Congressional Report Tracker

The following tables shows select reports of interest required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. The current status of these reports is based on publicly available information and inquiries to relevant congressional committee.

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This table was last updated on May 2, 2018.

Report

Originating Agency

Recipient

Due Date

Status

Plan to respond in case of Russian noncompliance with the New START Treaty (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1238)

President

Defense & Foreign Affairs

Committees

Jan. 11, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Plan to enhance the extended deterrence and assurance capabilities of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1254)

Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the commanders of Pacific Command and Strategic Command

Defense Committees

January 11, 2018

 

Received

Report on the United States Strategy in Syria (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1221)

President

Defense & Foreign Affairs

Committees

February 1, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Plan for successfully fielding the integrated air and missile defense battle command system (NDAA FY18, Sec. 237)

Secretary of the Army

Defense Committees

February 1, 2018

 

Received

Report on the review and recommended organizational and management structure for the national security space components of the Department of Defense (interim) (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1601)

Deputy Secretary of Defense

Defense Committees

March 1, 2018

 

Received (Interim reports)

Report on the need for a joint Chemical-Biological Defense Logistics Center (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1067)

Secretary of Defense

Defense Committees

March 1, 2018

 

Received (Interim report)

Report on and notice of changes made to the legal and policy frameworks for the United States’ use of military force and related national security operations (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1264)

President

Defense, Foreign Affairs, & Intelligence

Committees

March 12, 2018

 

Received (Partially classified)

Strategy on North Korea (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1256)

President

Congress

March 12, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Report on strategy to defeat Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and their associated forces and co-belligerents (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1263)

President

Defense & Foreign Affairs

Committees

March 12, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Recommendations for interagency vetting of foreign investments affecting national security (interim) (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1069)

 Secretary of Defense, in concurrence with the Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, & the Director of National Intelligence

Defense, Foreign Affairs, Finance, & Intelligence

Committees

March 12, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Report on Department of Defense arctic capability and resource gaps and required infrastructure (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1054)

Secretary of Defense

Defense Committees

March 12, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Report on strategy to prioritize United States defense interests in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1252)

Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of State

Defense & Foreign Affairs

Committees

March 12, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Report on impacts of nuclear proliferation (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1667)

Secretary of Defense

Defense Committees

March 12, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Report on improvement of update process for populating mission data files used in advanced combat aircraft (NDAA FY18, Sec. 224)

Secretary of Defense

Defense Committees

March 31, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Report on public availability of military commission proceedings (initial) (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1038)

Comptroller General

Defense Committees

April 1, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Assessment of United States force posture and basing needs in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1253)

Secretary of Defense

Defense Committees

April 1, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Assessment on United States defense implications of China’s expanding global access (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1259B)

Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of State

 Defense & Foreign Affairs

Committees

April 11, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Report on transfer of defense articles to units committing gross violations of human rights (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1052)

 Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State

 Defense & Foreign Affairs

Committees

April 11, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Report extension of development, acquisition, and sustainment authorities of the military departments to the United States Special Operations Command (NDAA FY18, Sec. 809)

Secretary of Defense

Defense Committees

April 11, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Report providing an evaluation of the impact to national security of current United States policy regarding proliferation of complete unmanned aerial vehicle systems under Category I of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1068)

Secretary of Defense &

Secretary of State

Defense, Foreign Affairs

 & Appropriations

Committees

April 11, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Strategy to counter the threat of malign influence by the Russian Federation (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1239A)

Secretary of Defense & Secretary of State

Defense, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Judiciary, & Intelligence Committees, plus Senate Banking

April 11, 2018

OVERDUE

Annual report on civilian casualties in connection with United States military operations (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1057)

 Secretary of Defense

Defense Committees

May 1, 2018*

 

OVERDUE

Comprehensive review of maritime intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting capabilities (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1066)

Secretary of the Navy

Defense Committees

May 1, 2018

 

OVERDUE

Report on termination of dual-hat arrangement for commander of the United States Cyber Command (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1648)

Secretary of Defense

 Defense & Intelligence

Committees

May 1, 2018

OVERDUE

National Strategy for Countering Violent Extremism (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1094)

President

 Defense, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Judiciary, & Intelligence Committees

June 1, 2018

 

 

Plan to counter threats from the Russian Federation (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1239)

 Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, and in consultation with the each of the Secretaries of the military departments, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the commanders of each of the regional and functional combatant commands

 Defense Committees

June 10, 2018

 

 

Anticorruption strategy (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1279)

Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, & the USAID Administrator

 Defense & Foreign Affairs

Committees 

June 10, 2018

 

 

Report on military action of Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners in Yemen (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1265)

 Secretary of Defense & Secretary of State

 Defense & Foreign Affairs

Committees

 

June 10, 2018

 

 

Security and stability strategy for Somalia (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1271)

President

Defense, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, & Appropriations

Committees

June 10, 2018

 

 

United States military and diplomatic strategy for Yemen (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1275)

President

Defense, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, & Appropriations

Committees

June 10, 2018

 

 

Strategic Cybersecurity Program (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1640)

Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the NSA Director

Defense Committees

June 10, 2018

 

 

Recommendations for interagency vetting of foreign investment affecting national security (final) (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1069)

Secretary of Defense, in concurrence with the Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, & the Director of National Intelligence

Defense, Foreign Affairs, Finance, & Intelligence

Committees

June 10, 2018

 

 

Department of Defense review of Navy capabilities in the Arctic region (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1065)

Secretary of the Navy

Defense Committees

June 10, 2018

 

 

Plan on improvement of ability of national security forces of foreign countries participating in United States capacity building programs to protect civilians (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1209)

 Secretary of Defense & Secretary of State

Defense, Foreign Affairs,

 & Appropriations

Committees

June 10, 2018

 

 

Strategy to improve defense institutions and security sector forces in Nigeria (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1279A)

 President

Defense, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence,

 & Appropriations

Committees

June 10, 2018

 

Plan for integration of strategic information operations and cyber-enabled information operations (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1637)

 “Designated Senior Official” (Defense)

Defense Committees

June 10, 2018

 

Report on the review and recommended organizational and management structure for the national security space components of the Department of Defense (final) (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1601)

Deputy Secretary of Defense

Defense Committees

August 1, 2018

 

 

 Study on United States interests in the Freely Associated States (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1259D)

Secretary of Defense

Defense Committees

December 1, 2018

 

Report on effects of climate change on Department of Defense (NDAA FY18, Sec. 335)

Secretary of Defense

Defense Committees

December 12, 2018

 

 

Report on public availability of military commission proceedings (final) (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1038)

Comptroller General

Defense Committees

December 12, 2018

 

 

Report on the global food system and vulnerabilities relevant to Department of Defense missions (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1075)

Secretary of Defense

Defense Committees

December 12, 2018

 

 

Comptroller General of the United States report on pricing and availability with respect to foreign military sales (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1268)

 Comptroller General

 Defense & Foreign Affairs

Committees

December 12, 2018

 

 

Assessment of global force posture (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1060)

 Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the commanders of the combatant commands

Defense Committees

December 31, 2018

 

 

Plan to manage Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment System and multi-domain sensors (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1669)

Secretary of the Air Force

Defense Committees

February 12, 2019

 

Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States From Electromagnetic Pulse Attacks and Similar Events (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1691)

Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attacks and Similar Events

President, Secretary of Defense, Defense Committees

April 1, 2019

 

Policy of the United States on cyberspace, cybersecurity, and cyber warfare (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1633)

President

 Defense, Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, & Judiciary Committees

No deadline

 

Received (Classified)

Nuclear Posture Review (NDAA FY18, Sec. 1671)

Defense Department

President & Defense Committees

No deadline

Received

 

*Media reports indicate that the Pentagon has now committed to complete this report by June 1, 2018.