The INSIDER daily digest -- Sept. 23, 2022

By John Liang / September 23, 2022 at 1:29 PM

This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on hypersonic weapons, naval exercises being too predictable and more.

The Air Force has awarded Raytheon Technologies a multimillion-dollar contract to develop the Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile:

DOD catapults forward new class of weapon for U.S. inventory: hypersonic cruise missile

The Defense Department today marked a major milestone in the race against China and Russia to field hypersonic weapons, furnishing Raytheon with a nearly $1 billion commitment to design, develop and deliver a new class of ultra-fast, maneuvering munition for U.S. fighter aircraft: a hypersonic cruise missile.

Navy fleet exercises tend to be "heavily scripted" and often warfighters go into the exercise knowing the outcome, according to analysts:

Analysts say Navy exercises are heavily scripted, need to include risk

Naval analysts argue that the Navy's fleet exercises are predictable and if the service wants to win against China, it needs to change how it learns at sea.

Check out the latest cyber defense news from our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity:

Solarium Commission releases report evaluating 2022 implementation progress for key proposals

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission has released its second annual report evaluating how Congress, agencies and the White House are implementing recommendations from the 2020 landmark report and subsequent white papers on important cyber topics.

Solarium leaders: Changes are expected to 'systemically important entities' bill following industry pushback

Lawmakers are preparing to make changes to the "systemically important entities" proposal in the House version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill when it comes to the Senate floor for a vote next month, according to Cyberspace Solarium Commission leaders who responded to significant industry criticism at a recent event.

'Know the opponent': CISA-NSA advisory addresses industrial control system challenges

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the National Security Agency have put out a new advisory on evolving threats to "operational technology/industrial control system assets," saying "traditional approaches" are insufficient against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks and offering an array of mitigations.