The INSIDER daily digest -- July 12, 2021

By John Liang / July 12, 2021 at 1:27 PM

This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest has comprehensive coverage of House appropriators' fiscal year 2022 defense spending legislation.

We start off with an overall look at the House Appropriations defense subcommittee's fiscal year 2022 spending bill:

House appropriators question numerous DOD budget proposals

House appropriators are worried the Defense Department has underfunded a number of weapon systems procurements in its budget request, especially the Navy's destroyer program, and the lawmakers have detailed their concerns in a new report obtained by Inside Defense.

. . . followed by appropriators' spending proposals for certain service programs:

House appropriators emphasize cost control for GBSD

Stressing the need to prioritize cost control as the Air Force pursues its replacement of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, House appropriators are looking to ensure lawmakers can more closely track the price tag of the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program going forward.

House appropriators slam Navy for destroyer omission, LCS retirement proposal

House appropriators are unhappy with the Navy's decision to cut a destroyer from its fiscal year 2022 budget request but include it as the service's top unfunded priority, according to a new report obtained by Inside Defense.

House defense spending bill seeks to slash ARRW procurement by $44M

House appropriators have proposed slashing the Air Force's flagship hypersonic boost-glide weapon procurement budget by $44 million in fiscal year 2022.

House appropriators bemoan lack of progress on space acquisition reform, leadership

Concerned about what they view as slow progress by the Space Force on standing up an alternative acquisition system, House appropriators are calling on the service to move quickly to implement reforms and to identify a space acquisition and integration chief.

House panel would increase cuts to JLTV, AMPV

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee is recommending further budget cuts to the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle and Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle in its draft of the fiscal year 2022 appropriations bill.

The Navy expects to have a new designed blade for the Ship-to-Shore Connector sometime in fiscal year 2023:

Navy: SSC program will soon decide on propeller blade re-design

The Navy expects to reach a final decision soon on a new Ship-to-Shore Connector amphibious craft propeller blade design, replacing the original blade that has experienced "composite micro-cracks," a Navy spokeswoman told Inside Defense.

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

Industry sees potential for CMMC growth under Biden executive order to modernize FedRAMP

Stakeholders watching the Pentagon's cyber certification program say they see an opportunity for reciprocity in a section of a May cyber executive order that calls for the modernization of a separate civilian agency certification program dedicated to authorizing services for government use from cloud service providers.