This Tuesday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on the Pentagon's rapid experimentation effort, Navy multiyear procurement programs, the Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program and more.
Frustrated by "the lack of detail" accompanying the Pentagon's budget for the Rapid Defense Experimentation Reserve, the Senate Appropriations Committee has recommended reducing funding for the effort to nearly $176.6 million:
Senate appropriators want to halve spending for the Defense Department's rapid experimentation effort in fiscal year 2023, knocking the Pentagon for a lack of "defined program goals" tied to the recently launched effort that aims to bridge innovative solutions with military applications.
A new Government Accountability Office report discusses several Navy multiyear procurement programs, including the DDG-51 destroyer, V-22 tiltrotor aircraft and Virginia-class submarines:
The Navy has agreed with government auditors to notify Congress when the service falls short of planned procurement quantities in any multiyear contract.
Document: GAO report on Navy multiyear procurement
The Army has been considering including an economic price adjustment provision for Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle prototype material:
The Army will allow contractors vying to provide prototypes of the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle to apply for economic price adjustments as the country faces high inflation, according to a request for proposals amendment issued Friday.
Courtnea Johnson, the Defense Information Systems Agency's cloud infrastructure branch chief, spoke this week during an online NextGov and Defense One event:
The Defense Information Systems Agency is leveraging "lessons learned" from the early days of milCloud 2.0 to smooth the migration process for officials' new on-premise cloud environment as they look to bring on additional capabilities and mission partners in the near-term.
In case you missed it, we had a deep dive into how the Pentagon pays defense contractors:
The Pentagon is conducting a contract financing review that could alter its decades-old approach to paying defense contractors, a convoluted subject with a controversial history that the department's pricing chief has likened to a "third rail."