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:
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.
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:
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.
The Precision Strike Munition will have a longer range:
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:
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.