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February 26, 2020

On Feb. 25, 2020 the Air Force established an "innovative capabilities opening" to assess the transformative vertical flight market with the goal of accelerating certification and evaluating the potential for early adoption and fielding.  
On Feb. 25, 2020 the Government Accountability Office released an advisory opinion dated Nov. 5, 2019 indicating it would have objected to the Army's price reasonableness evaluation for the U.S. European Command theater under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program V.
The Feb. 26, 2020 Government Accountability Office report on overseas ship maintenance finds that the Navy "has persistently underestimated the time and work required to maintain these ships and keep them ready to carry out their missions."
On Feb. 25, 2020 Defense Secretary Mark Esper testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the Pentagon's fiscal year 2021 budget request. Includes his FY-21 posture statement.

February 25, 2020

The Feb. 24, 2020 Congressional Research Service "In Focus" report discusses the national security implications of fifth-generation mobile technologies.

February 24, 2020

In February 2020 the Defense Department released its fiscal year 2021 defense-wide operations and maintenance budget justification books. O&M Volume 1 - Part 1 of 2 (1137 pages, 3.01 MB) O&M Volume 1 - Part 2 of 2 (346 pages, 1.35 MB) O&M Volume 2 (256 pages, 62.6 MB)
In a June 4, 2019 broad agency announcement, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency "seeks innovative proposals for the development of a new class of long duration autonomous undersea vehicles capable of transporting and deploying large payloads over long distances without the need for maintenance or refueling."

February 21, 2020

On Feb. 18, 2020 Air Force, Space Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and combatant command leadership sent lawmakers their fiscal year 2021 unfunded priorities lists. Air Force FY-21 Unfunded Priorities Letter to Conngress Air Force FY-21 Unfunded Priorities Briefing Slides
The Feb. 20, 2020 Congressional Research Service report discusses the $753.5 billion fiscal year 2021 defense budget request.
The Feb. 20, 2020 Congressional Research Service report discusses the Marine Corps' Amphibious Combat Vehicle program.
The Feb. 21, 2020 Congressional Research Service "In Focus" report discusses the foreign military sales process.

February 20, 2020

On Feb. 18, 2020 Air Force and Space Force leadership sent lawmakers their fiscal year 2021 unfunded priorities lists. Air Force FY-21 Unfunded Priorities Letter to Conngress Air Force FY-21 Unfunded Priorities Briefing Slides Space Force FY-21 Unfunded Priorities Letter to Congress
On Feb. 20, 2020 the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission held a hearing on China's military power projection and U.S. national interests. Includes the prepared testimony of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China Chad Sbragia, retired Navy Adm.
The Feb. 14, 2020 lead inspector general's report "summarizes significant events involving OFS and describes completed, ongoing, and planned Lead IG and partner agency oversight work. This report covers the period from October 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019."
The Feb. 14, 2020 document "conveys the [Navy's] vision for information superiority through our information, modernized network design, and our workforce; and defines our way forward."
The January 2020 Defense Department paper "shares insights and best practices related to CCIR in operational and theaterstrategic headquarters to inform planning and decision-making."
The January 2020 Defense Department paper "shares insights and best practices related to the roles of a joint headquarters Chief of Staff (COS) -- our only paper focused on a single position."
The January 2020 Defense Department paper "shares insights and best practices related to organizing a [Joint Task Force] and determining command relationships to best accomplish the mission through coherent integration of capabilities."
The January 2020 Defense Department paper "discusses insights and best practices related to mission command."
The January 2020 Defense Department paper "addresses integration of sustainment functions to enable mission accomplishment while retaining agility and adaptability to respond to the uncertainties of a dynamic world."

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