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May 12, 2020

On May 12, 2020 House Democrats released a $3 trillion, 1,800-page stimulus spending proposal.
On May 11, 2020, the Defense Department inspector general announced plans to conduct an evaluation "to determine whether DOD components are complying with DOD policy and guidance when conducting lifetime buys of parts used in Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems and whether the use of lifetime buys reduces DOD supply chain risks."
The May 2020 report released by the Defense and State departments and U.S. Agency for International Development inspectors general describes their activities in support of Operation Pacific Eagle–Philippines "to promote the U.S. Government's policy goals in the Philippines during the period January 1 to March 31, 2020."  

May 11, 2020

On May 6, 2020 the Acquisition Reform Working Group, composed of the National Defense Industrial Association, the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Computing Technology Industry Association and the Information Technology Industry Council, sent a letter to the House and Senate Armed Services committees listing its concerns with several Pentagon legislative proposals.
On April 7 and April 9, 2020 the Defense Department submitted the fourth and fifth package of legislative proposals for the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill.
The May 4, 2020 Government Accountability Office report "outlines our 81 priority open recommendations for the Department of Defense (DOD), as of May 2020."
In a May 11, 2020 memo, the Defense Department inspector general's office announces its intent to conduct an evaluation "to determine whether the Navy has implemented policies and procedures to prevent and mitigate the spread of infectious diseases, such as coronavirus-disease-2019 (COVID-19), on ships and submarines."
The May 11, 2020 State Department inspector general's report "inspected the Bureau of Counterterrorism's executive direction, policy and program management, administrative operations, and information management and information security activities."
In a May 8, 2020 memo, acting Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker approves the transfer of $32 million to buy patient transportation equipment for airlifting coronavirus-infected passengers.

May 08, 2020

The May 8, 2020 Congressional Research Service "In Focus" report discusses issues for lawmakers regarding the Army's AimPoint Force Structure Initiative.
The May 7, 2020 Congressional Research Service report discusses potential issues for lawmakers regarding the Navy's Ford-class (CVN-78) aircraft carriers.
The May 7, 2020 Congressional Research Service "In Focus" report discusses issues for lawmakers regarding U.S.-proposed changes to the Missile Technology Control Regime.
In a May 7, 2020 letter to the Federal Communications Commission, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and 21 other authorizers expressed "deep concern" with the commission's unanimous decision to approve Ligado's L-band spectrum license application.
The April 30, 2020 memo "designates the positions of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare/Director of Naval Intelligence (DCNO N2/N6) and the Deputy Commandant for Information (DCI) to serve in an additional duty capacity as the Department of the Navy Deputy Chief Information Officer (Navy) (DON Deputy CIO (Navy)) and the Department of the Navy Deputy Chief Information Officer (Marine Corps) (DON Deputy CIO (Marine Corps)), respectively."
On May 6, 2020, Defense Department Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy and Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control and Communications Fred Moorefield held a media roundtable on the impact of the Federal Communications Commission's Ligado decision on national security.

May 07, 2020

On May 1, 2020 the Space Development Agency released a request for proposals for its first group of 20 small satellites, dubbed Tranche 0, which will be the communications backbone for the national security space architecture.
On May 7, 2020 Kenneth Braithwaite, James Anderson and Air Force Gen. Charles Brown testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on their nominations to become Navy secretry, under secretary of defense for policy, and Air Force chief of staff, respectively. Braithwaite Opening Statement Braithwaite Answers to Advance Policy Questions
The May 6, 2020 Federal Acquisition Regulation rule repeals a 2009 executive order on nondisplacement of federal contractors.

May 06, 2020

In May 6, 2020 letters to the Senate Armed Services Committee, the National Defense Industrial Association, Aerospace Industries Association, Transportation Construction Coalition, Airline Pilots Association as well as a
On May 6, 2020 the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on Defense Department spectrum policy and the impact of the Federal Communications Commission's Ligado decision on national security. Includes the prepared testimony of DOD Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy; Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin; retired Coast Guard Adm.

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