This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on Navy amphibious ships, the acting Marine Corps commandant's latest guidance and more.
Signaling the Navy's intent to procure at least three more of the Flight II San Antonio-class amphibious ships, a notice published this morning comes amidst a continuing debate over amphibious warship requirements and uncertainty as to how many more LPDs the sea service will procure:
The Navy is planning to issue a solicitation to shipbuilder HII for long-lead-time materials and detail, design and construction of three amphibious warships -- LPD-33, LPD-34 and LPD-35, according to a presolicitation notice published Friday.
The Marine Corps' top uniformed officer issued his guidance to the service even though he hasn't been confirmed by the Senate yet:
Acting Commandant Gen. Eric Smith today published a Marine Corps force guidance letter affirming the service will continue on its Force Design 2030 trajectory and outlining accelerated modernization, naval integration and organic mobility as warfighting priorities.
The Marine Corps is strengthening its defenses against small drones:
The Marine Corps is enhancing five small unmanned aerial system defense platforms fielded at undisclosed U.S. military sites, with plans to add the high-tech equipment at other installations.
Some CMMC news from our colleagues at Inside Cybersecurity:
The Pentagon has outlined its expectations for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification assessment process in a recent filing to the White House Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs that provides details on estimated costs for compliance for small business entities and other companies in the defense industrial base.
The Defense Department is providing a long-awaited preview into its plans for level three of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, in a draft update to an overview publication that describes "security requirements" as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
HII held its quarterly earnings call this week:
Higher demand for design and construction of aircraft carriers and submarines in Newport News, VA, buoyed revenue growth at HII, according to second-quarter earnings reported Thursday.
More news from this week's Air Force Life Cycle Industry Day:
DAYTON, OH -- The Air Force is expecting to release a request for proposals for the Cloud One Next program by the end of August and will award the contract next spring, according to a senior Air Force officer.