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August 20, 2020

The Aug. 20, 2020 Government Accountability Office report finds that actions are "needed to address the main factors causing maintenance delays for aircraft carriers and submarines."

August 19, 2020

In an Aug. 14, 2020 legal document jointly filed by SpaceX and the Air Force, SpaceX confirms that the company intends to maintain its lawsuit against the Air Force's 2018 Launch Services Agreement award, despite winning a contract earlier in the month to launch 40% of Phase 2 national security spacelift missions. Also includes a separate Aug. 13, 2020 joint filing responding to follow-up questions from the court.
The Aug. 14, 2020 White House Office of Management and Budget memo discusses the administration's five research and development budgetary priorities for fiscal year 2022 as well as "a new R&D priority aimed at American Public Health Security and Innovation" and "also describes four high-priority crosscutting actions."

August 18, 2020

On Aug. 14, 2020 the Missile Defense Agency issued a fourth request for information seeking industy input "to determine potential strategies and industry capabilities to execute the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Systems Engineering and Integration, Development, System level Test, Production, Fielding, Operations, and Sustainment requirements."

August 17, 2020

The Aug. 14, 2020 Defense Department directive "updates the responsibilities and functions, relationships, and authorities of the Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation."
The partially redacted Aug. 13, 2020 complaint shows Perspecta largely relitigating many of the same issues featured in its Government Accountability Office bid protest to stop Leidos from continuing work on the Next Generation Enterprise Network contract.
The Aug. 14, 2020 Defense Department directive "establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for program management for the planning and execution of acquisition to support applicable operations."

August 14, 2020

The Aug. 12, 2020 Defense Department inspector general's report "determine[d] whether the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) fielded Special Operations–Peculiar (SO-P) equipment that met performance requirements during test and evaluation (T&E)."
In an Aug. 14, 2020 letter, dozens of House Democrats urge President Trump to waive National Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency cost-sharing requirements for all states and territories responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 13, 2020

On Aug. 12, 2020 the Air Force Research Laboratory released a request for information for the Expendable Hypersonic Multi-Mission Air-Breathing Demonstrator (Mayhem) Program. Includes the RFI as well as a related chart.
The Aug. 13, 2020 Government Accountability Office decision finds that "because the Ligado Order falls within the [Administrative Procedure Act] definition of an order and not a rule, the Ligado Order is not a rule for purposes of" the Congressional Review Act.

August 12, 2020

The Aug. 12, 2020 Congressional Research Service report discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and issues for lawmakers, which "may include whether and how the COVID-19 pandemic could change the international security environment, whether the Trump Administration’s actions for responding to such change are appropriate and sufficient, and what implications such change could have for the role of Congress in setting and overseeing the execution of U.S. foreign and defense policy."
The Aug. 11, 2020 Defense Department manual "assigns responsibilities and prescribes technical safety requirements for the DOD to use, handle, transport, transfer, store, and dispose of infectious agents and toxins (IAT)."
The February 2020 Defense Department chief management officer's document "outline[s] the organizational and policy goals and priorities, including specific and measurable performance and implementation targets that demonstrate how the Department intends to accomplish its Enterprise Business Operations goals and measure progress toward achievement."

August 11, 2020

On June 16-17, 2020 the Army held a virtual industry day for its Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-4 Hardware effort.
The Aug. 11, 2020 lead inspector general report "is the 11th quarterly report on Operation Pacific Eagle–Philippines (OPE-P), the overseas contingency operation to support the Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP) fight against ISIS–East Asia (ISIS-EA) 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, and covers the period from April 1 through June 30, 2020."

August 10, 2020

The Aug. 10, 2020 Defense Department instruction "establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for the upkeep of a DOD-wide financial management regulation."
On Aug. 10, 2020 the Space Force released its first spacepower doctrine, meant to set the foundation for the new service and provide a key step toward distinguishing it as an independent entity.

August 07, 2020

The Aug. 6, 2020 Defense Department instruction "establishes policy and prescribes procedures that guide the acquisition of major capability acquisition programs, including major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs); other programs categorized as acquisition category (ACAT) I; major systems, usually categorized as ACAT II; automated information systems (AIS) (not managed by other acquisition pathways); and other capabilities developed via the major capability acquisition pathway."
The Aug. 4, 2020 Defense Department instruction "establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for analyses of alternatives (AOAs) for major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs)."

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