The INSIDER daily digest -- August 5, 2022

By John Liang / August 5, 2022 at 1:29 PM

This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on lessons learned from the recently concluded Rim of the Pacific naval exercise, Joint All-Domain Command and Control, Army network modernization funding and more.

The annual Rim of the Pacific exercise is proof that partners and allies are committed to a free and open Indo-Pacific, according to Vice Adm. Michael Boyle:

Navy wraps up RIMPAC, considers lessons learned

As tensions rise in the Indo-Pacific and the annual Rim of the Pacific exercise concludes, the commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet emphasized the importance of partnerships and maintaining the rules-based order.

Frederick Stanley, the coalition operations and integration branch chief for the coalition interoperability division on the Joint Staff (J-6), spoke this week at an ExecutiveBiz technology forum in Falls Church, VA:

Pentagon focused on building 'a global capability' for MPE ahead of JADC2 integration

Officials working on the Pentagon's years-in-the-making effort to boost data sharing with its partners are currently focused on creating a common infrastructure to generate "a global capability" that would foster enhanced mission planning and execution, according to one leader with the Joint Staff (J-6).

The Senate Appropriations Committee isn't in sync with the other congressional committees on funding for Army network modernization:

Proposed Senate spending cuts to Army network modernization are at odds with other committees

The Senate Appropriations Committee is seeking to cut tens of millions of dollars from the Army's budget to procure new tactical radios, at-the-halt communications capabilities and satellite communication, a move that is at odds with funding levels proposed or approved by other congressional committees.

The head of the National Reconnaissance Office spoke this week during a virtual forum for the Mitchell Institute:

NRO 'working through' how it will operate during conflict, director says

With the standing up of the Space Force, reconstitution of U.S. Space Command and the rapid growth of space operations, the National Reconnaissance Office, long the leader of space acquisitions, has often found itself at the forefront of vexing issues over jurisdiction and its role in the future of space architecture.

Last but by no means least, the latest cyber defense news from our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity:

'CHIPS-plus' is a step but 'considerable work' remains to meet challenges from China

Enactment of the "CHIPS-plus" law to bolster semiconductor production and U.S. technological innovation is an important step, says Mark Montgomery of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, but more is needed on research, investment and workforce training to meet the security and economic challenges emanating from China.