The INSIDER daily digest -- August 9, 2022

By John Liang / August 9, 2022 at 1:28 PM

This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Pentagon's rapid experimentation effort, Navy multiyear procurement programs, the Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program and more.

Frustrated by "the lack of detail" accompanying the Pentagon's budget for the Rapid Defense Experimentation Reserve, the Senate Appropriations Committee has recommended reducing funding for the effort to nearly $176.6 million:

Senate appropriators seek to slash funding for rapid experimentation effort

Senate appropriators want to halve spending for the Defense Department's rapid experimentation effort in fiscal year 2023, knocking the Pentagon for a lack of "defined program goals" tied to the recently launched effort that aims to bridge innovative solutions with military applications.

Document: Senate FY-23 defense appropriations chairman's mark

A new Government Accountability Office report discusses several Navy multiyear procurement programs, including the DDG-51 destroyer, V-22 tiltrotor aircraft and Virginia-class submarines:

Navy agrees with GAO that Congress should know when multiyear contracts fall short of buy plan

The Navy has agreed with government auditors to notify Congress when the service falls short of planned procurement quantities in any multiyear contract.

Document: GAO report on Navy multiyear procurement

The Army has been considering including an economic price adjustment provision for Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle prototype material:

RFP amendment introduces economic price adjustment for OMFV

The Army will allow contractors vying to provide prototypes of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle to apply for economic price adjustments as the country faces high inflation, according to a request for proposals amendment issued Friday.

Courtnea Johnson, the Defense Information Systems Agency's cloud infrastructure branch chief, spoke this week during an online NextGov and Defense One event:

DISA leveraging 'lessons learned' from milCloud 2.0 for Stratus migrations

The Defense Information Systems Agency is leveraging "lessons learned" from the early days of milCloud 2.0 to smooth the migration process for officials' new on-premise cloud environment as they look to bring on additional capabilities and mission partners in the near-term.

In case you missed it, we had a deep dive into how the Pentagon pays defense contractors:

DOD still wrestling with 'third rail' contract financing and impact on industry cash flow

The Pentagon is conducting a contract financing review that could alter its decades-old approach to paying defense contractors, a convoluted subject with a controversial history that the department's pricing chief has likened to a "third rail."