The INSIDER daily digest -- Sept. 14, 2023

By John Liang / September 14, 2023 at 2:31 PM

This Thursday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on Air Force next-generation airlift and refueling aircraft, the Pentagon's cyber strategy and more.

The Air Force issued a request for information this week "seeking industry input to identify potential capabilities/technologies for development of Next Generation Refueling and Airlift Teams of Systems (ToS), which will be purpose-built for specific mission sets":

Air Force looking for solutions to develop NGAS, NGAL for mission needs

The Air Force is seeking information to identify potential capabilities and technologies to develop Next Generation Refueling and Airlift Teams of Systems built for specific mission requirements, according to a notice posted Tuesday.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy Mieke Eoyang spoke about the Pentagon's new cyber strategy this week during a moderated discussion at the Center for a New American Security:

DOD and industry officials stress need for more information sharing in cyber defense

A top Pentagon official provided more details today about the Defense Department's intent to share more information with the private sector about cyberattacks, as outlined in the recently released 2023 Cyber Strategy.

A new 200,000-square-foot Marine Corps facility uses a 5G core to connect over 40 systems -- including 11 robots that manage inventory -- in an effort to improve the speed and efficiency of warehousing logistics:

Marine Corps' 'smart' warehouse prototype headed for ATO decisions by year's end

The Marine Corps' 5G-enabled "smart" warehouse prototype is preparing for two separate Authority to Operate decisions expected to clear the facility for functional use before the end of calendar year 2023.

More coverage from this week's AFA 2023 Air, Space and Cyber Conference:

Space Force to use EW and PNT to organize mission area resources under one command

NATIONAL HABOR, MD -- The Space Force has launched Integrated Mission Delta, a two-prototype unit which will use electronic warfare and positioning, navigation and timing to bring operations and sustainment of the mission area under one command, Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman said Tuesday morning.

A final draft of the air warfare (AW) ship self-defense enterprise test and evaluation master plan (TEMP) for ship self-defense system baseline 12 (SSDS BL 12) is expected to be completed at the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, according to the Navy:

TEMP final draft for threat ASCM self-defense targeted for FY-24

The Navy is working to resolve “final missile allocations” to complete master planning for test strategy and evaluation of self-defense systems against anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCMs).