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June 2021 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1)

June 2021 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1)

Bill Kobren
Welcome to the first of our regular bi-monthly summaries for the month of June 2021 of recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports and primers on a range of defense-, weapon system-, acquisition-, pandemic-, and supply chain management-related topics. In fact, this quite possibly represents the largest number of these reports in a two-week period in recent memory! The wide range of recent issuances of potential interest to the defense acquisition workforce include:
  • Hypersonic Missile Defense: Issues for Congress, Jun 11, 2021
  • Precision-Guided Munitions: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 11, 2021
  • Marine Corps Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV), Jun 10, 2021
  • Navy LPD-17 Flight II and LHA Amphibious Ship Programs: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 10, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Department of the Navy, Jun 09, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Geography, Strategy, and U.S. Force Design, Jun 09, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Naval Forces, Jun 09, 2021
  • Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 08, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Emerging Technologies, Jun 08, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Hypersonic Boost-Glide Weapons, Jun 08, 2021
  • |Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 08, 2021
  • Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 08, 2021
  • Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 08, 2021
  • The Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 08, 2021
  • Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (Polar Icebreaker) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 07, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Quantum Technology, Jun 07, 2021
  • Department of Defense Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Jun 07, 2021
  • FY2021 Defense Appropriations Act: Context and Selected Issues for Congress, Jun 07, 2021
  • Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 07, 2021
  • Navy Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 07, 2021
  • The Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), Jun 07, 2021
  • The U.S. Export Control System and the Export Control Reform Act of 2018, Jun 07, 2021
  • Defense Primer: U.S. Precision-Guided Munitions, Jun 04, 2021
  • Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), Jun 04, 2021
  • National Security Implications of Fifth Generation (5G) Mobile Technologies, Jun 04, 2021
  • Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 04, 2021
  • Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), Jun 03, 2021
  • Navy Constellation (FFG-62) Class Frigate Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 03, 2021
  • The Army’s Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV), Jun 03, 2021
  • Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 02, 2021
  • Navy DDG(X) Next-Generation Destroyer Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 01, 2021
  • Navy Next-Generation Attack Submarine (SSN[X]) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 01, 2021
  • Navy Next-Generation Logistics Ship (NGLS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 01, 2021
  • Navy TAGOS(X) Ocean Surveillance Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress, Jun 01, 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.”