The INSIDER daily digest -- Jan. 20, 2022

By John Liang / January 20, 2022 at 1:55 PM

This Thursday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on unmanned surface vessels, the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program and more.

Inside Defense recently spoke with L3Harris executives about the company's unmanned surface vessel work:

First MUSV platform will feature broad payload area

The first Medium Unmanned Surface Vessel platform will feature a broad payload area where the Navy can "pick and choose" the platform's capabilities, according to L3Harris executives.

Some cyber defense news from our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity:

Delay in publicly releasing CMMC process guide attributed to potential national 'security' implications

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body board chairman Jeff Dalton says the delay in the public release of the CMMC assessment process guide, known as the CAP, is related to national "security" concerns, a claim that is raising questions among CMMC stakeholders.

DOD contracting official: Policy for fixing CMMC compliance blind spots to include threshold requirements

The Defense Department's policy for contractors to provide details on how they will address gaps in their Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification assessments will include a threshold on requirements that "need to be" taken "seriously," according to DOD's John Ellis, who leads the office responsible for conducting CMMC assessor audits.

The Air Force's top civilian spoke this week at an online Center for a New American Security event:

ABMS' first capability release moving forward 'as planned' following Kendall's review

Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said the service is moving forward with the first capability release tied to the Advanced Battle Management System "as planned," and officials are still on track to proceed with a second incremental one following his review of the program.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing this week on price gouging in military contracts:

TransDigm 'price gouging' controversy spurs new cost transparency bill

Citing the ongoing pricing controversy with Pentagon contractor TransDigm, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has drafted a bill based off a Defense Department legislative proposal that would require contractors provide more cost information to the federal government.

Document: House hearing on Transdigm, price gouging

Army Training and Doctrine Command is no longer administratively in charge of the service's capabilities managers:

Army capability managers move to Futures Command from TRADOC

Army Futures Command assumed administrative control of the Army's capability managers from Training and Doctrine Command on Oct. 1, according to an Army spokesman.