The INSIDER daily digest -- Feb. 9, 2023

By John Liang / February 9, 2023 at 1:44 PM

This Thursday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the protest status of the Army's Future Long Range-Assault Aircraft contract award, the House Armed Services Committee holding a hearing on the defense industrial base and more.

An additional protest has been filed against the Army's next-generation helicopter contract award:

New 'supplemental' protest filed by Sikorsky in FLRAA bid case

Sikorsky filed a new "supplemental" protest earlier this week for the Future Long Range-Assault Aircraft award.

The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the defense industrial base this week. Here's our coverage:

House lawmakers drill down on defense industrial base challenges

The House Armed Services Committee met today with the leaders of three key business associations about the challenges facing the U.S. defense industrial base concerning the increased demand for weapon systems needed to equip Ukraine and possibly Taiwan, along with replenishing U.S. stocks.

Industry asks lawmakers for stability in shipbuilding plan

The Navy's shipbuilding plans provide a "moving target" that is undercutting industry efforts to make necessary investments in personnel and facilities, and is resulting in slow production and maintenance, according to a spokesman for shipbuilders and their suppliers.

Accelerating hypersonic projects top priority for key House panel in FY-24 budget

Accelerating U.S. military hypersonic weapon projects -- both offensive and defensive -- will be the top priority of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee while marking up the fiscal year 2024 policy bill, according to the panel's new chairman.

AIA urges House authorizers to lower costs for DOD cyber certification program compliance

The Aerospace Industries Association raised concerns with the House Armed Services Committee over the cost of compliance with the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program at a Wednesday hearing focused on strengthening the defense industrial base.

Army Gen. James Rainey spoke during an event hosted by the Association of the United States Army this week:

Army Futures Command leader says making 'heavy stuff' lighter without giving up lethality will be key in Ukraine

The head of Army Futures Command says nearly one year into Ukraine’s war with Russia, he thinks there is a need for the Army to increase lethality, but modernize by making lighter materials.

U.S. and Danish defense officials have signed an agreement:

DOD signs new supply chain agreement with Denmark

The Defense Department has signed a "security of supply arrangement" with Denmark, the Pentagon announced.