The INSIDER daily digest -- Oct. 22, 2021

By John Liang / October 22, 2021 at 2:19 PM

This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Navy's Next Generation Jammer-Low Band program, the Army's mobile cannon efforts and more.

The Government Accountability Office publicly released a couple of bid protest decisions regarding the Navy's Next Generation Jammer-Low Band program:

Navy won't re-open NGJ-LB competition despite GAO recommendation

The Government Accountability Office has sustained another protest Northrop Grumman filed against the Navy's decision to award L3Harris Technologies a contract for the Next Generation Jammer-Low Band Capability Block 1.

A bunch of companies showed off their mobile cannon wares at the recent AUSA conference:

Massive truck-mounted cannons deploy to convention hall, take aim at Army next-gen program

Three defense contractors from Europe and the Middle East deployed to Washington, DC, their respective 155 mm howitzer variants mounted on trucks for display at a convention center, all hoping to catch the attention of U.S. government officials who are contemplating options for replacing towed cannons that are now deemed vulnerable to counter-battery fire against an advanced adversary such as Russia or China.

Raj Iyer, the Army's chief information officer, spoke at a virtual C4ISRNET event this week:

Army CIO: Culture change needed for digital transformation

A digital transformation in the Army and the implementation of Joint All-Domain Command and Control requires cultural changes in the military more than technological advances, according to Raj Iyer, the Army's chief information officer.

The Navy's Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle program could see a funding cut, if Senate appropriators have their way:

Senate appropriators recommend cutting funding for Navy's LDUUV

The Senate Appropriations Committee wants to cut funding for the Navy's Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle phase 2 contract.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said a new climate change document released this week "lays out a path to incorporate" climate change security considerations into DOD's strategic planning:

DOD releases new Climate Risk Assessment

The Defense Department today released its Climate Risk Assessment as a "first step towards inclusion of the security implications of climate change across the DOD enterprise."

Document: DOD's new Climate Risk Assessment