The INSIDER daily digest -- July 15, 2021

By John Liang / July 15, 2021 at 2:04 PM

This Thursday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the leadership of the Pentagon acquisition office, the Army's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program and more.

Who will lead the Pentagon's acquisition office is currently up in the air:

Brown withdraws nomination for Pentagon acquisition chief

Michael Brown has withdrawn his nomination for Pentagon acquisition chief amid a Defense Department inspector general investigation, according to a letter he has sent Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

Here's the latest on contracting for the Army's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program:

Single-source contract best for JLTV follow-on, Army says

After considering alternative acquisition strategies, the Army determined a single-source acquisition was best for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle follow-on contract, a service official told Inside Defense.

More coverage of the House Appropriations Committee's fiscal year 2022 defense spending legislation:

House appropriators cut funding for layered homeland defense, questioning requirement

House appropriators have stripped proposed funding for a layered homeland defense from their mark of the fiscal year 2022 military spending bill, a move that -- if enacted -- would relegate to the backburner plans for utilizing the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense systems to backstop the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System.

House proposes increasing M109 modernization funding

The House Appropriations Committee is proposing a $79 million boost to spending on the Army's Paladin Integrated Management program, which upgrades the service's self-propelled howitzers.

Inside Defense recently interviewed House Armed Services cyber, innovative technologies and information systems subcommittee Chairman Jim Langevin (D-RI) about the next steps in getting the Pentagon an enterprise cloud capability:

Key lawmakers want transparency and congressional oversight in JEDI follow-up

The Defense Department is "behind the curve" in getting an enterprise cloud capability and cannot have further delays following the cancelation of the controversial Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure program, according to the top lawmaker on the House Armed Services cyber and technology subcommittee.