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February 20, 2020

The January 2020 Defense Department paper "discusses insights and best practices related to mission command."
The January 2020 Defense Department paper "addresses integration of sustainment functions to enable mission accomplishment while retaining agility and adaptability to respond to the uncertainties of a dynamic world."

February 19, 2020

In a Feb. 19, 2020 memo, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood announces his resignation at the request of President Trump.
In a Feb. 18, 2020 memo, the Defense Department inspector general has begun an evaluation of whether U.S. Central Command can properly defend itself against missiles and unmanned aircraft systems.
In a Feb. 18, 2020 memo, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly announces the service will conduct a "Stem-to-Stern Review" of the Navy's programs with the goal of finding $40 billion in savings.

February 18, 2020

On Feb. 6, 2020 the Air Force released a draft statement of work, work description and industry day briefing slides regarding a contracting solution worth up to $490 million for research and development of capabilities that can combat commercial off-the-shelf small unmanned aerial systems.
On Feb. 18, 2020 the Defense Department released its fiscal year 2021 defense-wide procurement budget justification books. Includes Volume 1 (CBDP to WHS) and Volume 2 (Missile Defense Agency).
On Feb. 10, 2020 the Missile Defense Agency released its fiscal year 2021 budget overview.
The Feb. 13, 2020 Defense Department inspector general's report determined whether DOD "properly accounted for and stored Counter-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Train and Equip Fund (CTEF) equipment designated for Syria (CTEF-S) from procurement through divestment (transfer of ownership and accountability from the DOD to the DOD-approved Vetted Syrian Opposition [VSO]) in accordance with guidance."
The Feb. 10, 2020 Office of Management and Budget report, "the first of the three required sequestration reports for 2021, sets forth estimates for the current year (2020) and the budget year (2021) -- the remaining years for discretionary caps first enacted in the Budget Control Act of 2011."
The Feb. 10, 2020 Office of Management and Budget report provides OMB's "calculations of the amounts and percentages by which direct spending is required to be reduced, and a listing of the reductions required for each non-exempt budget account with direct spending."  

February 14, 2020

On Feb. 14, 2020 the Defense Department released its fiscal year 2021 research, development, test and evaluation budget justification books. Volume 1 -- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Volume 2 -- Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Volume 3 -- Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
On Feb. 14, 2020 the Army made public its list of 41 programs canceled and 39 reduced, as well as 12 restored, over the fiscal year 2021 future years defense program.
In February 2020 the Defense Department released its fiscal year 2021 NATO Security Investment Program budget justification book.
The Dec. 14, 2020 Defense Department inspector general's report determined "whether the Navy controlled costs for the Global Contingency Construction Contract task orders issued to support the military base recovery efforts from the 2017 and 2018 hurricanes."

February 13, 2020

In a Feb. 13, 2020 reprogramming memo, acting Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker shifts $3.8 billion from various weapon system accounts -- including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, humvees, V-22 Ospreys, C-130 aircraft and others -- to fund the president's proposed southern border wall with Mexico.
On Feb. 13, 2020 the Army provided a list of the "Top 10" programs eliminated and "Top 10" reduced to fund modernization priorities in its fiscal year 2021 request. The service in its release of the FY-21 request said it had canceled a total of 41 programs and delayed or reduced 39 across the FY-21 future years defense plan to get $13.5 billion for realignment.
In a Feb. 12, 2020 statement of administration policy, the White House threatens to veto a Senate resolution that would prohibit military action against Iran.
On Feb. 13, 2020 Air Force Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, the chief of U.S. Northern Command, and Navy Adm. Charles Richard, the head of U.S. Strategic Command, both testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2021 budget. Also includes the opening statement of committee Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI).

February 12, 2020

In a Feb. 12, 2020 letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee Chairman Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Ranking Member Rob Wittman (R-VA) ask for the Navy's long-term shipbuilding objectives by Feb. 27 and a written update on the Navy’s integrated naval force structure assessment.

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