The INSIDER daily digest -- March 17, 2020

By John Liang / March 17, 2020 at 2:17 PM

This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Joint Strike Fighter's troubled Autonomic Logistics Information System and more.

We start off with a new Government Accountability Office report on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter:

GAO calls for DOD to deliver F-35 ALIS replacement strategy

The Government Accountability Office is calling on the Defense Department to create a strategy for its redesign of the F-35's troubled Autonomic Logistics Information System, and a new report from the watchdog highlights the need for a standardized performance metric to track the system's impact on fleetwide readiness.

Document: GAO report on F-35 ALIS

Some more cyber defense news from our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity:

White House approves draft NIST security, privacy standards for another round of comments

The White House Office of Management and Budget has approved the National Institute of Standards and Technology's proposed update to data security and privacy standards central to an array of federal cybersecurity efforts, including the Pentagon's emerging certification requirements.

Pentagon seen to be slipping slightly on implementation of cyber certification program

Defense Department acquisition Chief Information Security Officer Katie Arrington late last week said contractors will have to be certified as cyber secure before being awarded a contract, an assertion that one industry official saw as a slip in schedule from earlier DOD assertions that certifications would have to be completed at the time of bidding.

The Missile Defense Agency could split up development of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System into several parts:

MDA eyes dissolving omnibus GMD development and sustainment into five contracts

The Missile Defense Agency is refining plans for a potential break-up of the omnibus Ground-based Midcourse Defense system development and sustainment contract, envisioning as many as five competitive projects to support the homeland ballistic missile defense system into the 2030s.

Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, head of the National Guard Bureau, recently testified before the House Appropriations defense subcommittee:

National Guard chief: $3.8B DOD reprogramming will affect Army Guard

The National Guard Bureau chief this month said he was not consulted on the $3.8 billion reprogramming action taken by the Defense Department to fund President Trump's border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, and the transfer will impact the Army National Guard's domestic operations portfolio.