The INSIDER daily digest -- Nov. 20, 2023

By John Liang / November 20, 2023 at 1:59 PM

This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Army’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor system, the Air Force's newly minted chief of staff giving his first remarks, the White House's new National Spectrum Strategy and more.

The Army's Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) took part in a recent live-fire event:

LTAMDS 'nominal' in first live-fire test; surrogate cruise missile intercepted

The Army's Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS) -- in a seminal event for the service's decade-long effort to field a next-generation, 360-degree radar -- detected a cruise missile target and guided a Patriot interceptor to destroy the threat during a live-fire test at White Sands Missile Range, NM.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin gave remarks at his welcome ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, MD last week:

Allvin says 'adjustments' and 'variations in execution' are necessary

The Air Force needs to make some "adjustments" and "variations in [its] execution" to adapt to the current strategic environment and defend the U.S. from aggressors, the service's newly appointed chief of staff said Thursday.

The White House's new National Spectrum Strategy isn't going over well with some congressional lawmakers:

Lawmakers split over DOD spectrum sharing in new White House strategy

Lawmakers disagree over the White House's new National Spectrum Strategy announced Monday, with parties divided over the possibility of spectrum sharing between the Defense Department and the private sector.

Mara Karlin, assistant defense secretary for strategy, plans and capabilities, who is also performing the duties of the deputy defense under secretary for policy, told reporters last week that conversations between U.S. military officials and their Chinese counterparts will resume after positive results from a summit held Wednesday:

Pentagon official details resumption of U.S-China mil-to-mil communications

A senior Pentagon policy official said recently that military-to-military communications with China will resume, following a high-profile meeting between President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board recently completed a study on artificial intelligence:

AFSAB studies responsible AI, offers recommendations and roadmap

The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board has recommended several ways for the service to advance the use of responsible artificial intelligence for supporting combat engagements.

Gen. Chance Saltzman, chief of space operations, spoke at a recent Atlantic Council event:

Saltzman says China's ASAT capabilities are major challenge to service

The Space Force chief yesterday highlighted China's anti-satellite missile capabilities as one of the significant challenges to the service.