The INSIDER daily digest -- Sept. 29, 2021

By Thomas Duffy / September 29, 2021 at 2:35 PM

Today’s INSIDER Daily Digest has news on Navy shipbuilding, a possible new acquisition approach, new acquisition portfolio reviews, and news from the cyber front.

A Navy shipbuilder is making good progress with two new ship classes:

Navy fleet oiler to undergo sea trials in December

The T-AO 205 John Lewis Fleet Oiler will undergo sea trials this December.

A Pentagon official is thinking that new legislation may solve a recurring acquisition issue:

Pentagon’s CTO pursuing new legislation to bridge ‘valley of death’

The Pentagon’s chief technology officer is proposing multiple tranches of Small Business Innovation Research funding to bridge the dreaded valley of death.

The Pentagon has begun new weapon system reviews:

DOD embarks on new acquisition portfolio reviews

The acting Pentagon acquisition chief said today the Defense Department has begun a new series of weapon system reviews that could impact future budget and programming decisions.

An industry group is looking at some cyber program controls:

CMMC industry council plans to evaluate effectiveness of maturity model controls, small business impacts

A new industry advisory council for the Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is determining “rules of the road” for its work and “scope” of operations, according to council chair Yong-Gon Chon, who says early efforts have focused on evaluating “practice effectiveness” for controls in the CMMC model and examining small business issues.