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February 04, 2019

The December 2018 Defense Department document "reasserts our commitment to cloud and the need to view cloud initiatives from an enterprise perspective for more effective adoption."
The Feb. 4, 2019 "Lead Inspector General" report "is the 5th quarterly report on Operation Pacific Eagle-Philippines (OPE-P), the overseas contingency operation to support the Philippine government's fight against ISIS affiliates and other terrorist organizations. This report summarizes significant events related to this operation and describes ongoing and planned Lead IG and partner agency oversight work," covering the period from Oct. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018.
The January 2019 document "sets forth standard U.S. military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the Armed Forces of the United States."

February 01, 2019

On Jan. 31, 2019 the Army issued a "partial draft" request for proposals for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program ahead of the full RFP release now expected in late March.
The undated Army Futures Command briefing slide outlines what capability sets are.

January 31, 2019

On Jan. 31, 2019 the Pentagon released its 2018 report from the office of the director of operational test and evaluation.
In a Jan. 30, 2019 letter to Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) writes he is "deeply troubled" that Defense Department officials did not mention the planned deployment of additional troops to the southern border when they appeared at a Jan. 29 hearing, while the same day Shanahan told reporters he expected "a few thousand" more to be deployed soon.
On Jan. 18, 2019 the Defense Research Projects Agency issued a call for white papers to look at "expanding the combined arms maneuver trade space to include the vertical dimension, to exploit both natural and man-made subterranean environments."

January 30, 2019

On Jan. 30, 2019 House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced a bill by which it would become U.S. policy to not use nuclear weapons first in a potential conflict.
In a Jan. 25, 2019 letter, top Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee demand the Defense Department submit a revised report on the effects of climate change, citing the omission of key assessments required by law.
In a Jan. 21, 2019 memo, Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord notifies personnel that she has directed the Defense Contract Management Agency to leverage its reviews of a contractor's purchasing system to ensure compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology requirements.
The Dec. 17, 2018 memo from the Pentagon's acquisition office to military services and agencies provides program offices with sample statement of work language they can use to better implement  cybersecurity requirements.
The Nov. 6, 2018 memo published by the Pentagon's defense pricing and contracting office provides acquisition personnel with guidance for "assessing compliance and enhancing protections" required by the contract clause. Guidance for Assessing Compliance and Enhancing Protections Required by DFARS Clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting

January 29, 2019

The undated draft of the White House's forthcoming Space Force policy directive, dubbed Space Policy Directive-4, is the White House's official policy order, calling for a legislative proposal from the Pentagon to create a new military service for space.
On Jan. 29, 2019 the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the Defense Department's support to the southern border. Includes the opening statement of committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) as well as the prepared joint testimony of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood and Joint Staff Director of Operations Navy Vice Adm. Michael Gilday.
On Jan. 29, 2019 the Senate Armed Services cybersecurity subcommittee held a hearing on Defense Department enterprise-wide cybersecurity policies and architecture. Includes the joint prepared testimony of Pentagon Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy, Defense Information Systems Agency Director Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, and Principal Deputy Cyber Adviser and Senior Military Adviser For Cyber Policy Brig. Gen. Dennis Crall.
On Jan. 29, 2019 the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on China and Russia.

January 28, 2019

On Jan. 28, 2019 the Navy published the request for proposals for the service's next training helicopter, dubbed TH-XX.
The Jan. 28, 2019 Government Accountability Office report identifies "alternatives" to funding war-related activities via the Overseas Contingency Operations account.

January 25, 2019

The Jan. 24, 2019 Defense Department memo "establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for implementation of the Strategic Thinkers Program (STP)."

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