take an incremental approach to fill a $623 million funding gap in the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program, according to a top space acquisition official.

Daryl Haegley, director of cyberspace mission assurance and deterrence within the office of the under secretary of defense for policy, spoke this week at a cybersecurity conference in Washington:

Pentagon struggling to address cybersecurity in weapon systems, critical infrastructure

The Pentagon is struggling to implement policy for addressing cybersecurity risks in critical infrastructure and weapon systems, as the Defense Department lacks the personnel with the skills necessary to address flaws in operational technology, according to defense officials.

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.

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