The INSIDER daily digest -- Dec. 3, 2021

By John Liang / December 3, 2021 at 2:01 PM

This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on Army cyber defense, the Navy's shipbuilding industrial base and more.

The Army's top cyber adviser spoke this week at the Association of Old Crows convention in Washington:

Cyber adviser: Army needs to protect power projection against cyber threats

The Army should prioritize insulating its power projection infrastructure against cyberattacks, given that the service will not have the funding to protect all its systems in the cyber domain, Terry Mitchell, the principal cyber adviser to the Army secretary and chief of staff, said Dec. 2.

The COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to affect the shipbuilding industrial base:

Navy, industry monitoring shipbuilding supply chain challenges

The Navy and shipbuilding industry are monitoring the supply chain issues caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the industrial base is experiencing some effects, according to Navy and industry sources.

The House Armed Services readiness subcommittee held a hearing this week on "Minding the Gap: How Operational Energy Can Help Us Address Logistics Challenges":

Army set to finish operational energy strategy next spring

The Army plans to complete its first-ever operational energy strategy in the spring of 2022, Lt. Gen. Duane Gamble, the deputy chief of staff for logistics (G-4), told a House panel Dec. 2.

Document: House hearing on operational energy

The Air Force has laid out the timeline for testing a particular component on the Compass Call electronic warfare aircraft:

BAE: Some developmental, operational testing for next Compass Call set for 2023-2024

Developmental and operational testing for one component of the Air Force's new Compass Call electronic warfare aircraft is slated to occur in calendar years 2023 and 2024, a BAE Systems official said, with the first operational platform set to be delivered in late 2024.

A Marine Corps attack helicopter recently tested the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile:

Marines fire JAGM from AH-1Z in bid to deploy weapon, proceed with full-rate production

The Marine Corps last month executed a key test -- previously delayed by software glitches that last year tripped up plans for a full-rate production decision of the $8.2 billion Joint Air-to-Ground Missile program -- firing the next-generation, airborne launched weapon from an AH-1Z Viper helicopter as part of an effort to integrate the weapon on the maritime aircraft fleet.