The INSIDER daily digest -- May 13, 2019

By John Liang  
May 13, 2019 at 1:53 PM

This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Pentagon's latest reprogramming action to fund a border wall, basing Joint Strike Fighters at a hurricane-ravaged Air Force base and more.

Here's our coverage of a recent Pentagon reprogramming action (requiring no congressional approval) that shifts more funds to build a border wall:

DOD to build border barriers with some excess weapon system funds

The Pentagon intends to transfer $1.5 billion from several areas, including weapons acquisition programs, to construct new barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a recent reprogramming notification sent to Congress.

Document: DOD's border funding reprogramming action

The House Appropriations Committee wants the Air Force to provide a "detailed time line" on the service's plan to move three F-35 Joint Strike Fighter squadrons to hurricane-ravaged Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida:

House appropriators scrutinize effort to house F-35s at Tyndall AFB

The House Appropriations Committee is ratcheting up oversight of the Air Force's effort to house three F-35 Joint Strike Fighter squadrons at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL.

Document: House appropriators' FY-20 MILCON spending bill

The Precision Strike Munition will have a longer range:

Army ratchets up range requirement for PrSM to 400 kilometers

The Army has formally ratcheted up the range requirement from 300 kilometers to 400 kilometers for a next-generation ballistic missile called the Precision Strike Munition (PrSM), the focus of a $2.8 billion competition between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to build thousands as part of a follow-on to the Army Tactical Missile System program.

DOD's lead acquisition official Ellen Lord explained during a recent press briefing that despite new developments, warfighters are not always aware of what systems are available:

DOD sharing information on C-UAS solutions with warfighter senior integration group

The Defense Department is looking to enhance information sharing on counter-unmanned aerial system solutions by holding monthly meetings between combatant commanders and service representatives in Pentagon headquarters, with a current emphasis on Afghanistan and Iraq.

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