The INSIDER daily digest -- July 13, 2022

By John Liang / July 13, 2022 at 2:11 PM

This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Biden administration's concerns over the House version of the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill and more.

We start off with coverage of the White House's statement of administration policy on the House version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill:

Biden admin opposes House effort to block divestiture of older weapon systems

The White House opposes several provisions in the House's version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill that would limit the Pentagon's ability to divest "lower-priority" platforms, but is not threatening to veto the legislation, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

OMB reveals land-based VLS also part of new Guam missile defense architecture

The White House revealed new details about the planned architecture for the air and missile defense system intended to provide persistent, all-direction protection of Guam from advanced Chinese threats -- making public Pentagon plans to acquire a land-based variant of the Aegis vertical launch system in addition to previously announced mobile launchers.

Document: OMB statement of administration policy on House FY-23 defense authorization bill

During a recent National Defense Industrial Association symposium, speakers questioned whether it is even worthwhile for small businesses to take part in Advanced Battle Management System contracts:

Industry leaders question participation in IDIQ contracts for ABMS

Industry leaders say the Pentagon needs to do more to ensure the smaller businesses that have won Advanced Battle Management System contracts are able to scale developments to solve the military’s problems while still meeting their own economic needs.

Army acquisition chief Doug Bush spoke at the same NDIA conference this week, focusing on his service's Joint All-Domain Command and Control efforts:

Army acquisition chief: DOD needs more JADC2 coordination to streamline procurement

The Army's top acquisition official on Monday said the creation of an "organizing body" could help the Defense Department achieve its Joint All-Domain Command and Control goals and ensure the individual services don't "lose our way."

Inside Defense recently interviewed Wolfgang Petermann, the Army's project manager for transportation systems:

Army plans two prototyping rounds for next-gen heavy truck

The competitive prototyping phase for the Army's Common Tactical Truck program will inform requirements before another prototyping phase and competition lead to the selection of a single vendor, according to the program manager.