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January 2022 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1)

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…

January 2022 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1)

January 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, pandemic-, and supply chain management-related topics. Several recent issuances of potential interest to the defense acquisition workforce community include:
  • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program, Jan 14, 2022
  • Navy DDG(X) Next-Generation Destroyer Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Jan 13, 2022
  • Potential Military Roles for Supersonic Transports, Jan 13, 2022
  • Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress, Jan 12, 2022
  • Defense Primer: The United States Space Force, Jan 11, 2022
  • FY2022 NDAA: President’s Budget Request, Jan 11, 2022
  • Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress, Jan 10, 2022
  • FY2022 NDAA: Budgetary Context, Jan 07, 2022
  • Navy Next-Generation Logistics Ship (NGLS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Jan 07, 2022
  • Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (Polar Icebreaker) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Jan 06, 2022
  • FY2022 NDAA: Strategic Context, Jan 06, 2022
  • Military Applications of Extended Reality, Jan 04, 2022
  • Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress, Jan 03, 2022

As I regularly like to remind our readers when I share 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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