The INSIDER daily digest -- Sept. 15, 2023

By John Liang / September 15, 2023 at 2:42 PM

This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Space Force's classification process, a radar to be based in Palau, Navy amphibious vessels and more.

We start off with more coverage from this week's AFA Air, Space and Cyber Conference:

Space Force is 'actively' working to tackle overclassification problem

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Space Force is "actively" reviewing the classification process to perform its duties effectively and collaborate with allies and partners, a top service official said Tuesday.

The Air Force this week announced plans to issue a request for proposals for the Tactical Multi-Mission Over the Horizon Radar (TACMOR) during the second quarter of fiscal year 2024 -- sometime between January and March:

2024 start set for new Palau radar needed to plug huge Indo-Pacific surveillance gaps

The Defense Department has unveiled plans to compete a new, high-priority radar project in the Indo-Pacific region -- a long-range surveillance sensor slated for emplacement in the Republic of Palau that top brass say is needed to plug air domain awareness gaps in the Western Pacific by providing thousands of square miles of wide-area surveillance.

Document: Air Force TACMOR industry day briefing slides

The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing Thursday to fill the Navy's top uniformed position:

Franchetti pledges support for 31-amphib mandate, delivering Columbia submarines on time

Stating the amphibious force is critical to the fleet, acting Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti told lawmakers Thursday she is committed to the 31-ship legal mandate.

News on the Army's Integrated Visual Augmentation System:

Army greenlights IVAS 1.2 for next phase of development

The Army has given the OK for the Integrated Visual Augmentation System's 1.2 variant to transition to the next phase of development, following positive soldier feedback from a test last month.

Air Force Gen. David Allvin submitted answers to advance policy questions to the Senate Armed Services Committee this week regarding his nomination to become Air Force chief of staff:

Air Force chief of staff nominee's written testimony provides updates on major acquisitions

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Allvin laid out key dates on the service's major acquisition programs this week in his written testimony to the Senate, which held a hearing for his nomination as chief of staff.

Document: Allvin's answers to advance policy questions

The Air Force issued a request for information on the Mobility Cross-Cutting Operational Enabler this week:

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.

Document: Air Force mobility COE RFI