After the Department of the Navy sparked controversy for naming ships after Representative Gabrielle Giffords and labor leader Cesar Chavez Congress required the Department of Defense to create a report on U.S. Navy ship naming conventions.
Here’s is the report, which was released on July, 13 2012.
July 16 U.S. Fifth Fleet briefing on the USNS Rappahannock shooting incident.
June, 29 2012 memo outlining new requirements to command a U.S. Navy surface ship.
Exercise Bold Alligator 2012: 24 May 2012 Final Report (Condensed Version)
The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a relatively inexpensive Navy surface combatant equipped with modular “plug-and-fight” mission packages. The Navy wants to field a force of 55 LCSs. Twelve LCSs have been funded through FY2012, and the FY2013-FY2017 Future Years Defense Plan (FYDP) calls for procuring 16 more, in annual quantities of 4-4-4-2-2.
The planned size of the Navy, the rate of Navy ship procurement, and the prospective affordability of the Navy’s shipbuilding plans have been matters of concern for the congressional defense committees for the past several years.
June 5, 2012 U.S. Navy directions dealing with cannibalization of parts onboard ships.
The U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding plan.