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September 27, 2019

The Aug. 26, 2019 Defense Department memo outlines how the Pentagon would function in the event of a government shutdown on Oct. 1, 2019.
The Sept. 6, 2019 memo signed by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger says the services will work on a "comprehensive naval force architecture" that will advise an integrated force-structure assessment.
In a May 23, 2019 letter to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood writes the Defense Department was on track to provide aid to Ukraine because it had "certified that the Government of Ukraine has taken substantial actions to make defense institutional reforms for the purposes of decreasing corruption [and] increasing accountability."

September 26, 2019

In a Sept. 26, 2019 Federal Register notice, the Defense Department issued a final rule that establishes "limitations and prohibitions on the use of the lowest price technically acceptable source selection process."
The Sept. 26, 2019 Government Accountability Office report finds that the Defense Department "used the [lowest price technically acceptable] process more frequently than selected civilian agencies in fiscal year 2018 for competitive contracts and orders valued at $5 million or more."
In a Sept. 25, 2019 memo, the Trump administration threatens to veto a Senate bill that would end the state of emergency on the southern border.
In September 2019, L3Harris Technologies agreed to pay $13 million to settle allegations that Harris, before the merger, violated the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Includes the proposed charging letter, consent agreement and the order issued by the State Department.
In a Sept. 25, 2019 letter, several Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), are asking the Defense Department inspector general to investigate the Trump administration's delay of military aid to Ukraine and what role Pentagon officials may have played in the matter. 
In a Sept. 23, 2019 memo, the Defense Department inspector general's office announces the launch of a research project "to gather and analyze data, make inquiries, and conduct general research for potential hypersonic weapon audit and evaluation topics."

September 25, 2019

On Sept. 12, 2019 the Defense Department cleared for public release its "Enterprise DevSecOps Reference Design," which lays out key DevSecOps concepts, tools, activities and services available to program offices across the department.
In a Sept. 17, 2019 redacted justification and approval document, the Army announces it will award a sole-source contract to General Electric Aviation for "the execution of modification(s) to the ITE EMD Contract . . . to provide XT901 engine integration support on the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft Competitive Prototype."
On Sept. 24, 2019 Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement competitor Blue Origin released an abstract of an analysis of the future launch market.

September 24, 2019

The Sept. 24, 2019 Government Accountability Office report makes 10 recommendations to the Defense Department "to improve how it sets fees and manages the transportation accounts [of items sold via foreign military sales], including setting target ranges for account balances."
The Sept. 4, 2019 instruction establishes "Navy computer incident handling policy, and to align and integrate [Navy] computer incident handling and reporting requirements with the Department of Defense policy."
In a Sept. 20, 2019 reprogramming action, Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker approves the transfer of $114.2 million among various counter-drug activities accounts.

September 23, 2019

The Sept. 23, 2019 Congressional Research Service report asserts that "[t]he action-reaction dynamic between the United States and Iran has the potential to escalate into significant conflict."
The Sept. 23, 2019 Congressional Research Service report discusses whistleblower protections for the intelligence community.

September 20, 2019

The Sept. 19, 2019 Congressional Research Service report discusses the impact of "three new ship-based weapons being developed by the Navy -- solid state lasers (SSLs), the electromagnetic railgun (EMRG), and the gun-launched guided projectile (GLGP), also known as the hypervelocity projectile (HVP)."
The Sept. 19, 2019 Congressional Research Service "primer" report discusses "the size and composition of U.S. naval forces."
In a Sept. 12, 2019 decision, the Government Accountability Office denies the protest of Los Angeles, CA-based BZ Defense, LLC's exclusion from competition for Armored Chevrolet Tahoes and Armored Ford F350s, respectively. 

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