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James 'Hondo' Geurts Sworn In As Navy Acquisition Chief

James ‘Hondo’ Geurts Sworn In As Navy Acquisition Chief

 

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer swears in James “Hondo” Geurts as as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition.

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer swore in James Geurts Tuesday morning to be the new Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition.

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SECNAV Spencer Signals Vision for Future Navy and Industry Partnerships

SECNAV Spencer Signals Vision for Future Navy and Industry Partnerships

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, standing second from right, views a static display at a technology exposition during the 2017 Marine Corps General Officer Symposium. (Photo by U.S. Navy)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Fast and frugal,” is how Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer described the way he envisions establishing a long-term spending process to acquire new technologies and expand the fleet size. Read More

Retired Admiral Censured in Ongoing 'Fat Leonard' Investigation

Retired Admiral Censured in Ongoing ‘Fat Leonard’ Investigation

Capt. Thom W. Burke, left, and Capt. Kenneth J. Norton cut into a cake modeled after the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a reception following their change of command ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay. US Navy photo.

- Now-retired Rear Adm. Kenneth Norton received a letter of censure from Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer Wednesday following a review of his interactions with Glenn Defense Marine Asia – the so-called “Fat Leonard” investigation.

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Navy: ‘No Decisions Have Been Made’ In Reactivating Perry Frigates

Navy: ‘No Decisions Have Been Made’ In Reactivating Perry Frigates

Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60) in 2014. US Navy Photo

The Navy has not made a final determination if it will reactivate decommissioned Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates in its push to expand to a 355 ship fleet despite an internal report that said reactivating the ships could cost in the billions. Read More

SECNAV Strategic Review Will Question Fleet Organization, XO-CO Fleet-Up Model

SECNAV Strategic Review Will Question Fleet Organization, XO-CO Fleet-Up Model

Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer testifying before the Senate Armed Service Committee on Sept. 19. US Navy Photo

CAPITOL HILL – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer’s strategic study in the wake of two deadly collisions at sea this year intends to question everything the Navy does – how missions are tasked to ships, whether the service still needs its five numbered fleets, the relationship between the East Coast and West Coast fleets, and more – the secretary told USNI News today after testifying to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Read More

Colleagues: SECNAV Spencer Isn't Afraid of Questioning Status Quo

Colleagues: SECNAV Spencer Isn’t Afraid of Questioning Status Quo

Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer. US Navy photo.

Richard V. Spencer isn’t afraid to question popular wisdom in search of a better answer.

For months before the new Secretary of the Navy’s confirmation hearing, Capitol Hill had been abuzz with talk of the Navy growing to 355 ships – a number that, if not set in stone, was at least put in pending legislation.

Yet during his July Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing, in his first opportunity to publicly weigh in on the future of the Navy, Spencer told the panel he questioned that fundamental tenet of the Navy’s plan to expand. Read More