This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Army's assured positioning, navigation and timing cross-functional team, an Air Force effort to communicate between F-22 and F-35 fighter aircraft via a secure data link, Navy Virginia-class submarine cost savings and more.
Inside Defense has 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.
Preston Dunlap, the Air Force's chief architect, spoke this week at the Defense One Outlook 2020 conference:
The Air Force will test whether an F-22 and F-35 can communicate via a secure data link during a demonstration that’s expected to occur in December, according to a senior official.
Pentagon acquisition executive Ellen Lord has notified lawmakers that the office of cost assessment and program evaluation has estimated a savings of 6.8% for the nine-ship, Block V multiyear procurement contract to acquire new Virginia-class submarines:
The Pentagon's independent cost estimators have pared back forecasted savings the Navy can expect to realize under a multiyear procurement of Virginia-class submarines from $2.5 billion to $1.8 billion, giving the planned 2019 deal the most anemic cost avoidance package achieved through a block buy in the program's two decades of consolidated purchases.
The Professional Services Council will host a meeting next week on behalf of the office of the under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment:
The Pentagon's acquisition office is seeking industry input on establishing an accreditation body for third-party auditors as part of a cybersecurity certification program for contractors, expected to be rolled out in some form next year.
Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, the Energy Department's Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and the head of the National Nuclear Security Administration, spoke at a Defense Writers Group breakfast this week:
The National Nuclear Security Administration has already begun rebalancing its internal projects in response to the ongoing continuing resolution that keeps federal funding at fiscal year 2019 levels, according to a senior Energy Department official.