The INSIDER daily digest -- Nov. 11, 2019

By John Liang  
November 11, 2019 at 2:05 PM

This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest has a deep dive into the Pentagon's upcoming contract financing review, plus the latest draft of the Defense Department's Cybersecurity Certification Maturity Model and more.

An upcoming contract financing review is "in the final planning stages," according to a Pentagon spokesman:

A year after aborted progress payments proposal, DOD to launch new contract financing review

The Defense Department is preparing to review its decades-old policy for paying contractors, including a look at how potential changes might impact the profits of defense companies.

DOD recently released the latest draft of its Cybersecurity Certification Maturity Model:

Pentagon issues draft cyber certification plan, delays input on controls for 'advanced' threats

The Defense Department's acquisition office has released its much-anticipated latest draft of a cybersecurity certification program for contractors, focusing on the most basic security controls while work continues on requirements for securing the most critical data and systems from "advanced persistent threats."

Document: DOD's draft cybersecurity certification maturity model

Boeing, the KC-46 airborne refueling tanker prime contractor, has presented a design with an "improved" cargo locking system:

Air Force slated to incorporate KC-46 cargo lock fix by March 2020

The Air Force expects to complete fleetwide retrofits to the KC-46 tanker's cargo locking system by March 2020, the program office confirmed last week.

Inside Defense has news from a recently completed Air Force Scientific Advisory Board study:

Air Force panel sees data-fusion as potential tool for targeting in anti-access environments

An influential Air Force advisory panel has concluded that an alternative intelligence enterprise derived in part from data fused from open sources could provide a new way to locate, identify and attack targets in highly contested environments, according to an abstract of a new study by the group.

Document: AFSAB summary of 'multi-source data fusion for target location and identification'

. . . plus more information on the Army's future Battle Management Command and Communication system:

Army CFT planning to develop system for multidomain sensor integration

The Army's assured positioning, navigation and timing cross-functional team is looking to bring a new "deep-sensing" capability to the force to aid multidomain operations and long-range precision fires.

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