The INSIDER daily digest -- Dec. 14, 2022

By John Liang / December 14, 2022 at 1:56 PM

This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Air Force's battle management systems, Army tactical vehicle safety, missile defense cybersecurity and more.

Brig. Gen. Luke Cropsey, the Air Force's integrating program executive officer for command, control, communications and battle management, spoke to the media recently about his organization:

More assessment needed to create roadmap for ABMS, Air Force's new integrating PEO says

The Air Force's integrating program executive officer for command, control, communications and battle management said he will need a few more months to assess before he can share the priorities for the recently formed office.

The compromise defense policy bill awaiting Senate approval and subsequent presidential enactment has provisions on tactical vehicle safety:

Congress seeks reports on safer tactical vehicles

Congressional leaders are asking the armed services to up their efforts to improve tactical vehicle safety, multiple provisions in the conference version of the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill show.

That same legislation also has provisions on missile defense cybersecurity:

New legislation set to impose major new cybersecurity regime on MDA's $226B portfolio

Congress is poised to lay a major new requirement on the U.S. military's long-range missile defense enterprise, mandating a comprehensive set of actions to establish persistent cybersecurity operations and testing for ballistic missile defense systems and networks.

. . . As well as other missile defense language:

Senate push to expand NGI fleet finds place in final bill; DOD to draft potential $7B plan

The Defense Department would be required to draft a plan to triple the size of the Next Generation Interceptor inventory -- from 20 to 64 guided missiles -- a move that could drive the procurement price tag for the homeland defense interceptor fleet from $2.3 billion to more than $7 billion.

The Navy is looking "to identify potential sources capable of manufacturing Over-the-Horizon Weapon System (OTH-WS) Encanistered Missiles (EM)":

Navy signals interest in multiyear procurement for Naval Strike Missiles

The Navy put out a call to industry looking for companies that can produce the Naval Strike Missile -- a component of the service's long-range anti-ship capability known as the Over-the-Horizon Weapon System (OTH-WS).