The INSIDER daily digest -- July 1, 2022

By John Liang / July 1, 2022 at 1:11 PM

This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on Navy fuel facilities, the Government Accountability Office's latest report on missile defense, Army future reconnaissance helicopters and more.

We start off with the latest on the status of the Navy fuel facility in Hawaii that suffered a pair of major leakages in recent years:

Aquilino: Navy will still meet operational requirements after Red Hill defueling

The Navy will use existing facilities, potential new facilities and afloat capabilities to store fuel after the service defuels the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Facility in Hawaii, which was permanently closed due to a petroleum leak.

More coverage of the Government Accountability Office's latest report on missile defense:

MDA extends streak of 'fundamental disconnect' between annual test planning and execution

The Missile Defense Agency's testing program barely conducted half of its planned flight, ground and cybersecurity tests in 2021 -- extending a long-running pattern of under-executing assessments necessary to demonstrate new capabilities U.S. commanders depend on to protect the U.S. public, allies and armed forces from advanced missile threats.

MDA missed mark for advanced Aegis interceptor deliveries, including No. 1 unfunded priority

The Missile Defense Agency failed to deliver one-third of the most advanced guided missiles the Navy requires to defend ships and allies from ballistic missiles around the world, with particular difficulty producing the newest and most powerful Aegis interceptor -- the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA -- slated for Japan, U.S. destroyers and land sites to defend against Iranian threats.

Despite possible budget restrictions, Army and industry officials still think the Future Attack and Reconnaissance Aircraft program has a future with the service:

Army, industry continue to express confidence in FARA, but some are skeptical

Company leaders and Army officials continue to express confidence in the service's next-generation forward reconnaissance helicopter, even as analysts and experts cast doubt on the program's future, citing potential budget constraints and other capabilities that could fulfill the aircraft's roles.

The Navy is learning that climate change will have an increasing role to play in its activities in the Indo-Pacific region:

Navy simulates Pacific typhoon in climate war game

The Navy conducted a tabletop exercise in a fictionalized area of the Western Pacific to simulate the impact of climate change on its operations.

Last but by no means least, the latest defense cyber news from our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity:

DOD plans to finalize rulemaking in December allowing officials to assess compliance with NIST standard

The Pentagon is planning to issue a final rule in December establishing a regime for Defense Department acquisition officials to conduct assessments of a contractor's compliance with NIST Special Publication 800-171.