The INSIDER daily digest -- Feb. 27, 2024

By John Liang / February 27, 2024 at 2:07 PM

This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on Army force structure cuts, the Space Development Agency's struggles with the continuing resolution, Army arctic units and more.

The Army's top uniformed and civilian officials spoke this morning at a Defense Writers Group breakfast:

Army making thousands of force structure cuts to support modernization

The Army is cutting 24,000 authorizations, or spaces, to make way for 7,500 new spaces that will support a series of new capabilities the service aims to implement, service leaders announced today.

The ongoing stopgap spending measure continues to wreak havoc on various defense acquisition programs, most recently affecting the Space Development Agency:

Two SDA programs put on hold during CR

Two of the Space Development Agency's programs are on hold until Congress can pass a fiscal year 2024 budget, threatening the outfit's timeline for satellite launches, Director Derek Tournear said today.

Army Maj. Gen. Brian Eifler, commanding general of the 11th Airborne Division, based in Alaska, spoke with reporters this week:

Arctic units ready as fighting force and provide 'credible deterrent,' general says

Exercises show that the Army's arctic units are a "credible deterrent" and ready for large-scale conflicts in winter conditions, according to the unit's commanding general.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin recently spoke about the restructuring he has planned for his service:

Air Force wants to send whole units into combat, not just individual airmen

DENVER -- The Air Force is changing the way it presents units to the Defense Department's 11 combatant commands as part of a massive structural overhaul announced earlier this month at the Air and Space Forces Association's Warfare Symposium.

Our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity have the latest on the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program:

Comment period closes for proposed rule to implement Pentagon's CMMC program

The Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program enters a new stage this week with the end of the public comment period for a massive, proposed rulemaking that sets up parameters to implement the long-awaited initiative.