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June 20, 2019

In a June 17, 2019 letter to Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) expresses concern about the high number of safety violations among large defense contractors discovered by the Government Accountability Office and calls for further action from DOD and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect workers by fixing the gaps in contractor oversight that GAO identified.  
On June 20, 2019 the House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on the Defense Department's deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border.

June 19, 2019

On June 19, 2019 the House Armed Services Committee released the report that accompanies the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill.
In a May 31, 2019 reprogramming action, acting Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker approves the shifting of $64 million from various service accounts to the Rapid Prototyping Fund.
The June 18, 2019 Congressional Budget Office report finds that "enacting the [fiscal year 2020 defense authorization] bill would reduce net direct spending by $9 million over the 2020-2029 period."

June 18, 2019

The June 13, 2019 Defense Department inspector general's report "determined whether the DOD received Ready‑For‑Issue (RFI) spare parts for the F‑35 Joint Strike Fighter (F‑35) in accordance with contract requirements and paid sustainment performance incentive fees according to the incentive fee plan."  
In a June 6, 2019 letter to Army Secretary Mark Esper, 13 House lawmakers write about their concern regarding funding for active protection systems for the Abrams tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
On June 17, 2019 the Air Force released a justification and approval document that allows the service to limit competition for the engineering and manufacturing development contract of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent to the two sources conducting the ongoing technology maturation and risk-reduction phase: Boeing and Northrop Grumman.  
On June 17, 2019 the Air Force released a justification and approval document that allows the service to limit competition for the engineering and manufacturing development contract of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent to the two sources conducting the ongoing technology maturation and risk-reduction phase: Boeing and Northrop Grumman.  

June 17, 2019

The June 17, 2019 Congressional Budget Office memo provides a cost estimate of the Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill.

June 14, 2019

The June 11, 2019 publication "provides fundamental principles and guidance to plan, execute, and assess nuclear operations."
The June 11, 2019 Congressional Research Service "In Focus" report discusses the national security implications of fifth-generation mobile technology.

June 13, 2019

On June 13, 2019 Katie Arrington, special assistant for cybersecurity in the Pentagon's acquisition and sustainment office, presented on the Defense Department's plans to shore up defense industrial base cybersecurity during an acquisition conference hosted by the Professional Services Council in Arlington, VA.  
On June 12, 2019 the United States and Poland released a joint declaration on defense cooperation between the two countries.
On June 12, 2019 the Senate Armed Services Committee released its version of the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill, and the following day the report accompanying the bill.

June 12, 2019

In a May 30, 2019 redacted decision released June 12, 2019, the Government Accountability Office denies Advanced Turbine Engine Co.'s protest of the Army's award to General Electric Aviation for the Improved Turbine Engine Program.
The June 12, 2019 Government Accountability Office report finds that the Defense Department's "preliminary assessment of extreme weather and climate change effects at installations relied on past experience rather than an analysis of future vulnerabilities based on climate projections."
On June 12, 2019 the House Armed Services Committee released the amendments to the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill. (Editor's Note: Amendments will be added as they become available) Tactical air and land forces subcommittee amendments en bloc # 1 Tactical air and land forces subcommittee amendments en bloc # 2
On June 12, 2019 the Senate Armed Services Committee released its version of the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill.

June 11, 2019

In a June 11, 2019 memo, the Defense Department inspector general's office announces plans to conduct an audit of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's management of the service's Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program.

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