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  • Report to Congress on Navy Force Structure
    The following is the Jan. 24, 2020 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress. The current and planned size and composition of the Navy, the rate of Navy ship procurement, and the prospective affordability of the Navy’s shipbuilding plans have been oversight matters for the congressional defense […]
  • DoD IG: Inaccurate Military Surge Sealift Fleet Readiness Reporting Undercuts Operational Plans
    Inaccurate surge sealift fleet readiness reporting misled geographic combatant commanders about their ability to quickly receive equipment resupplies, according to a Department of Defense Inspector General’s report. The Military Sealift Command spent $742.5 million to maintain the nation’s fleet of 50 surge sealift ships between Fiscal Years 2016 and 2018. However, MSC never verified whether […]
  • Navy Weighing Costs, Timelines of Bringing F-35Cs to Carrier JFK
    ARLINGTON, Va. – The Navy is mulling how it will accelerate adding the capability for the next Ford-class aircraft carrier to launch, recover and maintain F-35C Lighting II Joint Strike Fighters, officials said earlier this month. Operating under a mandate from the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, the Navy is planning on how […]
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