The INSIDER daily digest -- Sept. 6, 2023

By John Liang / September 6, 2023 at 2:23 PM

This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Pentagon's multibillion-dollar valuation error on Ukraine weapons funding, plus the Navy's plan to dismantle the former aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65) as well as the latest from the Space Development Agency.

The Pentagon's inspector general will be looking into the Defense Department's multibillion-dollar valuation error on Ukraine weapons funding:

DOD watchdog to audit $6.2B valuation error in Ukraine weapons transfers

The Defense Department inspector general is launching an audit this month examining the process by which the Pentagon values weapons being transferred to Ukraine, which follows an accounting error that resulted in DOD having $6.2 billion more in funding than it initially projected.


Nearly $6B remains in DOD 'drawdown' funds for Ukraine

The Defense Department has nearly $6 billion remaining in congressionally appropriated funds used for transferring weapons to Ukraine, giving the Pentagon some cushion as the threat of a shutdown looms over the federal government and as some lawmakers voice reluctance about passing a supplemental spending bill to continuing aiding Kyiv against Russia.

A commercial vendor will dismantle the former aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65), including the ship's nuclear reactors:

Competitive bids will decide commercial site for CVN-65 dismantlement

The world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier -- the former Enterprise (CVN-65) -- will be dismantled over five years by a commercial vendor in Newport News, VA, Brownsville, TX or Mobile, AL, that will also manage disposal of the defueled vessel and its inactive reactor plants.

The latest on the Space Development Agency's activities:

SDA to procure 54 SVs for Tranche 2 Tracking Layer

The Space Development Agency is planning to procure at least 54 space vehicles as part of the Tranche 2 Tracking Layer to launch in April 2027, according to a notice posted yesterday.

SDA successfully launches second round of Tranche 0 satellites

The Space Development Agency announced Sept. 2 that it has successfully launched 13 Tranche 0 satellites for its Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture.