The following is the Jan. 19, 2018 government shutdown memo from Secretary of Defense James Mattis to Department of Defense personnel. Read More
The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) has arrived in Mississippi ahead of repairs that were the result of a fatal collision with a merchant ship in June, the Navy announced on Friday. Read More
The following is a summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy that was released on Jan. 19, 2018 by Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Read More
The following is the Jan. 19, 2018 memo: Guidance for Continuation of Operations During a Lapse of Appropriations issued by Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan on Friday. Read More
THE PENTAGON — During Friday morning’s rollout of his new National Defense Strategy, Defense Secretary James Mattis summed up the document succinctly. “Everything we do must contribute to the lethality of our military. We cannot expect success fighting tomorrow’s conflicts with yesterday’s weapons or equipment.” Read More
CAPITOL HILL – Next month’s Pentagon budget request to Congress will include a 30-year shipbuilding plan, Navy leadership said today. Read More
The Navy is focusing on total ownership costs and program wholeness in its future budget submissions, ensuring that resource sponsors and program managers have considered costs like training and sustainment from the beginning. Read More
With USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) tied-up in maintenance for a couple months, the Carl Vinson Strike Group is pinch-hitting in the Western Pacific on a short deployment less than a year from returning from the region.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) partially blamed a broken military funding system for readiness lapses across the Department of Defense that has resulted in the death of 80 service members in training accidents. Read More
The following are the Naval Sea Systems Command briefing on Unmanned Underwater Vehicle programs from last week’s Surface Navy Association 2018 symposium.