Category Archives: Submarine Forces

Navy Cost Estimates on Shipyard Modernization ‘Wildly Off,’ GAO Tells Congress

Navy Cost Estimates on Shipyard Modernization ‘Wildly Off,’ GAO Tells Congress

The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is dry-docked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia, on April 23, 2019. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s cost estimates for modernizing dry docks in its four public shipyards ‘have been wildly off point,” Diana Maurer, the director of defense capabilities in the General Accountability Office, testified on Tuesday. Read More

Navy Quietly Replaces Chief Weapons Buyer

Navy Quietly Replaces Chief Weapons Buyer

Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125) launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding on June 5, 2021. HII Photo

The civilian designated as the Navy’s chief acquisitions officer was replaced with no notice on Tuesday, USNI News has learned. Read More

Navy COVID-19 Vaccine Separations Drop as Injunction Takes Hold

Navy COVID-19 Vaccine Separations Drop as Injunction Takes Hold

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Lauren Kestell, left, from Oklahoma City, Okla., assigned to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), administers a COVID-19 booster to Chief Fire Controlman (AEGIS) Kellen Smothers, from Clio, Mich., aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) on Feb.16, 2022. US Navy Photo

Navy separations due to COVID-19 vaccine refusal dropped over the past week, the result of the injunction preventing the sea service from separating those who applied for religious waivers. Read More