The INSIDER daily digest -- Nov. 28, 2023

By John Liang / November 28, 2023 at 2:27 PM

This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on an Army mine and obstacle clearing system, Space Force missile warning satellites and more.

The Army recently released a market survey seeking to develop the XM123 Ground Obstacle Breaching Lane Neutralizer (GOBLN), a mine and obstacle clearing system designed to "to maintain a high operational tempo through the reduction of non-explosive and explosive obstacles":

Army looking to make breaching vehicles 'more reliable and effective'

The Army wants to make its obstacle breaching vehicles "more reliable and effective" on the battlefield, according to a public announcement last week.

Space Systems Command's Space Sensing Resilient missile warning, tracking and defense program office will now begin to manufacture six space vehicles for delivery which are scheduled to lift off in late 2026:

SSC completes CDR of first MEO missile warning and tracking system

Space Systems Command today announced it has completed the critical design review of Epoch 1 space vehicles, the Space Force's first medium Earth orbit missile warning and tracking system.

The Air Force lacks space-based military weather monitoring systems:

Air Force official: Absence of reliable SBEM affects global operations

The lack of modern space-based environmental monitoring systems affects not only the Air Force but also the Army, Navy and Space Force as well as global operations, Col. Patrick Williams, Air Force director of weather, said last week.

Our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity are reporting that the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program has cleared a major milestone:

DOD's CMMC rulemaking clears OIRA review process

The Pentagon's rulemaking to implement its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program has completed the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs review process, a major milestone that indicates the new regulation should show up in the Federal Register soon.

The Defense Department's inspector general recently released a report on the Navy's MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aircraft system:

DOD IG says Navy should delay production, IOC decisions on MQ-25

The Defense Department inspector general is recommending the Navy hold off on a production decision and declare the MQ-25 unmanned air system operational until certain developmental tests are completed.

Document: DOD IG report on the Navy's MQ-25 program