The INSIDER daily digest -- Sept. 13, 2021

By John Liang / September 13, 2021 at 1:52 PM

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:

GAO finds Pentagon can manage 'routine' continuing resolutions without major impact

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:

New VC-25B schedule baseline expected in late 2021, Air Force says

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:

Industry groups seek more transparency around Pentagon cyber 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:

DOD finalizing Enterprise SATCOM Management and Control implementation plan

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 panel advocates major FY-22 increase for Glide Breaker 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.

Document: Details of House authorizers' $24B topline increase