This Monday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Pentagon's handling of congressional continuing resolutions, the Air Force One replacement program and more.
The Government Accountability Office issued a report today on the Pentagon's handling of congressional continuing resolutions:
The Government Accountability Office has found that the Pentagon can mostly manage its way through Congress' inefficient continuing resolutions without significant impacts to major defense acquisition programs.
Document: GAO report on CR
News on the Air Force One replacement program:
Air Force officials anticipate they will set a new schedule baseline for the Air Force One replacement program in "late 2021," though a service spokeswoman declined to share details on what the new timeline could look like, citing "ongoing discussions."
Our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity with the latest on the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program:
The Defense Department needs to become more transparent over its work on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, according to an industry letter to Pentagon leaders raising concerns over a lack of communication and other issues.
Mike Dean, the Defense Department's satellite communications chief, spoke during the recent Satellite 2021 conference:
The Defense Department is finalizing an implementation plan for the Space Force's new Enterprise Satellite Communications Management and Control infrastructure aimed at improving the way the department manages and integrates military and commercial SATCOM services.
House lawmakers want more funding for hypersonic defense:
House lawmakers are looking to catapult development of a "critical" technology needed to intercept maneuvering hypersonic threats at very long ranges by authorizing a nearly four-fold increase in fiscal year 2022 funding for Glide Breaker, a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency venture that the Missile Defense Agency is eyeing as part of a program to field a defense against a new class of ultra-fast maneuvering weapons.