The INSIDER daily digest -- Nov. 18, 2021

By Thomas Duffy / November 18, 2021 at 2:06 PM

This Thursday Insider Daily Digest starts off with news of a new Defense Department technology demonstration, Air Force software news, a new report on Taiwan defense, and more cyber news.

The Defense Department is asking industry for new technologies in the area of data discovery:

DOD seeking industry tech for ‘Thunderstorm’ demo

The Pentagon is asking industry to provide technologies that could be included in a capability experimentation next year focused on data discovery innovation and visualization.

The Air Force has a new agreement in the area of software development:

Kessel Run, Platform One teams look to step up collaboration under new agreement

A new agreement between the Air Force’s Kessel Run software factory and Platform One -- the service’s flagship DevSecOps team -- aims to lay the foundation for increased collaboration and guide future development between the two outfits.

A new report says the Defense Department needs more money for the Pacific theater:

Report: Cross-Strait stability eroding; robust funding of INDOPACOM priorities urgent

Taiwan’s ability to deter war with mainland China is “in a period of dangerous uncertainty” requiring Congress to take “urgent measures” to strengthen the credibility of U.S. military deterrence, according to a new report.

And finally, two from our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity:

Pentagon considers options for contractor incentives to increase CMMC adoption

The Defense Department is exploring how it can offer incentives to contractors who adopt standards from the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program before the official rollout begins, according to Pentagon official Stacy Bostjanick.

Pentagon provides details on upcoming rulemakings for revamped CMMC program

The Pentagon has formally announced two new rulemakings that will make changes to its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, including the removal of third-party assessments for level one and starting a plan of action and milestones process.