The upcoming contract award for the future aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-80) will be part of a Defense Department pilot program to award major contracts faster, and Navy leadership is eyeing it as an opportunity to save money by buying two carriers instead of one. Read More
This post has been updated to note that SSGN submarines, not SSBNs, would likely take on the conventional prompt global strike mission, if the Pentagon were to continue with this capability development.
The Navy Strategic Systems Program and the Department of Defense this week tested a conventional prompt strike capability that could one day be fielded from guided-missile submarines. Read More
The following is the March 1, 2017 interim report to Congress on splitting the Defense Department’s research and acquisition effort into two separate offices. Read More
The Navy’s acting secretary was tapped to lead a transition of the Defense Department’s research and acquisition office as it splits into two next year. Read More
The following is a Feb. 24, 2017 memo directing acting Navy secretary Sean Stackley to oversee the split between the Defense Department’s research and acquisition effort into two separate offices. Read More