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CNO Gilday to Shipbuilders: 'Pick Up the Pace'

CNO Gilday to Shipbuilders: ‘Pick Up the Pace’

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday speaks with sailors and their families during an awards ceremony held on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Oct. 4, 2022. US Navy Photo

ARLINGTON, Va. – The defense industry needs to deliver ships faster to justify the boost of billions in shipbuilding funds signed into law last month, the Navy’s top officer said on Tuesday. Read More

Top Stories 2022: U.S. Navy Acquisition

Top Stories 2022: U.S. Navy Acquisition

The future USS Oregon (SSN-788) pierside at General Dynamics Electric Boat on Feb. 28, 2022. USNI News Photo

This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.

This year saw the U.S. Navy moving down an acquisition path with more certainty than in 2021. Read More

House, Senate Agree to Authorize 3 Flight III Destroyers in FY 23 NDAA Negotiations

House, Senate Agree to Authorize 3 Flight III Destroyers in FY 23 NDAA Negotiations

Arleigh Burke destroyers Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125), Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG-123) and the Legend-class cutter Calhoun (WMSL-759) at Ingalls Shipbuilding on Aug. 4, 2022. USNI News Photo

Congress is set to authorize the Navy to buy three Flight III Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers in Fiscal Year 2023 as part of a nearly finalized House and Senate $847 billion defense policy bill, USNI News has learned. Read More