The INSIDER daily Digest -- May 15, 2023

By John Liang / May 15, 2023 at 1:40 PM

This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on potential savings for a couple of Army missile systems, Space Force satellites and more.

An estimated $147 million in savings combined between the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System and Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement contracts represents "potential savings at the initial estimate levels" that, "if realized, can be used for other critical Army needs," a service spokeswoman tells Inside Defense:

Army could save more than projected $147M for GMLRS, PAC-3 MSE multiyear requests

The Army anticipates that it could save more than the projected $147 million combined in its requests for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System and Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement, according to a service spokeswoman.

The Defense Department is procuring a constellation of up to 100 T2TL Alpha variant satellites:

SDA issues draft solicitation notice for Tranche 2 satellite Alpha variant

The Space Development Agency has issued a draft request for proposals for a Tranche 2 Transport Layer-Alpha variant for its Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture.

Document: SDA draft RFP for Tranche 2 satellite Alpha variant

Earlier this month, the office of the Army's project manager for Short and Intermediate Effectors for Layered Defense (SHIELD) in the program executive office for missiles and space published a notice asking whether any other companies have the interest and ability to produce the new Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 air-defense system:

Army considering IFPC Inc. 2 production competition; technical data package not available

The Army is exploring whether to compete the planned production of Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 (IFPC Inc. 2) beginning in fiscal year 2024 after the service receives the 16 systems and 60 interceptors Leidos subsidiary Dynetics and Raytheon Technologies developed under a short-term prototype agreement.

A new government cyber document offers a set of requirements for controlled unclassified information with new details on how to tailor the security controls to meet an agency’s needs and the assessment process:

NIST sets June webinar to review proposed guidance changes for handling controlled unclassified information

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will hold a webinar on June 6 to provide an overview of changes in the first draft of revision three for Special Publication 800-171, a foundational document that guides how agencies set cyber policy for contractors on protecting sensitive federal data.

Rear Adm. Casey Moton, program executive officer for unmanned and small combatants, spoke about mine warfare last week:

Navy planning FY-25 operational deployment for LCS mine countermeasures mission package

The Navy is targeting fiscal year 2025 for an initial deployment of its Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasures mission package, which achieved initial operational capability earlier this month.