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  • Good List of Upcoming Reports Due in Washington
    Posted by Michael Bruno 4:34 AM on Jan 12, 2010

    The Friends Committee on National Legislation, the Quaker lobbying organization, keeps a regularly updated calendar of events in Washington and elsewhere that entail national security issues. (For FCNL, of course, it’s about lobbying for peaceful measures.) The latest update has a terrific list of all the reports that are expected along with the federal budget request for fiscal 2011. You will quickly notice the list of reports coming out of the Pentagon and the White House go well beyond the Quadrennial Defense and Nuclear Posture reviews.

    Jan. 30Defense Department submits an annual report to Congress on the threat posed to the United States by weapons of mass destruction, ballistic missiles, and cruise missiles (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2367).
    Jan. 30Defense Department submits an annual report to Congress on the current and future military strategy of Iran (Public Law 111-84, Sec. 1245).
    Jan. 31President Obama submits an annual report to Congress on a plan to secure nuclear weapons, material, and expertise in the former Soviet Union (22 U.S. Code Sec. 5952 note). The report is usually included as an appendix in the annual report due on Feb. 15 to Congress on how the Cooperative Threat Reduction (Nunn-Lugar) Program can contribute to implementing the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT or Moscow Treaty) and to securing Russian nuclear weapons and material (Treaty Document 107-8, Sec. 2(1)).
    Jan. 31President Obama reports to Congress on U.S. engagement with Iran (Public Law 111-84, Sec. 1241).
    Jan. 31Defense Department submits to Congress the Ballistic Missile Defense Policy Review (Public Law 110-417, Sec. 234).
    Jan. or Feb.Senate Armed Services Committee, vote on the nomination of Donald Cook to be Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration.
    Feb. 110:00 a.m. (estimate), President Obama submits the federal budget to Congress. Posted on the Office of Management and Budget website.
    Feb. 1President Obama submits an annual National Security Strategy to Congress (50 U.S. Code Sec. 404a).
    Feb. 1Defense Department submits the Quadrennial Defense Review to Congress (10 U.S. Code Sec. 118). Posted on the Defense Department website.
    Feb. 1Note: The Defense Department was to submit to Congress the Nuclear Posture Review (Public Law 110-181, Sec. 1070), but has been delayed until March 1.
    Feb. 1Defense Department and Director of National Intelligence submit a Space Posture Review to Congress (estimate; was due Dec. 1, 2009) (Public Law 110-417, Sec. 913).
    Feb. 1~1:30 p.m. (estimate), Energy Secretary Steven Chu presents the Energy Department budget for fiscal year 2011. Forrestal Building, Large Auditorium, 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington. Posted on the Energy Department website.
    Feb. 1National Nuclear Security Administration submits a biennial plan and budget assessment to Congress on the modernization and refurbishment of the Nuclear Security Complex for fiscal years 2011 and 2012 (Public Law 111-84, Sec. 3116).
    Feb. 1Director of National Intelligence submits an annual report to Congress on the acquisition by foreign countries of technology for the development or production of weapons of mass destruction (50 U.S. Code Sec. 2366). Previous reports are posted on the National Counterproliferation Center website.

    Tags: ar99, Obama, administration

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