Rapid Fire 2011-07-13: US Navy Readiness Shortfalls
- Chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee, J Randy Forbes (R-VA), has outlined a number of shortfalls in US Navy programs. Concerns focus upon increased inspection failures for naval vessels, the deployment of ships lacking essential equipment or systems and aircraft that are not combat ready. Forbes’ concerns have also been echoed by two senior Navy officers during a hearing on fleet readiness.
- The House Armed Services Committee announces the formation of a bipartisan financial management panel to scrutinize the Department of Defense’s (DoD) financial management systems.
- The Defense Contract Agency questions Northrop Grumman’s claims that the divestment of its shipbuilding business and the closure of the Avondale shipyard will save the United States an estimated $600 million.
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