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:
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:
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."
Boeing, the KC-46 airborne refueling tanker prime contractor, has presented a design with an "improved" cargo locking system:
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:
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.
. . . plus more information on the Army's future Battle Management Command and Communication system:
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.