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June 04, 2019

On June 4, 2019 Christopher Scolese and Air Force Gen. John Raymond testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on their nominations to become the director of the National Reconnaissance Office and chief of U.S. Space Command, respectively.

June 03, 2019

On June 3, 2019 the subcommittees of the House Armed Services Committee began releasing their portions of the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill. (Editor's Note: This post will be updated as the subcommittee marks become available.) Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee Mark Personnel Subcommittee Mark

June 02, 2019

The June 1, 2019 Defense Department’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Report (IPSR) "affirms the enduring U.S. commitment to stability and prosperity in the region through the pursuit of preparedness, partnerships, and the promotion of a networked region."  

May 31, 2019

On May 31, 2019 the Air Force released a sources-sought notice in which the service is considering awarding Raytheon a sole-source contract to develop the follow-on system to the next-generation GPS operational control segment.
On May 31, 2019 the Air Force released a request for information seeking white papers on conceptual armament capabilities.
In a request for information isssued May 31, 2019 by the Space and Missile Systems Center, the service announced it is weighing whether to procure a capability to launch satellites within 24 hours of "call-up notification."
The May 31, 2019 document describes the process by which the Government Accountability Office goes about releasing reports or protest decisions that have proprietary or confidential information.
On May 30, 2019 the Army's network cross-functional team posted slides from an industry technical exchange meeting on air-to-ground network integration in Nashville, TN.
In a May 31, 2019 Federal Register notice, the Navy "announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with the disposal of the decommissioned, defueled ex-[aircraft carrier] Enterprise (CVN-65), including its associated reactor plants."

May 30, 2019

On May 30, 2019 Naval Sea Systems Command issued a presolicitation synopsis for the dismantlement and disposal of a Surface Ship Support Barge. Surface Ship Support Barge (SSSB) Dismantlement and Disposal - Presolicitation Synopsis Attachment 1 -- Pre-solicitation optional tour access to SSSB and U-NNPI
On May 29, 2019 the Navy announced plans to hold an industry day in late June to replace four small waterplane twin hull (SWATH) ships.
The May 30, 2019 Defense Department memo announces an inspector general audit "to determine whether the DOD implemented supply chain risk management for a U.S. nuclear weapons delivery system in accordance with DOD requirements. This will be the fourth in a series of audits on supply chain risk management for DOD Strategic Capabilities."
The May 28, 2019 Defense Department directive "establishes policy and assigns roles and responsibilities to support the September 12, 2011 NATO Special Operations Headquarters Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)."

May 29, 2019

In a May 29, 2019 request for information, the Air Force Research Laboratory seeks manufacturing technologies or concepts that could help enable future low-cost, proliferated low-earth orbit space constellations.
On May 24, 2019 the Missile Defense Agency issued a formal stop-work order to Boeing for the Redesigned Kill Vehicle program.

May 28, 2019

On April 2-4, 2019 the National Defense Industrial Association hosted a conference on munitions. Michael Santaspirt, G2, Combat Capabilities Development Command, Armaments Center, Army Futures Command Warren Clare, Program Manager Ammunition, USMC Chick Feldmayer, Executive Director, Munitions Industrial Base Task Force

May 24, 2019

The May 24, 2019 Congressional Research Service "Defense Primer" discusses military use of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The May 24, 2019 Congressional Research Service "Defense Primer" discusses "Acquiring Specialty Metals, Rare Earth Magnets, and Tungsten."

May 23, 2019

On May 15, 2019 the Army published the final Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor prototype project opportunity notice with revised evaluation criteria rankings that will shape industry proposals for the radar that are due the following July 9.
On May 23, 2019 the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security published a new rule that "revises the [Commerce Control List] to implement certain changes made to the Wassenaar Arrangement List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies maintained and agreed to by governments participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar Arrangement, or WA) at the December 2018 WA Plenary meeting."