The INSIDER daily digest -- May 10, 2022

By John Liang / May 10, 2022 at 1:27 PM

This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Army's Infantry Squad Vehicle program, the Marine Corps' Force Design effort and more.

We start off with some Army vehicle news:

Army's ISV to replace GMVs in conventional forces

The Army plans to replace a five-year-old troop carrier with the new Infantry Squad Vehicle in the three infantry brigades that fielded the earlier vehicle, according to Steve Herrick, product lead for ground mobility vehicles.

ISV reaches first unit equipped

The Army's new Chevy-based infantry carrier reached its official first unit equipped milestone last week, less than two years after the service awarded the program's first production contract.

Army deciding next steps on much-hyped, under-funded eLRV

The Army has approved a rapid prototyping plan for its electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle, but a lack of funding in fiscal year 2022 will slow program development, according to the service official in charge of the program.

The Marine Corps has released an update to its Force Design effort which calls for Marines to be more mobile and lethal and move away from legacy capabilities to counter China in the Pacific by 2030:

Marine Corps makes recon top priority in Force Design update

As the Marine Corps enters year three of its modernization effort, the service is citing progress and identifying reconnaissance missions, information warfare and littoral mobility as some of the main drivers in Force Design 2030.

Document: Marine Corps force design update

A new Government Accountability Office report makes "nine recommendations to incorporate leading practices for managing deferred maintenance and to improve Navy reporting on the depot maintenance backlog":

GAO: Navy's financial reporting understates ship maintenance backlog

The Government Accountability Office has found the Navy understates the costs of ship deferred depot maintenance -- adding up to nearly $1.8 billion in maintenance backlog.

Document: GAO report on Navy ship maintenance

The latest cyber news from our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity:

Microsoft sees opportunity in working with partners on 'cloud-hosted enclave' for CMMC compliance

The Pentagon's interest in enabling companies to reach Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification compliance through FedRAMP-approved cloud offerings is generating conversations within Microsoft and managed service providers on how such an offering could work in practice.

A new Air Force program, called Space Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, will design new models to measure space-based effects of future systems, which will then inform the commercial sector about how to fulfill the service’s needs:

Air Force pursues commercial partnerships, advanced modeling for new space technologies

The Air Force is seeking to develop advanced modeling that will more effectively leverage commercial technologies to maintain an edge in space, according to the service's fiscal year 2023 budget justification documents.