The INSIDER daily digest -- July 27, 2022

By John Liang / July 27, 2022 at 2:10 PM

This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on Army acquisition, Boeing's quarterly earnings and more.

Army acquisition chief Doug Bush spoke to reporters today about plans to replace the cannons it has sent to Ukraine:

Army has plan to replace howitzers sent to Ukraine

The Army has made an internal decision about how it will replace the 155 mm towed howitzers that have been sent to Ukraine, and it might include purchasing a different system, according to Doug Bush, the service's acquisition executive.

Bush also talked about the service's overall acquisition pathways:

Bush: Alternate acquisition pathways have been key enabler of modernization successes

The Army's top acquisition official on Wednesday said acquiring programs at speed was his top priority, a goal that has been helped along in part by the service's use of alternative acquisition pathways that it will continue to use.

Senior Boeing executives briefed Wall Street analysts this morning about the company's quarterly earnings:

Boeing logs further losses for fixed-price defense contracts

Boeing suffered further losses on several fixed-price defense contracts, with the largest charge for the company stemming from deliveries of the MQ-25 Stingray air refueling drone, the company announced in its second-quarter earnings call today.

Our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity have the latest on the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program:

CMMC accreditation body releases assessment process guide for public review ahead of formal rulemaking

The accreditation body behind the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program has released the first "pre-decisional draft" of its CMMC assessment process guide, known as "the CAP," for public review and comment, going into detail on how organizations can obtain a certification from the planning phase to reporting results and addressing gaps.

The Senate Armed Services Committee, in its mark of the FY-23 defense policy bill, has added $50.8 million for a Cruise Missile Defense-Homeland Kill Chain Demonstration:

NORAD bid for FY-23 cruise missile defense demo finds support in Senate

A Senate panel has endorsed a proposed live-fire demonstration to explore a cruise missile defense architecture to protect high-priority domestic assets, authorizing $50 million in the Missile Defense Agency's fiscal year 2023 budget in support of North American Aerospace and Defense Command.