CAPITOL HILL — The Navy will release a new Arctic strategy this summer to reflect the potential for “blue-water Arctic” operations, service leadership said today. Read More
CAPITOL HILL — The Navy anticipates returning to a ready state by 2022, top leadership said today, after being gutted by nearly a decade of continuing resolutions and budget caps. Read More
CAPITOL HILL – Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer told the House Armed Services Committee March 20 that he would use the additional acquisition authority Congress has given the service to find savings that could be used to buy more ships. Read More
CAPITOL HILL — Navy leaders are committed to buying a single Littoral Combat Ship in Fiscal Year 2019 despite increasing concern the rate would put shipbuilders at a disadvantage in the upcoming frigate competition. Read More
The following is the Fiscal Year 2019 U.S. Navy 30-year shipbuilding plan, released by the service on Feb. 12, 2018. Read More
CAPITOL HILL – Next month’s Pentagon budget request to Congress will include a 30-year shipbuilding plan, Navy leadership said today. Read More
CAPITOL HILL – The Navy and lawmakers are considering how to clarify the chain of command for forward-deployed surface forces to ensure future readiness and accountability while service leadership insists it has done a sufficient job holding accountable those who contributed to last year’s fatal destroyer collisions. Read More
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Navy’s top weapons buyer wants to speed-up purchases, including finding ways to squeeze cost and time-saving efficiencies out of large programs.
ARLINGTON, Va. – Two lawmakers today said the Navy needed to make “groundbreaking” changes in how it operates to avoid the readiness problems that contributed to last year’s fatal surface collisions that killed 17 sailors.
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2017.
The following is part of a series. Please also see Top Stories 2017: Navy Acquisition, International Acquisition, Navy Operations, Marine Corps Operations, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Acquisition and International Operations.
2017 saw a changeover in Navy and Defense Department leadership after the 2016 elections. Both departments had to contend with awaiting the nomination and confirmation of new leaders, beginning to implement new priorities, and trying to do so in the midst of continuing resolutions coming out of Congress that have made it more challenging to begin to shift spending patterns. Read More