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April 2022 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1)

April 2022 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1)

April 2022 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1)
Bill Kobren

Welcome to part one of our regular bi-monthly summary of recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports and primers on a range of defense, weapon system, acquisition, sustainment, pandemic, and supply chain management-related topics. Several recent issuances of potential interest to the defense acquisition workforce community include:

  • Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress, Apr 13, 2022
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Current and Potential Programs, Apr 13, 2022
  • Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (Polar Icebreaker) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Apr 12, 2022
  • Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress, Apr 11, 2022
  • Emerging Military Technologies: Background and Issues for Congress, Apr 06, 2022
  • Defense Primer: Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), Apr 05, 2022
  • Defense Primer: Quantum Technology, Apr 05, 2022
  • National Security Implications of Fifth Generation (5G) Mobile Technologies, Apr 05, 2022
  • Replacing the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), Apr 04, 2022
  • Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Apr 01, 2022
  • Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress, Apr 01, 2022
  • Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress, Apr 01, 2022
  • Defense Primer: Naval Forces, Mar 31, 2022
  • Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for Congress, Mar 31, 2022
  • Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Mar 31, 2022
  • Navy Constellation (FFG-62) Class Frigate Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Mar 31, 2022
  • Navy DDG(X) Next-Generation Destroyer Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Mar 31, 2022
  • Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress, Mar 31, 2022
  • Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Mar 31, 2022
  • Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Mar 31, 2022
  • Navy Large Unmanned Surface and Undersea Vehicles: Background and Issues for Congress, Mar 31, 2022
  • Navy Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Mar 31, 2022
  • Navy LPD-17 Flight II and LHA Amphibious Ship Programs: Background and Issues for Congress, Mar 31, 2022
  • Navy Next-Generation Attack Submarine (SSN[X]) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Mar 31, 2022
  • Navy Next-Generation Logistics Ship (NGLS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Mar 31, 2022
  • Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress, Mar 31, 2022

As I regularly like to remind our readers when I share these bi-monthly highlights of their reports (and particularly for those not familiar with the CRS), the organization “…serves as nonpartisan shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress. It operates solely at the behest of and under the direction of Congress. Information in a CRS Report should not be relied upon for purposes other than public understanding of information that has been provided by CRS to Members of Congress in connection with CRS’s institutional role. CRS Reports, as a work of the United States Government, are not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Any CRS Report may be reproduced and distributed in its entirety without permission from CRS. However, as a CRS Report may include copyrighted images or material from a third party, you may need to obtain the permission of the copyright holder if you wish to copy or otherwise use copyrighted material.”

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