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January 2021 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1)

January 2021 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-, pandemic-, and supply chain management-related topics. Several recent issuances of potential interest to the defense acquisition workforce include:
  • Defense Primer: Commanding U.S. Military Operations (Jan 15, 2021)
  • Defense Primer: Navigating the NDAA (Jan 15, 2021)
  • Defense Primer: The Department of Defense (Jan 15, 2021)
  • Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) (Jan 15, 2021)
  • Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program: Background and Issues for Congress (Jan 15, 2021)
  • Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (Polar Icebreaker) Program: Background and Issues for Congress (Jan 14, 2021)
  • Defense Primer: The Berry and Kissell Amendments (Jan 13, 2021)
  • Defense Primer: Department of Defense Civilian Employees (Jan 12, 2021)
  • Navy Future Large Surface Combatant (LSC) (DDG Next) Program: Background and Issues for Congress (Jan 12, 2021)
  • Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress (Jan 12, 2021)
  • Department of Defense Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Jan 11, 2021)
  • Defense Primer: The United States Space Force (Jan 8, 2021)
  • Defense Primer: Procurement (Jan 07, 2021)
  • Defense Primer: The NDAA Process (Jan 06, 2021)
  • A Low-Yield, Submarine-Launched Nuclear Warhead: Overview of the Expert Debate (Jan 05, 2021)
  • Defense Primer: Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (Jan 5, 2021)

A quick reminder: The CRS “…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.”