The INSIDER daily digest -- March 28, 2018

By John Liang / March 28, 2018 at 2:20 PM

A new Defense Science Board report, the revival of an ISR integration council, some defense business news and more highlight this Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest.

A new Defense Science Board report is out:

DSB urges DOD to shift to agile software development 'immediately'

The Pentagon should "immediately" adopt private-sector practices for agile software development and jettison its traditional methods in favor of a more iterative approach, according to an influential advisory board.

Document: DSB report on 'design and acquisition of software for defense systems'

The Defense Intelligence Enterprise Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Integration Council is being re-energized:

DOD intelligence chief calls on ISR integration council to consider multidomain ops

The Pentagon has revived a council established more than a decade ago to newly coordinate the government's approach to multidomain intelligence, according to the under secretary of defense for intelligence.

Looks like General Dynamics will be able to buy CSRA, after all:

CACI withdraws CSRA purchase offer

CACI International announced this morning it was withdrawing its offer to buy CSRA, giving General Dynamics a clear path to purchase the latter company.

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The Missile Defense Agency plans to repeat a test of the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor:

Following January MDA flight test failure, Congress funds SM-3 Block IIA do-over

Less than two months after the Missile Defense Agency's newest ballistic missile interceptor failed in a high-stakes flight test, lawmakers are handing the Pentagon $136 million in the fiscal year 2018 spending bill for a do-over.

Mission packages for Littoral Combat Ships will decrease:

Navy reduces LCS mission package requirement by 20 units

The Navy has made the long-awaited decision to reduce its Littoral Combat Ship mission package requirement by 20 units because of a determination made in 2014 that the service would purchase fewer ships, according to two reports viewed by Inside Defense.

News from this week's AUSA Global Force Symposium:

MAPS to give Army plug-and-play sensor ability

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army is in the midst of testing a common controller base kit for the service’s desired Modular Active Protection System.

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord is now focusing on "cross-capability portfolios":

Pentagon acquisition arm shifting from managing programs to 'capability portfolios'

The Pentagon's newly constituted acquisition and sustainment office is divesting its role in managing programs and shifting to a focus on "capability portfolios," according to an official leading the re-organization.