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On 7 May 2020, USD(P&R) issued Change 1 to DoDI 6440.02, "Clinical Laboratory Improvement Program (CLIP)" that does the following:
"The change to this issuance updates references and removes expiration language in accordance with current Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense direction."
Marty Falk put me onto the article "Bring Back the Rapid Innovation Fund" by Chip Laingen, Executive Director of Defense Alliance (see link below). Yesterday's DAU Situational Awareness Newsletter included the article, sourced from NDIA's National Defense site. I didn't realize the Rapid Innovation Fund is no longer funded by Congress.
The Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF), started by Congress in FY2011 and funded by congressional adds through FY19, was not funded by the DoD or Congress in the FY20 budget and not funded by DoD in its FY21 PB (PE 0604775D8Z, Defense Rapid Innovation Program). The program, primarily focused on helping develop a small business efforts, is administered by OUSD(R&E)/DDR&E for Advanced Capabilities (AC). In early 2020 the office began awarding contracts using the FY19 funds.
More info about administration of the effort is located on Defense Innovation Marketplace at:
National Defense article:
If anyone has experience with the Rapid Innovation Fund, please contribute to the discussion here in this forum.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released some summaries of varies topics for congressional members yesterday. One of these is a two-page primer on RDT&E funding as of the FY20 budget with some look ahead to FY21 (page three of the file is just their standard disclaimer statement).
It notes the creation of a 6.8 Budget Authority (BA) for FY21 but says it is yet undefined as of publication time. I have seen in other sources that BA 6.8 will be to fund efforts in the Software Acquisition Pathway.
Figure 2 in the file shows a pie chart of FY20 RDT&E funding for the Services and Defense-wide, including Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), which was also eye-opening in that the Air Force totals more than Army and Navy combined, and almost doubles Defense-wide. It notes that Space Force funding is not included in FY20 totals.
On page two there is an interesting nugget about basic research funding at universities that somewhat surprised me:
"Within the S&T program, basic research (6.1) receives special attention, particularly by the nation's universities. DOD spends nearly half of its basic research budget at universities. DOD is a substantial source of funds for university R&D in certain fields, such as aerospace, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering (40%); electrical, electronic, and communications engineering (40%); industrial and manufacturing engineering (29%); mechanical engineering (28%); and metallurgical and materials engineering (24%); and computer and information sciences (30%)."
As part of the continued revamp of the Defense Acquisition System policy structure, the new DoDI 5000.82 "Acquisition of Information Technology (IT)" was issued on 21 Apr 20. It incorporates and cancels Enclosure 11 "Requirements Applicable to All Programs Containing Information Technology (IT)" in DoDI 5000.02T. The new 21-page instruction can be found at:
Consequently, DoDI 5000.02T Change 7 was also issued on 21 Apr 20 to reflect the cancellation of its Enclosure 11. Change 7 can be found at:
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