The INSIDER daily digest -- Sept. 12, 2023

By John Liang / September 12, 2023 at 1:38 PM

This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on Navy electromagnetic warfare capabilities, the Landing Ship Medium program, the Army's artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts and more.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division issued a request for submissions late last week for private industry and government agencies to take part in the Silent Swarm 2024 Experimentation Event:

Silent Swarm 2024 to advance Navy's electromagnetic warfare capabilities

The Navy will continue a series of experiments on early stage unmanned systems capable of electromagnetic warfare with the third annual Silent Swarm planned for two weeks in July 2024.

The Navy's Program Executive Office for Ships recently hosted an industry day that was attended by shipbuilders, material experts and equipment manufacturers and integrators:

Navy to open LSM competition within calendar year 2023

Naval Sea Systems Command will seek industry proposals for the design and construction of the future Landing Ship Medium before the end of calendar year 2023, opening a contract competition for a vessel deemed critical for the Marine Corps' Indo-Pacific operations.

Document: Navy LSM industry day brochure

Project Linchpin is the Army's first initiative to create an artificial intelligence and machine learning pipeline, and will initially focus on sensor systems such as satellites and optics:

Army using 'agile' acquisition strategy as it moves forward on Project Linchpin

As the Army begins to develop a pipeline for artificial intelligence and machine learning, service officials have described what they view as an "agile" acquisition process that aims to take advantage of an already-interested private sector.

On Sept. 8, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced Boeing the winner of the Glide Breaker Phase 2 program -- moving forward a project launched in 2019 that aims to enable a divert and attitude control system (DACS) propelled kill vehicle capable of intercepting hypersonic threats during glide phase:

Boeing nabs hypersonic defense contract, potential technology key to GPI program

Boeing has elbowed its way into the hypersonic defense game, winning the second phase of the Glide Breaker program, an important advanced technology development contract that aims to provide a foundation for U.S. and Japanese efforts to jointly develop a hit-to-kill interceptor capable of chasing down and defeating ultra-fast maneuvering warheads.

The House Rules Committee is scheduled to consider the fiscal year 2024 defense spending bill today and the full House is expected to vote on it sometime this week:

Biden threatens to veto House defense spending bill, citing need for multiyear munitions deals

President Biden intends to veto the House's defense appropriations bill if, in the unlikely event, that is the final version he is presented by Congress, according to a statement from the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Document: Statement of administration policy on the FY-24 defense spending bill

The Air Force's top civilian spoke this week at the Air and Space Forces Association's annual Air, Space and Cyber Conference:

Kendall calls out Tuberville holds, urges passage of budget

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall used his keynote speech at an Air and Space Forces Association conference Monday to call on Congress to pass a budget and for Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) to lift his blockade of military nominations.