The INSIDER daily digest -- March 6, 2024

By John Liang / March 6, 2024 at 2:04 PM

This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news from an independent commission's final report on reforming the 1960s-era Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution system and more.

In its final report, the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution Reform Commission makes 28 individual recommendations:

Key reform commission's final report looks to restructure DOD's 60s-era budgeting system

A bipartisan legislative commission has released long-awaited recommendations to reform the Defense Department's 1960s-era planning and budgeting system, seeking specifically that Congress grant the Pentagon greater spending flexibility while ensuring appropriate oversight.

Document: PPBE reform commission's final report

As part of a major aviation restructure announcement on Feb. 8 that saw the cancellation of the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program, the Army also said it would "end uncertainty" over the future of the CH-47F Block II helicopter program by formally entering it into production, putting it on a path to full-rate production "in the future":

Army targeting FY-25 for milestone C on Chinook Block II

The Army intends to enter milestone C, or full-rate production, in fiscal year 2025 for the CH-47F Block II helicopter, according to a service official.

Our colleagues from Inside Cybersecurity with the latest on the Pentagon's CMMC program:

Tech group encourages Pentagon to expand CMMC program beyond DOD when finalized

The Information Technology Industry Council sees an opportunity for the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program to become a standard across the federal government, according to a filing from the trade association on the first CMMC proposed rule.

PSC seeks information from DOD on CMMC program costs, implementation needs

The Professional Services Council is calling for the Defense Department to do further analysis on potential costs for contractors and their suppliers to comply with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program before finalizing proposed regulations.

In case you missed it, here's our deep dive into the work of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division, now available to all:

Inside the Navy's $2B plan to surge solid-rocket motor production and revitalize a historic arsenal

As demand for munitions surges amid heightened global tensions, the Navy has launched a multibillion-dollar plan to fill critical industrial base gaps by revitalizing the government-run production of solid-rocket motors and other key energetics at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division.