Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy:
1. The Navy is preparing to execute three Advanced Naval Technology Exercises (ANTX) between December 2018 and June 2019, with the first exercise focused on information warfare, according to a memo obtained by Inside the Navy.
2. The aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74) will become the first Navy ship in its class to receive an advanced manufacturing lab consisting of four 3D printers, according to a Navy spokeswoman.
3. The Defense Department late last week moved to eliminate text in defense acquisition regulations that required major contractors to engage in "technical interchanges" with Pentagon employees to ensure independent research and development costs were considered allowable.
4. The Navy is "moving out to enforce" this fall a new approach to developing applications meant to rapidly push software to the fleet and reduce the burden on operational commanders when software is problematic, according to a senior Navy officer.