The INSIDER daily digest -- June 27, 2022

By Thomas Duffy / June 27, 2022 at 2:02 PM

This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest starts off with a look at Taiwan’s missile defense capabilities, and we have news on the Pentagon’s efforts to work with commercial companies, Navy carrier news, some legislative news addressing cyber issues, and a House committee looking at defense nuclear programs.

House lawmakers want to know what options are available for defending Taiwan from ballistic missiles:

Lawmakers want DOD to draft options for upgrading Taiwan’s missile defense capabilities

The Defense Department may soon be required to draft options for Taiwan to expedite acquisition of improved air and missile defense capabilities -- an assessment that could build a case for future sales of new guided missile interceptors, radar and more to the self-governing island that Beijing regards a breakaway province.

The Defense Department is trying to make it easier to work with commercial technology companies:

DIU’s new training effort seeks to ease commercial tech transition

A new immersive commercial acquisition program from the Defense Innovation Unit seeks to reduce barriers to transitioning new technologies from nontraditional vendors to military components by teaching service contracting professionals about the process.

The Navy is shifting some money around for carrier overhaul work:

Budgetary reprogramming for Navy’s CVN-73 overhaul reduced

The Navy is shifting $122.6 million in funding for the refueling and complex overhaul of aircraft carrier George Washington (CVN-73) -- an over-budget refueling program.

A House committee is trying to shore up cyber incident response:

House committee advances bill with provisions on joint collaborative environment, incident reporting

The House Armed Services Committee has approved its version of the fiscal 2023 defense authorization bill, including provisions to create an “information collaboration environment” at CISA and directing DHS and CISA to provide details to Congress on cyber incident response responsibilities.

House authorizers want to know more about the Pentagon’s nuclear weapons programs:

House Armed Services Committee calls for studies, limitations on nuclear program decisions

The House Armed Services Committee has passed a fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill that would order several studies on and limitations of Defense Department efforts to modernize the nuclear triad.