This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on cybersecurity, the Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System and more.
We start off with some cybersecurity news:
Increased collaboration between the public and private sector will be essential to identifying and mitigating threats in the cybersecurity space, the U.S.'s first national cyber director said yesterday.
The cost estimate for the first operational capability tied to the Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System may not be ready until the first quarter of fiscal year 2022:
The cost estimate for the first operational capability tied to the Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System, which officials previously said would be completed by the end of June, is not yet finalized -- a delay that comes as the service continues to work on overhauling its approach to the program.
The Pentagon's No. 2 uniformed officer spoke earlier this week about China's nuclear ambitions:
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten said he has long been aware of China's rapid nuclear modernization, but only because he had access to classified information. Now, he said, non-governmental, open-source reports about China's construction of hundreds of new nuclear silos has given the public access to the threat he's long feared.
Lockheed Martin has nabbed a multibillion-dollar Joint Strike Fighter sustainment contract:
The Defense Department today awarded Lockheed Martin an F-35 sustainment deal worth up to $6.6 billion across three years that could lead to a future performance-based logistics contract.
The Missile Defense Agency conducted a flight test of a Ground-based Midcourse Defense booster over the weekend:
MDA flight tests new 'selectable' booster that aims to improve homeland defense against North Korean ICBMs
The Missile Defense Agency executed a non-intercept flight test of a new Ground-based Midcourse Defense capability that aims to improve homeland defense against North Korean threats by optimizing engagement times of long-range interceptors by giving operators a new option to tailor the trajectory of guided-missile interceptors.