The INSIDER daily digest -- July 25, 2023

By John Liang / July 25, 2023 at 2:15 PM

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:

Navy, Marine Corps practice global coordination with LSE 2023

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:

Select missile defense radars beginning additional new mission: tracking space objects

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:

DOD, agencies raise concerns over tailored controls in proposed NIST CUI publication update

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.

Lawmakers attempt to add FISMA reform, open-source software measures into defense policy bill

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.

PSC seeks closer alignment of NIST CUI publication with other cyber procurement requirements

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.