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June 18, 2020

The June 18, 2020 Government Accountability Office report finds that "enhanced enterprise risk management and internal control assessments could improve accountability over mission-critical assets" tracked by the Air Force.
On June 18, 2020 Lt. Gen. Daniel Hokanson and Gen. Gus Perna submitted answers to advance questions to the Senate Armed Services Committee reggarding their nominations to become chief of the National Guard Bureau and chief operating officer of Project Warp Speed, respectively.

June 17, 2020

On Jine 17, 2020 the Pentagon released a new Defense Space Strategy. In an unclassified summary of the report, the Defense Department lays out its high-level efforts to improve the national security space enterprise over the next decade. Also includes a fact sheet.
In a pair of June 2020 reptrogramming actions, acting Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker approves the transfer of $16.4 million and $22.8 million among various Defense Department counter-drug activity accounts. 
The undated documents obtained by Inside Defense -- one titled "Budget Review" and the other "Savings, Transfers and Working Capital Fund (WCF) Savings" -- break down the specific cuts identified in the Pentagon's "Defense-Wide Review."

June 16, 2020

The June 15, 2020 Defense Department inspector general's memo announces an audit "to determine whether the Military Services and Defense agencies negotiated fair and reasonable prices for sole-source depot maintenance contracts performed at contractor facilities."
The June 15, 2020 Defense Department inspector general's memo announces an audit "to determine whether the Military Services and Defense agencies negotiated fair and reasonable prices for sole-source depot maintenance contracts performed at contractor facilities."
On June 16, 2020 the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced that the State Department "has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Canada of fifty (50) Sidewinder AIM-9X Block II Tactical missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $862.3 million."
On June 16, 2020 the Health and Human Services Department released a fact sheet on Operation Warp Speed, which aims to deliver 300 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by January 2021.

June 15, 2020

The June 11, 2020 Defense Department inspector general's report summarizes "(1) unclassified and classified reports issued and testimony provided to Congress regarding DOD cybersecurity by the DOD Office of Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, and the other DOD oversight organizations between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019; (2) identif[ies] cybersecurity risk areas based on the summarized reports and testimonies, and (3) identif[ies] the open DOD cybersecurity‑related recommendations."
From April 17, 2020 to May 15, 2020, the Defense Department sent Congress five packages of legislative proposals for the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill. Tenth Package of Legislative Proposals Sent to Congress for Inclusion in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 -- Individual Proposals (Sent to Congress on May 15, 2020) 

June 12, 2020

The June 10, 2020 Defense Department instruction "establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for pre-deployment training and establishing, revising, and fulfilling theater-entry requirements (TERs)."
The June 12, 2020 Defense Department inspector general's report "determined that the RCs did not have measures of effectiveness to indicate progress toward achievement of the RCs' stated goals, objectives, or strategic outcomes."

June 11, 2020

The May 15, 2020 memo announces "changes to the organization of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV), Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (DCNO) for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (CNO N1), DCNO for Operations, Plans and Strategy (CNO N3N5), and Director, Naval Analytics Office (OPNAV N09X), and the establishment of DCNO for Warfighting Development (CNO N7)."
On June 11, 2020 the Senate Armed Services Committee marked up its version of the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill. Includes a committee statement and summary.
On June 5, 2020 the Space Development Agency published a request for proposals for a 2021 event called the Tracking Phenomenology Experiment Launch and Support Services.  
The June 11, 2020 Congressional Research Service "In Focus" report discusses how "possible use of federal armed forces as part of the U.S. executive branch's response to incidents of violence during racial justice protests has raised questions about how the military is controlled by domestic political institutions and the U.S. military's relationship with American society."
The June 10, 2020 Congressional Research Service report discusses the Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter program, an effort "to acquire three new PSCs (i.e., heavy polar icebreakers), to be followed years from now by the acquisition of up to three new medium polar icebreakers."

June 10, 2020

On June 10, 2020 Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the defense industrial base.
In a June 10, 2020, notice, the Navy announces plans to award a contract for multiple industry studies to investigate options to make its next-generation cable ship, T-ARC(X), more affordable.

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