The INSIDER daily digest -- May 24, 2022

By John Liang / May 24, 2022 at 1:41 PM

This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on military energy consumption reduction, the Navy's new climate action plan and more.

The Marine Corps is the service with the first installation to stop drawing electrical power from its off-base utility provider:

Marine Corps base Albany is first DOD installation to achieve net zero status

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, GA, officially declared 'net zero' status today -- the Defense Department's first installation to meet this milestone.

The announcement comes one day after the Navy released its new climate action plan, the service's first holistic strategy to prevent the most catastrophic impacts of climate change:

Navy aims to become climate-ready through new action plan

As coastal installations face rising sea levels, recurring flooding and other disastrous impacts of climate change, the Navy has outlined its course of action to build a climate-ready force by 2030.

Document: Navy's climate action 2030 plan

The House Armed Services Committee's top Democrat spoke this week at the Center for Foreign Policy in Washington:

Smith predicts 'tough fights' over planned nuke cuts

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today he knows he's "100% lost" his previous battle to eliminate the ground-based leg of the U.S. nuclear triad but predicted there are still "tough fights" ahead in this year's defense policy bill when it comes President Biden's proposed termination of a developmental submarine-launched cruise missile and the retirement of the B-83 megaton gravity bomb.

The Army wants to spend more money developing big trucks:

Army FY-23 request boosts truck research funding

The Army would increase development spending on its medium and heavy tactical vehicles by tens of millions of dollars under its fiscal year 2023 budget request, including programs to bring limited electrification and autonomy to cargo trucks.

Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Adm. Jon Hill said this week that the source-selection process for the Glide Phase Interceptor program is in its final stages:

MDA contemplating range of GPI development scenarios, including pursuing three concepts

The Missile Defense Agency is nearing a decision on how many hypersonic-busting missile designs to pursue, retaining the option to concurrently develop as many as three competing blueprints for a Glide Phase Interceptor or narrow the current contest among Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Technologies and Northrop Grumman.