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Lawmakers Survey: 94% of Sailors Say ‘Damaging Operational Failures’ Related to Navy Culture, Leadership Problems

Lawmakers Survey: 94% of Sailors Say ‘Damaging Operational Failures’ Related to Navy Culture, Leadership Problems

USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) departs Huntington Ingalls Industries – Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Pascagoula shipyard to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing on Feb. 3, 2020. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s surface warfare community is weighed with a culture that values administrative chores over training to fight, ship commanders that are micromanaged and an aversion to risk, according to a new survey overseen by a retired Navy admiral and Marine general at the behest of a group of Republican lawmakers. That culture was at least partially responsible for a string “of high-profile and damaging operational failures in the Navy’s Surface Warfare community,” the report found. Read More

GAO: Navy Not Ready to Repair Battle Damaged Ships

GAO: Navy Not Ready to Repair Battle Damaged Ships

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) is lowered from the heavy lift transport MV Treasure on December 13, 2017. US Navy Photo

The Navy is poorly positioned to fully repair its fighting fleet of warships damaged in future high-end battles, the Government Accountability Office found in a report released this week. Read More

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