This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest features reporting from this year's annual Surface Navy Association conference and more.
We begin with our coverage of the Surface Navy Association's annual conference:
Two congressional seapower leaders expressed concerns about potential cuts to the Navy's fiscal year 2023 budget Wednesday, with Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) saying he has heard the budget could be a "bloodbath" for the service.
The Navy will stand up Unmanned Surface Vessel Division One this summer to shape the service's decision-making process before the acquisition of USVs, according to Vice Adm. Roy Kitchener, commander of Naval Surface Forces.
The Navy is considering using its Littoral Combat Ship with the Marine Corps' Light Amphibious Warship to support expeditionary advanced base operations, according to the Naval Surface Forces commander.
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee held a hearing this morning on continuing resolutions:
Top Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee, citing new data from senior Pentagon officials, today warned that continued congressional gridlock over the federal budget could result in lawmakers using legislation intended as a temporary spending measure to fund the federal government for a full year, doing unprecedented damage to military modernization.
The Space Development Agency has language pertaining to it in the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act:
While the fiscal year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act stipulates certain acquisition authorities the Space Development Agency will retain amid its move to the Space Force this coming fall, the agency's head said today officials are still hashing out the details as they await input from a key nominee.
The Army plans to test a prototype long-range cannon in the next couple years:
The Army will assemble a prototype of its Long-Range Cannon and move it to Yuma Proving Ground, AZ, this year, according to the director of the service's long-range precision fires cross-functional team.
Some Air Force One news:
The Air Force One recapitalization effort could see a new schedule baseline this quarter, as recent issues have pushed back the anticipated timeline for delivering the two aircraft.