Tag Archives: GAO

Pandemic Forcing Pentagon to Learn Tough Cybersecurity Lessons

Pandemic Forcing Pentagon to Learn Tough Cybersecurity Lessons

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Brandon Keens, an intelligence chief with Defensive Cyberspace Operations – Internal Defensive Measures Company, 9th Communications Battalion, evaluates commercial cyber threats that are a potential impact to communications in support of exercise Native Fury 20, in the United Arab Emirates on March 5, 2020. Marine Corps Photo

The Navy took some risk in permitting hundreds of thousands of service members and civilian employees to use personal laptops and cell phones at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to transact normal business, the service’s top cybersecurity official said. Read More

GAO: Women 28 Percent More Likely to Leave Military Service than Men

GAO: Women 28 Percent More Likely to Leave Military Service than Men

Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) while pulling into Norfolk, Va., May 16, 2019. US Navy Photo

Family planning, lack of dependent care, sexism and sexual assault were among the top reasons more women leave the military than their male counterparts, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Read More

GAO: Navy Seeing Improvements in Surface Ship Maintenance Costs, But Schedule is Still An Issue

GAO: Navy Seeing Improvements in Surface Ship Maintenance Costs, But Schedule is Still An Issue

BAE Systems has received $170.7 million in contracts from the U.S. Navy to perform simultaneous maintenance and repair on two Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided-missile destroyers in its San Diego shipyard. Under the awarded contracts, the shipyard will tandem dry-dock the USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) in October. The synchronized two-ship docking will be a first for the company’s newest dry-dock in San Diego. The contracts include options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $185 million. BAE Systems photo.

The ship maintenance contracting strategy the Navy adopted in 2015 has addressed many quality and cost challenges the service had faced, but the Navy continues to see schedule overruns despite the other benefits of the Multiple Award Contract-Multi Order (MAC-MO) contracting approach, the Government Accountability Office found in a new report. Read More

GAO Report on Navy Ship Maintenance

GAO Report on Navy Ship Maintenance

The following is the May 11, 2020 Government Accountability Office report, Navy Ship Maintenance: Evaluating Pilot Program Outcomes Could Inform Decisions to Address Persistent Schedule Challenges. Read More

GAO Report Finds Navy Planning for Sustaining The Fleet Is Lacking

GAO Report Finds Navy Planning for Sustaining The Fleet Is Lacking

Sailors watch as the portside anchor of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) is lowered into a dry dock for maintenance on March 15, 2019. US Navy Photo

For three years in a row, the Navy has requested $40 billion annually to build, operate and sustain its ships, but the service has put insufficient thought into how early decisions could reduce those sustainment costs in the future, according to a Government Accountability Office new report.

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GAO Report on Navy Ship Sustainment

GAO Report on Navy Ship Sustainment

The following is the March 24, 2020, Government Accountability Office report, Navy Shipbuilding: Increasing Focus on Sustainment Early in the Acquisition Process Could Save Billions. Read More