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December 2021 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 2)

Welcome to part two 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…

December 2021 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 2)

December 2021 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 2)
Bill Kobren

Welcome to part two 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, Dec 28, 2021
  • The Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Dec 28, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Process, Dec 22, 2021
  • Navy Next-Generation Logistics Ship (NGLS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Dec 22, 2021
  • Navy TAGOS(X) Ocean Surveillance Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Dec 22, 2021
  • Defense Primer: DOD Transfer and Reprogramming Authorities, Dec 21, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Emerging Technologies, Dec 21, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Capabilities, Dec 21, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Naval Forces, Dec 21, 2021
  • International Discussions Concerning Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems, Dec 21, 2021
  • Systemic Vulnerabilities in Information Technology—Log4Shell, Dec 21, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Dec 20, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Department of Defense Contractors, Dec 17, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Acquiring Specialty Metals and Sensitive Materials, Dec 15, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Budgeting for National and Defense Intelligence, Dec 15, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Contracts, Dec 15, 2021

As I regularly like to remind our 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.”


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