This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Marine Corps' Force Design 2030 effort, weapons funding for Ukraine and more.
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger laid out his vision for the Marines and infantry battalions of 2030 at this week's Modern Day Marine 2022 conference:
The future Marine will not be a "starship trooper-looking person," but rather a digital native capable of operating multiple weapon systems, according to the service's top official.
House appropriators want to add $7 billion to the latest funding package for Ukraine:
The House Appropriations Committee has teed up a version of the Ukraine emergency supplemental funding bill that would increase President Biden's request by $7 billion, taking the final amount to $40 billion.
Initial operational testing on the Army's base Precision Strike Missile is planned for the first quarter of fiscal year 2025, and the missile could reach initial operational capability by the fourth quarter of that year:
The Army has already tested a ramjet that could power a future extended-range version of the Precision Strike Missile, according to senior service officials.
The Defense Department recently submitted its fourth package of legislative proposals for the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill:
A new batch of fiscal year 2023 legislative proposals released by the Defense Department last week is seeking congressional approval to retire several A-10 and KC-135 aircraft, a move which Air Force officials have described as necessary to modernize the force.
The Joint Requirements Oversight Council has approved an "enduring" capability development document for the B-21 bomber program:
Pentagon brass have approved plans to commence new upgrades for the B-21 Raider once the next-generation bomber begins low-rate production as part of marking cost and capability parameters, setting the stage for the Air Force to commit more than $29 billion in planned investment for the long-range strike project over the next five years.
Last but by no means least, the latest cyber defense news from our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity:
The Defense Department is accelerating by two months its plans to implement changes to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, with the release of two interim final rules now expected in March 2023 and requirements to start showing up in contracts 60 days after the rules are published under a three-year rollout plan.
NIST plans to release 'pre-call' for comments on controlled unclassified information publications in 2022
The National Institute of Standards and Technology this year will issue a "pre-call" for public comments on updates to four publications concerning the security of controlled unclassified information.