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Defense Spending and the Budget Control Act Limits

Description: This report discusses the Budget Control Act, which sets limits on defense spending between fiscal years 2012 and 2021 and possible measures to avoid a sequester. The current debate in Congress has centered on whether to adjust the BCA defense caps upward; move base budget spending to accounts designated for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) that are not subject to spending limits; reduce the defense spending in the Administration's request to comply with BCA revised caps; or use some combination of these approaches.
Date: July 22, 2015
Creator: Belasco, Amy
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Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides background information and potential oversight issues for Congress on the Columbia-class program, a program to design and build a new class of 12 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) to replace the Navy's current force of 14 Ohio-class SSBNs. The program was previously known as the Ohio replacement program (ORP) or SSBN(X) program. The Navy has identified the Columbia-class program as the Navy's top priority program. The Navy wants to procure the first Columbia-class boat in FY2021. The Navy's proposed FY2019 budget requests $3,005.3 million in advance procurement (AP) funding and $704.9 million in research and development funding for the program.
Date: July 31, 2018
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
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Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report presents background information and potential oversight issues for Congress on the Navy's Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) and Zumwalt (DDG-1000) class destroyer programs. The Navy's proposed FY2018 budget requests funding for the procurement of two DDG-51s, and authority for a new multiyear procurement (MYP) contract covering DDG-51s to be procured in FY2018-FY2022.
Date: November 30, 2017
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
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A New Aid Package for Israel

Description: This report discusses potential legislation that could impact the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on U.S. assistance to Israel as the countries continue to negotiate terms for the period FY2019-FY2028.
Date: August 4, 2016
Creator: Sharp, Jeremy M.
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Potential Policy Implications of the House Reconciliation Bill (H.R. 3762)

Description: This report provides background on the reconciliation process of the FY2016 budget resolution (S.Con.Res. 11) and summarizes the provisions in H.R. 37622, a reconciliation bill containing provisions submitted by three committees pursuant to the reconciliation instructions included in the FY2016 budget resolution. It then briefly examines some of the bill's policy implications.
Date: November 2, 2015
Creator: Mach, Annie L.
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Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap: [Fiscal Years] 2005-2030

Description: Biennial report describing progress and changes in unmanned systems technology used by the military, with a 25-year strategic plan to describe goals for the continued development, production, testing, training, operation, and sustainment of the technologies. "The overarching goal of this Roadmap is to guide the Department toward a logical, systematic migration of UAS mission capabilities focused on the most urgent warfighter needs" (Memorandum).
Date: 2005
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
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Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap: Fiscal Years 2009-2034

Description: Biennial report describing progress and changes in unmanned systems technology used by the military, with a 25-year strategic plan to describe goals for the continued development, production, testing, training, operation, and sustainment of the technologies. "This is the second edition of the integrated Office of the Secretary of Defense Unmanned Systems Roadmap (2009-2034) that includes Unmanned Aircraft systems, Unmanned Ground systems and Unmanned Maritime Systems. This Roadmap provides Defense-wide vision for unmanned systems and related technologies" (p. iii).
Date: April 20, 2009
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
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Unmanned Systems Roadmap: [Fiscal Years] 2007-2032

Description: Biennial report describing progress and changes in unmanned systems technology used by the military, with a 25-year strategic plan to describe goals for the continued development, production, testing, training, operation, and sustainment of the technologies. "This is the first edition of the integrated Office of the Secretary of Defense Unmanned Systems Roadmap (2007-2032) which includes Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Unmanned Ground Systems, and Unmanned Maritime Systems. This roadmap provides Defense-wide vision for unmanned systems and related technologies" (Memorandum).
Date: 2007
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
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