The INSIDER daily digest -- Oct. 16, 2023

By John Liang / October 16, 2023 at 2:27 PM

This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Missile Defense Agency's Next Generation Interceptor program, the Space Force's wariness over artificial intelligence and more.

We start off with news on the Missile Defense Agency's Next Generation Interceptor program:

Lockheed Martin's NGI proposal cleared to proceed with detailed design

Lockheed Martin's proposed design for a Next Generation Interceptor has passed muster with the Missile Defense Agency, clearing the way for the company to continue to mature critical technologies slated for the massive guided missile in pursuit of a critical design review slated for the summer of 2025.

The Space Force is wary of artificial intelligence:

Space Force temporarily bans use of GenAI over data breach concerns

The Space Force has suspended the use of artificial intelligence tools such as ChatGPT to protect the data of personnel and the service, according to a Sept. 29 memo.

A new Space Force report to Congress "contains a description of the strategic objectives for organizing, training, and equipping the Space Force":

Space Force projects cuts and linear growth by FY-28

Space Force funding projections show the service is planning for a budget of around $30 billion by fiscal year 2028, just slightly more than the amount it has requested for fiscal year 2024, according to a new “comprehensive strategy” sent to Congress.

Document: Space Force 'comprehensive strategy' report

In case you missed it, here's some of our coverage from last week's AUSA conference:

American Rheinmetall designing interchangeable cannon for XM30

American Rheinmetall's submission for the Army's next infantry fighting vehicle will have an interchangeable cannon, according to the company.

Army moving forward with 'counter UAS as a service' initiative

The Army is in the process of carrying out the Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office's initiative to have the military services purchase counter UAS capability from the private sector -- a concept known as "counter UAS as a service" (CaaS).

(Read our full AUSA 2023 coverage.)