CAPITOL HILL – Navy leaders told House and Senate appropriators this week that the service is ready to move out on its first new large surface ship design in a decade. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson also said the service is moving to build in more margin for its new ballistic missile submarine program. Read More
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Navy, Marine Corps Moving to ‘Zero-Based Budgeting’ to Encourage Reform, Cut Lower Priorities
CAPITOL HILL – In a time of budget uncertainty, the Navy and Marine Corps are taking steps to ensure that every dollar given to them by Congress counts, service leadership said. Read More
SECNAV: Navy Must Take Lead In Providing Industrial Base Cybersecurity
CAPITOL HILL – Securing the vast data-sharing network used by the Department of the Navy and its industrial base will require a significant investment of time and expertise from the department, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer told lawmakers on Wednesday.
SECNAV Proposes Fifth Assistant Navy Secretary To Run Cybersecurity
Ensuring the cybersecurity of the Navy’s industrial base and overseeing the service’s offensive and defensive cyber capabilities will become the responsibility of a proposed fifth assistant secretary of the Navy, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer told lawmakers on Tuesday. Read More
USS Gerald Ford Delivery Delayed Due to Extensive Nuclear Propulsion, Weapons Elevator Repairs; Carrier Won’t be Ready Until October
CAPITOL HILL – Unforeseen problems in repairing USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) will push delivery of the carrier back to the fleet by three months, into October, Navy officials told a House Armed Services Committee panel on Tuesday. Read More
FY 2020 U.S. Navy 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan
The following is the Fiscal Year 2019 U.S. Navy 30-year shipbuilding plan, released by the service on March 21, 2019. Read More
Future Destroyer Named for Medal Of Honor Recipient William Charette
The future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer William Charette (DDG-130) will honor a hospital corpsman awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korean War.
Second Weapons Elevator Accepted Aboard USS Gerald R. Ford
The Navy accepted the second advanced weapons elevator aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) a month after the first elevator was deemed operational.
Senate Confirms 22 Captains for Promotion to Rear Admiral
The Senate confirmed 22 Navy captains for promotion to rear admiral last week, according to two separate notifications posted on the Senate Armed Services Committee website. Read More
Littoral Combat Ship USS Charleston Commissions in South Carolina
The Littoral Combat Ship USS Charleston (LCS-18) officially joined the fleet during a Saturday commissioning ceremony in downtown Charleston, S.C. Read More