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January 25, 2019

On Jan. 25, 2019 Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller issued his annual message to the force, in which he praises the service for its success in innovation.
The June 9, 2016 Defense Department directive -- updated Jan. 24, 2019 -- "establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for the [Defense Department Positioning, Navigation and Timing] enterprise."

January 24, 2019

The Jan. 24, 2019 Congressional Budget Office report estimates that the Trump administration's "current plans for U.S. nuclear forces would cost $494 billion over the 2019–2028 period -- $94 billion more than CBO's 2017 estimate for the 2017–2026 period, in part because modernization programs continue to ramp up."

January 23, 2019

In a Sept. 27, 2018 acquisition decision memorandum marked "for official use only," Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord approved milestone B for the restructured Next-Generation GPS Operational Control Segment program.
The Army has identified specific parameters and a potential acquisition strategy for its future Robotic Combat Vehicle in a new "campaign plan" released Jan. 16, 2019.
The Jan. 23, 2019 Government Accountability Office report makes "recommendations to help the Army realize its modernization goals."
The Jan. 23, 2019 presentation by Derek Trunkey, an analyst with the Congressional Budget Office's National Security Division, at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Air Force Studies Board, describes the operating costs for Air Force aircraft as being "about twice as large as acquisition costs and are thought to depend on age."
The Jan. 18, 2019 Defense Department inspector general's report "determined whether the quantities of backup aircraft and depot maintenance float allowance (DMFA) for ground combat and tactical vehicles would impact Navy and Marine Corps unit readiness."
The January 2019 National Intelligence Strategy "provides the Intelligence Community (IC) with strategic direction from the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) for the next four years."

January 22, 2019

The Jan. 4, 2019 publication "provides fundamental principles and guidance for planning, conducting, and assessing amphibious operations."
On Jan. 15-17, 2019 the Surface Navy Association held its annual symposium in Arlington, VA. Tuesday, Jan. 15 Mission Modules Update Capt. Ted Zobel, Mission Modules program manager Unmanned Maritime Systems Update Capt. Pete Small, Unmanned Maritime Systems program manager

January 18, 2019

The January 2019 Defense Department report to Congress "provides an assessment of the significant vulnerabilities from climate-related events in order to identify high risks to mission effectiveness on installations and to operations."
On Jan. 17, 2019 the Army released to industry the latest contract opportunities for the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center.

January 17, 2019

On Jan. 17, 2019 the Defense Department unveiled a new blueprint for missile defense spending, posture and policy. Includes the full report as well as the executive summary.
On Jan. 17, 2-19 Eric Labs, a senior analyst for naval forces and weapons in the Congressional Budget Office's National Security Division, gave a presentation at the Surface Navy Association's annual symposium.
The Jan. 17, 2019 Government Accountability Office report finds that the Defense Department is one of the agencies that has not "focused on the link between climate change and migration."

January 16, 2019

The December 2018 Defense Department report to Congress discusses DOD's "efforts to improve the affordability and transparency of the sustainment strategy for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft program."
The Nov. 13, 2018 report submitted to the Defense Department by a special advisory panel on intellectual property rights indicates the struggle between defense contractors and the Pentagon over ownership and access to technical data is far from over. Includes the report as well as an accompanying cover letter.
On Jan. 16, 2019 the National Air and Space Intelligence Center released a report detailing trends in the space domain and highlighting threats and challenges posed by foreign space capabilities.
The Jan. 15, 2019 Section 809 panel report recommends the Pentagon replace its commercial buying processes with simplified procedures for purchasing "readily available" products on the marketplace, in part by ditching requests for proposals. Section 809 panel's volume 3 report -- Part 1 Section 809 panel's volume 3 report -- Part 2

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