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Thomas Modly Sworn In as Under Secretary of the Navy

Thomas Modly Sworn In as Under Secretary of the Navy

Thomas Modly, as Managing Director, Global Government and Public Services PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

This post has been corrected to indicate planned Navy acquisition chief James Geurts will be sworn in later this week not confirmed. He was confirmed by the Senate last month.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thomas Modly is now the Under Secretary of the Navy following an early Monday morning ceremony.

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SECNAV Spencer Launches Independent Surface Incident Investigation

SECNAV Spencer Launches Independent Surface Incident Investigation

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer delivers remarks at a dinner hosted by The National Association of Destroyer Veterans on Aug. 23, 2017. US Navy Photo

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has launched a civilian-led review to run parallel to the military investigation into the underlying reasons behind a string of surface navy incidents that have resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors and hundreds of millions in damages, according to a Sept. 1 memo launching the effort obtained by USNI News. 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