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May 2023 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, sustainment, product…

May 2023 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 2)

May 2023 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, sustainment, product support, and supply chain management-related topics. Just a handful of recent issuances of potential interest to the defense acquisition workforce community including:

  • Defense Primer: Naval Forces, May 25, 2023
  • Navy Medium Landing Ship (LSM) (Previously Light Amphibious Warship [LAW]) Program: Background and Issues for Congress, May 24, 2023
  • Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for Congress, May 22, 2023
  • Navy LPD-17 Flight II and LHA Amphibious Ship Programs: Background and Issues for Congress, May 22, 2023
  • Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress, May 22, 2023
  • Defense Primer: Strategic Nuclear Forces, May 19, 2023
  • Defense Primer: Directed-Energy Weapons, May 18, 2023
  • Navy TAGOS-25 (Previously TAGOS[X]) Ocean Surveillance Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress, May 18, 2023
  • Great Power Competition: Implications for Defense—Issues for Congress, May 16, 2023
  • Multiyear Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting in Defense Acquisition: Background and Issues for Congress, May 16, 2023

As regular DAU LOG Blog readers are aware, when I share these bi-monthly highlights of their reports (and particularly for those not familiar with the CRS), I like to include a reminder that 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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