The INSIDER daily digest -- Nov. 28, 2022

By John Liang / November 28, 2022 at 2:13 PM

This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on quantum technology, lawmakers' efforts to require the Pentagon to have a Software Bill of Materials with defense contractors and more.

While quantum technology is far from maturity, the Navy's Washington, DC-based research laboratory has been tasked with accelerating the development of quantum research:

How the Navy's DC research lab is developing quantum for advanced military capabilities

As the Pentagon invests in new technologies to maintain a strategic advantage over its adversaries, the Navy is exploring quantum technology to potentially deliver new warfighting capabilities including quantum sensing, computing and network communications.

Our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity have the latest on the Software Bill of Materials effort:

Industry coalition urges lawmakers to drop SBOM procurement requirement from major defense bill

A coalition of industry groups is urging congressional leaders to remove a provision in the Senate version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill that would direct the Defense Department to require a Software Bill of Materials from defense contractors.

The Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania is home to a lot of satellite communications gear:

In northeast Pennsylvania, a key cog in DOD's satellite mission

TOBYHANNA, PA -- Inside a vast warehouse on a plot of land that can trace its Army roots back over a century, computer servers whirr and hum at a volume that makes it difficult to carry on a conversation at regular volume.

In case you missed it last week, here's a deep dive into the Air Force's T-7 trainer program:

T-7 testing delay could trigger schedule slip and spell new trouble for Boeing

Boeing's T-7 Red Hawk is facing a possible schedule slip after qualification testing for the aircraft's emergency escape system was pushed to fiscal year 2024, according to the Air Force and the company.

The Pentagon also released its zero-trust strategy and roadmap last week:

DOD unveils new strategy as it drives toward FY-27 zero-trust target

The Pentagon has unveiled an overarching framework to bolster military components' safeguards against current cybersecurity risks as officials push to implement a zero-trust baseline within the next five years.

Document: DOD's zero-trust strategy, roadmap