This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on an upcoming Navy-Marine Corps exercise, upgrades to the Missile Defense Agency's Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system and more.
We start off with coverage of a major upcoming Navy-Marine Corps exercise:
The Navy and Marine Corps are gearing up for a large-scale exercise that will test their ability to synchronize global operations, from fleetwide maneuvers down to the individual actions of sailors and Marines, through a mix of live and virtual training.
The Missile Defense Agency is rolling out a new upgrade of the Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications (C2BMC) system:
Next month, the U.S. military will begin bringing online enhanced, dynamic space capabilities that allow select sea- and land-based radars originally designed for ballistic missile defense missions to simultaneously conduct the new task of tracking orbiting objects to help fill gaps in the Space Force's Space Surveillance Network.
More cyber defense coverage from our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity:
The program office behind the Pentagon's cyber certification program and civilian agencies are identifying issues over the use of "organization-defined parameters" in the latest draft update to NIST Special Publication 800-171, a foundational document on the handling of controlled unclassified information.
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Gary Peters (D-MI) and Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) have offered a package of cyber bills for inclusion in the fiscal year 2024 defense authorization bill, including legislation to reform the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and address other cyber priorities, as work continues this week to pass the Senate's version of the major defense policy bill.
The Professional Services Council wants the National Institute of Standards and Technology to consider how to align NIST's foundational guidance on handling controlled unclassified information with other cyber procurement requirements, including the Pentagon's cyber certification program.