The INSIDER daily digest -- July 20, 2023

By John Liang / July 20, 2023 at 2:23 PM

This Thursday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Senate debating the FY-24 defense policy bill, a House hearing on artificial intelligence, BAE Systems declining to protest an Army combat vehicle contract and more.

Looks like General Dynamics Land Systems and American Rheinmetall Vehicles will be able to move on with their work on the Army's XM30 combat vehicle program:

BAE will not protest Army's XM30 award

BAE Systems has decided not to protest the XM30 Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicle award after receiving a debriefing from the Army, the company told Inside Defense on Wednesday.

We also have coverage of the Senate debate on its version of the fiscal year 2024 defense policy bill:

Senate adopts new weapons amendments in defense bill

The Senate voted to adopt more than 50 non-controversial amendments in its version of the fiscal year 2024 defense authorization bill, including one that would give military service secretaries greater authority to kick-start prototype weapon systems.

The House Armed Services cyber, information technologies and innovation subcommittee held a hearing this week on artificial intelligence:

Witnesses stress DOD's leadership role on data integrity for AI development

Witnesses at a July 18 House Armed Services subcommittee hearing said the Defense Department must expand and accelerate its efforts to ensure the useability of massive amounts of data routinely generated by the military for the development and use of artificial intelligence technologies.

Document: House hearing on AI

Gen. James Dickinson, commander of U.S. Space Command, spoke this week at the Aspen Security Forum:

Commercial space entities unveiled mega-constellations benefits during Ukraine-Russia conflict

A senior space official today said U.S. Space Command has seen advantages of mega-constellations for the first time via commercial space entities' contribution to the Ukraine-Russia war.

Navy Adm. John Aquilino spoke about China's growing arsenal during a national security forum this week:

INDOPACOM commander stresses urgency in delivery of deterrent capabilities

The head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is calling for an "increased sense of urgency" in the delivery of deterrent capabilities to the Pacific theater to counter China's buildup of military capabilities, including hypersonic and nuclear weapons.