This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on a billion-dollar Pentagon reprogramming request, plus coverage of a pair of recent Defense Science Board studies and more.
The Pentagon recently posted congressional responses to a billion-dollar reprogramming request as well as a large omnibus request made in June:
The Pentagon is requesting approval from Congress to reprogram $1.7 billion in defense funds across a range of programs, identifying some areas where funds are available for transfer because of training reductions and facility closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.
The Defense Science Board Task Force on 21st Century Multi-Domain Effects has issued an executive summary of its report:
The Defense Science Board is recommending an eight-point plan to refashion the U.S. military into a faster, less detectable, more integrated and lethal force prepared for a conventional fight against a near-peer adversary.
In case you missed it, Lockheed Martin expects hypersonics to be big business and late last week announced an acquisition:
Lockheed Martin has agreed to acquire the hypersonics portfolio of Huntsville, AL-based software and systems engineering company Integration Innovation, known as i3.
The Defense Department last week awarded contracts under its expansive 5G prototyping campaign, aimed at leveraging "dual-use" technologies with applicability to both military and commercial systems:
The Pentagon has granted $600 million in awards to multiple companies to experiment and test fifth-generation wireless communications technologies at five U.S. installations.
The Defense Science Board recommends the Pentagon adopt a comprehensive counter-autonomy strategy that starts with establishing a new senior official to oversee such efforts:
An influential Pentagon advisory board says the U.S. military is laying the groundwork for autonomous weapons systems, but not sufficiently preparing to deal with such technologies in the hands of adversaries.