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March 30, 2020

In a March 2020 legislative proposal, the Pentagon wants Congress to back off a requirement that it establish an unclassified database detailing the future years defense program.
The March 26, 2020 Defense Department instruction "establishes policy and assigns responsibilities in applying the limitations of Section 1045 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91), also known and referred to in this issuance as "Section 1045," on the ability of retired and former general officers/flag officers (GO/FO), senior civilian equivalents, and very senior civilian equivalents to engage in lobbying activities with respect to the DOD."
The March 30, 2020 Congressional Research Service report outlines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. defense industrial base.
The March 27, 2020 Congressional Research Service "In Focus" report discusses the "National Security Implications of Fifth Generation (5G) Mobile Technologies."
The March 26, 2020 Congressional Research Service report outlines the various international arms control treaties and agreements.  

March 27, 2020

The March 26, 2020 Congressional Research Service report discusses issues for lawmakers regarding the Marine Corps' wargaming and analysis report meant to inform what it needs to fight a near-peer threat in 2030.
In a March 27, 2020 department-wide memo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper discusses his priorities for countering the COVID-19 pandemic.
The March 25, 2020 Defense Department inspector general's report evaluates "the status of Air Force efforts to develop the Enterprise Ground Services (EGS)."
The March 24, 2020 Defense Department inspector general's report determined "whether the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) resolved customer requests for microelectronics using the Advanced Reconfigurable Manufacturing for Semiconductors (ARMS) facilities."

March 26, 2020

In March 2020, the Marine Corps issued a wargaming and analysis report meant to inform what it needs to fight a near-peer threat in 2030.  
In a March 24, 2020 memo, Navy acquisition chief Hondo Geurts directs the service's research and development enterprise to make greater use of other transaction authorities and prototyping as a way to maintain the health of the industrial base during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a March 20, 2020 request for information, the Navy seeks industry input on a future Light Amphibious Warship, as the Marine Corps recalculates its force design to prepare for a near-peer fight in the Pacific. Also includes briefing slides as well as answers to questions from a March 4, 2020 industry day.
On March 26, 2020 the Senate Armed Services Committee held a virtual hearing on the Army's fiscal year 2021 budget request. Includes the joint prepared testimony of Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Chief of Staff Gen.

March 25, 2020

In March 2020, the Defense Department released its fiscal year 2021 information technology budget books. DOD Overview IT-1 Report (8.4MB) Congressional Cloud Report IT/Cyberspace Activities Investment Profile Report, Air Force (8.2MB)
The March 23, 2020 Defense Department inspector general's report "determine[d] whether the DOD protected arms, ammunition, and explosives (AA&E) transported in the United States by commercial ground carriers in accordance with the Defense Transportation Regulation (DTR)."
In a March 23, 2020 letter to employees, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works President Dirk Lesko writes that despite a worker testing positive for coronavirus, the business remains open because the president and the Navy have "mandated that we do so."

March 24, 2020

In a March 24, 2020 letter to the defense industry on the COVID-19 pandemic, Army acquisition chief Bruce Jette calls on defense contractors to continuously communicate with the service's "program and contracting offices regarding the challenges faced by this new environment."
The March 13, 2020 Defense Deparment instruction "establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the conduct of cost estimation and analysis and the collection of cost data in the DOD."
The March 6, 2020 Defense Deparment instruction "establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for CUI throughout the DOD" and sets up the "official DOD CUI Registry."

March 23, 2020

In a March 19, 2020 letter to General Dynamics Bath Iron Works President Dirk Lesko, Navy acquisition chief Hondo Geurts calls on the company to notify the service of any "impediments" due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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