This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the ongoing effects of the continuing resolution on defense spending, plus coverage of the Joint Strike Fighter program and more.
We start off with defense budget news, specifically the ongoing continuing resolution:
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK) said today the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill is being "held hostage" by legislative disagreements beyond his committee's jurisdiction and can only be finalized by Republican and Democratic party leaders.
Congress' inability to pass a fiscal year 2020 budget is delaying the start of a Pentagon study that could change the way defense contractors have been paid for years.
An extended continuing resolution would impact the Army's Synthetic Training Environment efforts, according to a service official.
The Joint Strike Fighter program office is in the midst of a 180-day sprint to deliver major improvements to its software development environment:
The F-35 joint program office is preparing to award Amazon a sole-source contract to support its "digital transformation" and incorporate a more agile, secure and rapid software development approach.
General Dynamics has been awarded a multibillion-dollar Virginia-class submarine contract:
The Navy today announced a $22.2 billion contract modification to General Dynamics Electric Boat for Block V of the Virginia-class submarine program.
The National Spectrum Consortium this week released two draft "request for prototype proposals," or RPPs, for DOD's "5G-Next G" program:
The Defense Department through an industry consortium today issued the first two draft solicitations for fifth-generation telecommunications technology development, formally kicking off a new effort to determine how the military can best make use of high-speed wireless networks and interconnected devices.