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August 2020 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1)

If it’s mid-month, it must be time for Part 1 of our regular bi-monthly summary of recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports and primers on a range of defense-, weapon system, acquisition…

August 2020 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1)

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If it’s mid-month, it must be time for Part 1 of our regular bi-monthly summary of recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports and primers on a range of defense-, weapon system, acquisition, pandemic-, and supply chain management-related topics. Several recent issuances of potential interest to the defense acquisition workforce community include:

  • Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Aug 14, 2020
  • Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress, Aug 13, 2020
  • COVID-19: Potential Implications for International Security Environment—Overview of Issues and Further Reading for Congress, Aug 12, 2020
  • Defense Primer: Naval Forces, Aug 12, 2020
  • Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress, Aug 07, 2020
  • Emerging Military Technologies: Background and Issues for Congress, Aug 4, 2020

As I like to regularly remind readers when I share information about these 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.”

LOG blogs on recent CRS reports include: