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June 23, 2021

The June 23, 2021 Government Accountability Office report finds the Defense Department faces challenges addressing cybersecurity practices and may be underreporting risks across its major business information technology programs, increasing chances of cost growth and schedule delays.
In a June 21, 2021 letter, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger tells Senate Armed Services Committee member Roger Wicker (R-MS) that the service needs no fewer than 31 amphibious ships, with 10 amphibious assault ships (LHD/LHA) and 21 amphibious transport docks (LPDs).
In a June 18, 2021 report, the Defense Department inspector general determines "whether Service Components met the terms outlined in the joint base memorandums of agreement and whether processes are in place to report and address joint base–related concerns."
On June 10, 2021 Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley released the written testimony they would use at congressional hearings on their department's fiscal year 2022 budget request.

June 22, 2021

The June 8, 2021 Defense Department document states that the fiscal year 2022 "Information Technology/Cyberspace Activities (IT/CA) Budget Request is $50.6 billion, including $12B in cyber/classified IT/CA investments and $38.6B in unclassified IT investments."
On June 22, 2021 Air Force acquisition chief military deputy Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Lt. Gen. Joseph Guastella and Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs Lt. Gen. David Nahom jointly testified before the Senate Armed Services airland subcommittee on their service's fiscal year 2022 modernization efforts.
In a June 19, 2021 letter, Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) call on Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to hold a hearing before the committee decides to consider legislation to repeal the 2002 and 1991 authorizations for use of military force against Iraq. 
On June 15, 2021 Army Secretary Christine Wormuth and Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville released the joint testimony they would use at congressional hearings on their service's fiscal year 2022 budget request.

June 21, 2021

On June 17, 2021 the Defense Department submitted its second package of legislative proposals for the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill. Transmittal Letters  Individual Proposals
The June 21, 2021 Government Accountability Office report finds that "for six selected inventory management systems that support processes for procuring, cataloging, distributing, and disposing of materiel, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) fully addressed two of the Department of Defense's (DOD) six cybersecurity risk management steps and partially addressed the other four."

June 18, 2021

The June 14, 2021 Congressional Research Service "In Focus" report discusses the Defense Department's research, development, test and evaluation "appropriations structure and funding levels."

June 17, 2021

In a June 17, 2021 record of decision posted in the Federal Register, the Air Force announces it "will beddown the B-21 MOB 1 under the USAF Global Strike Command at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota."
The June 17, 2021 Government Accountability Office report finds that "Navy Surface Warfare Officers (SWOs) separate from the SWO community earlier and at higher rates compared with officers in similar U.S. Navy communities, and female SWOs separate at higher rates than male SWOs."

June 16, 2021

On June 16, 2021 President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement where they "reaffirm the principle that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought."
On June 16, 2021 the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing to consider the nominations of Caroline Krass to be Defense Department general counsel, Gina Ortiz Jones to be Air Force under secretary, Ely Ratner to be assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs, Shawn Skelly to be assistant secretary of defense for readiness, and Meredith Berger to be assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment.
The June 16, 2021 Government Accountability Office report reviews a 2019 report published by the National Nuclear Security Administration that looked at "findings from its survey of the seven contractors that manage and operate its nuclear security enterprise sites to identify requirements the contractors viewed as burdensome."
The June 11, 2021 Defense Department inspector general's report determined "whether the DOD transported arms, ammunition, and explosives (AA&E) by sea in accordance with DOD regulations."

June 15, 2021

On June 15, 2021 the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee held a hearing on the fiscal year 2022 missile defense budget. Includes the prepared testimony of Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Adm. Jon Hill, Army Space and Missile Defense Command chief Lt. Gen. Daniel Karbler, U.S. Space Command Deputy Commander Lt. Gen.
On June 15, 2021 acting Navy Secretary Thomas Harker, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the Navy and Marine Corps fiscal year 2022 budgets.
On June 15, 2021 the White House released a new National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism. Also includes a fact sheet as well as a statement from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

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