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November 2021 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1)

November 2021 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1)

November 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. With a decidedly maritime flavor this month, several recent issuances of potential interest to the defense acquisition workforce community include:

  • Defense Primer: Strategic Nuclear Forces, Nov 12, 2021
  • The Department of Defense (DOD) Budget: An Orientation, Nov 12, 2021
  • Emerging Military Technologies: Background and Issues for Congress, Nov 10, 2021
  • FY2022 NDAA: Budgetary Context, Nov 10, 2021
  • Defense Primer: Department of Defense Unfunded Priorities, Nov 09, 2021
  • Defense Primer: The Department of Defense, Nov 08, 2021
  • The Army’s Multi-Domain Task Force (MDTF), Nov 05, 2021
  • Air Force F-15EX Eagle II Fighter Program, Nov 03, 2021
  • FY2022 NDAA: Strategic Context, Nov 03, 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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