The INSIDER daily digest -- Sept. 4, 2020

By Thomas Duffy / September 4, 2020 at 1:58 PM

This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on Lockheed’s missile defense interceptor bid, Army cyber, a new report on the defense industry’s research efforts and the Navy’s CH-53K helicopter.

Lockheed laid out its plan for the Next Generation Interceptor program for Inside Defense:

Lockheed says its NGI proposal offers one-stop shopping, extensive multiple-kill vehicle experience

Lockheed Martin is touting its ability to offer the Defense Department a one-stop shopping opportunity for the Next Generation Interceptor -- a single defense contractor to develop a booster tailored to carry a new class of kill vehicles for the nation’s marquee homeland ballistic missile defense system.

The Army is pulling together its major cyber elements into a $366 million new headquarters:

Army Cyber Command consolidates key elements at new Ft. Gordon headquarters

Army Cyber Command yesterday completed its move to its new headquarters at Ft. Gordon, GA, forming a “focal point” for its global cyber operations, according to senior service officials.

The Government Accountability Office has a new report out on industry’s independent research:

Pentagon will begin new reviews of industry’s independent R&D

The Defense Department, following a recommendation from the Government Accountability Office, intends to begin annual reviews of independent industry research and development projects so they can be better integrated into the U.S. military’s technology plans.

Lastly, the program manager gave us an update on the Navy CH-53K helicopter program:

Marine Corps: CH-53K helicopter undergoing desert testing after successful sea trials

The CH-53K King Stallion helicopter performed well during its sea trials, which ended in June, and is now undergoing testing in a desert-like environment, according to the Marine Corps.